• Big Bear Lake at Sunset
    Captain John's Marina
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    Big Bear Lake
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    Family fun in Big Bear Lake
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    Wakeboard at Captain John's
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    Kayaks and Canoes at Captain John's Marina
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    Take a boat out onto Big Bear Lake


Want to try something new on your Big Bear vacation?  Check out Captain John’s Marina in Fawnskin and don’t forget your bathing suit and sunscreen!

Big Bear Lake rentals are available close to the water and offer the best option for enjoying the beautiful mountain lake activities with easy access to kayak rentals and fishing boat charters.

Stand up Paddleboard, also known as SUP, is taking SoCal by storm, and Captain John’s is your place to try this fun and challenging workout.  SUP is great for all ages and is easy to learn.  Try a PaddleFit class or take a lesson to get yourself familiar with one out on the water while you enjoy Big Bear Lake.  Women can also join Babes on Boards, a great way to stay active, learn a new sport and make new friends.

Wakeboard at Captain John's in Big Bear Lake

Wakeboard at Captain John’s

Wakeboarding, Waterskiing and Tubing is fun for the whole family!  Captain John’s Marina’s experienced captain has over 20 years of experience as an instructor, so you are sure to have fun while being in good hands.  Get your adrenaline going out on Big Bear Lake.

Wake up early from your Big Bear Lake vacation rental and grab your fishing pole!  Fishing charters are a fun way to get to see the lake while you catch dinner.  You will be personally shown around Big Bear Lake while you learn a few tricks, cast your line and wait for the fish to bite.  Not a bad way to spend a day, or two!

Kayak and Canoe rentals are fun and are best enjoyed in the morning when lake traffic is low.  Experience Big Bear Lake from a duck’s point of view while you glide through the clear water in a quiet, peaceful setting along the shore. Then head back to your cabin rental or have lunch in Big Bear Village.

Lake Cruises and Tours are the best way to relax out on the water.  Let your captain be your guide while you sit back and enjoy the sunset, chat with family and friends or celebrate your nuptials with a wedding cruise.  Fun and romance is in the mountain air when you head out on Big Bear Lake.  Try an Eco-Friendly Lake Tour for a fun way to respect all that nature has provided with the Big Bear Lake Discovery Center.

Boat Rentals are also available for the do-it-yourself vacationer or fishing enthusiast.

If you have a place on Big Bear Lake or are considering buying a property, Captain John’s also does Dock Repairs and Maintenance and Destination Big Bear recommends them to our property and cabin owners.

It’s easy to book your Big Bear vacation rental to include fun on Big Bear Lake.  Captain John’s Marina is offering guests of Destination Big Bear cabin rentals a 20% discount on boat rentals for Big Bear Lake.  Visit www.fawnharbor.com or call (909) 366-5109.  Fawn Harbor is located at 39369 North Shore Drive #350 Fawnskin, CA 92333.

To see one of Destination Big Bear lake cabins, visit www.destinationbigbear.com  or call (909) 752-0234.


written by Nanette Murray.

Nanette Murray moved to Big Bear Lake after vacationing from Los Angeles where she lived for 3 years.  Originally from the mid-west, she has lived in numerous cities including Dallas, TX, Minneapolis, MN and Seattle, WA.  In her spare time she enjoys hiking, yoga, baking and spending time with her family and adopted Chihuahua.

Take a boat out onto Big Bear Lake

Take a boat out onto Big Bear Lake

Kayaks and Canoes at Captain John's Marina in Big Bear Lake

Kayaks and Canoes at Captain John’s Marina

Fun for the kids on Big Bear Lake

Fun for the kids

Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake

Captain John's Marina at Big Bear Lake

Captain John’s Marina

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