Blog from Your Houseboating Experts

From the Waters of Lake Roosevelt: Kettle Falls Marina

  • By: Heather
  • Posted On: 01/16/14
Lake Roosevelt is a natural wonder in the Pacific Northwest surrounded by pine forested mountains and several trails for hiking, biking and exploring. The Kettle Falls area has over 500 miles of shoreline, and it's over 150 miles long, which allow houseboaters more private coves and beaches to choose from. See for yourself, and take a look at the short video in this post. Click to learn more

Top Things to do on the Mississippi River!

  • By: Heather
  • Posted On: 12/19/13
The Mississippi River is one of the world's longest rivers. It flows over 2300 miles from Lake Itasca in northcentral Minnesota all the way south through Louisiana and into the Gulf of Mexico. Take to this exciting river like Huck and Jim on one of our four houseboats that depart from Alma marina in Wisconsin. There are over 33 river towns to visit, and that's just in Wisconsin! Find out what a houseboat vacation on the Mississippi River has to ... Click to learn more

Economy Class Houseboats

  • By: Heather
  • Posted On: 12/12/13
Did you know there are different levels, or classes, of houseboats? From small and inexpensive to massive and luxurious, there are many options so you can choose the best houseboat to fit you and your group. In this post, we'll tell you what makes a houseboat "economy class" and why they may be the perfect option for you and your group. Click to learn more

How to Choose the Best Houseboat for You

  • By: Heather
  • Posted On: 10/24/13
The houseboat you choose for your vacation will most likely depend on several factors, including: size, budget, and desired amenities. Consider the tips in this post when choosing a houseboat for you and your group. Click to learn more

10 Steps to Plan Your Houseboat Vacation

  • By: Heather
  • Posted On: 10/10/13
Planning your houseboat vacation involves lots of preparation, but it doesn't have to be so daunting. We're here to help make it as easy and go as smoothly as possible. We've laid out a general timeline to help keep you organized in the following post. Click to learn more

Reasons to Rent An Extra Watercraft

  • By: Heather
  • Posted On: 09/19/13
If there's one thing we strongly recommend having while on a houseboat vacation, it's bringing or renting a powerboat or a couple of jet skis. There are many reasons why we consider extra watercrafts to be a necessity to your houseboat experience. We've explained a few of these reasons in this post. Click to learn more

Houseboating with Children

  • By: Heather
  • Posted On: 08/15/13
As with any vacation, houseboating with young children requires extra packing and special consideration for their safety and happiness. Houseboating is safe for the whole family when the necessary precautions are taken. Let us suggest a few items to bring, as well as alleviate some common concerns. Click to learn more

Erie Canal Houseboat Itineraries

  • By: Heather
  • Posted On: 08/01/13
There is so much to do and see on an Erie Canal houseboat vacation. Start planning your plan of attack before you arrive so as to make the most out of your time. There's so much to do (and all too often on vacation, so little time.) One of the many great things about houseboat vacations is that your vacation is tailor made to your preferences: you set the pace, and the route! The following post will give you some ideas on where to stop along the ... Click to learn more

Pet Friendly Houseboat Vacations

  • By: Heather
  • Posted On: 07/25/13
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 talk about what is involved in choosing a location or houseboat if you plan to bring your dog along. Click to learn more

Crossing the Boarder - Preparing for your Canadian Houseboat Vacation

  • By: Heather
  • Posted On: 06/27/13
Going to Canada, eh? We rent for several houseboat destinations across the border so you can experience Canada's spectacular untouched beauty first-hand. This article will walk you through the documentation and licensing requirements for Americans visiting the "Great White North." Click to learn more