The Desert Princess, a 275-passenger Mississippi River–style stern-wheeler, cruises Lake Mead. Tours include a 90-minute, narrated Mid-Day Sightseeing or seasonal champagne brunch cruise, and a seasonal two-hour dinner cruise.
Lake Mead Cruises. Lake Mead marina, Las Vegas, Nevada. 866/292–9191; 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.
All Las Vegas Tours. Las Vegas, Nevada. 800/566–5868; 702/233–1627; www.alllasvegastours.com.
Gray Line Tours. Nevada. 877/333–6556; 702/739–7777; www.graylinelasvegas.com.
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, Nevada, 89119. 888/261–4414; 702/261–0007; www.maverickhelicopter.com.
Papillon. 888/635–7272; 702/736–7243; www.papillon.com.
Sundance Helicopters. 5596 Haven St., Las Vegas, Nevada, 89119. 800/653–1881; 702/736–0606; www.sundancehelicopters.com.