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Make your next vacation one to remember with a houseboat rental.

Vacationing on the lake just took on a whole new meaning. Houseboat rentals are a popular option for groups looking to spend a few nights exploring an area, swimming, finding private beaches, and relaxing onboard. Houseboats are a great choice for large groups and are perfect for hosting family gatherings or annual trips with friends.

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Things to consider when booking a houseboat rental.

  • Houseboats range in size, carrying capacity, and amenities onboard. There's a vast range of luxury to more simple accommodations you can choose from. Check with the captain to make sure the boat you pick will meet your needs.
  • Houseboat trips are excellent for long weekends at the lake or other events, and you can bring food and games onboard to ensure a good time with friends and family.
  • Any questions about booking your houseboat adventure? No problem! Simply message the captain or owner and ask any questions you may have.
  • Houseboat Rentals FAQs

    Where is the best place to rent a houseboat?

    There are many great houseboat rental destinations around the world. A few of the top places to rent a houseboat include:

    • Lake Havasu, Arizona
    • Lake Travis, Texas
    • Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
    • St. Johns River, Florida
    • Lake Vermillion, Minnesota
    • Coastal Finland
    • The Amazon River, Brazil

    How much is it to rent a houseboat?

    Houseboat rentals vary in price, but typically cost between $200-$1000 a day. The price for a houseboat rental will depend on the size of the boat, the location, and how many days you wish to rent. There are lots of different sizes and styles of houseboats to rent.

    What is the best lake to rent a houseboat?

    Some of the best lakes to rent a houseboat include:

    • Shasta Lake, California
    • Lake Austin, Texas
    • Lake Powell, Arizona
    • Finger Lakes
    • Lake Michigan
    • Lake Cumberland, Kentucky

    Can anyone drive a houseboat?

    To operate a houseboat you must be at least 18 years old. Typically you also need a valid driver’s license and proof that you’ve completed a boating safety course in order to rent and drive a houseboat. Rules and regulations for houseboats vary by state, so you will want to check the state and location that you’re operating the houseboat in.

    How far can a houseboat travel in a day?

    Houseboats, depending on how much fuel in the tank and their efficiency, can travel about 20-30 miles in one day. Distance will depend on many factors, so you’ll want to carefully plan your route if you’re traveling long distances on a houseboat.

    How do you pack for a houseboat trip?

    There are many factors to consider when packing for a houseboat trip. Check the weather forecast, consider how many days, what activities you’ll be doing, where you’re going, and how many people are coming along. You’ll want plenty of food and water onboard to avoid the chance of running out, warm clothes in case it gets cold unexpectedly, all the necessary safety equipment, and extras to make your trip fun and memorable.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for Boat Rentals worldwide.

  1. RS
    Rudy
    Sailboat Charter Kalamata, Greece

    I can highly recommend Takis for your boat trip around Kalamata. He is an easy going and charming host with a detailed knowledge of the area and of the history ofthe pelopenesse. He made us relaxed from the moment we got on board and his daughter added to the incdredible experience we had out at sea.

  2. TW
    Tess
    76' Luxury Motor Yacht Charter in Seattle, Washington

    In a word.... PERFECTION. Unbelievable experience. The yacht is spectacular and the crew was amazing. Chillin' is a beautiful, very comfortable, and technologically advanced yacht. Luxurious barely begins to describe her. The stunning wood work, beautiful staterooms, and unbelievable attention to detail will impress. Our family group of 9 had the best time imaginable on our journey from Lake Washington thru the locks, onto Paulsbo for boutique shopping. The itinerary was perfect for a full day of yachting. Chillin' is a wide and large yacht offering more than enough room for our group. We had a delicious breakfast, snacks, and drinks catered on the yacht. The service was as good as the finest restaurants. Our itinerary included stopping for lunch at a Paulsbo restaurant. Alot of fun! Words can not describe the spectacular experience we enjoyed. We will charter Chillin' again. All the thanks to Captain Kevin, Cindy and Diane for the perfect outing.

  3. NC
    Nathalie
    Sail on the classy 35' "Nomade" Yacht in the Thimble Islands, Connecticut

    Eric was a gracious host. His boat was divine and equipped with everything we needed. He sailed us around the Thimble Islands where we swam and took in the glorious surroundings. A perfect way to spend your 50th birthday. Merci beaucoup, Eric!

  4. IL
    Inna
    Australia’s Most Popular Seawind 1000 Sailing Catamaran Ready to Charter in Main Beach, Queensland

    Beautiful boat and amazing team! Serrano is very comfortable, clean boat. We had a wonderful time!

  5. JJ
    Jessica
    Enjoy 43' Catamaran Yacht Power Charter in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

    An incredible crew and an incredible boat! Their suggestions of where to go and what to do were just perfect for our needs !! Been coming to Vallarta for years and have to say this was one of the very best experiences we have ever had ! Thank you so much for showing us around ! And I have to add , the food was delicious !! So fresh ! Thank you again! :) x

  6. EF
    Even
    Sailboat Charter Kalamata, Greece

    We had. Fantastic day with Takis and his daughter. Plenty time for sailing and also two nice stops for swimming and snorkeling. Takis took us to a nice bay where all of us could enjoy some nice cooling of. Then we had a great lunch on the boat prepared by Takis and his daughter. Sailing was good and they are both experienced salors that also use the boat for races. Overall a great day and we wil do it again when we are back next time.