Lake Mead Cruises is a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. We booked a mid-day sightseeing cruise, but they also offer a champagne brunch cruise or a dinner cruise. The tour takes about an hour and half and you have a choice of three decks. The lower deck has table seating, the middle deck has a snack and beverage bar, and the open top deck surrounds you with panoramic views of the lake and mountains.
The hills and curves of the road to the harbor is like riding a roller coaster, but driving like and Indy race car drive isn’t suggested!The Desert Princess approaching her dock.Private marina.Floating dock.Deckhands doing deckhand stuff.Cement blocks keep the Desert Princess dock from floating across the lake.Entrance bridge.Rain shower in the distance dropping water on Las Vegas..We couldn’t figure out where these working men were going or what their profession was.Passengers enjoying the view from the top deck.This is the deep canyon in which Hoover Dam is built.It wasn’t easy climbing these stairs in rough water!Boaters are following the rules because not a piece of litter could be seen anywhere.From this angle the water’s amazing color was captivating.I enjoyed watching the waves crash against the hull of the boat.The power wheel.A windy day caused a semi-turbulent voyage.The gangplank’s gentle rocking motion was mesmerizing to watch.Just a view from the top deck looking down at the water.The infamous bathtub ring that surrounds the lake shows the dramatic fall of its water level.A view of what once was a small pyramid-shaped island.Another marina, which was moved from across the lake due to decreasing water levels.Leaving land behind.
Thanks to the GoPro’s amazing super wide-angle lens and it being mounted to a mono pod, I was able to capture unusual visuals that not even the tallest of the tall would see. Enjoy….