Why Winter is the Best Time for a Houseboat Trip

Summer is the most popular season for houseboat trips. In fact, a lot of people don’t even realize that houseboat rentals are available in the winter. But winter on the water is one of the best-kept secrets of houseboating. At Forever Houseboats, we offer year-round rentals on some of the best houseboating lakes in the country.

Here are the top three reasons winter is the best time for inaugural houseboat trips.

More Room on the Water

Each year, approximately two million people visit Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, home to Lake Powell. On average, less than 100,000 visitors come to Glen Canyon in the months of December, January, and February combined. In essence, winter visitors to Lake Powell often feel like they have the whole lake to themselves. As a result, there is plenty of room for first-timers to get the feel of maneuvering a houseboat on the lake.

Better Availability

Summer dates on Lake Powell, Lake Mead, and Lake Mohave can fill up far in advance. We have actually been accepting 2017 reservations at Forever Houseboats for a few months now. If you don’t book your houseboat far enough in advance, you may not be able to get the exact dates or houseboat model you want on popular lakes. Over the winter, however, you will have a much better chance of getting the exact date and boat you prefer, even when booking on short notice.

Seasonal Savings

Many of our Forever Houseboat marinas offer packages and fantastic deals during the off-season months. For example, our Antelope Point, Callville Bay, and Cottonwood Cove marinas are all offering an adventure bundle through the end of 2016. As part of this special offer, you save 50 percent on a fishing boat or a 26-foot deck boat with any five-day houseboat rental. When booking a winter houseboat rental, be sure to ask if there are any seasonal specials available.

This winter, take advantage of smaller crowds, increased availability, and special offers on houseboat trips. Find out for yourself why the off-season is the best time for your houseboat rental. For more information, or to make your reservation, contact us today.