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Set Sail on This Beautiful Sunset Wine Cruise Found Only in Arizona

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Picture this: You are with the love of your life while looking at the red and orange hues of the sky. Everything is silent – the world seemingly put to a pause – and you relax while breathing in the fresh air. Ah, it’s invigorating. Then you lean back as you sample some wines. The sun sets, and all is right in the world. It sounds dreamy, but you can definitely make it a reality. As long as you’re itching to complete your best things to do in Arizona list, this beautiful sunset wine cruise aboard the Desert Belle is something you shouldn’t miss!

Step Aboard the Desert Belle for a Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience

Going on a cruise seems like an expensive activity, much more if you are given the front seat to the glory of the setting sun. But don’t worry. This sunset wine cruise may be the perfect thing for you! For a fraction of the cost, you can enjoy the magical Arizona skies while enjoying the feature wine specials.

Priced at only $24 for adults, you can already hop aboard the restored 1964 cruise ship Desert Belle, and cruise gracefully over the waters of Saguaro Lake in Tonto National Forest. From here, you’ll see the best unforgettable views you’ll carry for a lifetime. Note: This cruise is offered three times during the day. Find the time that best fits your other plans and schedules.

Relax as You Float on the Lake and Listen to Live Music

This sunset wine cruise in Arizona takes about 90 minutes. Tours usually start from 5 pm, but guests are encouraged to board earlier for the best seating options. You can either sit inside the cabin to enjoy air-conditioned comfort or go outside the deck to enjoy the fresh air more.

There is also an option to upgrade to priority seating so you can be one of the first cruise-goers to pick a seat. This will give you a better chance of seeing the best sunset views. Note: The upgrade also includes a complimentary drink and popcorn.

Our suggestion is for you to lean back, listen to their fantastic live music, and enjoy the wine specials. The local Arizona musicians are there to make your experience much more fulfilling. And oh, yes, remember the gorgeous views. 

There is a good chance that even the locals living near Saguaro Lake have not taken this amazing cruise yet. These people may often see Desert Belle sitting at the dock, but are still hesitant if they should step onboard. If the amazing sunset views can’t change your mind, then we don’t know what will. Take your out-of-town guests to this sunset wine cruise in Arizona to give them an unforgettable experience!

It is definitely a unique way to enjoy, explore, and show off the beauty that this state has to offer.

If You’re All About the Sightseeing Experience, You Won’t Be Disappointed…

So you’re done appreciating and jamming to the music, and you’ve already taken your moments of peace with the fantastic view aboard Desert Belle. What now?

You are exploring the Tonto National Forest by boat, so keep your eyes peeled for wildlife because you’re sure to spot more than one animal. There are bighorn sheep, cacti, bobcats, bald eagles, and coyotes, among many others. The desert is also pretty and lush throughout the year.

Wine for the Lady, Snacks for the Little Ones

Fret not. You are free to enjoy Desert Belle’s enticing spread of local wines. If you are going to this sunset wine cruise in Arizona with your child, you can just purchase non-alcoholic beverages and snacks from the snack bar.

Here are kid-friendly treats for your child from the snack bar:

  • Large Popcorn $5
  • Small Popcorn $3
  • Ice Cream $3
  • Candy & Cookies $2
  • Chips $1

What You Should Know Before You Go

  • Expect the captain to share many interesting (and funny) information on the background of the plant life, and geology of the area.
  • There is a gift shop you can explore upon disembarking. It will be crowded with all the people from the boat, so it’s best if you wait until everyone is finish shopping, or you may head there first.
  • Gratuities are not included in the ticket prices.

Ticket Prices:

$24 for adults (aged 13 up), $15 for children (aged 3-12 years old), and $5 for infants (aged 0-2 years old).

*All passengers are required to have a ticket, including infants in arms.

Book this sunset wine cruise in Arizona now!

Website: https://www.desertbelle.com/tours/wine-cruise/

Contact No.: (480) 984-2425

Location: 14011 N Bush Hwy, Mesa, Arizona, 85215

So, is it cruise o’clock yet?