Prepare to Explore

The houseboat has been reserved, friends and family have been invited, now what? We’ve included trip tips and ideas of what to bring, what not to bring, what is available at your marina store, and a convenient, printable checklist.

While these lists will guide you on planning for your adventure, remember that items will vary depending on which marina you visit and the time of year. Also, each marina and lake carries their own set of rules and recommendations, so make sure you check their websites before packing—it will save you time and headache!