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Yacht Hotel Boat
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Yacht Hotel Boat

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.
  • 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:

    • Lake Havasu, Arizona
    • Lake Travis, Texas
    • Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
    • St. Johns River, Florida
    • Lake Vermillion, Minnesota
    • Coastal Finland
    • The Amazon River, Brazil

    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:

    • Shasta Lake, California
    • Lake Austin, Texas
    • Lake Powell, Arizona
    • Finger Lakes
    • Lake Michigan
    • Lake Cumberland, Kentucky

    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.

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    Giovanni
    Bayliner 32' So Cal Coast, Harbor Cruise, Emerald Bay, Catalina Island! Captain, Fuel & Cleaning Included.

    Alan planned everything out with me a week before we even got on the boat. Let us know that there was restaurants we can eat at and he could make reservations for us. Let us know all of the spots where people usually dock and hang out. He was constantly checking in to make sure we weren’t getting seasick or if we needed anything. Alan went above and beyond and I definitely recommend him!

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    Abra
    Bayliner 32' So Cal Coast, Harbor Cruise, Emerald Bay, Catalina Island! Captain, Fuel & Cleaning Included.

    I reserved Alan’s boat to celebrate my birthday and had the absolute best time! There were 11 of us total and it was just the right size. We had ample space to lounge at the front, dance at the back, relax in the middle, and chill below deck. The sound system was solid, and there was enough room in the kitchen/dining area for us to fit a couple of coolers full of drinks and multiple trays of food. We started in Back Bay, went through Newport Harbor, and spent some time in Emerald Bay. The open water was a bit choppy, but Alan navigated the waves well. Cruising through the Harbor was probably my favorite part of the entire experience, and I’m glad we got to experience that twice — both at the start and at the end of the trip. Communication with Alan was great from start to finish. Parking is easy, but it can be a bit tricky to find the correct entrance to the Marina — definitely allow yourself enough time to arrive, park, and load everything onto the boat ahead of your reservation start time. Overall Alan was a great host and we had a fantastic time. Looking forward to the next celebration!

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    farzan
    Sea Ray 24' Harbor Cruise, Emerald Bay and the So Cal Coast!

    Fantastic experience. Highly recommend Alan. Truly a professional. Prompt response and everything was more than I expected. Will definitely be back this summer. Thank you for your hospitality Alan!

  4. ND
    Noris
    38’ Lagoon Catamaran In Miami

    Ed was so amazing in making our boat day unforgettable! 🙌🏼😝 He has so much patience & coolness, always has a smile on his face, he’s so easily approachable if we had any questions to ask. He went over the rules of the boat & after that, the party started. We got on the paddle boards & the pad that floats on the water - took so many pictures. The ride was so smooth despite it being a bit cloudy - it was still beautiful outside. We will totally do it again whenever we go back to Miami! All my friends loved our 4 hour boating experience - from start to finish! He was great!! It was such a good experience all around. Great guy 👌🏼👌🏼 Highly recommend getting this boat for a good time.! Thank you so much Ed! ☺️

  5. CS
    Cayman
    Bayliner 32' So Cal Coast, Harbor Cruise, Emerald Bay, Catalina Island! Captain, Fuel & Cleaning Included.

    Alan was an incredible host! Very experienced & extremely well mannered. Alan gave me an absolutely memorable birthday celebration. The boat was beautiful and Alan demonstrated his experience & knowledge of the area as he captained our group of 12 through a breathtaking tour of oversized bayside mansions & mega yachts! This was our first time renting a boat & I’m not sure we could’ve found a better host. We will definitely be returning to book with Alan!

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    Andrew
    Bayliner 32' So Cal Coast, Harbor Cruise, Emerald Bay, Catalina Island! Captain, Fuel & Cleaning Included.

    had a great time on this boat, I definitely recommend it to anyone that is interested. Captain knew the perfect spots to get the right pictures. Was able to decorate the inside of the boat prior to departure.