As of July 28, 2021 water levels have risen in the Everglades Backcountry. If the water level becomes too high, we are unable to accommodate off dock reservations as we need to pass under a bridge. Last minute  decision could be made as late as the hours before arrival. We expect this issue to continue into late December.”

Pricing starts at $300. Each Boat Sleeps a Maximum of 6 guests .

Embark on a relaxing journey through the Whitewater Bay with your family and friends while enjoying the comfort of these aquatic accommodations. The 42-foot houseboats sleep a maximum of 6 guests (due to a cozy fit, we strongly recommend only 4 adults maximum at one time!) and are fully equipped with all the necessities as well as essential amenities. All houseboats are located in the backcountry marina at Flamingo, located 38 miles from the entrance to Everglades National Park.

Take a tour of what it’s like on the inside of a houseboat with our  How-to Houseboat blog!


Houseboat Testimonial

"A truly amazing way to see the Everglades! The boat was a floating home with all the amenities. We loved it!"

— Kim C.


  • Two bedrooms: one with a queen bed and the other with a full size bed (three houseboats are available with this arrangement)
  • Two bedrooms: one with a full size bed and the other with a full-over-full bunk-bed (one houseboat available with this arrangement)
  • Living area
  • One bathroom – shower, no bathtub
  • Galley with: gas range, gas-electric refrigerator (8.5 cu ft) with a freezer, microwave that will work at the dock, small coffer maker with filters , basic set of cooking utensils, glasses, dishes, silverware, pots/pans
  • The fridge & hot water will automatically switch from shore power (electric) to propane once the boat departs from the dock
  • Houseboats have A/C while at the dock or with the generator
  • Each boat sleeps  6 guests
  • 70 gallon water tank
  • Screened Windows
  • Propane grill & fish cutting table (both mounted to back)

Provided with houseboat rentals:

  • Linen for beds and bathroom
  • Generator
  • Dish soap
  • Hand soap
  • Paper towels
  • Marine toilet paper


  • In compliance with Florida state law, anyone born on or after January 1, 1988, must have a valid boater’s safety card or certificate to operate the boat.
  • All operators must possess Everglades Boater Education card.
  • Minimum age to rent is 25.
  • All houseboat rentals will depart with a full tank of fuel. Refueling costs will be charged upon return of the boat. (2) 12 gallon tanks and (2) 5 gallon tanks.
  • Rentals will be limited to the boundaries of Whitewater Bay and will not be allowed to travel out the of  Oyster Bay  into the Gulf of Mexico.
  • A two-night minimum rental is required year-round. * off the deck rentals
  • All boats are smoke-free.
  • NO pets allowed on board
  • Check in is available from 3:00PM to 6:00PM. No night operation. Contact Flamingo marina for late check in availability: (239) 695-1095.



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