The Desert Princess, a 300-passenger Mississippi River-style stern-wheeler, cruises Lake Mead. Tours include 90-minute sightseeing cruises, two-hour pizza party cruises, two-hour dinner and champagne brunch cruises, and three-hour dinner-and-dancing excursions.
Lake Mead Cruises (Lake Mead marina, Las Vegas, NV. 702/293–6180. www.lakemeadcruises.com.)
Gray Line and several other companies offer Las Vegas city and neon-light tours; trips to Red Rock Canyon, Lake Mead, Colorado River rafting, Hoover Dam, and Valley of Fire; and longer trips to different sections of the Grand Canyon.
Helicopters do two basic tours in and around Las Vegas: a brief flyover of the Strip and a several-hour trip out to the Grand Canyon and back.
Maverick Helicopter Tours (6075 Las Vegas Blvd., S., Las Vegas, NV, 89119. 702/261–0007 or 888/261–4414. www.maverickhelicopter.com.)
Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters (702/736–7243 or 888/635–7272. www.papillon.com.)
Sundance Helicopters (5596 Haven St., Las Vegas, NV, 89119. 702/736–0606 or 800/653–1881. www.sundancehelicopters.com.)
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