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Informative trip.

A very nice 90 minutes cruise round big bear. Captain Chris going through the history, pointing out... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
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Fantastic tour of the lake

Even though there were only two of us, Captain Chris took us on the full tour of the lake during... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2017
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Big Bear Marina, 500 Paine Road, CA 92315
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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

A very nice 90 minutes cruise round big bear. Captain Chris going through the history, pointing out interesting sights. Only reason not given a 5 star is I thought he was abit rude to a family with a small child that was tired and crying,...More

1  Thank Lucysmumanddad
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

Even though there were only two of us, Captain Chris took us on the full tour of the lake during which he gives an informative commentary about the history of the lake and the people who live here. Chris guarantees to sail on the 2pm...More

2  Thank blackmetal41
Reviewed July 20, 2017

Captain Chris Bellows took my daughter, her friend & me along with 50+ more passengers on a wonderful Big Ben Lake tour. He was interesting, informational, and really seemed to like what he does. He gave so much history of the lake and many of...More

Thank LInda W
Reviewed July 15, 2017

I recently went on my second lake tour on the Big Bear Queen with Captain Chris. Captain Chris is extremely knowledgeable, and he incorporates a lot history into the cruise. Fortunately, both times, the other passengers on the boat were cordial and well mannered. The...More

Thank catrock99
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

I would like to address the previous review, which accuses Capt. Chris of being racist or of having anger management issues. I find these accusations very hard to believe. I have taken this boat tour at least eight times, if not more, over the last...More

1  Thank hapahaolegirl
Reviewed July 6, 2017

I took a cruise over July 2nd 2017 weekend on "Big Bear Queen" boat owned and captained by Chris Bellows located at Big Bear Marina @ 500 Paine Court, Big Bear Lake. I, as a white man in his 60s, could not believe how he...More

6  Thank mike530559
Reviewed June 25, 2017

I have taken this tour twice now, and it was a really fun experience both times. The skipper, Chris, is the owner/operator and he told us that he conducts and narrates every tour from May through October. He grew up in Big Bear and gives...More

Thank suzannmac
Reviewed June 16, 2017

My wife and I had an excellent time touring Big Bear Lake aboard the Big Bear Queen. The captain provided a detailed history of Big Bear Lake, the surrounding landscape and the numerous beautiful vacation homes and cabins along the lake shore. The price for...More

Thank Tim S
Reviewed June 9, 2017

There is no better place to be in the summertime than on Captain Chris's boat. He loves to share the history of the lake, as he grew up in Big Bear. I love that his boat has an open upper deck, giving the most amazing...More

Thank UCWino
Reviewed November 8, 2016

this is great cruise. They serve drinks and snacks on board. You can sit either deck. the information is wonderful, ask questions and see if the guest knows. They point out who lives where past to the future. Lots of information and relaxing cruise. no...More

Thank 127charley
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