Purchase reduced-price tickets that act as coupons for the Dolly Steamboat cruise of Canyon Lake on daily deal websites such as Travel Chicken, Travelzoo Local Deals and Eversave. They typically offer up to a 50 percent discount on admission tickets if purchased through the site. Additionally, the Dolly Steamboat offers a $3 discount to American Automobile Association members who make reservations directly with the company. Senior citizens and children are also entitled to reduced price or free fares.
The Dolly Steamboat Company operates the eponymous craft, a 103-foot riverboat replica. In business since 1925, the company provides guided boat tours of the Canyon Lake area located west of Phoenix, Arizona. It offers three regular public tours as well as special cruises, typically themed for holidays.
The daytime scenic nature cruise of the Dolly Steamboat provides views of southeastern Arizona vistas with narration by the ship captain. Activities include wildlife viewing and local geology lessons on the six mile course.
Nighttime cruises include the twilight dinner or astronomy voyages. The first offers a buffet supper course included as the boat is piloted several miles beyond the nature cruise route. Beginning at dusk, diners are treated to evening wildlife observations and an Arizona sunset. Similarly, the astronomy cruise, which begins after dark, features a dinner buffet and also takes advantage of the absence of city lights to allow celestial observations.