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Tarzan Water Boat

Hot, Wet, Wild. No not the latest movie at the cinema, but the new Tarzan Boat that hits Big Bear Lake this summer. Part water park, part diving board, part thrillseeker, the new boat is one way to cool off when the weather gets warm.

The new contraption is called a Tarzan Boat, and is a well endowed 24 foot pontoon boat that is moored off the shore in Fawnskin, the north side of Big Bear Lake. The new boat attraction has a water slide, Tarzan style rope swing, jumping platforms and the fan favorite; jumping trampolines at various heights. It is a sure fire way to cool off and burn off some extra energy. The rope swing is just calling for "ah-ahh-ha" ala Tarzan.

The gymboree boat is rented by the hour and is operated by Captain John's Fawn Harbor Marina. There are life guards on duty as guests are ferried out to the boat which floats about 100 yards off shore. This is just one of many new features Big Bear has added making their resort sky rocket with summer business.

Cannonballs and rope twists lead the fun off the trampolines, but head first diving is prohibited Captain John

Each summer Big Bear has expanding their water toys to make the resort more popular than ever when the weather starts to heat up in Southern California. Over the years they have added paddle boarding, the cable wakeboard park, and the really mind blowing aquaman adventure along with the more traditional ability to rent boats and jet skis with just a driver's license.

Summer has become the big season at a lot of smaller ski resorts who suffer from poor weather due to lower altitude and competition from bigger destination resorts such as Mammoth and Lake Tahoe. In order to compete, these more localized resorts offer activities that are enticing for families in hopes of turning what might be just a weekend blast into a full week of activities during warmer summer months.

The Tarzan Boat adventure operates from Memorial Day through the first of September's Labor Day. Fawnskin is the small city on the north side of the lake flanked by the cities of Big Bear Lake and Big Bear City both on south shore and home to Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. As part of the adventure to Fawnskin, one can drive all the way around the lake on 'rim of the world' drive and see what life is like at an altitude of 7200ft.

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