At Bartlett: A Beautiful Day, A Beautiful Boat


Talk About “Perfect”

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Bartlett Lake’s Party Boat Photo Credit Bartlett Lake

By Carol L. Allen

Easter Sunday 2010 was a day to remember. A beautiful day on Bartlett Lake with family and friends. A yacht with all the amenities. Gorgeous sunshine and temperature in the mid-80s. Incredibly beautiful wildflowers and lichen-covered rocks. Sparkling blue water. What more could we have asked? Talk about perfect!

Mother And Daughter Aboard Photo Credit Chelle Brookes

We spent about four hours cruising the lake, barbecuing, visiting in the comfortable seating areas, tanning on the upper deck, and some of our group even braved the cold, spring water to enjoy the thrill of the boat’s big slide. Not me this time. Maybe in the summer. It did look like fun.




Ready To Launch Photo Credit Chelle Brookes

If you have not yet done so, I urge you to consider renting the Bartlett party boat. It is ideal for family outings, for company and/or large parties, for holiday celebrations, for memorable occasions such as weddings, and other special times that may be in your future.



Flowers On Shore Photo Credit Chelle Brookes
Chef Mike Brookes Photo Credit Chelle Brookes







Our home for the day was a two-story, 45-foot pontoon yacht that can carry up to 30 passengers. There is a very comfortable lower deck and a top deck with patio furniture plus the aforementioned sliding board. Preparing a picnic (or a larger meal) or having a cocktail party is easy with a large propane grill, a refrigerator, and a bar with sink.


The head is convenient and comfortable.


Ready To Fish Photo Credit Maxine Brookes

And, one of the most important items on board: a full supply of life jackets! We noted that the life vests came in a variety of sizes.

After The Slide: Brrr! Photo Credit Maxine Brookes

All in all, I find I cannot find enough positive words to describe this wonderful experience on a beautiful and convenient yacht. We thoroughly enjoyed our Bartlett Lake adventure and urge you to consider the possibilities. Call for reservations, further information, and availability: (602) 316-3378, or visit .

Directions To Bartlett Lake Marina

Maxine At The Helm Photo Credit Chelle Brookes
Capt. Jim Photo Credit Maxine Brookes

Take I 17 to Carefree Highway (Exit 223). Go east on Carefree Highway and turn left on Cave Creek Road (9 miles). Go through the towns of Cave Creek and Carefree and travel 10.5 miles to Bartlett Dam Road. Turn right on Bartlett Dam Road and in 20 minutes you will arrive at Bartlett Lake Marina (13 miles). And, if you forgot something…

Bartlett Lake Marina has a dockstore that is fully stocked with whatever supplies you may need including fuel, beverages, sandwiches, ice, snacks, boating accessories, hats, clothing, and sunscreen.

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