Cruises is located inside the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The National Park Service charges a fee to enter the area. For current rates and details, please visit www.nps.gov/lake.
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From Las Vegas through Boulder City
Take Highway 93/95 (Interstate 515) south from any major access road (Charleston, Sahara/Boulder Highway, Flamingo, Tropicana, Russell, Sunset) or from the 215 Beltway, to the second stoplight in Boulder City (approximately 18 miles from Tropicana Freeway Entrance). Turn left at this second light, marked Highway 93 and Buchanan Blvd, and continue approximately 4 miles on Highway 93 toward Hoover Dam. Turn left at the brown road sign indicating "Lake Mead Natl Rec Area" onto LakeshoreRoad (Hwy 166). After entering the park through the National Park Service Entrance Station, take the first right (toward the lake) at the sign for Hemenway Harbor, Las Vegas Boat Harbor, Lake Mead Cruises. Follow the signage for Desert Princess or Lake Mead Cruises Boat Tours. Lake Mead Cruises Landing is at the water's edge between the two large marinas.
From Las Vegas along Lake Mead Parkway
Take Lake Mead Parkway east from Highway 93/95 (I-515) or from the 215 Beltway (continue east when the freeway ends). Continue east on Lake Mead Pkwy until you reach the National Park Service Entrance Station. After the park entrance station, proceed straight ahead. Do not turn left! Continue past the sign for Las Vegas Bay. About 9 miles beyond Las Vegas Bay, you will come to signs for Hemenway Harbor,Las Vegas Boat Harbor, Lake Mead Cruises and Lake Mead Marina. Turn left (toward the lake) at these signs. If you travel through a second entrance station, you’ve gone too far. Follow the signage for Las Vegas Boat Harbor, Desert Princess Lake Mead Cruises and Lake Mead Marina. When the paved road becomes dirt, you will see Lake Mead Cruises at waters edge between the two large marinas.