About The Boat
Do we need experience to drive a houseboat?
We do require you to have a valid drivers license and our knowledgeable dock staff will instruct you on all aspects of your houseboat operation. We highly recommend that you obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card prior to your arrival. This is an easy course available online at:
Do you allow pets on board your houseboats and what is the cost?
We recommend that you find alternate accommodation for your pets, as they seldom enjoy being confined on the houseboat, but yes we will consider small pets (limited to cats and small dogs). Please discuss with our Reservations Specialists about the pet policy.
What does the houseboat come equipped with?
Most of the time boats are equipped with bimini top, rear deck shower, complimentary high speed internet hook-up, TV/CD player, fish finder, DVD, water slide, 4-8 person hot tubs, propane barbecues, VHF radios, fridges, stoves, swim grids, child resistant railings, fully equipped kitchens, fire extinguishers, first aid kit, filtered water, cooler, 110 Volt power converters, microwave, private staterooms. We also have boats that are equipped with dishwasher, double fridges, at least 2 bathrooms, fireplace, washer and/or dryer, and many have satellite dish, upper deck wet bar, and seadoo ramps.
What should I bring from home?
You supply all your bedding, pillows, blankets, bath mats, towels, etc. Basically if you launder it at home you should bring it from home. We offer some optional rentals such as linens and deck chairs/tables, but if you have room, by all means, bring them from home as well. We do suggest you remember games, sun screen, hats, sunglasses, DVD’s or CD's as well as golf clubs or water toys.
How fast will my houseboat go and where do I go at night?
Your houseboat will travel up to 6 knots or 7 miles an hour. We do recommend a specific travel speed to allow you to achieve the best fuel consumption. Before dark you must "beach" your houseboat. You will be instructed on how to do this during your Captain's Orientation and you will quickly realize there are countless beaches to call your own or to share with neighboring boaters.
Do the houseboat doors lock?
Most of the doors will lock, but as a good portion of the lake is not accessible by roads, we have never experienced a need for them to be used.
What do we do in the case of a medical emergency on the lake?
Your boat is equipped with a VHF Radio to link you to our home base at all times. This radio is monitored 24 hours a day by up to 3 different employees. So no matter what time of day or night you require our assistance we will have somebody standing by for you.