The Dolly Steamboat has been operated by the Grimh Family since 1987, with Cindi managing office operations, advertising and marketing, and Jeff as the Dolly’s senior captain and manager of boat operations and training. Of course, our staff and crew members are what make it all possible. We all work very hard to offer a great cruising and dining experience that is second to none!
The Dolly Steamboat derived its namesake from the original owners, Dolly and Paul Kennedy. They started tours in 1983. In October of 1987, Roger and Margie Grimh purchased the Dolly. Jeff and Cindi came onboard shortly thereafter. We enjoy and take pride in providing a venue that allows people of all ages and abilities to experience the breathtaking scenery and wildlife of Canyon Lake.
Boating on Canyon Lake started on October 3rd, 1925. The S.S. Geronimo was 35 feet long and had a 10-foot beam. It was powered with a 35-horsepower engine and could cruise at about 15 miles per hour. It was capable of transporting 50 passengers with a crew of five. Today, the Dolly carries 142 passengers with a crew of three, at 103 feet long with a beam of 20 feet. It is powered by twin 225-horsepower John Deere marine diesel engines.
We promise to enhance your journey of the spectacular Canyon Lake with outstanding service and genuine personal attention! On behalf of the Grimh family and the Dolly crew, thank you for cruising with us.