Top 10 Things To Bring on Your Houseboat Trip

Posted On
Aug 5, 2022
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Top 10 Things To Bring on Your Houseboat Trip

The following 10 items are suggestions of basic things to bring on your houseboat trip. Inclusions/exclusions will vary by location and by houseboat; refer to your confirmation for more detailed information.

In no particular order:

1. First Aid Kit

  • Bandages, antiseptic spray/peroxide, Neosporin, gauze pads and medical tape, Aspirin, Tums, Visine, etc.

2. Bed linens, if not provided by the marina

3. Water fun

  • Beach towels
  • Life jackets - we recommend you bring fitted life jackets for children
  • Float toys and pump or air compressor to inflate
  • Paddleboard/Kayaks

4. Sun protection

  • Plenty of sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses.
  • Shade tent or beach umbrella

5. Bug spray

  • Candles are not permitted

6. Fishing

  • License (we recommend getting it online prior to arrival)
  • Gear and bait
  • Small cooler

7. A camera, to capture the memories. Binoculars, to get a closer look.

8. Firewood

  • **Check if a fire permit is required, or if restrictions are in place
  • Marshmallow tongs for s'mores

9. Entertainment

  • Playing cards/board games, books, DVD’s, auxiliary cord/Bluetooth speaker, and any other indoor activities in case weather takes a turn.
  • Flashlights, headlamps, extra batteries, and chargers.

10. Kitchen essentials

  • Meal prep: meals, drinks, snacks, condiments, and seasonings
  • Paper goods: paper towels/kitchen towels for clean up. Paper plates/cups/utensils to save on dirty dishes (optional).
  • Bottled water/water jug to refill water bottles
  • Plastic containers or bags, saran wrap, and aluminum foil to store any leftovers

As always, if you have any questions feel free to call your friendly neighborhood houseboat agent at 888-454-8825, or Request Information Online and someone will contact you shortly.

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