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.

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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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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Breakfast on a Houseboat

Category: Houseboat Tips

Maybe you love to cook, or you just don’t want to venture far from the water to eat every meal. That’s why we’ve equipped our Forever Houseboats with all the comforts of home, from gas grills for nighttime barbecues to refrigerated compartments for storing essential ingredients. Your houseboat rental includes a dining area for family meals and countertop space for preparing food. From plates and cups to cookware and utensils, we’ve thought of everything you might need, whether you’re just popping in for snacks or making gourmet meals from scratch.

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​The Girls’ Getaway Where You Can Really Get Away!

Category: Houseboat Tips

When you think about a vacation with your best girlfriends, renting a houseboat may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but maybe it should. Houseboat trips aren’t just for the guys! The whole point of a girls’ getaway is to get away – from work, from household responsibilities, from everything! On a houseboat vacation, you can leave the stresses of daily life on the shore. Here are a few tips to make your houseboat girls’ getaway extraordinary.

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​Game Time Is Together Time

Category: Houseboat Tips

During your houseboat vacation, we at Forever Houseboats recommend planning to at least one game night. In our experience, however, we know that many of our houseboat guests like to make every night on the lake a game night. It’s just plain fun and a great way to bring your crew together for laughs and a bit of competition.

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Do You Have A License To Drive?

Category: Houseboat Tips

Are you planning to get behind the wheel of a houseboat for the first time? For most people, their first time at the helm includes a mix of excitement and anxiety. Take it from us at Forever Houseboats, there is no need to be intimidated. With a little preparation and training, you will be ready to captain your houseboat before you know it.

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Teaching Your Kids About Water Safety On The Lake

Category: Houseboat Tips

A family houseboating vacation is a great way to spend time together and make unforgettable memories. As any parent knows, however, it helps to take extra precautions for safety when bringing children along. At Forever Houseboats, we believe that kids should be taught the tenets of boating and water safety from a very young age. We’ve compiled some of the key essentials all kids should learn about boating safety.

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​Houseboat Gas Saving Tips

Category: Houseboat Tips

First-time houseboaters often want to know how much they should budget for fuel on the lake. As you can imagine, it is tough to predict because there are various factors that can have an impact on your fuel usage. The good news is that most of these factors are not out of your control. Here at Forever Houseboats, we’ve put together a list of few ways you can get the most out every gallon when you are out on the water.

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​Summer Safety On The Lake

Category: Houseboat Tips

Year-round safety is a top priority for us at Forever Houseboats. That is why all houseboat models in our Forever Fleet come equipped with onboard safety systems and equipment and why we provide a comprehensive overview for you before you embark on your houseboat adventure. But with the popular summer season approaching, we wanted to provide our recommendations to help you prepare for your exciting houseboat adventure.

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Pizza & Other Surprise Houseboat Meal Ideas

Category: Houseboat Tips

Taking the time to plan your meals is one of the best ways you can prepare for a houseboat vacation. While it can be tempting to take the path of least resistance with hamburgers and hot dogs every night, it can get a bit repetitive. If you’re ready to change up your houseboat menu, look no further; at Forever Houseboats we have compiled a few fantastic houseboat meal ideas to add some tasty variety to your next houseboat vacation.

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Houseboat Lunches | Beyond Burgers & Hot Dogs

Category: Houseboat Tips

Meal planning and preparation for a houseboat vacation can seem daunting. As a result, it can be easy to simply follow the path of least resistance for lunches and load up on hot dogs and hamburgers. While there’s nothing wrong with burgers and hotdogs, they don’t have to be your only option. Here are some additional suggestions to help you change up your houseboating lunch menu with ease.

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One Boat Or Two For Your Large Group?

Category: Houseboat Tips

Houseboating is a fun and relaxing way to spend a group vacation. Whether for a family reunion, multi-family vacations, or even just a getaway with a group of friends, the first thing you need to decide is whether you will rent one or two houseboats. We’ve compiled a few tips help you determine how many houseboats will be right for your group vacation.

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Top 4 Winter Houseboat Activities

Category: Houseboat Tips

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:
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Winter Houseboat Rental Tips

Category: Houseboat Tips

At Forever Houseboats, we offer houseboat rentals on some of America’s most scenic waterways all year. While our houseboats are fully equipped no matter the season, packing and preparing for a winter houseboat vacation is a little different than for a summer adventure.

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Springs and Seeps of Lake Mead

Category: Houseboat Tips

Lake Mead houseboat rentals offer the best way to explore one of the largest man-made lakes in the country. Despite its location in the arid, Mohave Desert, this manmade lake is far from the only water source in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. In fact, there are over 300 individual springs throughout the park that provide water for the plant and wildlife that make their home in the dry, inhospitable climate.

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Explore Black Canyon National Water Trail | Boat Homes for Rent

Category: Houseboat Tips

Some of the Southwest’s greatest natural wonders are best explored aboard boat homes from Forever Houseboats. On Lake Mohave, there are coves and bays only accessible from the water. Some of these areas, such as the portion of the Colorado River that runs through Black Canyon, are even too small for houseboats but make a perfect day excursion during a houseboat vacation.

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