California Houseboat Rental Vacations
California Houseboat vacations and houseboat rentals on California lakes are very popular. They enable you to leisurely cruise the numerous beautiful waterways in both northern and southern California. When you rent houseboats, you are normally given some instruction and hands-on practice at the helm until you feel comfortable behind the wheel. They typically cruise at around 10 mph, giving you an unhurried opportunity to enjoy the scenery as you cruise along.
California Houseboat Rentals - Multiple Locations
Forever Houseboats - Has options available at 3 recreational locations in California (see below): Don Pedro, Berryessa and Oroville. They have a variety of models... from comfortable models for a family of 2-4... to luxury models that sleep 10-12. Some come with a hot tub, satellite TV and GPS.
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Houseboats.com - Luxury rentals at 3 California locations: Shasta (see below), McClure (Barrett Cove Marina) and New Melones (New Melones Marina). They have 9 different models, which can accommodate 3, 4 or 7 night trips.
Seven Crown Resorts - 4 California locations: Mead, Mohave, Shasta, California Delta. They have 5 different models including one with a water slide; 2-6 night trips.
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Houseboats for Rent California Locations
(Listed alphabetically by location)
California Delta - The California Delta offers beauty enjoyment and versatility on a network of rivers and tributaries creating over 1,000 miles of waterways. There are 3 major rivers feeding the Delta (the San Joaquin, the Sacramento and the Mokelumne) that provide skiers and fishermen with ample opportunities for fun and relaxation. It's waters have an abundance black bass, striped bass, crappie, perch, bullhead, catfish and sturgeon.
Paradise Point Marina - Two models are available through Seven Crowns Resorts.
Don Pedro Lake is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills on the way to Yosemite. It has over 160 miles of shoreline and hundreds of hidden coves and inlets to boat, fish, swim and camp. Don Pedro is in a canyon that was created over a million years ago by the Tuolumne River. Rolling hills and magnificent old oak and pine trees surround the lake. You can enjoy the scenery, splash near a waterfall or explore the Sierra Nevadas. This picturesque location is one of California's best recreational areas.
Don Pedro Lake Marina - This marina has 6 well-equipped models that accommodate from 2-12 guests. Available through Forever Houseboats.
Moccasin Point Marina - This marina has 4 lovely models that accommodate from 2-12 guests. Available through Forever Houseboats.
Lake Berryessa is located between the Blue Ridge and Cedar Roughs (45 minutes from Napa Valley) and is a great place for a vacation or a getaway. Mild temperatures make Berryessa ideal for water sports, fishing, camping, wildlife viewing and relaxing. Grassy hills surround the water, so it's easy to spot eagles, hawks, deer and wild turkey - and maybe even great blue heron, snow geese and loons.
Pleasure Cove Marina - This marina has 3 models that accommodate from 2-12 guests. Available through Forever Houseboats.
Lake Berryessa Rentals - Situated on the western side of the water, they have 4 models that accommodate 12-16 guests.
Lake Havasu - Perhaps best known as a popular "spring break" location for college students, Havasu is situated on the California and Arizona border. Incongruously, it is also the home of the famous London Bridge. If you visit here, the bridge is definitely worth a look.
Nautical Sports Center - They offer rentals for House boats, Ski boats, Pontoons, Deck boats, Speed boats, WaveRunners and kayaks.
Lake Mead is located near California on the Arizona and Nevada border (25 miles east of Las Vegas), and is one of the largest man-made lakes in the world. It is the reservoir of Hoover Dam, which dams the Colorado River. It has 550 miles of shoreline and is surrounded by a varied terrain, which ranges from sandy sloping beaches to unique multi-colored rock formations and steep cliffs. The waterways are perfect for all water sports - swimming, skiing, sailing, scuba diving and fishing.
Echo Bay Resort - Three models sleep 6-13. Available through Seven Crown Resorts.
Lake McClure is located down the stream from Yosemite Valley, and has more than 80 miles of shoreline. It's framed by the rugged Merced River Canyon cliffs and the golden Sierra foothills. It is known for great swimming, water sports and fishing (excellent for trout, black bass, spotted bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish).
Barrett Cove Marina -Several models are available through Houseboats.com.
Lake Mohave is located near Laughlin, NV (in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area), and has 237 miles of shoreline. It is a year-round resort because days are almost always sunny even during the winter. The varied terrain includes steep cliffs, multi-hued rocks, sandy beaches and secluded coves. The area is well-known for its water sports - swimming, skiing, scuba diving, boating and fishing. It is also noted for its ancient Indian petro glyphs and other historical phenomena.
Lake Oroville is located in the Lime Saddle Recreation Area, and has 167 miles of forested shoreline. Many people believe it offers more recreational variety than any other area in California.
Lake Mohave Resort - Four models that sleep 2-13 are available through Seven Crown Resorts.
Lake Oroville Marina - Several models are available through Forever Houseboats.
Lake Shasta is known as the "house boating capital of the world," and is one of the best recreational areas in the country! Shasta has by far the most shoreline miles of any lake in California. The surrounding mountains, the evergreens and the clear water make it a perfect place for fun and relaxation. Shasta is formed by four rivers - the Sacramento, McCloud, Squaw and Pit, which are contained by Shasta Dam. This creates a many-armed waterway with hundreds of coves and byways.
Antlers Resort and Marina - This is a full-service resort and marina. They have 9 models that sleep up to 19 people -- some with hot tubs and one with a fireplace!
Bay Bridge Resort - Four models available through Seven Crowns Resorts.
Digger Bay Marina - Two models are available through Seven Crowns Resorts.
Holiday Harbor - This is a full-service resort and marina. There are 7 models available that sleep up to 16 people. One with a slide!
Jones Valley Resort - Several models available through Houseboats.com.
Lakeview Resort - Several models available through Houseboats.com.
Packers Bay Marina - This is a small resort that has been owned by the same people since 1981. They have a fleet of 28 well-maintained luxury models.
Sugarloaf Resort - Several models available through Houseboats.com
Silverthorn Resort - Located on the southeast side of Lake Shasta, on the Pit River arm, Silverthorn offers rentals, a full service marina and cabins.
New Melones Lake is located in California's Central Sierra Gold Country, and has magnificent scenery, miles of secluded shoreline, great boating and fishing and beautiful clear waters -- making it an ideal place for a houseboat vacation. New Melones has more than 100 miles of scenic shoreline and is framed by the Stanislaus River Canyon cliffs and the Sierra foothills.
Trinity Lake is located near Weaverville, about a 1.5 hour drive from Redding. The Shasta-Trinity National Forest provides some of the best places to hike, backpack and vacation in Northern California. You can experience the excitement of panning for gold or fish for trout or salmon.
New Melones Marina - Several models are available through Houseboats.com.
Trinity Lake Resorts and Marinas - This is a full-service resort and marina with 9 models available through Forever Houseboats.
Houseboats for Sale in California
Pearson's Marine Houseboats for Sale - Phil Pearson has 35+ years of experience and serves Northern California -- Shasta, Trinity, Lake Oroville and the Sacramento Delta.
Shasta Lake Houseboats for Sale - Offers a large brokered selection, and is the exclusive Sumerset dealer for Shasta and Trinity.