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.

​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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​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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How To Pack Your Tackle Box When Houseboat Fishing

Category: Fishing Adventures

Houseboating and fishing are a perfect combination for a houseboat vacation. Both are great ways to relax, unwind and enjoy the natural beauty around you. At Forever Houseboats, we’ve learned that a lot of folks decide to try fishing for the first time when they are on a houseboat vacation and are not sure what they need in their tackle box. While fishing enthusiasts will change up items in their tackle box for different types of fish, there are a few basics you should have no matter what you’re trying to catch. We’ve put together a list of essentials that everyone should have in their tackle box.

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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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Having Fun & Staying Safe On Your Houseboat Vacation

Category: Houseboat Tips

Houseboating is a fun and safe way to experience the wonder of nature and spend time with friends and family. At Forever Houseboats, we know that safe houseboating doesn’t happen on accident. Safe houseboating is the result of safety systems built into the houseboat, onboard safety equipment, and boater education.

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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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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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Packing For Spring Weather On The Water

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Spring brings the promise of longer days, warmer temperatures, and sometimes, unpredictable weather. When you are planning a houseboat vacation in the spring, you need to be prepared for a range of possibilities. At Forever Houseboats, we provide houseboat rentals all year long on some of our country’s most beautiful waterways. With years of experience under our belt, we know just what you’ll need to pack to have a great time on the water, no matter what spring has in store.

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​Houseboat Vacation Games For Kids

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If you have any concern that kids might get a bit bored while on a houseboat vacation, you won’t have to on a Forever Houseboat! At Forever Houseboats, we rent houseboats to families with kids of all ages throughout the year and know that fun abounds for everyone. Of course, we realize that swimming, splashing, and sliding down the waterslide are often all it takes to keep kids happy for hours. But some days, you might need to change things up a bit. Here are a few fun and easy games for kids to liven up your family houseboat adventure.

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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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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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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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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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4 Important Tips For Safe Boating

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Renting a houseboat is a fun way to vacation with family and friends. If you are new to houseboating, chances are you have some questions. At Forever Houseboats, we believe the two most important things to remember out on the water are to stay safe and have fun. Of course, when you’re on a houseboat with good company, fun happens naturally; safety, on the other hand, is necessary to keep those fun times last. Here are our top safe houseboating tips:

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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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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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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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Valentine Dinner For Two

Category: Special Houseboating Events

A romantic houseboat getaway is a perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. But don’t feel like being on a houseboat means you are limited to grilling hot dogs for dinner. At Forever Houseboats, every single model in our Forever Fleet comes with a fully equipped kitchen, including a full-size range and oven, as well as gas BBQ grill. You’ll have all the tools to need to create an elegant dinner that is sure to impress your sweetie.

To give you some ideas, here is a simple, yet elegant Valentine’s Day menu, complete with recipes that can be easily made on a houseboat:

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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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Top 3 Reasons To Rent A Houseboat

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Lake Powell is one of the most popular houseboating lakes in the United States. The year-round sunshine, astounding scenery, and of course the lake itself, draw over 3 million visitors every year.

On average, visitors to Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area stay 4-5 days, the longest of any national park. One of the main reasons they do is largely due to the appeal of houseboating on Lake Powell. Find out why visitors stay on the lake as long as they do with these top 3 reasons to rent a houseboat on Lake Powell:
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