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Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Tour Boat

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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 and is sure to prove to be a highlight of your stay with us. A trip on the Miss Liberty Paddlewheel boat does not stand just to be an enjoyable boat ride, but you’ll also find that the tour is incredibly informative, and you’ll find yourself learning a large variety of information as you slowly meander your way across the lake. During the ride around Big Bear Lake, guests will enjoy not only pretty views, but also an entertaining narrative given by the boats 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. Not only this, but you’ll also find that in addition to having a thorough knowledge of the area’s history and the local folk lore, but you’ll also be given a crash course in lake geography ensuring that you’ll never look at it’s pristine waters the same again. 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 Miss Liberty makes for the perfect way to spend an afternoon, and you are sure to be talking of it for some time after, you’ll find that their sunset tour is for any couples that are looking for an intimate and romantic experience to end the day off properly.

Vessel Facts

While you’re sure to learn a plethora of useful information and tidbits while 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, thus allowing the boat to hold a staggering 125 people comfortably and with room to spare! The iconic red paddle wheel on the back of the vessel is always intriguing to see as well and brings one back to a simpler time in the area’s history when paddle boats and such were the way to travel. During the trip, guests will enjoy a shaded upper deck for one to lounge around under the warm and shining sun as you breath the fresh mountain air and gaze upon the pristine waters and it’s forest cloak. You’ll also find a large main salon and many smaller seating areas perfect for changing up the vantage point along the way. Further, if you find yourself coming to visit during the fall or winter, you’ll find this heated salon the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sights while feeling warm, snug, and cozy. In addition, you’ll find that the large skipper comes complete with a restroom which is always a nice perk on a tour. A variety of snacks are available for those looking for a nibble as they enjoy the tour and entertaining narration. However, one won’t just find chips and crackers, as the boat also offers a variety of different beverages ranging from a nice refreshing soft drink, to bold wines to sip upon, to champagne for those looking for a toast, to the good old-fashioned beer which is perfect for warm days sitting upon the covered deck. For those who are coming with a large group, fear not for you’ll also find several group seating areas so that you have no need to break up the group, and can all sit, chat, and make memories as a unit sitting together. If you have any little ones coming along for the ride, you’re in luck as children under the age of 4 can ride the tour for free. However, even those that do have to pay will find that Miss Liberty is not only a great way to spend an afternoon but is also affordable. 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!