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Big Bear Queen

One of Southern California’s best kept secrets is located just less than 200 miles outside of the Los Angeles metro area, peacefully tucked away in the rugged San Bernardino National Forest: It’s Big Bear Lake, an alpine lake with 3,000 acres of crystal-clear water! Seemingly hidden away from the congested metropolises typically associated with the southern California area, Big Bear Lake is truly the perfect getaway for anyone who is looking to get away and unwind without the craziness of a bustling cityscape. If you’re looking to explore the Big Bear Lake area and the rich history that courses through its veins, then let Big Bear Queen be your guide!

Nobody Has Done It Better for Longer

Big Bear Queen is Big Bear Lake’s longest running lake tour, serving visitors since 1965; the Big Bear Queen itself has been in service since 1973 when it replaced the Old Sierra. In addition, you will find no better captain for the vessel than Captain Chris Bellows, the owner and captain of Big Bear Queen since 1989. Born and raised in the Big Bear Valley, Captain Bellows is an avid outdoorsman, and his love for the water in undeniable. You can be sure that you are in no safer hands and that there is nobody more knowledgeable about the Big Bear Lake area than Captain Bellows.

A Tour for Everyone!

While Big Bear Queen sails the lake daily from May to October, they offer a number of different tours that will appeal to anyone and everyone! Big Bear Queen offers a standard lake tour at noon, 2 PM, and 4 PM daily (2 PM guaranteed, noon and 4 if there are 15 or more paid reservations), with children under three getting in for free and discounts available for military personnel. Need plans for supper? No problem! Big Bear Queen has a delightful sunset supper cruise at 6:30 PM everyday catered by The Pines Lakefront. In the mood for something a little more romantic? Every Saturday evening from 7/1 to 9/2, Big Bear Queen offers a lake tour with a beautiful and romantic sunset on the lake. And as an added bonus, they haven’t forgotten about your furry friends either! Pets are always welcome aboard the vessel!

Big Bear Queen truly is the premier choice for exploring Big Bear Lake and offers an incredible experience for everyone! Tours depart from Big Bear Marina at 500 Paine Court, and if you’re interested in making a reservation, don’t hesitate! Call them at 909-744-4948 or e-mail at, and let Captain Bellows take you on the trip of a lifetime on the Big Bear Queen!

Where to Stay

Make the most out of your visit to Big Bear by staying in the comfort of our amazing vacation rentals! Contact our team today and make sure to book yours!


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