Unique, Floating Waterpark is the First of Its Kind on the West Coast
This summer Captain John’s Fawn Harbor and Marina introduces a new attraction on Big Bear Lake not seen anywhere else on the West Coast. It’s called Tarzan Boat, a jungle-themed, floating waterpark that features six different stimulating ways get a wet fix.
“Tarzan Boat is not a typical nautical vessel by any means,” said Serena Saunders, owner of Captain John’s Fawn Harbor and Marina. “It’s a mobile, floating water park that features a variety of ways to get your kicks on the lake.”
Features include Monkey Jump, a six-foot high platform, and Gorilla Jump, a 12-foot high platform. Both allow participants to free fall into the lake. There are two Olympic-grade trampolines on board, Monkey Bounce and Gorilla Bounce. Participants get airborne on these trampolines before splashing into the water. The Gorilla Bounce can launch jumpers up to 20 feet above the water’s surface. The Tarzan Swing, which is accessed from the 12-foot platform, adds to the excitement. It’s a rope swing that extends over the lake to give participants the opportunity to swing high above the water like Tarzan. Rounding off the boat’s attractions is the Jungle Slide. This curvy, tube slide, which is also accessed from the 12-foot platform, shoots people out like a rocket into the water. Two ladders on each side of the vessel provide easy entrance back onto the bow deck so swimmers can access unlimited water fun.
“Tarzan Boat will be the hot spot on Big Bear Lake this summer for families, couples and groups,” added Saunders. “It provides continuous fun for all ages, which naturally fits our theme here at Captain John’s.”Tarzan Boat, The Floating Waterpark
The floating waterpark anchors 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.
On the shuttle ride over, marina staff addresses Tarzan Boat’s safety rules to the guests. Two fully certified lifeguards are on board the Tarzan Boat at all times, and the boat comes equipped with life jackets for every person on board. A paying adult must accompany participants 12 years of age and under. Also, anyone 12 years and under must pass a swim test before playing on the boat’s features, and must wear a life jacket at all times. Tarzan Boat can accommodate up to 30 people at a time. Headfirst diving or flipping is not allowed. However, jumping, 360-degree twists, and cannonballs are all permitted.
Here’s How to Book Your Day of Fun Aboard the Tarzan Boat
Tarzan Boat is scheduled to open to the public Saturday, May 27. It will remain open through September. Hours of operation are daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with multiple sessions throughout the day. General admission pricing is per person, and can either be booked in advance or by walk-in. Rates are $25 for one hour, $40 for two hours, $50 for three hours, and $60 for four hours. The Tarzan Boat is available for private groups of 11 to 20 people, for either two or three-hour sessions, or groups of 21 to 30 people for four-hour sessions. Private party rental rates are $480 and up. Private parties must book the Tarzan Boat at least 24 hours in advance. All pricing, rules and restrictions are subject to change.
Captain John’s Fawn Harbor and Marina is located at 39369 North Shore Drive (Hwy. 38) in Fawnskin. To book a session aboard the unique Tarzan Boat, floating waterpark, call 909-866-6478 or online at FawnHarbor.com.