Houseboating News Editions

Learn more about houseboating and the family of Forever Resorts marina locations all across the USA. Each newsletter issue offers information on safe boating,
vacation planning and sample itineraries - and of course seasonal special vacation packages to help you get the most of your next houseboat trip.

4 Small But Important Things To Know About Lake Mohave Houseboat Rentals

Category: Houseboat Tips

The serene waters of Lake Mohave are amid the same national park area as Lake Mead, but this gem has its own mysterious appeal and unique beauty. These clear blue waters and the ancient Indian petroglyphs along the shoreline draw in visitors from around the globe, and there’s no better way to navigate the lake and see it all than with a houseboat rental. However, before you book your trip launching from Cottonwood Cove Resort & Marina, we offer you four small yet important tips for a successful Bon Voyage.

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What You Need To Know About A Houseboat Vacation with Kids

Category: Houseboat Tips

For kids, a houseboat vacation is the adventure of a lifetime. Sleeping in a house that is floating each night is quite literally a dream come true, and there's nothing better than waking up only to realize they have an entire day filled with outdoor fun ahead. If you are a parent who is planning a houseboat vacation with your kids this summer, here are a few tips to help make your vacation safe and enjoyable.

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What You Might Catch On A Lake Mead Fishing Trip

Category: Fishing Adventures

Located in both Nevada and Arizona, Lake Mead is one of the largest water reservoirs in the country. Formed by the Hoover Dam, this lake not only provides much of the West with its water supply, but it also provides travelers with plenty of opportunities to enjoy water sports and activities. Those who are planning a Lake Mead fishing trip may be surprised by the wide variety of fish that take the bait.

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The Best Houseboat and Power Boat Rental Combinations at Lake Powell

Category: Houseboat Tips

With more than 2,000 miles of shoreline, Lake Powell is one of the largest man-made lakes in the country. Those who visit this beautiful body of water often find themselves exploring the endless canyons that define the lake, fishing throughout the crystal blue waters and cooling off in the waves during those sizzling Arizona afternoons.

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Pros and Cons of Living on a Houseboat Full-Time

Category: Houseboat Tips

A houseboat is quite literally a home that floats. Most people assume that a houseboat makes a great vacation property, and that it's a fun and exciting way to temporarily experience a different way of life. However, there are many people around the country who permanently reside on houseboats.

 

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[Infographic] Do's and Don’ts of Renting a Houseboat

Category: Houseboat Tips

When renting a houseboat, you may be wondering what some of the most common do’s and don’ts are. Our team at Forever Houseboats can help answer all of your questions and provide you with additional insight before you embark on your next trip to the lake.

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Are you Required to Purchase Houseboat Insurance?

Category: Houseboat Tips

At Forever Houseboats, we understand that things come up unexpectedly, which is why it’s important to protect yourself when it comes to owning or renting a houseboat. Though you aren’t required to purchase houseboat insurance if you’re renting a houseboat, trip cancellation protection is another type of insurance that ensures you’re covered if you need to cancel your trip. Whether you’re anticipating a possible event that may change your vacation plans, or simply want to cover yourself in case of an emergency, it’s a good idea to know your options when it comes to houseboat insurance.

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Tour of a Lake Powell Houseboat

Category: Houseboat Tips

There is nothing that compares to a houseboating trip on one of the best lakes in the Southwest: Lake Powell. Are you curious about what to expect when you rent a Forever Houseboat at Antelope Point Marina? Check out a few of our houseboat models below to take a quick tour...

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Ultimate Houseboat Party Ideas

Category: Houseboat Tips

Not much can compare to a party on a lake during the summertime. The air is warm, the water is cool, and the fun never stops. After you’ve gathered the perfect group of friends together, it’s time to start planning for your epic houseboat party. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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What Not to Pack on Your Next Houseboat Trip

Category: Houseboat Tips

You’ve probably heard and researched what to pack for an upcoming houseboat trip, but have you reviewed what not to pack? At Forever Houseboats, we aim to help prepare you for the easiest trip possible, so we’ve come up with the most common items you can leave at home.

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Another Reason to Visit Lake Powell: Rainbow Bridge

Category: History

Sunny skies, cool water, and the smell of sunscreen. For many, this is the epitome of summer at Lake Powell. Looking to add a little adventure to your next visit? Take a peek at one of the most well-known natural features in the area: Rainbow Bridge. Discover how it came about, who discovered it, and how you can access it today.

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What Happens if you Get Too Close to the Lake Berryessa Hole?

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Although the Lake Berryessa hole may look like a spiraling tunnel that leads to certain death, its actual purpose could save many lives. Curious to learn what it’s all about? Keep reading to find out what happens if you get too close to the spillway.

