SWDesertHomes in Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley, Vail & More!: Saguaro Lake and the Desert Belle Cruise in Arizona

Saguaro Lake and the Desert Belle Cruise in Arizona

Saguaro Lake and the Desert Belle Cruise in Arizona

Last weekend my husband and I took a scenic drive up to Saguaro Lake, about 20 minutes from Mesa, Arizona.  We'd taken the Power Road exit off 202 and dined first at a wonderful little restaurant with patio called Pacinos.  We'll go there again.

Saguaro Lake Desert Belle Cruise Arizona

Saguaro Lake Desert Belle Cruise Arizona

Saguaro Lake has more than 22 miles of shoreline.  It has created a "getaway" world of boating, kayaking, sailing, skiing, jet skiing, fishing and camping.  There's even a restaurant at the marina.

Saguaro Lake Desert Belle Cruise Arizona

We had signed up for the music cruise with The Desert Belle. They've been cruising the waters for over 50 years, so they certainly know the area!

Saguaro Lake Desert Belle Cruise Arizona

Timely with Covid-19, participation was limited.  We had less than 40 people on a 146 passenger vessel.  We comfortably sat on the front bow and followed guidelines when entering the main cabin during the pandemic.  They offered a snack bar with beverages and cocktails for purchase as well.

Saguaro Lake Desert Belle Cruise Arizona

They offer many cruise packages:  Narration, live music, sunset wine, special events and charter cruises.  The marina location is at 14011 N Bush Hwy, Mesa, AZ 85215

Saguaro Lake Desert Belle Cruise Arizona

Ivan Harshman was our musical entertainment, highly recommend .  We've decided to make this a yearly event.


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Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Long Realty,


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Comment balloon 3 commentsCara Marcelle Mancuso • November 05 2020 03:12PM


Hello Cara - with travel restrictions and changes in place, I think people are looking for alternative sources of fun/entertainment that may be a bit closer to home.  Your relatively quick getaway to Saguaro Lake outside Mesa Arizona and your experience aboard the Desert Belle cruise in seems like a good choice.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 26 days ago

Beautiful pictures Cara.  Looks like you and your husband must have had a wonderful trip.

Posted by Rocky Dickerson, Superior Service! (Realty One Group) 26 days ago

Hi Cara Marcelle Mancuso  do you know if the Desert Belle used to be called the Dolly Steamboat?   I met Dolly years ago in the chamber and she is an amazing lady.  They built and ran the Dolly for years and she as a fantastic spokeswoman for the boat!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) 26 days ago