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Address: at Holloway's Marina, 398 Edgemoor Rd, Big Bear City, CA 92315
Phone Number:
+1 909-878-4040
Fee: Yes

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Great Tour

One ticket gets you into all of the ships. You can get into basically all areas of the ships. This includes the submarine. It's worth the time.

Reviewed 23 September 2016
Chelsey A
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

One ticket gets you into all of the ships. You can get into basically all areas of the ships. This includes the submarine. It's worth the time.

Thank Chelsey A
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Time Bandit is a 1/3 scale replica of a Spanish Galleon (Pirate ship) built by a father and son in their backyard (I know hard to believe, but true). It was also later used in the movie "Time Bandit" and took on that name. The 90 minute cruise takes place daily at 2pm and on weekends at both 12pm and... More 

Thank viperamd64
Pasadena, California
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

Beautiful tour of the lake with music, fun commentary and jokes along the way. We took the 4pm cruise and enjoyed an adult beverage mixed very generously by the "wench" on board. Was the highlight of our trip to Big Bear

Thank Marfel53
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

An entertaining 90 min tour of Big Bear Lake has entertainment for visitors of all ages. Beverages served on board and you're welcome to bring your own as well. Sit back with the wind in your hair and take in the scenery, learn a little history, and be entertained.

Thank Jason G
Oxnard, California
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Captain Amazing was awesome on this 90 minute boat tour around the lake. He talked almost the entire time pointing out neat landmarks, telling funny jokes, and fun facts about Big Bear. It is all pirate themed so my kids got a kick out of it. You are allowed to take snacks on...and they also sell drinks (soda and alcohol)... More 

3 Thank jenniferh1229
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We have been to Big Bear many times & never knew this was here. They must advertise more!! We saw it on the lake by chance in May and came back with our daughter this weekend. We did the 90 minute 4:00 tour and it was warm; must wear sunscreen!! They allow you to bring aboard snacks, but no drinks;... More 

Thank blueeyes158
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Interesting commentary and great music - wish they didn't serve alcohol because some passengers were a bit loud and obnoxious Learned a lot - not just for kids!

Thank yenta123
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100 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Arg. ... ahoy matee. ... We enjoy a very cold cold pirateship ride. ... it's a experience you don't want to miss. ... but go on a hotter days. ... or bring winter coat 42 degree last Saturday. .... It's a small well maintain pirateship. ... it was built to last handmade pirateship. ... Captain excellent and Miss are delightful.... More 

Thank Phia V
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107 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

This truly was the highlight of our grandson's Big Bear Lake stay! Dad, Grandpa and grandson took an afternoon tour of the lake aboard the pirate ship to include 'real pirates,' eye patches and of course pirate music. The staff is excellent, booking is easy! Don't wait, these tours book-up pretty fast so be sure to try to make your... More 

Thank Linda D
Los Angeles, California
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75 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015

We took our two granddaughters (7 & 5) on this ship and they had a blast. The staff was very attentive to them and made them feel very special. Something I didn't know is that they serve alcohol. We learned a lot about the Big Bear area.

Thank Peggy H

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