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“Nice Afternoon Trip, Informative”

Big Bear Queen Lake Tours
Ranked #3 of 20 Tours in Big Bear Region
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

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.

4  Thank SCVerMF
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Reviewed July 25, 2010

For the best and most comprehensive lake cruise/tour, you have to take the Big Bear Queen at the Big Bear Marina. The boat is guided by Chris who is a font of information about the lake. The tour takes 90 minutes and covers the entire lake. Chris knows the history and people who made Big Bear what is today. The tour is well worth the cost of the tour. There are bigger tour boats, but none better.

5  Thank Suico
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Reviewed September 4, 2009

While spending a couple days at Big Bear Lake, CA, we opted for the lake tour with Chris on the Big Bear Queen at the Big Bear Marina. [--] Chris is a one-man show and manages to be the captain, the tour guide, plus the ticket taker! He gives an informative and entertaining tour of Big Bear Lake, with wonderful tidbits of history and gossip!

There are no restrooms onboard, which was not a problem as the tour is only 90 minutes long. You can ride comfortably inside the open-air "paddle wheel" boat, or opt to go upstairs and sit topside.

We paid $15 for the senior rate, and I believe adults were $3 more.

7  Thank TwoCruisenuts
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