Climb Aboard the Coolest Boats in Big Bear

From a famous pirate ship to a floating water park, Big Bear has quite the stack of boats to boast about.


The Tarzan Boat (Captain John's Fawn Harbor on the North Shore)

Photo by Big Bear Guide

Whether you've got little kids in tow or celebrating a 40th birthday, the Tarzan Boat is a summertime activity that won't disappoint! With a 12-ft trampoline, 14-ft high-five, 6-ft swing rope, and curvy water slide, the Tarzan boat is guaranteed to get your adrenaline going!


Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Tour Boat (Pine Knot Marina)

Photo by Big Bear Vacations

Miss Liberty is a 64' long, 24.5' high Skipperliner 1500 LX built in 1994. She was fully refurbished in 2006. Climb aboard for a narrated 90 minute guided tour featuring highlights of Big Bear's rich history dating back to 1845. Learn about folklore, celebrity sightings, and filming locations.


The Time Bandit Pirate Ship (Holloway's Marina)

Photo by Holloway's Marina

Time Bandit, Big Bear's one and only Pirate Ship, is a 1/3rd scale replica of a Spanish Galleon and was built by a Father and his Son from the late 60’s through the 70’s in their back yard! It was then used in the 1981 movie release “Time Bandit.” Later it was used as a tour boat in LA Harbor and Newport Beach. Then it was purchased by Ed & Kelly Kinsley, who refurbished it and moved it to Big Bear Lake to operate as a tour boat.


The Big Bear Queen (Pine Knot Marina)

Photo by Big Bear Queen

Enjoy a 90 minute excursion narrated by Captain Chris, the lifelong Big Bear Queen Captain! Learn about the solar observatory, Garstin Island, celebrity homes, the story of the Four Dams, some of the best fishing spots on the lake.


Big Bear Cruzer (Big Bear Marina)

Photo by Big Bear Marina

Get the inside scope on all things Big Bear from the Big Bear Cruzer––a private tour pontoon boat for 25 passengers. There’s never minimum passenger requirements so Cruzer cruises go out even if there’s only one person on board (lucky you!) Fully-covered with sound system and restroom, Cruzer offers an intimate experience on tours as the newest tour boat on the lake.



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