game and fishDue to the popularity of July’s event, which sold out, the Arizona Game and Fish Department, in partnership with the Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society (ADBSS), is offering an encore Canyon Lake cruise for the public to see magnificent desert bighorn sheep in their natural environment.

The three-hour tour leaves from Canyon Lake Marina at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13. Cost is $40 for adults and $25 for children ages 5-12.

“This is a great opportunity for people to learn about bighorn sheep and conservation efforts in an area virtually inaccessible except by boat,” says Game and Fish Wildlife Manager John Dickson. “During the heat of summer, water is a scarce commodity in bighorn country. This makes summer the best time of year to view young lambs and family groups coming down to the lakeshore to drink.”

The Dolly Steamboat offers both open-air decks and air-conditioned viewing areas, is accessible, and has bathrooms. Light snacks and beverages are available for purchase. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable light clothing and bring a camera, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and binoculars.

Reservations required: You must reserve your spot by purchasing a ticket for the special Dolly Steamboat Cruise. Space is limited. To buy your ticket, call Dolly Steamboat at (480) 827-9144 or book online at