Blog from Your Houseboating Experts

Houseboat Destinations near the Bakken Formation

  • By: Heather
  • Posted On: 04/04/14
The oil industry is booming in northern United States as a result of the Bakken formation which occupies about 200,000 square miles over parts of western North Dakota and eastern Montana, as well as southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba in Canada. Folks in these areas deserve an adventurous getaway. Luck has it, we have an array of options nearby; each location offering a uniquely exciting experience that is sure to be unforgettable. Click to learn more

Top Attractions on the Suwannee River

  • By: Heather
  • Posted On: 03/28/14
The Suwannee River is a wild, unsoiled black water river about 246 miles long. On your 44' Houseboat you can cruise for over 70 miles north of Miller's marina at the mouth. The area is known for many of the largest, and quite possibly the most beautiful springs in the world. Click to learn more

Lake Mead: Come on in the Water's Just Fine!

  • By: Ann
  • Posted On: 03/21/14
It seems that the majority of the customers we speak with this year are under the impression that the levels at Lake Mead are impossible to houseboat on...but with a max depth of over 450 feet, this just isn't the case! So this summer, come on in! The water's just fine! Click to learn more

That's What Life's All About

  • By: Stacy
  • Posted On: 03/14/14
"Sitting at the steering wheel of this houseboat, seeing the bend of the river and not knowing what's beyond it....that's what life's all about". Relax in the beauty of the St John's River in Florida. **WARNING....this video may cause the sudden feeling of calmness and relaxation, and the hankering to run OUT of the office and ON to a houseboat. Click to learn more

Insider Tricks to Houseboat Like a Pro

  • By: Heather
  • Posted On: 03/07/14
The houseboating pros reveal their secrets and let you in on some tips and tricks to have you houseboating like a pro. The ideas listed in the following blog are planet and wallet friendly, but there are many ways to get creative and have fun while planning the details of your houseboat vacation. Click to learn more

Tips and Tricks to Make Mealtime Easier

  • By: Heather
  • Posted On: 02/28/14
Planning and preparing your meals for a houseboat vacation can be quite a task. Where simplicity is key, organization is necessary long before you head out on the water. In this post, we've included a few tips and tricks that will help you get out of the kitchen, and back out on the water without sacrificing flavors sure to satisfy the entire herd. Click to learn more

Don't Forget Your Camera!

  • By: Ann
  • Posted On: 02/21/14
Whether it be a cellular, digital, or a film camera - don't forget to bring it along on your houseboat vacation...and use it! Click to learn more

Boredom Busters!

  • By: Stacy
  • Posted On: 02/14/14
"I'm booooored!!!!" 2 cringe-worthy words that no one wants to hear on a vacation, whether it's from your child or your travel companions. Lots of people ask us "Will I be bored on the water for several days with nothing to do?" My answer is always that houseboating is a "choose your own adventure" kind of experience and you can make it as busy or as lazy as you want. Click to learn more

How to Moor your Houseboat

  • By: Heather
  • Posted On: 02/07/14
Houseboat beaching or anchoring techniques will vary with each location, but generally, it's a mooring process in which you pull the houseboat up to the shoreline and secure it to shore with land anchors or stakes and ropes. We've outlined the basic procedure of mooring a houseboat in this post to better prepare you for your trip. Click to learn more

Water Levels on Lake Shasta

  • By: Heather
  • Posted On: 01/31/14
There are rumors that Lake Shasta is dried out, but there is still plenty of water for houseboating and fun on the lake this summer! In fact, because of the lower levels, many areas that were previously hidden under water have been revealed. Click to learn more