YOU drive our jeeps and follow our guides on Big Bear's world-famous off-road terrain and trails!
YOU drive our Can-Ams and explore the open terrain of the backcountry!
The original experience started with Designated Wakesports in 2004. Desi (owner/operator) had a passion for wakeboarding and boating here on beautiful Big Bear Lake. He wanted to provide an experience that gives guests the same thrill of boating in a high-performance tournament tow boat with one of our professional captains. He also wanted guests to be able to experience the lake at their leisure, so in 2009 Designated Wakesports started providing Sea-Doo rentals. We quickly became one of the top-rated Sea-Doo rental companies on the West Coast.
In 2014 Big Bear Off-Road Experience was established. Desi had a passion for off-roading on the world-famous local trails and wanted guests visiting Big Bear to have the opportunity to enjoy the same experiences. Desi started Big Bear Jeep Experience with a small fleet of jeeps in 2014. This experience is one of a kind, putting our guests in the driver seat of one of our customized jeeps while they follow our professional guides in a convoy of jeeps as the guide narrates the entire experience via 2-way radio. This unique driving experience quickly became the #1 rated off-road driving experience in the country. In 2020 BBORE partnered with BRP and added the UTV experience to the list of experiences provided.
Over the years, guests request a vehicle capable of taking them and their group into the backcountry, but they didn’t want to drive. Desi listened, and after a long year of custom fabrication, TourZilla was born. TourZilla is the biggest and baddest off-road safari vehicle ever created! TourZilla was designed and built to hold 11 passengers safely and bring them to the backcountry. One of our TourZilla handlers (i.e. guides) will drive TourZilla and narrate the entire experience. All you and your group have to do is sit back and enjoy the thrill of a lifetime as TourZilla conquerors anything the trail has in store!
We are here to deliver the best day on the lake for you, your friends, and your family!
Designated Wakesports' charters provide everything you need to have an unforgettable day on the Lake. We do it all! From wake surfing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, wakeskating, and kneeboarding to everyone's favorite activity TUBING! If it's legal to do it behind the boat, we do it!
If boat charters aren't your thing and you're looking to experience the lake at your own pace then Designated Wakesports is the place for you! We offer a premier fleet of Sea-doos for you to enjoy the lake at your leisure. From mild to wild you're sure to have an amazing experience on our Sea-doos!
Wow, wow, wow! What an experience! Charlie took us out in a Friday evening for the Squeeze! It was unforgettable! Honestly! We took our 4 year old with us and he loved it! He can't stop talking about it. We can't wait to do this again!
Damn!!! This was one of the most epic things I've ever done. It was totally worth it. We also loved the experience of driving the Jeep's ourselves. I can't wait to do it again!
The absolute best experience we could've asked for! Brent was our guide and we couldn't say enough about him. He walks you through everything you need to know, every step of the way! Very patient and fun! We were able to do more than we expected and enjoyed every bit of the adventure. He even took wonderful pics and videos and shared them at the end! Loved this so much, cannot wait to come back!
Highly recommend Big Bear Jeep Experience. We had a really great time; Brent is an awesome guide. He is patient and full of great information about the area.
My wife and I went up to Big Bear this last weekend for our anniversary. The Jeep trip was much more than we expected. Incredible views in the mountains and with Torrey as our guide, we were given the best experience possible. He was super funny and gave us advice on all the best places to eat and hangout. Being a local, Torrey gave us a history lesson while driving through the area. We're definitely coming back and asking for Torrey as our guide. Thanks so much!
Booked the Holcomb valley trip as a surprise for my boys and as a way to get behind the wheel of a jeep. Contacting them by phone was flawless, got me all signed up within a couple of days of my arrival. We met Charlie on the earlier evening of our tour and he was excellent giving us the run down of the safety rules all the way through to the play by play on the guided tour. The driving experience was terrific being able to go on terrain you're unfamiliar with was worth the price of admission. Great experience as there are a few options to try. Worth the price of admission.
It was so easy to book online. Chris was our captain/instructor and he was awesome. He taught my husband who has very little surfing/snowboarding experience to at least stand up wakesurfing, we got some cool video. Then my kids got a turn at tubing and had a blast.
...It was very easy to book online and all the information can be found on their website. Anthony was our captain/instructor and he was very good at teaching us and extremely patient as we were all first-timers to wakesurfing. The boat is clean and new and Anthony really made the experience very pleasant for us!
Chris was a great water skiing coach and gave us a little extra time. 100% coming back for wake boarding too!
Looking to enjoy your stay a bit longer in Big Bear? That’s terrific, Big Bear Cabin Rentals has many cabins to choose from that accommodate longer stays. From high-end luxury cabins to pet friendly and near the water, they have exactly what you need. Oh, and they also offer cleans during your stay with us and you can enjoy our concierge team if needed. So relax and come enjoy everything Big Bear has to offer.
Pick from over 300 homes and luxury Big Bear cabins ranging from rustic and simple to luxuriously grand. With such a great selection of locations, amenities, decor and pricing, Big Bear Vacations has the perfect accommodations for you, your family, friends and groups. They also offer weekly, monthly, and long term rentals in Big Bear Lake for anyone looking to get away from the city!
Kick back and relax at the 400-acre mountain campground retreat just 4 miles from Big Bear Lake. Encircled by thousands of acres of San Bernardino National Forest the oasis is a private ranch where rolling hills and stands of pine surround a meadow of roaming horses. Having campsites one to five acres in size and generously distanced from neighboring campers, Holcomb Valley Ranch is a campground like no other.