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.

Best Houseboating Lakes | Lake Mead & Lake Mohave

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Lake Mohave and Lake Mead are the best houseboating lakes located within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Whether you want to relax, explore, or do some sportfishing, these lakes offer it all. At Forever Houseboats, we want to exceed your expectations and give you the best houseboating experience.

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Houseboat Rental Cost Made Affordable

Category: Houseboat Vacations

A houseboat rental cost is not something only the rich can afford; in fact, you may be surprised at just how affordable it can be to rent a houseboat with Forever Houseboats. When considering a houseboat vacation, it is tempting to compare houseboat rental costs to the cost of accommodations, but it is important to remember that your houseboat is more than just a place to sleep. That is why it is more accurate to compare the houseboat rental cost to the accommodations and entertainment costs of other vacation options. Here are a few tips to make every houseboat rental cost affordable.

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Best Houseboat Rentals for Fall Adventures

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Forever Houseboats offers the best houseboat rentals all year-round, including in the fall, so let the fun continue after Labor Day! The weather and water temperatures at our Arizona and Nevada marinas stay warm enough for swimming far into the fall season. Autumn often includes opportunities to obtain amazing deals on the best houseboat rentals available. At Forever Houseboats, we make it easy to keep the good times on the water going with our Forever Fall Adventure Bundle. This amazing deal is available at three of our most popular Forever Houseboats houseboating marinas.

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Lake Powell Houseboating | Gateway to Exploring Canyons

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Lake Powell houseboating can help you explore the numerous canyons in these beautiful waters. Lake Powell has 96 named canyons that vary in size, scenery, and accessibility. Many of these canyons are only accessible via water, which is one of the many reasons Lake Powell houseboating is one of the best vacations in the country. Three of our favorite Lake Powell canyons are Rainbow Bridge Canyon, Antelope Canyon, and Navajo Canyon.

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Marina Boat Rentals | Sun Safety Tips

Category: Houseboat Vacations

At Forever Houseboats, we offer marina boat rentals at the top houseboat destinations in the Southwestern United States, where the sun is in full bloom. There is nothing more relaxing than hearing the waves against the boat while lounging on the sun deck of a luxury houseboat, but without proper sun protection on said houseboat, it doesn’t take long for sun damage to creep in, resulting in a nasty burn. The combination of direct sunlight and reflected sunlight from the water’s surface can cause sun damage and painful sunburns. Here are some helpful tips to stay protected as you enjoy your next houseboating adventure.

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Lakes with Houseboat Rentals | A Dynamic Classroom for Kids

Category: Houseboat Vacations

The end of summer is fast-approaching, but there is still time to explore many beautiful parks and lakes with houseboat rentals. At Forever Houseboats, we are proud to be one of the selected vendors trusted to offer houseboat rentals within the boundaries of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The stunning beauty of the lakes with houseboat rentals located within national parks will delight adults and kids alike.

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Houseboat Rentals | Lake Powell’s Namesake

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Lake Powell is one of the most popular lakes in the country for houseboat rentals. Although many outdoor enthusiasts know that the lake was named after John Wesley Powell, most don’t know very much about this patriot who was fascinated by exploring.

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Spotting Wildlife from Your Lake Powell Boat

Category: Houseboating and Widlife

A Lake Powell boat is the best place to catch a glimpse of the variety of animals that populate the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Although the desert is an unlikely place to search for wildlife, Lake Powell and the Colorado River serve as a vital water source for many animals to flock to while migrating. Birds, reptiles, and fish are some of the most abundant wildlife in Glen Canyon that you will be able to admire from your Lake Powell boat. Don’t forget your binoculars!

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Best Houseboat Lakes | Fossils of Lake Mead

Category: Houseboat Lake History

Today, Lake Mead is one of the best houseboat lakes in the country, but it was once part of a much larger ancient sea. We know this because of the area's astounding geological features. In fact, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area preserves one of the most complete and longest geologic records of any United States national park. Within Lake Mead’s National Recreation Area’s 1.5 million acres, visitors can see geological features spanning nearly two billion years of history.

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Best Lakes For Houseboats | Best Hikes At Lake Mead

Category: Houseboating and Widlife

Lake Mead is one of the best lakes for houseboats in the southwestern United States. With over 1.5 million acres, however, Lake Mead National Recreation Area includes far more than the lake itself. In addition to houseboating, hiking is a favorite activity of visitors at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. In fact, one of Lake Mead’s most popular hiking trails was recently awarded a national designation. Thanks to the stunning natural scenery of Lake Mead, amazing hiking trails are abundant. Here are our top two favorite hiking trails near our Callville Bay Resort.

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Marina Boat Rentals: Special Offers

Category: Special Offers

If you’re thinking about taking out one of our marina boat rentals for a great time on the water then take advantage of one of our four different special offers. Here’s a rundown of some great deals available now, from our ‘Call-in Secret Special’ to our ‘American Heroes Discount’ and more.

