Top 4 Winter Houseboat Activities

When most people think of things to do on a houseboat vacation, they immediately imagine swimming and other summer activities. But did you know that there are activities that can be enjoyed on a houseboat vacation no matter what time of year, even in winter? If you’re shaking your head in disbelief, check out the following options:


1. Fishing

The mild winters of the American southwest make for an ideal fishing experience on your houseboat adventure. The plentiful fish are one of the reasons many American bald eagles migrate to the lakes for the winter (which also makes for some great bird watching). Striped bass fishing is especially abundant during this time of year, with the opportunity for bigger catches when fishing in deeper water.

2. Visit Popular Park Attractions

Lake Powell, Lake Mead, and Lake Mohave are all located within national recreation areas that see millions of visitors every year. If you come during the winter, though, you can visit even the most popular park features and attractions when they are less crowded. For example, you can take a breathtaking hike up to Rainbow Bridge near Lake Powell or seek out the naturally occurring hot springs in Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

3. Scuba Diving

The cool water temperatures actually make winter the best season for scuba diving on Lake Mead and Lake Mohave. Both lakes offer a variety of dives, ranging in difficulty level. Whether you explore the gypsum reefs of Lake Mead or the sunken work barge in Lake Mohave, there’s plenty to discover beneath the surface during the winter months.

4. Cozy Up for A Quiet Night

Every houseboat in our Forever Fleet offers all the comforts of home necessary for a cozy night inside. With a fully equipped kitchen, TV/DVD player, and CD stereo, you can enjoy a relaxing evening on the water watching your favorite flicks, reading a new book, or simply playing games together. You can also bundle up on deck and stargaze under the beautiful, clear night sky.

Whether you are a first-time houseboater or a seasoned houseboating enthusiast, you’ll find there's plenty of fun to be had on a winter houseboat vacation at Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, or Lake Powell. For more information, or to book your winter houseboat vacation, contact us today.