June 15th to September 15th
Friday to Monday 3 night rate $2500
Monday to Friday 4 night rate $2500
Weekly rental 7 night rate $4200
Q: Is a houseboat difficult to operate?
A: Our houseboats are surprisingly easy to operate. Once your party has loaded the houseboat our staff will give a brief orientation and how-to session of the houseboat "from bow to stern" before your departure. We will then drive the houseboat out of the marina after which, you will be able to drive the boat from there. We will also dock the houseboat for you upon your return. Once you are on the wide open lake, you'll find driving a houseboat quite easy.
Q: Do I need a license to operate you houseboats, or is a skipper provided?
A: Washington State requires you to have a boaters education card to operate the houseboat. If you do not have one we can offer you a temporary permit before you leave the docking area. More information can be found here: http://www.boat-ed.com/washington/boating_law.html
Q: How long of a trip can I take?
A: You can choose between three nights (weekend), four nights (midweek) or seven nights (weekly).
Q: What time of day do we start our voyage and when do we return to the dock?
A: Our typical departure time is between 12-2 pm on Monday or Friday.
Houseboats return to the marina in the morning between 9-10am on the last day of your trip.
You will receive an email with the specific check-in / out times prior to your trip.
Q: How old do you have to be to rent a Houseboat?
A: Charter captain or Co-captain must be at least twenty-eight (28) years old.
Q: How many people can a houseboat sleep, and who do most invite?
A: Our houseboats have beds for 12 people. (1) Queen, (3) Full, (2) Futon. Or, if you would rather sleep under the stars, you can throw out a sleeping bag on the top deck. We have even had parties pitch tents on the top deck. There is plenty of room inside and out for dining, dancing, fishing, sunbathing and relaxing. Twelve (12) life vests will be provided per houseboat.
Generally groups are made up of family, extended family and friends. Family reunions, business and church group retreats and "men only" or "ladies only" are all popular. Houseboating appeals to all ages and interests!
Q: Are pets allowed?
A: Pets are allowed upon approval. A NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-NEGOTIABLE $150 is due at time of rental.
Q: Can I fish from the houseboat?
A: Yes! Fishing is a favorite activity for houseboaters. There are several species of fish on Lake Sacajawea; including bass, salmon, crappie, trout, catfish and even sturgeon! The type of fish that are 'running' will depend on the season, weather, water temperature, moon, etc.
Q: What equipment is on board?
A: We provide a full list of what is aboard and what to bring on our website. You will see many of our houseboats are equipped with full appliances, microwaves, coffee makers, water slides, private staterooms with comfortable beds, generators and much, much more. Most people don't realize just how luxurious houseboating is!
Q: Do your houseboats have any GPS units on them?
A: No, not as of yet, but handheld devices work well if you'd like to bring one along.
Q: What should we bring?
A: We have a list on our website of what to bring. In addition we will email you a list of items to bring when we confirm your reservation.
Q: Where do we 'park' the houseboat?
A: We have set eight (8) buoys throughout the lake that you may anchor to. All you need to do is hook the front lanyard to the top of the buoy and you are set, no need to do anything else. Buoy locations are indicated on the map posted in your houseboat. There are some beach areas on Lake Sacajawea that you may beach on. We have a guide to beaching the houseboat in the information binder found on the houseboat. Large barges frequently travel up and down the Snake River at all times of the day. If you are beaching the houseboat for the night please make sure the houseboat is secured properly. During your orientation we will show you how to properly beach the houseboat to the shore at night and provide you with suggestions for good locations.