Private Charters on The Desert Belle:  Saguaro Lake  Sightseeing Cruises

The Desert Belle is available for private cruises. Rates are based on 2 hour cruise with a maximum of 125 passengers.

If interested in a private charter aboard the Desert Belle, you are just three easy steps away from booking a fantastic memory!

  1. Download and Print the Contract and the Information Packet
    1. Complete both the contract and the second page of the info packet indicating your specific requests for the private charter.
    2. Send them to us:  We will check the date requested for availability
    • Fax them to 480.419.3522
    • Mail them to: Desert Belle, PO Box 18607 Fountain Hills, AZ 85269
    • Email them to


The base charter lasts 2 hours at $1500 (includes tax) for up to of 125 passengers. Charters may be extended in half hour increments at a rate of $375 per additional 30-minutes.  A set gratuity rate of 15% will be added to all private charters.

Charters are generally available between the hours of 7am-9pm 7 days a week. If a public trip is cancelled to book your charter, there is an additional $600 fee that will apply.  To check the public cruise schedule, go to the Desert Belle website at or call 480-984-2425 x. 702In most cases, you are able to board the Desert Belle 30 minutes before scheduled departure for any preparations, decorating, etc. If earlier boarding is necessary, $35/half hour will be charged.

Charters will begin at scheduled time whether or not the boat has left the docking area. Delayed departure will not extend scheduled re-dock time.

Charters may be catered or you may bring your own food aboard. Bringing your own beverages or alcohol on board is strictly forbidden due to liquor laws and licensing contract.

The Desert Belle Tour Boat is set up to seat 125 passengers with some tables as well. If you need a specific set-up for your private charter please present your questions to the Charter Consultant.The stereo system is MP-3 compatible or you may bring your own CDs for music. You must bring the specific connecting wire from your MP-3 player to the universal port on the stereo.

The stereo system can be heard on speakers throughout the boat (fore deck, aft deck and center cabin included).You may have your private charter to include the narrated tour.  A microphone will be available for your use with announcements, speeches, etc. Children under 13 years of age must wear a life jacket. There are restrooms aboard the Desert Belle and the Desert Belle is handicap accessible.