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Luxury Estate Floating

  Our marina has been located on Shasta Lake for more than 25 years. We are proud that we have many guests who come back to our marina to vacation every year for more than just houseboating. They come for a fabulous vacation. We love hearing about their amazing adventures, their great experience on their […]

04/27/2022 | by Shasta Marina | No Comments Houseboats Vacation Rentals

First Time Houseboater Guide

If you’ve never been houseboating before, get ready for your “best vacation ever”! Don’t take our word for it. Ask around. That’s often how return visitors describe their trip from our marina. If you ask a seasoned houseboater, they’ll gladly tell you their favorite tips to make your trip go smoothly. We have a few […]

07/08/2020 | by bizcor | No Comments Vacation Rentals

Extend Your Summer

August is here and back-to-school season is upon us. But, it’s not too late to book one last vacation before you get sucked into the back-to-school activities, carpool arrangements, and homework monopolizing your family’s time. While others are busy school shopping, you can be playing Monopoly from the back deck of your houseboat after an […]

08/13/2019 | by bizcor | No Comments Houseboats Shasta Lake Vacation Rentals

Houseboating Planning in 5 Easy Steps

Planning a house boating vacation for 16+ people can be fun; kind of like Tetris. Once you’ve mastered it for the first time, you’re excited for the next level. If you’ve never been houseboating before, we have five easy steps to getting ready for smooth sailing. If you have any questions along the way, our […]

06/21/2019 | by bizcor | No Comments Houseboats Shasta Lake Vacation Rentals

Best Vacation Ever

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 bizcor | 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 Shasta Marina | 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