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.

​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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​4 Best Reasons to Houseboat in the Winter

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Summer is the most popular season for houseboat trips. In fact, a lot of people don’t even realize that houseboat rentals are available in the winter. But winter on the water is one of the best-kept secrets of houseboating – especially in the Southwest, where winter temperatures are most comfortable.

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How to Beach Your Houseboat

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Setting out on your first houseboat expedition can be exciting and nerve-wracking. Rest assured that you are perfectly capable of maneuvering and beaching your houseboat, provided you pay close attention to the instructions given to you before leaving the marina. Feel free to spend your day enjoying the lake, but keep in mind you’ll need to beach your houseboat before sunset. If you’ve never beached a houseboat before, here’s what you’ll need to do.

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​How to Have Halloween on a Houseboat

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Tired of the same old routine every Halloween? Why not switch it up this year by spending the spookiest holiday of the year on the water. Renting a Forever houseboat is an ideal way to start a fun, new holiday tradition. With marinas at Lake Powell in Arizona and Lake Mead on the Arizona-Utah border, residents in Arizona, California, Utah, and Nevada can reach the lake in just a few hours. Invite your friends and have the best Halloween night to date.

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​Top 3 Attractions at Lake Powell

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Lake Powell draws an estimated two million visitors each year – and for good reason. Created by the damming of the Colorado River at Glen Canyon, Lake Powell is surrounded by stunning sandstone cliffs. Nearby, a handful of natural landmarks rival the gorges and rock formations of the Southwest’s most famous national parks.

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​How to Stay Sun-Safe on a Houseboat

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Lake Powell is one of the largest man-made lakes in the nation. There are over 90 side canyons to explore, plus 1960 miles of shoreline. Dozens of sandy beaches provide endless opportunities to soak up some rays. Whether you’re sunbathing and fishing on your houseboat’s upper deck, setting up towels on the beach or hiking to Rainbow Bridge (note: permit required), it’s important to protect yourself against sun damage.

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​Where Should I Take a Houseboat Vacation?

Category: Houseboat Vacations

You’ve got your vacation destination in mind. You know you want to tour the Southwest, maybe visit the Grand Canyon or see your favorite band live in Las Vegas. Best of all, you know exactly where you want to stay – on a houseboat! From the awe-inspiring vistas of Lake Mead to the quieter shores of Lake Powell, Arizona and Nevada offer a range of recreational lakes where you can play, stay and fish without ever leaving your “home away from home.”

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5 Ways to Have Fun on a Houseboat

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Houseboats are a unique alternative to hotels or bed-and-breakfasts. You get the comfort and convenience of a private home, plus the ability to jump in the water or cast a line any time of day.

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​The Perfect Lake Mead Houseboat for Your Family

Category: Houseboat Vacations

America’s largest reservoir, Lake Mead was created by the damming of the Colorado River near Las Vegas. At 112 miles long at full capacity, the lake is a popular area for tourists looking for outdoor recreation and adventure off the Strip. Lake Mead offers opportunity for kayaking and canoeing, as well as sport fishing, hiking and swimming.

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Celebrate Your Honeymoon On A Houseboat

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Looking for a fun and original way to spend your honeymoon? With a houseboat rental from Forever Houseboats, you can leave the rest of the world behind and celebrate the beginning of your new life together in a unique and special way. Here are a few reasons renting a houseboat is the perfect vacation for newlyweds. 

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Fun & Affordable Extras For The Ultimate Houseboat Adventure

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Renting a houseboat is a fun and affordable way to vacation with family and friends. While nearly every first-time houseboater takes the time to research the cost of the houseboat rental, many don’t look beyond that. As a result, you may be surprised to learn about the great extras you can add on to your houseboat rental with Forever Houseboats. For avid houseboaters, some of the additional options are the difference between having a great time on the lake and experiencing the ultimate houseboat vacation.

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​Navigating The Lake On A Houseboat

Category: Houseboat Vacations

At Forever Houseboats, we work with new houseboat captains every day. It is important to us that we share the ins and outs of houseboat operation for optimal enjoyment and safety. One of the most common questions we hear is: How do you find your way on the water? Naturally, this is a reasonable question for which we have a reasonable answer. In our experience, we have found that the three best tools for navigation on the lake are maps, a Global Positioning System (GPS), and the marine radio.

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What Makes A Great Houseboating Lake?

