Plan Your 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 … Read More

Sumerset Timelapse Build

Posted by Shasta Marina Resort on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

Sumerset #1 Shipping Out!

Posted by Shasta Marina Resort on Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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.

The new Sumersets are COMING SOON!

We are excited to announce the anticipated arrival of our five new luxury Sumerset Houseboats to Shasta Marina’s fleet. While every boat in our marina is ready to deliver the “Best Vacation Ever”, the Sumerset model will be the largest, … Read More

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 … Read More

Houseboat parade on Lake Shasta

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 … Read More

Pork chops on the grill

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 … Read More

Little BackBone RockSlide on Lake Shasta

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 … Read More

Coin jar for family houseboat vacation budget

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 … Read More