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Lake Powell - Frequently Asked Questions

Presented below are frequently asked questions about houseboat rentals and houseboating on Lake Powell. If you need additional assistance, please contact us toll-free at 888-454-8825 or click here to submit a request for more guidance. Our friendly and knowledgeable Houseboat Rental Agents are always happy to help.

It’s always a good time to go houseboating! Summer (between Memorial Day and Labor Day) is the most popular and is the busiest season. However, fall offers Indian Summer days with cooler nights. View a month-by-month list of temperatures here: Average Temperatures.


The maximum capacity on any houseboat is up to 12 people while the houseboat is in motion. This is a regulation set by the Coast Guard.

Groups can comply with this rule by bringing or renting a powerboat for additional members of their party. There are no restrictions once the houseboat is moored to shore.


To rent from Wahweap or Bullfrog marinas, the renter must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license.

To rent from Antelope Point marina, the renter must be at least 21 years of age with a valid drivers’ license.


Pets are allowed on most houseboats for a non-refundable fee.

For houseboats from Wahweap or Bullfrog marinas:

  • $10/day fee per pet
  • $250 + per pet fee on 54’Escape or 75’Excursion houseboats
  • *Pets are not allowed on the 62’ Journey, 65’ Axiom Star, or 75’ Odyssey houseboats

For houseboats from Antelope Point marina:

  • $100 one-time fee per pet on all houseboats

There is no special licensing or prior experience required to operate these houseboat rentals; just a valid drivers' license. The marina staff will go over operations and regulations in an orientation upon your arrival.


The cost of a houseboat vacation is based on a few variables: what time of year you plan to visit, what size of houseboat, how long of a trip, etc. See our Pricing Page for more details


Generally, people reserve about 6-9 months in advance. But it's always a good idea to make a reservation as soon as you're ready, especially if you have specific dates in mind or if you're planning a trip over a holiday weekend or on a special promotion.


Give us a call at 888-454-8825. Our reservation agents are happy to check availability or confirm your vacation.

Alternatively, you may Contact Us Online with your availability request, and one of our agents will get back to you with the information you need.


For houseboats from Wahweap or Bullfrog marinas:

To reserve:

  • A refundable security deposit of $600-2000 (depending on houseboat model) is due upon booking by credit card over the phone. This amount is above your rental cost and is refundable at the end of your trip given there’s no damage to the rental.
  • The full rental amount is due 60 days prior to your arrival

Cancellations:

  • More than 60 days notice: forfeit $100
  • 59-45 days notice: forfeit $500
  • Less than 45 days notice: forfeit full rental

 

For houseboats from Antelope Point marina:

To reserve:

  • A deposit equivalent to one day’s rental is due upon booking by credit card over the phone. This amount is applied toward your total like a down payment.
  • The remaining rental amount is due 60 days prior to your arrival

Cancellations:

  • More than 60 days notice: forfeit $150
  • 59-45 days notice: forfeit deposit
  • Less than 45 days notice: forfeit full rental

Basics such as cookware and serve-ware (pots, plans, plates, glasses, utensils, etc.) come equipped on the houseboat. You are responsible for bringing all of your food, beverages, and spices down to salt and pepper.


Fuel is not included in the houseboat rental. Like a rental car, you'll pick up the houseboat full and you'll be responsible for the final refueling at the end of your trip to pay for what you've used.

Typically, we recommend that you budget about $150 per day for fuel. Of course, it may be more or less based on how much the houseboat is driven during your trip and how much you run the generator.


Linens are included on all houseboat rentals. This includes:

  • a fitted sheet
  • top sheet
  • blanket
  • pillow and case
  • bath towels

You will need to provide your own beach towels.


You may pick up the houseboat as early as 8-10am (depending on houseboat model), and it is not due back at the marina until 2-3:30pm on your final day.


If you arrive at the marina after hours, the marina staff will leave your name and houseboat number on the office door with information about where it’s docked.

You can load the houseboat and sleep on it that night in the marina, then go through the check in and orientation process the next morning before you go out on the water.

For an additional cost, Early Boarding the evening prior to your trip may be an option based on availability.Give us a call at 888-454-8825 for details.


We have several options: Watercraft Rentals.

If you choose to bring your own, make sure to read a couple of important notices:


Lake Powell is located in a large area of protected land near the Utah/Arizona border. There are two marinas within minutes of the town of Page, AZ:

See our Map & Directions Page for more information on drive times and nearest airports

Wahweap Marina
100 Stateline Dr, Page AZ 86040

Antelope Point Marina
533 Marina Pkwy, Page AZ 86040

On the Northern end of the lake, Bullfrog Marina is in an undeveloped area. In Bullfrog, there is a boat rental office, a small marina store, and a lodge.

Bullfrog Marina
Bullfrog, UT 84533

*The above addresses are for driving directions only. Do not mail payments to these addresses


There are grocery stores nearby in Page, AZ, about a 10 minute drive from either Wahweap or Antelope Point marinas. The marina has a marina store stocked with limited convenience items and ice.

Nearest grocery stores to Bullfrog marina will either be in Price, UT or Grand Junction, CO, about 2 hours away. The marina has a marina store stocked with limited convenience items and ice.

You will want to come fully prepared with all groceries as there are no grocery or restaurant opportunities along the lake.


Yes! There is fishing at Lake Powell!

There are a variety of fish found in these waters including: catfish, black crappie, brown and rainbow trout, and carp.

A Utah state fishing license is required and will allow you to fish anywhere on Lake Powell, including Arizona waters. Be sure to purchase a license online before you arrive at the marina.

For limits, requirements and permit information be sure to check out Wayne’s Words.


Seasickness is very uncommon on fresh water because the lake is mostly calm and houseboats are wider and more stable than smaller boats. However, if you get sick easily we recommend that you take necessary precautions.


No, Lake Powell is still a prime houseboating destination with 400 feet average depth, stretching 150 miles long and with nearly 2000 miles of shoreline.

More than enough water to enjoy all the same houseboating, powerboating and water activities you’ve enjoyed in years past.

A wealth of new and enhanced recreational opportunities.

More canyons and beaches to explore for mooring houseboats, hiking, and picnicking.


As of September 2015: “All contaminants tested met drinking water standards and sediment results met recreational screening levels.” – National Park Service

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