Lake Mead National Recreation Area has awarded a contract to the national company Aramark to operate the park's sightseeing boat tours.
Aramark already runs hospitality services at state and national parks around the country, including Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Denali National Park & Preserve.
The contract is for 10 years. Aramark will operate the tours for a minimum of twice a day, five days a week March through October. The tours will also operate once per day, four days a week February through November
Lake Mead Cruises has operated the service for the past 25 years; however, the owners decided not to bid on the new contract.
Aramark will continue to offer snacks and drinks on the vessel and at the landing facilities.