This was a very interesting thing to do in Big Bear. Lots of information on the history (water, dams, houses) around the lake. On the downside I would point out there is no bathroom on the small boat (it's a 90 minute trip, maybe too long for some kids or others too wait). Also - it is a pretty small boat - I think it takes 65 max. While it was not at all crowded when we went (weekday) and in fact they may not run their noon or 4 pm trips if they don't get 15 people, I could see how it would get full fast on a busy weekend. There were two other tour boats out when we went, and they seemed bigger. Overall I would do this trip again though as the captain/tour guide was really nice and a bundle of information. Price was reasonable - $36 for two adults and free for our 2-year old. We had considered renting a pontoon boat and this was a better option to get some lake time and learn something as well.