Lagonita Lodge runs pontoon boat tours at low prices a couple times a week. The day we had planned to go, the boat tours were canceled due to the threat of lightning and thunderstorms. So the next day, we went down to the nearby Big Bear Marina and took a lake tour on the ersatz paddle boat, the Big Bear Queen. They run tours several times during the day, depending on the number of folks signed up, and only guarantee a 2pm sailing, which is the one we went on. Prices are a very reasonable: $12 for adults, $10 for kids 3-12, free for under 3.
The 90 minute narrated tour takes you around the entire circumference of the lake. Our guide provided us with a mixture of historical lore, celebrity home ...Read More