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​Choosing the Best Houseboating Destination

Category: Houseboat Tips

Not sure where to book your next houseboat vacation? At Forever Houseboats, we’re pleased to offer some of the greatest houseboating destinations in the Southwest. Whether you’re looking at Lake Powell, Lake Mead or Lake Mohave to host your upcoming vacay, you’ll find the perfect location for your group by following these steps.

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​ Q & A: Houseboat Water Systems Explained

Category: Houseboat Tips

As a first time houseboater, you may be interested in learning about how the water system on a houseboat actually works. At Forever Houseboats, we proudly equip each of our houseboats with several convenient water management systems to ensure you have enough clean water to use throughout the duration of your trip. These water management systems are both convenient and easy to understand and provide a visual display of how much water is available for use.
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Quiz: What Size Houseboat is Right for Me?

Category: Houseboat Tips

If you’re new to private houseboat rentals, you might not be sure which boat to choose. At Antelope Point Marina on Lake Powell, our fleet includes houseboat models ranging from 59 to 75 feet long. The ideal houseboat for your vacation depends on the size of your group and your preferred amenities. Take this short quiz to find out which one is right for you.

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Sightseeing spots near Lake Mead that will give you Goosebumps

Category: Houseboating and Widlife

Imagine approaching a place you’ve never visited before and immediately getting goosebumps. Those are the types of moments we live for. Although there are plenty of sightseeing spots near Lake Mead, not every one of them will give you the same indescribable feeling. We’ve crafted up the perfect list of places nearby that gave us chills the first time we visited them.

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​20 Ways to Make Your Houseboat Vacation Even More Romantic

Category: Houseboat Tips

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, couples are busy looking for ways to surprise their significant others. Shower your sweetie with a little extra praise and affection this February by taking a Forever Houseboat vacation—and making it one to remember. Need a little inspiration? Here are 20 simple ways to make your houseboat vacation even more romantic.

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​[MAP] How to Get to Hole-in-the-Rock at Lake Powell

Category: Houseboat Lake History

Reaching Utah’s famous Hole-in-the-Rock is a rewarding experience. Whether you tackle the trek by water or land, hiking the rock formation will give you a challenging workout. The site also has historic importance as a “shortcut” that Mormon pioneers took on an expedition in the late 1800’s. Curious how you can get to Hole-in-the-Rock at Lake Powell? We’ve mapped out two entryways below, depending on whether you plan to drive or take your houseboat.

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​Treat your Valentine to a Houseboat Vacation

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to escape on a romantic getaway with your sweetheart. We might be a little biased, but at Forever Houseboats, we believe there’s nowhere quite as ideal for romance as a houseboat vacation. Treat your Valentine to a romantic weekend on the water this year. Here’s how you can make it extra memorable.

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​Plan the Ultimate Spring Break Houseboat Vacation

Category: Houseboat Tips

Have you started thinking about where you’re going to spend your spring break this year? It’s time to start planning, because it will be here before you know it. Retire your usual plans and opt for something new and exciting in 2018 by spending it on the water with your family or closest buddies. With a Lake Powell houseboat rental from Forever Houseboats, you can enjoy all the comforts of home while vacationing on one of the best houseboating lakes in the Southwest. Plan the ultimate spring break houseboat vacation with these three helpful tips.

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3 Major Attractions Near Lakes in the Southwest

Category: Houseboat Vacations

The Southwest is home to many magnificent sites. From historic hiking spots to stunning coves within the deep Black Canyons, there’s much to explore by land and boat. Up for a vacation that will satisfy your inner adventurous side? We’ve compiled a list of 3 major attractions near popular lakes in the Southwest.

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​What Can I Expect When I Rent a Houseboat?

Category: Tips

Houseboating is a popular recreational activity for people of all ages. Ideal for gathering large groups of friends and families, a houseboat vacation offers a stress-free option packed full of fun from beginning to end. From jet skiing to fishing, there’s something for each member of your crew to enjoy.

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​Host Your Bachelor Party on a Houseboat

Category: Houseboat Vacations

If you want to throw the most epic guys trip for a buddy who’s about to tie the knot, forget the Las Vegas strip. Make your way out to the lake for an experience you’ll hold onto for a lifetime. At Forever Houseboats, we offer the best houseboat rentals in the Southwest. Spend your weekend having fun away from the crowds, reminiscing and laughing about the good ol’ days with your favorite crew.

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​3 Easy Recipes You Need to Try on Your Next Houseboating Trip

Category: Houseboat Tips

Before you head out on your next houseboating trip, make sure you are fully prepared, especially when you are hosting several hungry families. Take it from us at Forever Houseboats, it’s wise to plan your meals ahead of time to ensure smooth sailing on your next houseboat adventure. We’ve come up with 3 easy recipes that require little preparation, but have a lot of flavor.

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