Category: Houseboat Vacations

At Forever Houseboats, we are proud to offer houseboat rentals on some of our nation’s most popular waterways. While every lake has it’s own attractions and recreational activities, there are a few features that all great houseboat vacation lakes share.

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Top Tips For First-Time Houseboaters

Category: Houseboat Vacations

When planning for your first houseboating vacation, you’re going to have some questions. What will the houseboat include? and What should we pack? are common first-time houseboater concerns. The good news is that our team at Forever Houseboats can help answer all of your questions and provide you with additional helpful insight before you embark on your houseboat adventure.
For now, here are some top tips from houseboat enthusiasts who have shared what they wish they had known before their first time on the water.

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The More The Merrier!

Category: Houseboat Vacations

At Forever Houseboats, we believe a family vacation doesn’t have to be limited to just your immediate family. A multi-family houseboat vacation is an opportunity to have fun with friends or relatives and enjoy the benefits of pooling your resources together for a cost-effective experience.

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Top Must-Haves For Houseboat Vacations With Kids

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Kids bring joy to family vacations. Which is why you want to bring joy to your kids when going on a family vacation. But when you take kids on vacation, you also know that you have to do a little extra planning. Being prepared is the key to a happy and joyful getaway.

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Off-Peak Season Is On Point For Your Houseboat Vacation

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Everyone knows that summer is peak houseboat season. The sun is warm, the water is cool, and the days are long. And, while there are lots of reasons folks choose to hit the lake during the height of summer, we’d like to let you in on a little secret: late spring and late summer are actually two of the best times to rent a houseboat. Here’s why:

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​Comet Gazing From Your Houseboat

Category: Houseboat Vacations

The American Southwest provides some of the best stargazing and opportunities for comet viewing in the country. Looking to the night sky from a houseboat on a lake, far from street lamps and illuminated buildings, is breathtaking while innumerable stars blanket the sky and the arms of the Milky Way stretch out like wispy clouds. This February, if you know what to look for, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to see a comet from one of our Forever Houseboats with nothing but a pair of binoculars.

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South Lake Powell Houseboating & Hiking

Category: Houseboat Vacations

The days are getting longer and spring is fast approaching, and that means that Spring Break is just around the corner! Of course, this is a fantastic time of year to rent a houseboat from our Antelope Point Marina on Lake Powell.

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Where Can You Houseboat in February?

Category: Houseboat Vacations

During the month of February, much of the United States finds itself in the icy clutches of winter. In the southwestern part of the country, however, February offers abundant sunshine and temperatures that can climb into the comfortable 60s. As a result, recreational lakes in the southwest are perfect for February houseboat vacations. At Forever Houseboats, we are proud to offer year-round houseboat rentals on some of the best lakes for houseboating in February.
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Your Next Vacation: Lake Mead or Lake Mohave?

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Lake Mead National Recreation Area is home to two scenic houseboating lakes: Lake Mead and Lake Mohave. Despite their proximity to one another, however, each lake offers a distinctly different houseboating experience. We’ve put together a short overview of each lake to help you determine which one is right for your next houseboat vacation.
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Winter Activities On Lake Mead

Category: Houseboat Vacations

More than seven million people visit Lake Mead National Recreation Area annually. It is one of the ten most-visited United States National Park Service sites. While the majority of park guests visit during the summer months, winter visitors may feel as though they have the entire lake to themselves. The decreased boat traffic and mild temperatures may be reason enough to check out Lake Mead in the winter, but there not the only reasons.

At Forever Houseboats, our Callville Bay Marina location offers a variety of houseboat options that are perfect for any of your favorite Lake Mead winter activities.
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Planning Your Lake Powell Houseboat Vacation

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Spring break is fast approaching and there is no better place to spend it than on the water. 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 United States. If this is your first houseboat vacation, it’s time to get planning.
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Romantic Houseboat Lakes For Your Valentine’s Celebration

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to escape on a romantic getaway with your sweetheart. We might be a little biased, but at Forever Houseboats, we believe there’s nowhere quite as ideal for romance as a houseboat on one of these three scenic lakes in the American southwest.

 
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When To Book Your Houseboat Vacation

Category: Houseboat Vacations

In the southwestern United States, houseboating is a year-round activity. At Forever Houseboats, we offer houseboat rentals on some of the nation’s most beautiful scenic waterways all year long. From the warm, sunny days of summer to the quiet stillness of the lake in winter, each season on a houseboat has an appeal all its own.
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