Though the myth of Arizona getting beach front property has yet to be debunked, we can still make a quick 30 minute trip from the urban jungle and experience Lake Pleasant. This reservoir gives any native Arizonan the feel of a ‘Baja’ sailing adventure and the opportunity at a ‘coastal’ breeze with our beautiful desert scape from the luxury of a boat.
We chose a local sailing company Arizona Sailing Adventures for this day trip and can’t wait to do it again! The lake entrance has a nominal fee, (not included in the sailing package). The fee included up to four people and deck snacks. Our Captain, Bill provided us with fresh fruit, crackers, cheese and drinks for our 2-hour cruise along the lake.
The waters were peaceful and everyone on the lake, jet-skiing, kayaking, and boating was out soaking up sun, enjoying the beautiful Arizona winter weather.
Weekly rate for 2 hour cruise: $200 for up to 4- guests ; $150 for 2-guests
Weekend rate for 2 hour cruise: $300 for up to 4 guests
Our vessel was a beautiful white Catalina 22′ sail boat, which Bill taught us to prep for sail and even allowed us to steer the beauty along the coast and back to dock. The two hour cruise was perfect for us and our two young companions (daughters 7 & 9 years old). I recommend that you apply and reapply sunscreen throughout the trip, and use the facilities before boarding the boat.
Want to learn more about Lake Pleasant? This site has short video clips and a ton of information on the marinas and restaurants for your future visit.