Bridge Bay at Shasta lake logo

5 Things You Can Do Now to Make Your Houseboating Vacation Perfect

5 Things You Can Do Now to Make Your Houseboating Vacation Perfect
An inspiring image of a young girl holding a pen, symbolizing her entrepreneurial spirit

It’s never too early to start planning a Shasta Lake getaway. Organized vacationers who love to look forward to their upcoming retreat will find there are ample steps they can take NOW to boost their houseboating experience.

So if you like to spend a little extra time making sure your vacation is the best it can be, then consider these steps you can take well before your vacation begins.

Book Your Houseboat

There are a lot of benefits to being the early bird! Booking your houseboat early means you are treated to the best selection of vessels, as well as the best selection of dates.

By reserving your houseboat as soon as possible, you’ll have tons of options and can find the houseboat that perfectly suits your vacationing party’s size and style.

Plan Your Meals

Avoid the headache of deciding what to pack and cook while you’re cruising the water by jotting down a few meal plans ahead of time.

By making an impromptu list of meals, snacks, and other goodies you can easily bring onboard, you’ll have one less thing to worry about as your Shasta Lake vacation approaches.


With 365 miles of shoreline, and a host of attractions, activities, and charming destinations dotted all along Shasta Lake’s borders, there are tons of sites to explore from the comfort of your houseboat!

One of the best things you can do to ensure you don’t miss a thing is to do your research. Start examining and reading up on the cool destinations and sights that are just a stone’s throw away from the heart of the lake.

You’ll create an inspired list of day-trips and activities to enjoy on your vacation in the process.

Connect and Coordinate

If you’re planning a trip with multiple family members or friends, their input is key for finding fun things to do that everyone at the party will enjoy!

So start collecting ideas, insight, and input to craft agendas and activities all of your crew members will adore. Send out an email asking for ideas on what to see or do.

Create a message board or social media page where everyone can come together to provide their thoughts and ideas. By reaching out to your fellow vacationers, you can help craft a vacation plan that’s perfectly suited for everyone.

Schedule an Excursion or Activity

If you tend to get overwhelmed on what to do and when, (which is understandable considering that there are so many options on Shasta Lake), then it’s time to start small.

Schedule one specific activity you’d like to do when you’re on vacation – whether it’s:

  • Jet skiing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking

We Can Help

One of the best things about a houseboating vacation is it doesn’t take a lot of effort to have fun. But even still, planners can still do their part to ensure everyone has the best time possible.

Book your boat early, start researching, and enjoy plenty of anticipation and excitement in the process for your Shasta Lake retreat! With a little forethought, your 2019 houseboating vacation can easily be the trip of a lifetime.

Image attribution.