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Land, Lake & River Tours

Several companies offer different types of boat tours on Lake Havasu. Bluewater Jet Boat Tours (tel. 888/855-7171 or 928/855-7171; www.coloradoriverjetboattours.com) runs jet-boat tours that leave from the London Bridge and spend 2 1/2 hours cruising up the Colorado River to the Topock Gorge, a scenic area 25 miles from Lake Havasu City. The cost is $38 for adults, $35 for seniors, and $20 for children 5 to 12. You can also go out on the Dixie Belle (tel. 866/332-9231 or 928/453-6776), a small replica paddle-wheel riverboat, or the even smaller Kontiki. Cruises range from $20 to $30 for adults and $8 to $15 for children 4 to 12. The Kontiki goes to Copper Canyon, the narrow cliff-ringed cove that is the destination for college-age partyers each year during spring break.

In addition to tours on the water, there are also tours over the water. Lake Havasu Parasail (tel. 928/302-0683; www.lakehavasuparasail.com) will strap you into a parasail and tow you behind a speedboat as you soar 600 feet over the lake. These short flights cost $45 to $55. Don't want to get wet? Try Lake Havasu Seaplane (tel. 928/855-4472 or 928/486-6997; www.lakehavasuseaplane.com), which starts out on the water but soon takes to the skies in its floatplane. A 30-minute air tour costs $175 and a 1-hour tour costs $250. Want a classic aerial experience? Edgewater Aviation (tel. 928/764-1044; www.biplanerides.net) offers tours in a restored Stearman biplane. Air tours run from $99 for a 15-minute flight to $265 for a 45-minute flight. Looking for something a bit quieter and slower paced? Book a hot-air balloon ride with Wanderlust Balloons (tel. 928/486-1075; www.wanderlustballoons.com), which charges $185 per person ($125 for children under 100 lb.).

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.