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1.5 hour-long lake tours on a scaled replica of a 16th Spanish Galleon. Crew serves in full pirate regalia, we offer full bar service, and there's a treasure chest for the wee scoundrels! Come along if ye dare to learn about our grizzly beginnings...more
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
at Holloway's Marina, 398 Edgemoor Rd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
This is the best! I’m not one to sit on a boat and take a tour but it was recommended by a local to take the tour and the kids really wanted to see the ship. I was pleasantly surprised and The history of Big...More
This is a great, fun, inexpensive way to see Big Bear Lake and learn some of the history behind the homes surrounding the lake without having to rent a pontoon boat. During the tour, we encountered a "rival" tour company which we fired canons upon....More
A 90 minute tour of Big Bear Lake on the pirate ship. Great fun and lots of local history. Got to hear Mel Blanc's son do a few impressions. Wish the lak wasn't so low!!! Nice and relaxing cruise!!! I recommend!
Hosted an event for our corvette club aboard The Time Bandit over the weekend. What a great adventure. “Captain Spectacular” did a great job telling us the history of Big Bear Valley and Big Bear Lake. It seems many early movie stars, Roy Rogers, Andy...More
This was so much fun to do with the kids and for us.
The captain had lots of information about the history and the town and lake.
It took about an hour or maybe more to do the lap but it was really nice to...More
This was a perfect family outing and our kid still talks about the Lady Pirate Captain! The captain and crew were excellent tour guides, we enjoyed firing cannons at their friends and the general casual, fun vibe of the boat and the lake. My husband...More
We took this tour at 4 pm on a week day. The boat was full and left on time. The captain was very informative and fun. She even turned the ship around to retrieve a passenger's hat that blown off! Really enjoyed the tour and...More
The captain/owner is a Big Bear lifer, it seems, and knows a lot of history. He'll take you around the lake and tell you stories, anecdotes, and will occasionally stop by the house of Mel Blanc Jr's house who will come out and entertain the...More
Time Bandit is a 1/3 scale replica of a Spanish Galleon (Pirate ship) built by a father and son in their backyard (I know hard to believe, but true). It was also later used in the movie "Time Bandit" and took on that name.