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Plan Your Trip

Getting started

Reservation Deposit

A deposit of $1,000.00 is due at the time of booking and will be applied towards your booking fee. The final payment is due 8 weeks prior to the departure date.

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Prior to departure, we will place a “hold” on the Captain’s credit card in the amount of $5000.00 (just like renting a car).–>

What forms of payment are accepted?
If you’ve got money and want to spend it on a great vacation, you’ve found the right place!  We accept all major credit cards, cash and personal checks.

What if I need to cancel my vacation?
Reservations may be cancelled within five (5) days of booking.  Cancelling your reservation beyond five (5) days will result in forfeiture of your Reservation Deposit and other applicable charges. Additionally, after you have made your First and/or Second Payment towards your vacation’s balance, Lake Roosevelt Adventures will refund your payment(s) only if your vacation is sold to another customer.

Pack Light:


  • Bedding (or sleeping bags) and pillows for each bed (light blankets may be useful for cool nights)
  • PACK LIGHT – Swim suits, flip flops, sneakers, coverups, shorts and t-shirts, a little something for cool nights….it’s literally all you will need
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand and Dish Soap
  • Towels – beach towels, bath and hand towels, and paper towels
  • Games/Cards/Water Toys & Equipment/Binoculars/MUSIC
  • A camera – you’re going to want to document this!


  • FOOD and Ziploc bags
  • Safety First – life jackets for kids and infants
  • Sunscreen (waterproof is best!)
  • Ice (you can purchase this in the Marina Store upon arrival)
  • First Aid/Insect Repellant
  • Water
  • Chargers for all those electrical devices
  • A sharpie – mark your name on a disposable cup and cut down on waste

Other items to consider based on your planned activities:

  • Beach chairs
  • Hiking boots/shoes
  • Water Sports equipment
  • Fishing gear – including a license which is NOT sold at either marina store
  • Beach games – horseshoes, whiffle ball & bat, ladder golf, etc.

What the Houseboat will provide in the kitchen:

  • Flatware for 14 (Nova, Galaxy), 6 (Explorer) & 10 (Luna)
  • Glassware
  • Silverware
  • Knives (Cooking, Steak, etc.)
  • Pots & Pans
  • Bakeware (Cookie sheets, Oven Safe Pans/Dishes, Mixing Bowls)
  • Kitchen Utensils (Measuring Cups, Spatula, Spoons, Cheese Grater, Garlic Press, Pizza Wheel, Church Key, Wine Opener, Mixer, BBQ Tools, Oven Mits, Hot Plates, Meat Scissors, Whisks, Tongs, Can Opener, and much much more!)
  • Coffee Maker & Filters
  • Toaster
  • Blender (yeah margaritas!)
  • Tupperware Set

Check-In and Checkout:

A specific time will be assigned to you one week prior. Check-in and Check-out times will be given to you during orientation.

Prior to departure, you will be given:

  • Houseboat orientation tour
  • Systems briefing
  • Safety briefing

After your orientation, you will be driven out of the marina and given a short lesson on beaching and the rules of the lake. All boats must be beached every night.

While You’re Out and About

Start & Return Time
Houseboat boarding begins at your assigned time on the trip’s start date and houseboats are due back at your assigned time on the date of return. Be timely…$250.00 per hour will be charged for late returns.

1 (one) pet is allowed for free. Each additional pet is $100.

The houseboat engine burns 4-5 gallons per hour. The larger boats include a generator to recharge the boat’s battery system. Typically, you will need to run the generator 3-4 hours per day to keep the system charged and engine normally burns one gallon per hour. Because these boats have a single motor, they are very economical to operate. The price of fuel is controlled by the National Park Service. And no, we can’t tell you how much fuel cost to consider, because that’s totally dependent upon your escapades on the Lake!

During your orientation, you will be instructed when to turn the generator on. The power meter is color coded (Green-Good, Yellow-Getting Depleted, Red-Charge Now).

Follow the placarded generator operating instructions STEP BY STEP. Many systems can be run for hours on battery power, while certain systems, like the hot tub jets, dishwasher, and air conditioner require the generator to function.


Is there fresh water on board?
Yes, 105 gallons for the Nova & Galaxy Class, and 30 for the Luna Class and Explorer Class for consumption. All other water running in the houseboat (shower, dishwashing, etc.) is filtered lake water.

Emergency VHF Communication
For all houseboat guests, your houseboat is equipped with VHF Marine Radio. This radio is monitored during the day. Use channel 16 for emergencies and initiating contact only. Channel 2 (not 02) is available for weather forecasts.


On the last day of your vacation, your houseboat should be floating outside the log boom at your assigned time. (You will not be allowed to drive the houseboat inside a marina boundary line.) For your safety and ours, we kindly ask that everyone is packed and ready for offload at this time.

When you arrive at the log boom , please call “Lake Roosevelt Adventures Operations” on VHF Channel 16 or 509-725-7229, which is the Seven Bays Marina. Our staff will come out and drive you to the dock.
(Please note, the marina does not open until 9:00am, so don’t be alarmed if no one answers prior to that hour.)

Fueling Up
Once at the fuel dock, we recommend sending people to the parking lot to retrieve cars and take them over to the houseboat dock – it’s easiest this way.

Things to do:

  • Take all trash off the boat and to the dumpster located by the boat launch)
  • Pay our friendly team members for fuel
  • Finish unloading