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.

NOW Sailing! Reserve Your Seat NOW!

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 - $29
  • Military & Seniors (65+) - $27
  • Children (3-12) - $19
  • Children (Under 3) - Free


  • 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