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.

4 Best Winter Houseboating Destinations

Category: Houseboat Vacations

If you’re looking for a winter getaway that doesn’t include packing heaps of snow gear, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are four of the best winter houseboating destinations for those looking to enjoy sunshine and good times.

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Quiz: What's the Best Small Houseboat for me?

Category: Tips

For first-time houseboaters, or small families looking to spend a few days on the lake, renting a small houseboat is the way to go. They’re easier to maneuver, park, and control in windy conditions. Not to mention they are also the most budget-friendly option.

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Do you Need a License to Drive a Boat?

Category: Tips

Most people experience a slight degree of nervousness before getting behind the wheel of a houseboat for the first time. However, if you’re familiar with driving a car, then you will have no problem maneuvering a houseboat.

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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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Why You Should Spend Labor Day at Lake Powell

Category: Houseboat Vacations

If you didn’t spend enough time by the water this summer, it’s not too late to have a little fun in the sun this Labor Day. In fact, we believe that Lake Powell is the best place to celebrate your last weekend of the season. From relaxing on the beach to wakeboarding behind a speedboat, Lake Powell has just what you need to wrap up the perfect summer.

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Why We Love Lake Powell for Summer Vacation

Category: Houseboat Vacations

The best summer vacations combine natural beauty with adventure and time to relax with the people you love the most. Noting this, it's easy to see why houseboating on Lake Powell is a popular summer vacation spot for people of all ages.

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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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10 Things You Would Never Expect On a Lake Mead Vacation

Category: Houseboat Vacations

With over 550 miles of pristine shoreline and soaring red rock cliffs, Lake Mead has so many fun recreational opportunities. Many families who go on a vacation to Lake Mead are surprised by its “hidden gem” qualities. Here are some things you’d never expect on a Lake Mead vacation.

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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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What You Might Catch On A Lake Mead Fishing Trip

Category: Fishing Adventures

Located in both Nevada and Arizona, Lake Mead is one of the largest water reservoirs in the country. Formed by the Hoover Dam, this lake not only provides much of the West with its water supply, but it also provides travelers with plenty of opportunities to enjoy water sports and activities. Those who are planning a Lake Mead fishing trip may be surprised by the wide variety of fish that take the bait.

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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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Another Reason to Visit Lake Powell: Rainbow Bridge

Category: History

Sunny skies, cool water, and the smell of sunscreen. For many, this is the epitome of summer at Lake Powell. Looking to add a little adventure to your next visit? Take a peek at one of the most well-known natural features in the area: Rainbow Bridge. Discover how it came about, who discovered it, and how you can access it today.

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

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Although the Lake Berryessa hole may look like a spiraling tunnel that leads to certain death, 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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​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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