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Vacation Rental With Boat | Delicious Recipes

Category: Houseboat Tips

If you have never cooked on a houseboat before, meal planning for a vacation rental with a boat might seem a little overwhelming. The truth is no one should be intimidated about cooking on a houseboat. At Forever Houseboats, all of our boats include fully stocked kitchens and a grill outside on the main level so you can prepare almost any meal on our houseboats that you could at home just so long as you come prepared. We love simple and convenient meals because they leave more time for swimming, exploring, and relaxing. Here are two of our favorite easy and delicious recipes that you can prepare on your houseboat vacation.

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Rent A Boat House | ADA Accommodations

Category: Houseboat Vacations

At Forever Houseboats, we strive to make our houseboat rentals accessible to everyone. If you, or a member of your party, have special accessibility needs, you can rent a houseboat from us that will meet your requirements. Happily, that houseboat happens to be the best in our fleet: the 75’ XTreme.

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Best Houseboats | 50’ Forever

Category: Houseboat Vacations

New houseboaters often ask which models are the best houseboats. At Forever Resorts, we believe the answer to that question is as unique as your vacation. Since we only rent top-of-the-line houseboats with popular amenities from our Forever fleet, we can honestly say that the best houseboat is the one that is right for you, your group, and your vacation. In fact, our smallest houseboat, the 50’ Forever, has plenty of amazing features and may just be the right choice if you have a smaller group.

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Best Places To Rent A Houseboat | Green Boating

Category: Houseboat Tips

Looking for the best places to rent a houseboat? In addition to the location, water temperature, and available houseboat models, many houseboaters are now paying attention to the environmental impact of the individual marinas. At Forever Houseboats, we are honored to partner with the National Parks Service to provide marina rentals within the National Parks system. We believe this unique opportunity comes with the responsibility to protect and preserve the parks where we operate.

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Reboot August 2016

Category: Newsletter

This month we are heading to Texas to celebrate the 50th Work Anniversary of one of our favorite employees, taking a road trip up Highway 89, discovering the Old West at Mormon Lake Lodge, and much more!
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The Best Houseboat for Your Bachelor Party

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Your best friend just asked you to be the Best Man at his upcoming wedding. You want to do something great for his bachelor party because this guy deserves the best. Why not throw him a bachelor party on a houseboat?

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Packing Tips for Your Houseboat Vacation

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Once you've narrowed your choices for best lakes for houseboats, it's time to turn your attention to what to tote along. You want your houseboat vacation to be relaxing and memorable, so it's vital to know what's already been provided and what you'll be expected to bring. After all, few things are worse than getting all settled in only to realize you forgot that one thing you can't live without. 

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Houseboat Adventures That Include Your Pet

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Houseboat adventures are even better when you bring your pet along for the ride. Most dogs love the water, and they'll love you for including them in your family houseboating vacation. There are a few questions you should ask yourself and your houseboat rental service, however, before you begin packing up Fido's doggy bag. 

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Experience Nature With Lake Mead Houseboat Rentals

Category: Houseboating and Widlife

A least a hundred arguments exist as to why a vacation on a rented houseboat is superior to your traditional hotel-by-the-beach: There's less packing to do, no daily traffic to fight, no long treks to the beach with all your family's floaties in tow. But probably the biggest advantage that Lake Mead houseboat rentals have over your standard vacation is how up-close-and-personal it gets you to nature. 

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Hole in the Rock: One of Lake Powell's Many Historic Places

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Houseboating in Arizona makes for a vacation you'll never forget. Aside from the thrill of piloting your own rented houseboat along Lake Powell, you'll see wondrous, historic sites from a vantage point that most others never will. Hole in the Rock is one such attraction. 

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Lake Mead and Its Namesake, Elwood Mead

Category: Houseboat Lake History

Lake Mead house boat rentals provide the ultimate vacation experience to those who love life on the water. Lake Mead is located on the Colorado River, just southeast of Las Vegas. It's the largest reservoir in the United States, boasting 247 square miles of surface space and depths that reach a whopping 532 feet. This lake is a scenic wonder that you have to experience to believe. Whether you're in it for the fishing, or you just love the feel of the waves beneath you, Lake Mead house boat rentals offer up the perfect vacation experience.

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Fishing at Lake Mead: Striped Bass, Catfish, and Bluegills

Category: Houseboating and Wildlife

There's no other form of fishing that's quite as satisfying as that done from the comfort and convenience of a rented houseboat. Houseboat fishing lacks the long trek down to the water, there are no crowds of fishermen with which to contend, and best of all, you can wake in the early morning hours, yawn, stretch, and start fishing first on your time. You don't even have to the leave the comfort of your deck to reel in the generous striped bass, catfish and bluegills that Lake Mead provides.

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Is Lake Powell The Best Place To Rent A Houseboat?

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Lake Powell may be the best place to rent a houseboat if you're looking to combine recreation options with the majesty of this area's natural beauty. From the spectacular scenery to the sunny weather to the incredible beaches, there’s a lot to love about Lake Powell. Here are a few reasons we things Lake Powell is one of the most ideal houseboat destinations.

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