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It’s been a long winter. It’s hard not to daydream about the summer –the smell of suntan lotion, the sound of water splashing, the feel of the sun hitting your back and the taste of an ice cream cone as you head to your favorite vacation spot. What type of vacation is on the horizon […]

04/23/2019 | by teamporter | No Comments Houseboats Vacation Rentals

How Lake Shasta Came To Be the Houseboat Capital of the World

Lake Shasta is considered the jewel of northern California. Planted in the middle of towering mountains and 365 miles of stunning shoreline, it attracts thousands of houseboaters every year. It’s been given the prestigious title of Houseboat Capital of the World. How did it achieve this status? A Lake Is Made Lake Shasta didn’t always exist. […]

09/27/2018 | by teamporter | No Comments Local Area Shasta Lake

Meals On Houseboats: How To Dine Well On the Lake

Every vacation has to include delicious food—it just wouldn’t be the same without it. Houseboating is one of those vacations where tasty food just naturally goes along with the experience. Imagine yourself relaxing on the deck at twilight, eating a succulent steak, roasted vegetable kabobs, and chocolate-drizzled brownies while floating on glass-like water and watching […]

09/08/2018 | by teamporter | No Comments Houseboats

4 Things You Can Do On Lake Shasta

Lake Shasta is a massive reservoir in northern California near Redding. It’s the third largest body of water in California and home to some of the most stunning scenic vistas and fabulous lake activities. Here are some of the highlights. Shasta Dam Lake Shasta is a man-made lake, created in 1948 by the Shasta Dam. The dam was […]

08/01/2018 | by teamporter | No Comments Shasta Lake

How To Do A Family Houseboat Vacation On A Budget

If you think a family houseboat vacation is out of reach for your budget, think again. It’s more affordable than you might think. You just need to get creative with your resources and travel plans. Reserve During the Off-Season Off-season rates usually run in the spring and fall. For example, at Shasta Marina, the off-season […]

07/05/2018 | by teamporter | No Comments Vacation Rentals

What To Bring for a Houseboat Trip on Shasta Lake

Houseboats are a superb way to spend quality time with your family or a group of friends. Water fun by day and star-studded views by night make for a scenic, fun, and adventurous getaway all rolled up into one fabulous outing. Just make sure you have all the right supplies on hand to help you […]

06/21/2018 | by teamporter | No Comments Vacation Rentals

Our First 16′ x 65′ Foot Sumerset Luxury Houseboat Has Arrived

It started with a conversation and a design on a blank napkin and our vision became reality after nine months of design, building, refining and completing the more than a 2,600 mile road trip from Kentucky to California. The first of five new Sumerset Houseboats has made her debut at Shasta Marina at Packers Bay. […]

06/11/2018 | by teamporter | No Comments Houseboats Vacation Rentals

The Mirage I

Shasta Lake offers experiences of lifetime for families of all shapes and sizes. Shasta Marina at Packers Bay understands that every vacation is different, that is part of the reason why we offer a wide variety of luxurious houseboats. One of our favorite houseboats for smaller families is the Mirage I – a perfect houseboat […]

06/05/2018 | by teamporter | No Comments Houseboats Vacation Rentals

Ever Wonder What Night Time Is Like On A Shasta Marina Houseboat?

Diamonds In The Sky During the hustle and bustle of city activity, city lights can drown out the magnificent features nature has to offer. One of the most beautiful sights to see is the milky way from the deck of a houseboat. With more than 350 miles of shoreline on Shasta Lake, you can sail to […]

05/31/2018 | by teamporter | No Comments Shasta Lake

Sumerset #1 Is On the Way!

We are excited to announce that Sumerset #1 is arriving from Kentucky to Shasta soon! Check out our video below to see what’s going on.

05/08/2018 | by teamporter | No Comments Houseboats Vacation Rentals