Big Bear Lake, California is a scenic destination to visit any time of the year, but the highlight of a trip this direction is clearly indicated in the city’s very name. The lake is a central piece to the greater puzzle of this destination and when you’re visiting with friends and family, you won’t want to miss out on a chance to get out and experience the water for yourself. One of the best ways to see the lake is to book a Miss Liberty Paddlewheel tour boat.
The Best of Big Bear Lake
The Miss Liberty Paddlewheel tour boat departs from Pine Knot Marina on Pine Knot Avenue. Tours run daily weather permitting and are 90-minutes from start to finish. A trip on the Miss Liberty Paddlewheel boat is both fun and informative for guests of all ages. During the ride around Big Bear Lake, guests will enjoy narration on the part of the boat’s captain. This informative dialogue gives guests a great overview of Big Bear Lake’s history and folklore some of which has roots dating back to 1845. As the tour progresses, the captain seamlessly travels the Big Bear Lake timeline and may even include information on modern-day celebrity sightings in this area!
While you’re sure to learn a lot aboard the Miss Liberty, it’s also a fascinating journey in large part due to the vessel’s structure and design. At 64-feet long, Miss Liberty is a Skipperliner that was built in 1994 and stretches nearly 25-feet into the air. The iconic red paddle wheel on the back of the vessel is always intriguing to see. During the trip, guests will enjoy a shaded upper deck, large main salon and many smaller seating areas perfect for changing up the vantage point along the way. Snacks are available for purchase during the tour as well as beverages including everything from sodas to wine and beer. Miss Liberty can host up to 125 passengers at a time. While children under the age of 4 can ride the tour for free, a ticket for children between the ages of 5 and 12 is $14 while an adult ticket is $23. Tickets for a sunset cruise can be purchased in advance with children’s tickets for this type of tour costing $17 and adults $26.
Sail and Stay in Big Bear Lake
When you’re in town to get out on the water and experience the beauty of this area, be sure to let the team at Big Bear Vacations help you book your ideal vacation home. Contact us today to start planning your next trip!