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Houseboating on a Budget:


While many budget-conscious Americans have scaled back their vacation plans this year, savvy travelers are taking full advantage of the major discounts offered by travel companies and trying out new destinations, activities, and adventures for their 2009 summer vacation. 


America’s top houseboating destination, Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas, is offering travelers NEW tips on booking the ultimate houseboat adventure without breaking the bank this year.


Houseboating is an adventure that all families should experience together - and serves up something for everyone, including fishing, swimming, waterskiing, kayaking, power boating or simply relaxing under turquoise waters and a star-filled sky.  Regardless of how familiar travelers are with houseboating, Lake Powell Resort’s unique tips will offer insight on how to find the best deals, navigate the different tour and watercraft options, and familiarize all guests with the endless options of relaxing and exploring the beauty of Lake Powell


Below are a few budget tips from Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas that families can benefit from when planning their houseboating adventure:


1)    Scale back on the houseboat without losing the luxury amenities.

o   Lake Powell Resort recently announced the addition of a new line of luxury class houseboats for the 2009 season.  The new 62-foot “Journey” line has been designed for those who want a state-of-the-art houseboat, with all the amenities of a larger luxury vessel.  Features include an upgraded kitchen, spacious cabins, a hot tub, 42-inch LCD TV and home theater system with a tracking satellite system, an outdoor gas grill, and much more.  For a complete listing of available houseboats, please visit

2)    Don’t break the bank on gas.

o    Travelers often forget to budget in extra vacation costs like taxes or gas when booking summer getaways.  To help guests spend less time worrying about money and spend more time enjoying their houseboating vacation, Lake Powell is offering the “Gas on Us” package through 2009, which offers gas credits for any houseboat rental. Houseboaters will receive $50 in gas credit per day for any standard houseboat, $75 per day for a deluxe and $100 per day for a luxury houseboat. To book this discount, guests can go to and use the promo code: GASONUS09.

3)    Skip the Houseboat and check out lodging and watercraft packages.

o    While houseboating is the best way to get the full outdoor experience, Lake Powell offers many affordable lodging and watercraft packages, so that guests can still explore the red rock canyons and alcoves that make Lake Powell famous without breaking the bank on accommodations.

§  Lake Powell’s Bed, Boat & Breakfast package*, starting at $227 includes a one night stay in a Lakeview room and breakfast for two, along with tickets for the Antelope Canyon Scenic boat tour.

§  The Great Lake Powell Water Adventure package*, starting at $515 includes two nights accommodations in traditional, Lakeview, or Deluxe Lakeview rooms at Lake Powell Resort, full-day use of 19’ power boat to explore red rock canyons and alcoves, and daily breakfast for two.

4)    Watch the weather: higher lake levels mean less money for travelers.

o    Travelers can thank the weather for saving their wallets a few bucks this summer.  With Lake Powell experiencing higher than average lake levels, Castle Rock Cut, a popular shortcut that shaves off 12 miles of travel between the upper and lower ends of the lake – is open this year.  The shortcut helps visitors save on time and gas and makes it easier to access remote and unspoiled canyons and beaches, including the Rainbow Bridge National Monument (the largest natural bridge in the world), Padre Bay and Warm Creek Bay.

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