The BIG BEAR QUEEN Lake Tour

Big Bear Lake

Sixty Passenger Paddlewheel Boat

Enjoy a 90 minute excursion narrated by Captain Chris, a lifelong BIG BEAR QUEEN captain, who conveys Big Bear Valley’s history, including the solar observatory, Garstin Island, celebrity homes, the story of the Four Dams, some of the best fishing spots and other fun stuff in Big Bear. Within walking distance from both entrances to Big Bear Village, a tour on the QUEEN completes your mountain visit.

Sailing daily May through October.
Pets are welcome aboard.

Big Bear Lake


Big Bear Lake Tour

THE LAKE TOUR

Departs Daily at 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM & 5:00PM.
The 1:00PM and 3:00PM sailing is guaranteed through Labor Day. The 11:00AM and 5:00PM sailings are with 10 or more paid reservations.

Adults - $25
Military Personnel - $23
Seniors (65+) - $23
Children (3-12) - $16
Children (under 3) - Free



Big Bear Lake Sunset Cruise Tours

THE SUNSET CRUISE

Call for departure time. Enjoy a beautiful and romantic sunset on the lake. Bring your own food & beverage.

Adults - $30

Sorry, children not recommended.


Big Bear Lake Moonlight Cruise

THE MOONLIGHT CRUISE

We set out on the lake for a beautiful full moon sail. Bring your own food & beverage.

Adults - $30

Sorry, children not recommended.


Big Bear Lake Private Party Tours

PRIVATE PARTIES

With a capacity of 55 passengers, it's perfect for intimate parties, family reunions, wedding parties and special events for a memorable experience for everybody. We can also help with food catering.

Call Capt. Chris at 909-744-4948 for more info and to book your party.



BIG BEAR QUEEN Tour Map

The STARS in this map are just a few points of interest Captian Chris covers in his informative and fun narrating. TOUCH THE STARS to learn more.


BIG BEAR SOLAR OBSERVATORY

Big bear solar observatory is of the worlds largest and most advanced solar telescopes.
BIG BEAR HOLCOMB VALLEY

Southern California's largest gold rush during the 1860's.
BIG BEAR DAMS

At the time they were completed they created the world's largest man-made lake.
CHINA ISLANDS

Big Bear's first lakefront vacation spot built by Herbert Gaston, the Water Company's first president.
EAGLE POINT

One of Southern California's prime roosting habitat for the American Bald Eagle.
THE QUEEN IS DOCKED HERE

PINE KNOT MARINA
909-744-4948
439 PINE KNOT AVE
BIG BEAR LAKE, CA 92315

Captain Chris Bellows

Born and raised in the Big Bear Valley, Chris Bellows is an avid outdoorsman with skiing, mountain biking and sailing. In the early 1980's, he crewed for Hobie's catamaran in competitions in California. His love for the water has been his first love - and so here he is today as the owner and captian of the BIG BEAR QUEEN since 1989, taking over the helm from his father who was the owner and captain for decades prior.

The BIG BEAR QUEEN was built for Big Bear in 1973, replacing the Old Sierra, the original boat tour from the 1930's. The brand name of BIG BEAR QUEEN with it's original hull design has been taking passengers in Big Bear Lake for tours since 1965. This is the longest running tour for Big Bear Lake.

Captain Chris Bellows

BIG BEAR QUEEN Photos

Lake Tour

Featuring the Big Bear Observatory

Lake Tour

Learn about the history of Big Bear

Sunset Cruise

Serenity now!

Pets

are welcome onboard

50

Years Touring

225

Total Tours Each Summer

3375

Total Miles Each Summer

150,000

Happy Passengers Under Captain Chris, Since 1989.

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Pine Knot Marina

BIG BEAR QUEEN Departs From Pine Knot Marina