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Big Bear Lake, California: Time Bandits Movie Pirate Ship

The pirate ship crewed by midgets in the 1981 movie directed by Terry Gilliam is afloat here for daily 90 minute cruises. Sank in a storm in March 2014; later refloated and back in action.

398 Edgemoor Rd, Big Bear Lake, CA
On the south shore of Big Bear Lake, at Holloway's Marina. From Hwy 18, take Edgemoor Rd north.
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Time Bandits Movie Pirate Ship

I drove 2 1/2 hours to go on the tour. The next sailing was supposed to be 4 o'clock -- when I checked in with the desk I was advised they don't guarantee the 4 o'clock sailing will occur. The young lady was very nice and apologetic, but I thought that it was a shame that it wasn't noted on their site that they only guarantee the 12 and 2 o'clock sailing times.

[Lynne, 09/10/2019]

Pirate ship tour group.

Time Bandits Movie Pirate Ship

A ride on this attraction is not free. It was around $19 per adult and $12 per child. Luckily we called ahead to make sure there was room for our larger group and found out then. The tour was fantastic. 90 minutes or so long. Guide was great -- we learned a lot about Big Bear history and the lake. Gorgeous view all around!

[Sara Torabi, 08/14/2012]

Taking a picture of the pirate ship remains free, but thanks for pointing out that a 90 minute tour on the lake requires adequate pirate tribute.

Time Bandits pirate ship sails Big Bear Lake

The Time Bandit, a 1/3-scale replica of a 17th-century English three-masted galleon, is now sailing the waters of Big Bear Lake, CA.


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