The name "Havasu" comes from the Mojave word for "Blue". From the 300+ days of sunshine and blue skies to the cool blue waters of the lake, Havasu has the goods to live up to its name...
Havasu's blue waters, blue skies and sunny disposition have attracted families to this ideal vacation destination for many years. The lake covers an area of 30 square miles and is 45 miles long and has 450 miles of shoreline. Nestled among the foot of California’s Chemehuevi Mountains, Lake Havasu offers many coves, inlets and beaches that are perfect for houseboat exploration. It is also the home of the world-famous London Bridge that once spanned London's River Thames and now serves as a backdrop to an island that features an English Village. This is a destination that offers many activities. Simply put - something for everyone.
Houseboating on Lake Havasu is different from most lakes. Its scenic landscape is diverse and includes lower lying sand dunes and rugged canyons that lead up into the neighboring desert mountains.
The surrounding area, especially the backcountry, features historic mines, ghost towns and numerous trails that pass through fascinating flora and fauna exposing local wildlife. Lake Havasu is unique in that it sits along the thriving Lake Havasu City, which boasts a population of over 50,000. You can be out on the water far from the action or you can join in on all the city has to offer including movie theaters, bars, restaurants, the ice rink or the open-air mall famously called the “English Village.” The area is also known to be a lively spring break destination as it is within a few hours drive of Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Phoenix.
From the London Bridge to Parker Dam, and every cove and inlet in between, Lake Havasu is a destination that was built for fun...
Houseboating is the perfect way to visit Lake Havasu. There is so much to see and do for kids of all ages. Dubbed the "Personal Watercraft Capital of the World," Lake Havasu is one of the Southwest's premier locations for water sports, including wakeboarding, waterskiing, jet skiing, swimming and boating of all kind. Watercraft rentals, including Lake Havasu houseboat rentals, are available at various locations in Lake Havasu City.
While Lake Havasu is known for its surface water activities, there is also great visibility underwater for snorkeling and scuba diving. Visibility ranges throughout the year from 10-50 feet with water temperatures from the mid 50’s climbing to as high as 85 degrees in the peak of summer. Many visitors also like to see the Lake Havasu sights from above by means of parasailing and hot air balloon rides. Although known for its water based activities, Lake Havasu City also boasts an abundance of land excursions.You can hike or mountain bike on numerous trails, go off-roading in a jeep or ATV, or tee off at one of the area’s five premier golf courses. Whatever activity you are interested in doing at Lake Havasu, a houseboat will certainly be the best home base to help you kick back after some serious fun.
Whether it’s a guys only escape, a girls’ weekend getaway or a family vacation, Lake Havasu has something to offer everyone.
Perhaps you want your trip to coincide with the annual Winterblast Pyrotechnics Convention. Every night of this convention will end with a boom! You will have the best seat in the house. There are national performance boat events and the International Jet Sports Boating World Finals with 400 competitors. Perhaps fishing is your thing. With great fishing conditions almost year-round, you will find various catch of bass, catfish and panfish. If you're feeling lucky there are even a couple of casinos waiting to entertain you.
You'd think that in a landlocked state like Arizona, the situation would be grim for beach lovers. Not so! Lake Havasu (also known as Arizona's West Coast) serves up a supreme Arizona beach experience: beautiful sandy lake beaches and clean, clear, fresh water that's comfortable for swimming most of the year.
These lovely lake beaches are the perfect hangout spots for families – you can truly relax on the warm sand without worrying about dangerous fish or riptide currents. Your houseboat can discover pristine private beaches which are plentiful and perfect for a picnic or sunbathing in solitude. You will find that people who boat and hang out at the lake are friendly and social.
Our team of experts will help you plan your ideal houseboat vacation. At no cost to you, our knowledgeable agents will assist you with your choice of location, choosing the best houseboat to fit your needs and budget as well as selecting the best powerboats and water toys.
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