Hoover Dam Tour With Lake Mead Cruise - Las Vegas

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Take a tour of the mighty Hoover Dam, where you'll explore the inside of the dam, walk through a 250-foot-long tunnel and view the 650-foot-long Nevada wing of the power plant. Youll also enjoy a 90-minute cruise, including lunch, aboard a paddle wheeler on Lake mead.


  • Family friendly
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Lunch included

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Begin your Hoover dam tour with pickup in a luxury motor coach from your Las vegas hotel. At Hoover Dam, youll take the Discovery Tour and have time to explore the exhibits on your own.

While exploring on your own, head to the Theater Level, where there are murals, maps, photos and other displays that provide an introduction to the Hoover Dam. Watch a short presentation, "How the West was Won," that showcases the part that the Bureau of Reclamation played in taming the rivers, settling the West and growing the countrys food.

Next, youll visit the power plant generators on the guided Discovery Tour. To get there, you'll take the large elevators 500 feet down into the walls of the Black Canyon to walk through a 250-foot-long tunnel and view the 650-foot-long Nevada wing of the power plant and its eight huge generators. Stand on top of it at the Penstock Viewing Platform, where you can view one of the four 30-foot-diameter pipes that transport nearly 90,000 gallons of water each second from Lake mead to the hydroelectric generators in the powerhouse.

After the Discovery Tour, visit the Exhibit Gallery, which highlights some of the natural history of the region and presents a picture of how the Hoover Dam was constructed and how it presently operates. From the Dam Overlook, you can soak in the beautiful panoramic view of the Dam, Lake mead and the Colorado River.

Then its time to leave the heights of Hoover Dam and head down to the waters level. At Lake Mead Marina, youll board the Desert Princess paddle-wheel steamboat for an approximate 90-minute cruise on Lake Mead. Youll enjoy your deli-style lunch on board as you travel along Lake Mead and admire new views of Hoover Dam.

Depending on local traffic, a 10-15 minute stop will be made at the iconic Welcome to las vegas sign for photo opportunities.


Approximately 90-minute Lake Mead Cruise

Hotel pickup and drop off


All taxes and fees

Entry/Admission - Hoover Dam



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

NOTICE: Due to construction renovation at the Hoover Dam from now until February 14th, 2019, the tour itinerary is subject to change with or without notice

Infants 23 months and under are considered a lap child.

Children ages 2 years and up require a seat

This tour is not recommended for anyone who suffers from claustrophobia, or has a pacemaker or defibrillator. Tours are conducted in confined spaces and in a powerplant with generators emitting electromagnetic frequencies.

Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them to board and disembark the bus.

Buses equipped with a lift are based upon availability and might not be available. Should a bus equipped with a lift be required, a three day advanced notice is required, and you must contact the local tour operator immediately after booking to confirm your request.

Hotel pickup is available for this tour/activity. Please note: depending on the hotel, buses may not be able to access or enter every property. In this case, pickup may be redirected to a central bus stop or nearby hotel. Exact pickup details will be provided to the guest upon reconfirmation with the local tour operator.

30-minutes of complimentary wi-fi is available, additional time may be purchased from the local operator directly.

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  • 27-Feb-2020

    The dam tour was fantastic. We had a lovely day. Our tour guide was absolutely awesome she kept us well informed at all times and made us all smile. Highly recommend this trip and company.

  • 19-Feb-2020

    What a magnificent sight! What innovation from our fearless leaders and citizens! Only wish the elevator was working so we could have gone below.

  • 10-Feb-2020

    A big bus dropped off half the people at Lake Mead. Were loaded on the boat, only to be told they could not take us out. Viator gave a credit for it quickly. Hoover Damn tour was good. Bus was so so. Not a wow trip. Driver was not the best guide, played a tape telling us how much to tip...we did but truly wasn't worth as much as suggested!

  • 18-Nov-2019

    Only thing I was disappointed in was our cruise being canceled due to high winds.
    :( Other than that, it was great.

  • 15-Nov-2019

    fantastic day out very well organised its the 2nd time we have done this highly recommended worth every penny and a very knowlegable driver

  • 07-Nov-2019

    The Lake Mead Cruise was lovely and informative. Don't expect a gourmet lunch, a soggy sub and chips is about all you will get. The crew was very accommodating, the bartender made a great margarita.

    The Hoover Dam tour was relaxing and enlightening. We could have spent more time at the dam and less time at our stop at Ethel M' s Chocolate Factory. There was definitely not enough time to take everything in. Another hour would have been appropriate.

    Our driver was exceptional. I liked the fact that the hint for a tip came from a recording so that the driver did not have to grovel.

  • 23-Oct-2019

    Didn’t get to go to the chocolate factory or the sign. Many ppl on the bus complained of the same problem. Not sure what happened. Could have been because we were delayed because of bus issues(although we were told we were still on time). Although some others voiced their questions about not stopping at the other places, the driver said it was a different tour. Clearly we booked this specific tour but didn’t get the full tour. Even the pre-recorded message stated doing the Dam tour first then lunch, that was switched but made off to be it was normal. Understandable that problems happen, but you should just be upfront and compensate accordingly. Sam the driver was great though!

  • 22-Oct-2019

    I found the tour and tour guide were hurried and brief especially after visiting the Glen Canyon dam earlier on our vacation. It was like we were a burden to the guide and pushed through like cattle. Glen Canyon dam tour was very informative, relaxed and fun. The tour guide nice and not pushy even though they were on a tight schedule also. The tour was given both on top of the dam and inside and was narrated nicely. The Hoover Dam tour was 1/10 that of the tour of Glen Canyon's, which surprised me (thinking that Hoover would be more popular?).
    I think you need to tour Glen Canyon dam and take some tips from them!
    Very unhappy with your tour!


  • 22-Oct-2019

    Unfortunately, my party and I did not tale the Hoover Dam Tour. We were onsite to catch the tour bus, but we were unable to identify the bus. So it left without us. We were very disappointed; however, Viator was gracious enough to give us a 50% refund.

  • 15-Oct-2019

    The tour itself was great - inside the dam and the lake cruise. Getting there and getting home was troublesome. We were picked up at our hotel at 9:00, transferred to the Grayline terminal and herded around until our bus left at 10:00. Then we had to make a stop at a chocolate factory (waste of time). Our driver (Tony) was a good tour guide and driver, but his broken English was hard to understand and therefore his instructions were confusing - leaving passengers not knowing where to go and what time to be back. On the way home we were the first ones off the bus, but I pity the other 48 passengers that had to go to multiple hotels to let people off. A long day (9:00 to 6:00) for a an 90 minute tour and 90 minute cruise. I would suggest looking for a direct/express tour that picks you up, goes directly to the dam, and then straight back to the hotel.

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