Calm Cruising

Anniversaries, birthdays, date night or just because — any occasion is celebrated and amplified when cruising down the Colorado River in comfort and style. Laughlin River Tours brings this special night out to life with its Dinner Cruise.
Settle in for an evening of total relaxation with dinner included, aboard the Celebration river boat, providing exquisite cuisine and exceptional service.
The Dinner Cruise is a great value for the scrumptious meal, luxurious accommodations, and stunning sunset view guests will enjoy as part of this package deal.
When booking your trip you will choose an entrée from their menu, which includes chicken marsala, a salmon fillet, prime rib cooked to order, pasta tortellini or vegan ravioli. Your entrée is included in the price of the trip, with an additional $3 for prime rib. The first course, Caesar salad and dinner rolls, is also included with the price. You may add on a steamed lobster tail, crab legs or a deluxe dessert.
There is a full bar on board with wine, beer, champagne and specialty cocktails available for purchase.
You will board the Celebration at the Aquarius dock, and should arrive by 5:45 p.m. for boarding, so the cruise can take off at 6 p.m. The captain and his friendly crew will greet you on the dock and show you to your seats.
Dining takes place in the air-conditioned lower-level cabin, but there is an open-air upper deck with seating for you to get a better view of the river. There are also a few seats outside on the lower level. You may leave your table at any time to roam about the boat and the staff will alert you when dinner is served.
The trip begins heading north toward the Laughlin bridge. At the bridge, the boat turns around and heads south until turning around again at the Bullhead City Chamber of Commerce.
It’s fun to step outside between each course as you begin the trip in daylight, watch the sunset after the first turn, and after turning at the chamber it quickly becomes dark and the Laughlin casinos are all lit up with a gleaming mirror image on the water.
The trip is enjoyable for visitors and locals alike, as you may have driven parallel to the river many times, but the view from the river looking out is a completely different experience. It is also nice to be a passenger rather than operating your own watercraft, so you can truly sit back and enjoy the view.
After dessert, it is safe to stay on the upper deck and just enjoy the peaceful trip back to the Aquarius. The boat keeps a slow steady pace, lasting two hours for the entire cruise.
Laughlin River Tours offers this special dining experience Wednesday-Monday at 6 p.m. from March-October, and at 5 p.m. November-February.
Aside from the Dinner Cruise, guests have two more options to catch a ride on the Celebration boat — with a Scenic Cruise or a Cocktail Cruise.
The Scenic Cruise is a 90-minute narrated tour, sharing the history of the area. There is a full-service bar and an optional lunch or snacks for purchase. It runs daily at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., weather permitting. There are additional tours on holiday weekends.
The Cocktail Cruises are a private charter, perfect for family reunions, work parties or any special event. It is a two-hour cruise and includes a full-service bar, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and DJ entertainment.
Laughlin River Tours does occasionally host a public Cocktail Cruise on holidays. There is a 4th of July cruise available now, which will provide an unparalleled view of the fireworks show over the river.
Check their website LaughlinRiverTours.com for tour availability. Seating is limited, so advance reservations are required. Book online or call 800-228-9825 to reserve your spot or for details on booking the Celebration for a private charter.