It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year-For Dolly Steamboat

By Lynette Carrington

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year-For Dolly Steamboat

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year… For a Dolly Steamboat Cruise!

Every year it can be a challenge to find unique, fun or exciting gifts that are different from the year before. This year, give the unique gift of an experience! Get your guests out on the gorgeous waters of Canyon Lake and become the holiday hero you were meant to be!

PR Director and namesake for the Dolly Steamboat, Dolly Kennedy is offering up a special incentive for this magical time of year. Buy 10 cruises and get one cruise for free! Think about how incredible it would be to take an entire family on fun Canyon Lake cruise, Or, to be able to treat your entire office to a one-of-a-kind experience. Kennedy says, “The Dolly Steamboat Gift Certificates are a great way to simplify your Christmas shopping. One size fits all and no expiration date! Have you ever wished your gift could bring happiness long after the holidays? Believe me, this gift WILL. The memory of the Dolly Steamboat Cruise will remind people of your thoughtfulness and the love you share, long after the holidays are gone.”

Start a new tradition and bring the family out to Dolly Steamboat on a particular day in December (Dolly is closed Christmas Day, only). What a way to begin this festive time of year! “It warms my heart when young adults tell me their memories of when they were little and their family taking them to Canyon Lake and the Dolly Steamboat. How does that make me feel? Like we did something right by bringing happiness to others,” Kennedy states.

A cruise aboard Dolly steamboat is a trip unlike any other. The majestic sternwheeler takes guests around Canyon Lake and into the soaring canyons to show off the beauty, vistas and unique wildlife surrounding one of our most beautiful lakes! Now is a great time to take advantage of this special offer, especially since January marks the start of Dolly Steamboat’s busy season and there will be much activity! Call now to take advantage of this wonderful holiday special.

The 2 and 1/2 hour Twilight Dinner Cruise includes a fantastic buffet dinner, complete with chef’s choice of dessert. An airline style bar is available to purchase cocktails, wine and beer. Catering is provided by Brown Brothers Catering of Arizona and the menu includes two entrees - beef and chicken. The food alone continually receives rave reviews! Watch the sun sink behind the cliffs and capture the desert beauty as the moon rises and the stars reveal themselves.

Once a month, there is a very special 2 ½ hour Astronomy Cruise (including dinner) with “Dr. Sky” on board. Steve Kates, aka “Dr. Sky,” gives a narration about the galaxy of stars and will interpret the constellations in a fun and engaging way. He uses a blue laser beam to point out various stars and constellations.

Private charters are also available during the week and on the weekends, and catering may also be arranged. For additional information about the Dolly Steamboat, cruise schedule and a photo gallery, there is a convenient online reservation site with directions to Canyon Lake Marina. Visit for additional information, or to arrange private charters or corporate events, please call (480) 827-9144.