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Boat Tours

If you'd like to see a bit of the Colorado River, daily paddle-wheeler cruises are available through Laughlin River Tours (tel. 800/228-9825 or 702/298-1047; www.laughlinrivertours.com) at the Aquarius Casino Resort. These cruises cost $10 for adults and $5 for children 3 to 12; dinner cruises ($40) are also available. At Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino, 1650 S. Casino Dr., Laughlin (tel. 800/227-3849 or 702/298-2535; www.riversideresort.com), you can take a tour on the 65-foot USS Riverside to Davis Dam. These excursions last 80 minutes and cost $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 3 to 12.

If you'd rather look at natural surroundings than casino towers, consider booking a 6-hour jet-boat tour to the London Bridge with London Bridge Jet Boat Tours (tel. 888/505-3545 or 702/298-5498; www.jetboattour.com). On the way, the boat passes through scenic Topock Gorge. These powerful boats cruise at up to 40 mph and make the 58-mile one-way trip in 2 hours. Tours cost $66 for adults, $60 for seniors, and $46 for children ages 12 and under. Tours don't operate in December or January.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.