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Make your next vacation one to remember with a houseboat rental.
Vacationing on the lake just took on a whole new meaning. Houseboat rentals are a popular option for groups looking to spend a few nights exploring an area, swimming, finding private beaches, and relaxing onboard. Houseboats are a great choice for large groups and are perfect for hosting family gatherings or annual trips with friends.
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Things to consider when booking a houseboat rental.
- Houseboats range in size, carrying capacity, and amenities onboard. There's a vast range of luxury to more simple accommodations you can choose from. Check with the captain to make sure the boat you pick will meet your needs.
- Houseboat trips are excellent for long weekends at the lake or other events, and you can bring food and games onboard to ensure a good time with friends and family.
- Any questions about booking your houseboat adventure? No problem! Simply message the captain or owner and ask any questions you may have.
- Lake Havasu, Arizona
- Lake Travis, Texas
- Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
- St. Johns River, Florida
- Lake Vermillion, Minnesota
- Coastal Finland
- The Amazon River, Brazil
- Shasta Lake, California
- Lake Austin, Texas
- Lake Powell, Arizona
- Finger Lakes
- Lake Michigan
- Lake Cumberland, Kentucky
Houseboat Rentals FAQs
Where is the best place to rent a houseboat?
There are many great houseboat rental destinations around the world. A few of the top places to rent a houseboat include:
How much is it to rent a houseboat?
Houseboat rentals vary in price, but typically cost between $200-$1000 a day. The price for a houseboat rental will depend on the size of the boat, the location, and how many days you wish to rent. There are lots of different sizes and styles of houseboats to rent.
What is the best lake to rent a houseboat?
Some of the best lakes to rent a houseboat include:
Can anyone drive a houseboat?
To operate a houseboat you must be at least 18 years old. Typically you also need a valid driver’s license and proof that you’ve completed a boating safety course in order to rent and drive a houseboat. Rules and regulations for houseboats vary by state, so you will want to check the state and location that you’re operating the houseboat in.
How far can a houseboat travel in a day?
Houseboats, depending on how much fuel in the tank and their efficiency, can travel about 20-30 miles in one day. Distance will depend on many factors, so you’ll want to carefully plan your route if you’re traveling long distances on a houseboat.
How do you pack for a houseboat trip?
There are many factors to consider when packing for a houseboat trip. Check the weather forecast, consider how many days, what activities you’ll be doing, where you’re going, and how many people are coming along. You’ll want plenty of food and water onboard to avoid the chance of running out, warm clothes in case it gets cold unexpectedly, all the necessary safety equipment, and extras to make your trip fun and memorable.
GetMyBoat customer reviews for Boat Rentals worldwide.
My group and I were celebrating my birthday and we had a great experience on the Cynthia! From the time we got aboard, the crew took great care of us. We opted to do the option with the open bar, and definitely got our monies worth. And the food and snacks provided tasted fresh and delicious. I will definitely recommend and book with them in the future!
We had a fantastic trip with Ed! His boat was beautiful and our outing was everything we wanted. He was great with communication from the time we booked our trip. We absolutely recommend booking with him!
Great captain. Great boat. Took our family of 6 out for a sunset cruise. We had a blast. Ed let my son steer for a while so now I have a full fledged boat expert 6 year old to explain boats to his old dad. 😂
The boat was really great, exactly how it was described, and a great value. Renting from Alan was a great experience. He responded quickly and made the whole process extremely easy for us. I will rent from him again in the future.
WOW! If only, this had more than just a 5 star rating on here!!! First off, I want to start off by saying I am so HAPPY I waited til the morning of our boat trip to book and was hesitant because that is when I woke up to Alan's response that his boat was available rather than booking someones else the night before!! From the moment of the booking, he was nothing but clear with instructions, sweet and very helpful. It was very clear that this is not a business to him but more that he enjoys people enjoying their day on his beautiful yacht. When we arrived to the destination, he was nothing but very friendly, warm, and made us feel like family. He showed us all the ropes to his boat, and took us for a fun day out and showed us all the hot spots. We laughed, had conversations, played music, and at the end of the day grew a bond. Our group had a great time and can't wait to book many more trips with Alan. Once again I am so happy that I was hesitant on booking another boat the night prior and has slept on it!! The yacht was beautiful, clean and had a lot of room to move around! Thank you again and for the perfect summer weather in January which you only find in California!
We had an incredible experience on Ed’s boat! Ed is such a great captain, knows all the good spots and makes sure you have a great time! Super recommend!