Sometimes new can feel overwhelming...

That is why taking a guided tour of a new area is highly recommended. Even constant visitors can benefit from a tour, learning from someone who is educated on the history of the area can help further appreciate the surrounding area.      

Scenic Sky Chair at Bear Mountain

There is no better or more charming description than Bear Mountain’s, “Guests of all ages can take a ride on the Snow Summit Scenic Sky Chair and experience the most breathtaking views in all of Big Bear. The mile-long Scenic Sky Chair transports sightseers, hikers, and cross-country & downhill mountain bikers through the San Bernardino National Forest to an elevation of 8,200 feet. Sit back and enjoy the wildlife, flowers, panoramic views and clean mountain air during the relaxing 15-minute chairlift ride providing access to our View Haus Restaurant, hiking trails and San Bernardino National Forest”.

Big Bear Pirate Ship

From May to October, guests take a narrated 90 min. tour aboard the 1/3 scale replica of a 16th Century Spanish Galleon. A full bar on board with water and soda are offered on both daily tours and private parties.

Big Bear Queen Tour

Enjoy a 90 minute excursion narrated by Captain Chris, a lifelong BIG BEAR QUEEN captain, who conveys Big Bear Valley’s history, including the solar observatory, Garstin Island, celebrity homes, the story of the Four Dams, some of the best fishing spots and other fun stuff in Big Bear. Within walking distance from both entrances to Big Bear Village, a tour on the QUEEN completes your mountain visit.

Sailing daily May through October.
Please call (909) 744-4948 for group and charter information.

Miss Liberty Big Bear Lake Cruises

Board the Big Bear Valley's one-of-a-kind tour boat on breathtaking Big Bear Lake for a fully narrated 90 minute guided tour featuring highlights of Big Bear's rich history dating back to 1845. Hear fun facts, folklore, celebrity sightings, and much more!

Action Zipline Tours

Located in Big Bear Lake, CA, Action Tours offers zip lining, tree rope climbing, Segway, and aqua flight tours. Their website describes the services they render as such, “Action Zipline Tours are the most exciting way to experience Big Bear year-round, weather permitting. The three hour tour includes an off-road ride two miles into the forest in our safari jeeps, with nine high-speed zip line lines that run down our mountain for the most avid thrill-seekers, a beautiful suspension bridge with stunning views of Johnson Valley as a backdrop for it all, Action Zipline Tours is truly an adventure. Our all-inclusive tour is outdoor recreation at its best, and it’s most exclusive”.

Ziplines at Pacific Crest

Craving excitement? Look no further. Ziplines at Pacific Crestis located just 75 miles from Los Angeles, right above Rancho Cucamonga in the San Gabriel Mountains next to Mountain High Resort. Both of our zipline courses are literally built in the trees—enabling you to truly be in the environment, zipping from one platform to the next.

Helicopter Touring Adventures in Big Bear

"Witness the beauty the San Bernardino Mountains and Big Bear area has to offer with an aerial view like no other, featuring the scenic countryside, Landmarks, Points of Interest, surroundings and Real Estate. Our helicopter sightseeing flights are a combination of excitement, relaxation, and just plain fun to those seeking knowledge of the Big Bear area".

Keys Ranch Tour in Joshua Tree

A reservation only tour, lasting about 90 minutes, and is limited to 25 people.  Listed as a National Historic Register Site, the property is located in a remote, rocky canyon in Joshua Tree National Park. The ranger-guided tour of the ranch includes the colorful story of the 60 years Bill and Frances Keys spent working together to make a life and raise their five children in this remote location. From mid-June through the end of September 2015, tours will be offered on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am and on Saturday evenings at 6:00 pm.

Joshua Tree National Park Ranger Programs

Discover Joshua Tree with free guided walks, talks, and evening programs given by park rangers and volunteers.Learn how humans, wildlife, and vegetation have adapted to survive in the desert, and how geologic forces have shaped this arid land. There are of these free tours offered until September 30th, get there before you're too late.

Guided Nature Walks

The San Bernardino Mountains are an amazing outdoor classroom if you appreciate nature and want to learn about the diversity of plant and wildlife in the forest. In partnership with the Big Bear Discovery Center located in Fawnskin, the National Forest Association offers quality environmental education programs for kids, guided day and night nature walks, stargazing, wildlife watching, snowshoe tours, kayaking and canoe tours.