Pet Friendly Houseboat Vacations

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Pet Friendly Houseboat Vacations

Can't imagine a houseboat vacation without man's best friend by your side? We're animal lovers too, so we understand how hard it is to leave your pets at home while you go on vacation. In this post, we will go over what is involved in deciding which location or houseboat may be best for you if you plan to bring your dog along.

Did you know that pets are allowed on most houseboats at Lake Powell? Not all houseboat locations allow pets on their boats, but about 60% of marinas do. Those that do, generally charge a small fee (if any) based on your dog's size or to cover any deep cleaning involved. Dogs are allowed on most houseboats at Lake Shasta, except on houseboats departing from Packers Bay marina. Locations such as Raystown Lake and the Erie Canal have certain houseboats set aside for pet lovers, while other locations have restrictions only on certain models. Trained pets are a must, and at locations such as Kentucky/Barkley Lakes, you may be required to rent a smaller motorized boat if you're not already bringing one along for frequent trips to shore. Also, the marina may require you to keep animals crated at night. Common rules apply: keep your dogs leashed while they are on shore, and please be courteous and clean up after them. It's also a good idea to invest in a brightly colored doggy-lifevest or durable boots (to prevent stepping on sharp objects that may be on the shore or in the water) while they are outside.

It's best to let your agent know as ahead of time as possible to arrange a houseboat vacation for you and your pet. Let us know what type of dog you're bringing and their approximate weight. We'll tell you what fees, restrictions, or requirements (if any) are involved with your rental. If the boat you had your eye on doesn't allow pets, we'll find you a comperable houseboat nearby.

Don't go on your houseboat trip without your furry friend, give us a call at 888-454-8825 or request information online. We'd be happy to give you some insight and suggestions for which marinas or nearby locations allow pets. We are committed to making your houseboat excursion the best vacation you've ever had. Which, for a lot of you, includes your trusty canine companion.

Fido is sure to have just as much fun on a houseboat vacation as you will! What's your pup's favorite houseboating spot?

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