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.

Which Southwestern Lakes are Best for Fishing from your Houseboat

Category: Houseboat Tips

Look no further than the Southwest for some of the best fishing in the states. Lake Powell, Lake Mead and Lake Mohave each have their own unique qualities that attract anglers near and far. Find out why you should pack your tackle box and rent a houseboat on one of the lakes below.

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How Hard is it to Drive a Houseboat? Answers from an Expert

Category: Houseboat Tips

A houseboat vacation is one that anyone can enjoy. From families with young children who are looking for an affordable, fun-filled summer vacation to couples who want an adventurous yet romantic getaway, there's a houseboat and a marina for every type of traveler.

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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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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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​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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​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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​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 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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​4 Things You’ll Need for the Perfect Winter Houseboat Vacation

Category: Houseboat Tips

If you’re seeking a fun way to spend a few nights away from home this season, houseboating is the perfect getaway. At Forever Houseboats, we offer rentals for winter houseboat vacations on some of the best recreational lakes in the Southwestern United States. But before you set out on your boating vacation, you’ll want to plan on bringing a few additional items aside from the basic packing list to keep you comfortable.

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​3 Simple Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Make on a Houseboat

Category: Houseboat Tips

Looking for a couple easy dishes to make on your holiday houseboat vacation? At Forever Houseboats, every single boat in our Forever Fleet has a fully-equipped kitchen and BBQ grill. Almost anything you can make in your home kitchen can be made on a houseboat. However, most travelers prefer to spend their time onboard relaxing instead of cooking. That’s why we compiled a few of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes for a no-stress feast on the water.

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​How to Prepare a Thanksgiving Meal on a Houseboat

Category: Houseboat Tips

Spending your Thanksgiving holiday on a houseboat may sound a bit odd, but don’t knock it before you try it! If you’re looking to do something a little different this year, spending Turkey Day on the lake might just be exactly what you’re looking for. Because all our Forever Houseboats include a full kitchen, cooking up your feast on a boat isn’t as hard as you might think.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Operating a Houseboat

Category: Houseboat Tips

If you’re nervous about piloting a houseboat for the first time, you’re not alone. Luckily, when you rent a Forever Houseboat, you don’t just show up and get the keys. Vacationers receive a houseboat manual and instruction guide for their specific boat after making a reservation. This gives first-time pilots plenty of time to study the manual and watch instructional videos before their houseboat vacation. Read everything over thoroughly and your family will think you’re a natural on the water.

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​Houseboating on a Holiday Weekend

Category: Houseboat Tips

If you’re planning on spending Labor Day at the lake, you’re not alone. Last year, 37% of Americans traveled for the 3-day weekend – about ten percent more than in 2015. The increase in holiday traffic led to booked hotels and crowded tourist attractions.

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Best Ways to Anchor your Houseboat

Category: Houseboat Tips

One of the most common questions we hear at Forever Houseboats is, “What is the best way to anchor my houseboat for the night?” While it is absolutely necessary to safely secure your houseboat each evening, it doesn’t need to be intimidating for first-time houseboaters. We’ve compiled our top tips to ensure your houseboat is safely and securely in place at the end of the day.

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