The Dolly Steamboat Cruises on Mother’s Day and ALL SUMMER!

By Lynette Carrington

The Dolly Steamboat Cruises on Mother’s Day and ALL SUMMER!

The Dolly Steamboat Cruises on Mother’s Day and ALL SUMMER!

This Mother’s Day, give the gift of the unexpected! The Dolly Steamboat is offering two mid-day cruises on Mother’s Day and a dinner cruise! Take your mom out on Canyon Lake and let her experience the soaring majestic canyons, wildlife, and all the natural beauty that the area has to offer.

Sunday, May 14th Mother’s Day we are offering a 12 p.m., a 2 p.m. and a dinner cruise at 5:30 p.m.. PR Director and namesake for The Dolly Steamboat, Dolly Kennedy says, “Dinner is top sirloin and BBQ chicken (always 2 entrees) plus salad, vegetables and twice baked potatoes (my favorite), artisan dinner rolls and chef’s seasonal dessert. Sounds fantastic to me! We sell out quickly on Mother’s Day so, call now and Don’t Miss the Boat!”

After Mother’s Day, every member of the family will enjoy boarding The Dolly Steamboat and getting out on the water at Canyon Lake. Not only is it beautiful, but it is fun, and educational, too!

The Cruises
A cruise aboard The Dolly Steamboat is a trip unlike any other. The majestic sternwheeler takes guests around Canyon Lake and into the soaring canyons to show off the beauty, vistas and unique wildlife surrounding one of our most beautiful lakes! Now is a great time to take advantage of the desert beauty while colorful wild flowers bloom profusely and “frame” Hwy. 88, the paved road that leads to the lake. January marked the start of The Dolly Steamboat’s busy season and there is much activity! Call now to take advantage of springtime in the desert.

The 2 and 1/2 hour Twilight Dinner Cruise includes a fantastic buffet dinner, complete with chef’s choice of dessert. An airline style bar is available to purchase cocktails, wine and beer. Catering is provided by Brown Brothers Catering of Arizona and the menu always includes two entrees - beef and chicken. The outstanding food continually receives rave reviews! Watch the sun sink behind the cliffs and capture the desert beauty as the moon rises and the stars reveal themselves.

Once a month, there is a very special 2 ½ hour Astronomy Cruise (including dinner) with “Dr. Sky” on board. Steve Kates, aka “Dr. Sky,” gives a narration about the galaxy of stars and will interpret the constellations in a fun and engaging way. He uses a blue laser beam to point out various stars and constellations.

Private charters are available during the week also on the weekends, and catering may be arranged. For additional information about the Dolly Steamboat, cruise schedule and a photo gallery, there is a convenient online reservation occasions or to arrange a corporate event, please call (480) 827-9144. Don’t MIss the Boat.....The Dolly Steamboat site with directions to Canyon Lake Marina. Visit For additional information regarding weddings, rehearsal dinners, family reunions, celebration of life and other special!