Summer Events at Scorpion Bay

Summertime and the living is easy! Scorpion Bay Marina on Lake Pleasant is one of the best places to enjoy the desert during the summer. You’ll find a full day of entertainment on the water at this beautiful location just 45 minutes from downtown Phoenix.

Sunset Cruises
Celebrate your day by enjoying a Sunset Cruise on a 52-foot-long luxury charter boat at Scorpion Bay Marina. This Saturday cruise lasts one hour and 15 minutes and tours Lake Pleasant to view the sunset. Visitors cruise the lake, including its many coves and bluffs, as the day comes to an end and the moon rises.

“We see the desire for people to be on the water and we understand that not everyone has the desire or the means to own a boat, so we’re doing everything we can to make the lake accessible to anyone who wants to enjoy it,” said Scorpion Bay General Manager Lynn Lovelady. “This lake is gorgeous, it’s easy to get to no matter where you live in the Valley, and we’re excited to see more people come out for a visit.”

Guests will enjoy music and the serenity of the lake while enjoying the beverages they choose to bring on board. The Saturday cruise is limited to 40 people and costs $25 per person. To reserve a spot, contact the marina office at 928-501-2628 or visit

Live Music
The Scorpion Bay Grill offers ongoing live music several times each month on Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Enjoy a wide variety of entertainers, from live acoustic to reggae to rock. Check for specific dates and times and bring your friends and family to the Grill for the best food, views, and entertainment…lakeside! 

Hikes, Water Safety Events and More
There are so many events to choose from near Scorpion Bay. Sign up to learn tips about lake and boat safety or enjoy one of the Maricopa County Parks hikes. During the Desert 101 Hike, you’ll learn about native plants and animals. The full moon hike under the moon and stars is a fun, safe hike. Find desert birds with other birding enthusiasts while hiking. Or you can learn about cacti during the Saguaro-Palooza event. There’s something for everyone. Check the event calendar regularly to see what’s new.

Paqua Park

Don’t forget Paqua Park, the 7,000 square-foot inflatable, on-water obstacle course at Lake Pleasant, which provides hours of fun for ages seven and up. Paqua Park weekend sessions are 45 minutes long. Make reservations here: 

So many choices! Get started enjoying your summer at Scorpion Bay.

Located just 45 minutes from downtown Phoenix in Peoria, Arizona on Lake Pleasant, Scorpion Bay offers convenience and world-class marina services for the entire family. With hundreds of covered and uncovered wet slips, world-class food at Scorpion Bay Grill – as well as boat rentals including pontoons, fishing boats, ski-boats, kayak, charter boats and other water toys – you’re sure to find a full day of entertainment on the water. As part of Lake Pleasant Regional Park, visitors can venture out for hiking, picnicking and wildlife viewing in the area as well as the new on-the-lake obstacle course, Paqua Park. Parking is easily accessible, and our no-cost electric tram will take guests and their gear from the parking lot to the dock in minutes. Learn more at Scorpion Bay is managed by Desert Troon Companies

Scorpion Bay is Arizona’s premier floating playground, offering everything from daily pontoon and ski boat rentals to slips for harboring your yacht (or dinghy). Come for the fishing or come for the frolicking—either way, incredible mountain views, fantastic dining and world-class marina services await less than an hour out of Phoenix.