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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.
I booked this boat for my bachelorette group of 12 and everyone was blown away! The boat is very clean and spacious and Captain Luis was amazing. He was so nice and professional, we did not want the day to end. He drove us to a section of the bay where a bunch of boats are partying and got to swim around. I had asked about jetski rentals beforehand and a man with a jetski met us at our boat. We paid him directly and everyone got to ride around for a few minutes which really elevated the experience! The bride had the best time!!
I had a fantastic experience with Dmitry aboard the Azimut Yacht. The boat itself was incredible - beautiful and open with a welcoming crew. Aida was incredibly responsive and helpful in finding the right boat for our event. She followed through on all of our special requests in a timely manner and was an absolute pleasure to work with. I would recommend it highly to anyone!
The booking process couldn’t be more seamless. Frank answered all my questions quickly and was very upfront with the price. Everything was very clear. Alexander my captain was great and kept in contact with me to make sure everything was going as scheduled the day of my trip. And my mate Dila was such a sweetheart. She made sure me and the other five girls I was with were well taken care of and kept our drinks coming! It was 100% worth it!
ur trip was amazing!!!! We got to choose our captain and he was Roberto Vargas! And he was professional and very kind. He made sure we were comfortable! We truly had a wonder time . We will definitely book again with Roberto!!!! Thank you! He also had a bottle of champagne for us!!! So fun!!!
Frank was really helpful and responsive when booking the trip and throughout the booking process. He made the process really easy. My captain was Andres and he was really nice and welcoming. I would recommend him for your next trip. Thank you all for making my bday trip more fun!
From listing to scheduling to boating this experience was truly 5 stars. Captain was kind and courteous and an awesome time! He showed us around sights and listened to our preferences and quickly developed an itinerary for the group. Will be boating with them again soon!