"Houseboats" Top 5 Page for this destination Flamingo Lodge, Marina, and Outpost Resort Tip by grandmaR

  Houseboats in the marina
by grandmaR
 
 

I'd love to do a houseboat rental sometime, but for now it is too expensive.

As of June 2006 the Flamingo Marina website says: Houseboat Rentals: Closed indefinitely. No date for resumption of services. This is due to Katrina and Wilma in the fall of 2005

Houseboat availability varies seasonally. Boating experience is helpful but not mandatory. An in-depth operating orientation will be provided to every Captain, prior to departure. All boat operators must be at least 21 years old. Houseboats are for backcountry use only, Whitewater Bay, Shark River, and Joe River. No houseboats are allowed in the Florida Bay, Tarpon Bay, North of Oyster Bay, or West of Ponce De Leon Bay.."

Unique Qualities: Boat features include aluminum pontoon boat with 100 hp outboard, VHF marine radio, 12 volt electric system, propane stove/oven and refrigerator/ freezer, sleeps 8, full bathroom with shower, propane grill, 120 gallons water, top speed of 6 knots. Actual fuel used (gasoline and diesel) for all houseboats is the responsibility of the renter, along with any damages or missing items. NO AIR CONDITIONING!!! Everything operates on a 12-volt battery (with solar panels) or is propane operated

Pontoon Boat Rates (sleeps 8)

November - April: 2 nights are $475.00. Add $160.00 for each additional night. 7th night is free.

May - October: 2 nights are $340.00. Add $115.00 for each additional night. 7th night is free.

Catamaran Hull with a 115hp outboard, VHF marine radio, 12 volt electric system, 80 gallon fuel tank, hour meter, 4 foot safety compartments, exclusive 3 deck construction, no seam fiberglass sundeck roof, Armstrong vinyl floor covering, decorator window valances, custom hide-a-bed sofa, 100 gallon toilet holding tank, residential size shower, dinette table and 4 chairs, air condition, R-19 ceiling installation, 4K Onan diesel/generator, double bunk beds, compass, hydraulic steering, automatic battery charger, smoke and CO detectors, nonskid fiberglass deck, deck edge bumper, 64" front door projection, pleated fabric blinds, step flush toilet, 100 gallon fresh water storage, 3 burner gas stove, double-door frost free refrigeratgor/freezer, dual fire extinguishers, boarding ladder, commercial storm door on front, sliding glass door on stern, micro-wave, sleeps 6 and rod holders.

Catamaran Rates (sleeps 6):

November to April: 2 nights are $575.00. Add $200.00 for each additional night. 7th night free.

May to October: 2 nights are $525.00. Add $175.00 for each additional night. 7th night free.

Address: 1 Flamingo Lodge Hwy, , Everglades National Park,
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Phone: 239-695-3101 ext. 322
Price: US$40-80
Theme: Inn
Website: http://www.flamingolodge.com/index.asp

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 1, 2006
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