A Weekend Getaway From L.A. At & In The Lake
Actually, to be more more accurate, it’s not Big Bear making the splash – it’s YOU!
The Los Angeles-area mountain resort now has something called the Tarzan Boat, which is a diving platform for you to jump in and splash in Big Bear Lake. Officials are calling it a “floating recreational park.”
It includes a six-foot high platform called Monkey Jump and a 12-foot high platform called Gorilla Jump where people free fall into the lake. There are two Olympic-grade trampolines on board, Monkey Bounce and Gorilla Bounce, where you get airborne before splashing into the water. In fact, the Gorilla Bounce can launch jumpers as high as 20 feet above the water’s surface.
The Tarzan Swing, which is accessed from the 12-foot platform, is a rope swing that extends over the lake that enables you to swing high above the water just like Tarzan swinging from trees in the jungle.
There’s also a curvy tube slide called the Jungle Slide that shoots people out like a rocket into the water.
“Tarzan Boat is a mobile, floating water park that features a variety of ways to get your kicks on the lake,” said Serena Saunders, owner of Captain John’s Fawn Harbor and Marina.
Headfirst diving or flipping is not allowed. However, jumping, 360-degree twists, and cannonballs are all permitted. And no doubt encouraged.
The floating waterpark is anchored approximately 100 yards from Captain John’s Fawn Harbor and Marina, adjacent to the town of Fawnskin on the north shore. The water depth is 10 to 12 feet at the anchor point. An electric, jungle-safari cruiser shuttles guests from the marina docks every hour on the hour.
Rates are $25 for one hour, $40 for two hours, $50 for three hours and $60 for four hours.