42' Houseboat

42' Houseboat

Experience the tranquility of water living on the 42' houseboat. This floating accommodation comfortably sleeps 4 adults + 2 small children, offering two private staterooms with a Queen bed and a Full bed, as well as a sleeper sofa for two children. It's more than just a place to rest your head - it's a floating home, complete with a fully equipped kitchen featuring a propane stove, french press for coffee, and an 8.5 cubic feet fridge with a small freezer.

Despite its compact size, the houseboat is equipped with one full bathroom. We provide marine toilet paper, but remember to pack other bathroom amenities. Linens, blankets, pillows, and bath towels are provided for your convenience. For cleanliness, the houseboat is non-smoking and we provide dish soap and hand soap.

Please note that the roof is not accessible due to Coast Guard regulations. But don't worry, the natural beauty surrounding you on the water is more than enough to keep your senses captivated.

The 42' houseboat is powered by a Yamaha 115HP outboard engine, with a maximum speed of 6 mph. Two fuel tanks are provided, allowing for a maximum distance of approximately 30 miles. Navigate with ease using the helm's Chartplotter and enjoy peace of mind with a 70-gallon water tank, typically enough for 2 people on a 3 day trip.

Drive the houseboat yourself or remain dockside! 

42 feet
6 persons
2 Private Staterooms (sleeps 4 adults + 2 small children)
6 persons
Bed Details
1 Queen bed and 1 Full bed; Sleeper sofa sleeps 2 children
1 full bathroom
Trip Lengths
2 night minimum
Everglades National Park - Flamingo Marina

Please Note: The pricing information displayed below is subject to change (and it does change frequently). We endeavor to be as accurate as possible, but make sure you confirm pricing with your customer service agent before booking any trip.

Marina Season Dates Nightly
Flamingo Year Round 01/01/24 - 12/31/24 $450

Price does not include tax, fuel, or a $25 propane fee which operates range, fridge, and water-heater while under way. A $5,000 security deposit is due on arrival. A $30 park entrance fee is required to enter the park.

Houseboat can be driven or remain docked at the marina with access to shore power. Docked houseboats are $50 less per night than the driving houseboat. 

In compliance with Florida state law, anyone born on or after January 1, 1988, must have a valid boater’s safety card or certificate. (Not required if staying dockside).


Special Features

  • Deck Furniture
  • Towels
  • Bedding
  • Sorry, Pets are not permitted
  • Marine toilet paper provided, no other bathroom amenities provided
  • Blankets, sheets, pillows, bath towels
  • Dish soap
  • Handsoap
  • All houseboats are non-smoking

Kitchen Features

  • Cookware
  • Plates, utensils, glassware
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • French Press
  • Propane stove
  • *Fridge size is 8.5 cubic feet with small freezer.

Mechanical Features

  • Generator
  • 12 Volt Lighting
  • Water Heater
  • Air Conditioning
  • Roof is not accessible, as railing does not meet Coast Guard regulations due to clearance needed under bridge in Buttonwood Canal
  • Yamaha 115HP outboard engine
  • Engine size: Yamaha 115HP
  • Two fuel tanks provided. Maximum distance is approximately 30 miles.
  • Max speed is 6 mph
  • Helm includes a Chartplotter
  • 70 gallon watertank (generally enough for 2 people for a 3 day trip)


Accessibility Features

  • Not wheelchair accessible. Unfortunately a wheelchair would not be able to comfortably navigate the boat. 
  • Bathroom is not equipped with grab bars


Below is a list of items that will be provided with your houseboat rental.

  • Two bedrooms: one with a queen bed and the other with a full size bed (One of the houseboats has a full size bunk bed and a full size bed)
  • Living area
  • One bathroom – shower, no bathtub
  • Galley with: gas oven/range, gas-electric refrigerator (8.5 cu ft) with a freezer, microwave that will work at the dock, French Press, basic set of cooking utensils, glasses, dishes, silverware, pots/pans
  • The fridge & hot water will automatically switch from shore power (electric) to propane once the boat departs from the dock
  • Houseboats have A/C while at the dock 
  • Generator can be rented for $50 per night which operates the A/C and Water heater
  • Each boat sleeps 6 max (4 adults + 2 children)
  • Screened Windows
  • Linen for beds and bathroom
  • Dish soap
  • Hand soap
  • Paper towels
  • Marine toilet paper
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