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Yes, you can sleep overnight on the water with a houseboat rental. Houseboats are great options for people who love being on the water - because you can combine your love for boating with your accommodation on a vacation. Houseboat sizes and amenities range drastically, but you can find many modest houseboats with one or two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen onboard.
If you can drive a car safely, you can definitely learn how to drive a houseboat. If you are renting a houseboat for the first time, make sure you get an orientation from the owner or rental company before you cruise out from the docks. The main difference is that there are no brakes on a houseboat, so the only way to slow the boat is to release the throttle slowly and always be looking far ahead to avoid any obstacles when navigating. Make sure you bring a valid driver’s license when renting a houseboat.
There are many lakes across the country that offer incredible houseboating opportunities. Some of the best lakes for a houseboat rental include Lake Lanier in Georgia, Lake Vermillion in Minnesota, Lake Powell in Arizona, and Lake Cumberland in Kentucky.
Pricing for houseboat rentals starts around $200/night, but can range anywhere from $200 to over $1000 per night, depending on the location and the size of the vessel. If you are renting a large houseboat to accommodate many people, the cost will be more but it could be cheaper once you split with everyone onboard. Houseboats are a fun way to combine an activity like boating with your accommodation, which is sometimes a cheaper way to experience both instead of booking a vacation rental AND a boat rental. Plus, who doesn’t love to sleep on the water? Browse thousands of houseboat rentals on GetMyBoat and book one right on your phone with the mobile app.
Renting a houseboat is easy with GetMyBoat. Browse your desired location for your houseboat rental and select the “Houseboats & Sleepaboards” option from the Trip Type menu. This will show you all the boats available with sleeping quarters that you can rent in that location. Find the best houseboat to rent with GetMyBoat, on the desktop site or on the mobile app.
Had a great day on the water. The entire crew was professional and attentive. Captain was always looking for additional experiences such as whales and dolphin pods. Food and cocktails were excellent during the charter. Snorkeling locations were great and the entire crew wanted to ensure we had a great time during our charter. Would book again with this company but maybe on a newer boat. Boat was well kept, but some equipment was outdated such as blue tooth connections, speakers, etc but overall was a great experience.
An Amazing Experience !! Everything was perfect from time of booking, communication (which is ALWAYS a huge factor when reserving anything), directions, timing, as well as the excellent crew on board and the manager who met me at the dock gate. The Journey is amazing ! The Yacht is Incredible ! Jose and the crew on board went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of while on board. Music of our choice controlled by Bluetooth from my cell phone, food prepared when we were ready to eat, drinks poured for us consistently...They even filled up our pool floats for us for use, helped us in and out of the water, and gave us a tour of the yacht as well which is incredible ! You basically control everything without lifting a finger...even the driving and where we wanted to go. I would definitely book again with Michael as this was a magical journey on the water ! Thanks Again !
This was the most amazing boat experience. The crew went above and beyond- it was my friends birthday and they did everything they could to make it super amazing- they got him a cake and chased dolphins for us! Also the food is actually really good and it comes with open bar and snacks- one of the best boat trips I’ve been on!!
The Seashine team were amazing through and through. First class communication leading up to the trip and amazing experience on the water. If you’re in Cabo, booking the Sundancer charter will not disappoint as they are very flexible with plenty of options to give you what you are looking for.
An absolute exceptional experience! Fantastic communication from the very beginning. The food, drinks and service were bare none the best I could have expected. The onboard stereo was amazing making the entire experience even better. The captain took is to all the great spots and times the return perfectly at the sunset. Looking forward to booking our next experiment with this amazing team!
Tips: overall good value for your money. Paid about the same per person as we would have if joining a group boat. Instead we had boat to ourselves with captain and mate. We viewed the arch twice… went up and down the pacific coast and enjoyed some snorkel and water play time in the cove . All within the 3 hours. No issues with service or condition of boat.