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.

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

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Imagine peering down into a bottomless spiraling pit. One false move and you could be knocking at death’s door. Sounds kind of scary, doesn’t it? Although the Lake Berryessa hole may look like a death trap, 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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​ 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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​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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​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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​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 your Kid for a Fishing Trip

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Preparing your child for their first fishing trip can be exciting, especially if fishing with your dad was one of your favorite pastimes. Carefully planning your vacation can make all the difference in ensuring you and your child will enjoy this time together. If you’re struggling to figure out how to properly prep your little one before the big trip, here are a few helpful suggestions.

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