The Dolly Steamboat is the Perfect Summer Destination

By Lynette Carrington

The Dolly Steamboat is the Perfect Summer Destination

The Dolly Steamboat is the Perfect Summer Destination for Everyone

Businesses and corporate groups are often seeking exciting events, team-building experiences and fun getaways to share. For all of these, the road leads to Canyon Lake where the Dolly Steamboat is ready to provide the experience of a lifetime.

In its infancy in 1979, the Dolly Steamboat could accommodate a few dozen people and occasionally bus loads of people would come out to experience the natural beauty of Canyon Lake. Since that time, the boat has grown into a majestic sternwheeler that accommodates140 passengers andis ideal for groups seeking something fun to do. Weddings, school groups, engagement parties and special interest groups have all discovered the magic of Canyon Lake aboard the Dolly Steamboat.

PR Director and namesake for the Dolly Steamboat, Dolly Kennedy says, “Owners Jeff Grimh and Cindi DeLoseur have owned the boat for 35 years. They are continuously finding ways to improve the Dolly's elegance and its importance to the community. The Dolly Steamboat is recognized as a major Arizona attraction by the Convention and Visitor's Bureau and Chambers of Commerce in Scottsdale and the surrounding areas throughout Arizona.”

People who are continuously giving thanks to their customers (Realtors) or those who wish to show recognition to their staff (the medical profession, prestigious auto dealerships, interior design firms, or any small to medium size businesses), find Dolly Steamboat gift certificates are theperfect way to say “Thank you, I appreciate your business.”

Gift certificates are a unique and appreciative way to show someone you care and are so easy to obtain. Call 480-827-9144 for the opportunity to give something special to that someone special. Help create a memory; a treasure that will last forever!

This summer, bring your co workers, your entire family or your special someone to enjoy the Dolly Steamboat. Imagine breaking away from a normal business routine and experiencing Arizona’s beauty with your staff or professional group.

Nothing compares to a romantic dinner on the water aboard the Dolly Steamboat. Every Saturday evening at twilight, the Dolly departs from the dock at Canyon Lake, while the sun is reflecting on the sparkling water and soft breezes are whispering your name. Candlelight graces each table and a touch of elegance is evident as the Dolly Crew welcomes you aboard to spend this special time together. Yes, you leave at sunset and return under a celestial sky with stars twinkling like diamonds… only at Canyon Lake. Don't miss the boat!

There is also a 2 ½ hour Astronomy Dinner Cruise with Dr. Sky, Steve Kates. He shares his knowledge as he points to the particular star that he is speaking about with a laser beam and interprets the constellations in a fun and engaging way.

You can also discover the beauty of Canyon Lake during a daily 1 ½ hour Scenic Nature Cruise. You will learn about Arizona desert plants and saguaros along with the some of the desert inhabitants that are found along the lake including bald eagles, water fowl and other birds. Keep your eyes peeled and you just might see some of the many big horn sheep that can be spotted climbing the canyon’s steep trails.

Private charters are also available for your family reunion, celebration of life, wedding, graduation or other special event. The Dolly Steamboat has full catering service available for charters. There is also a snack bar with snacks, soft drinks, beer and wine on all cruises.

For additional information on the Dolly Steamboat, a photo gallery and directions to the Canyon Lake Marina, visit For private charters, parties or corporate events, please call (480) 827-9144.