Change The Pace: Best Houseboats In And Around Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Fort Lauderdale is a beautiful city on the Southeastern coast of Florida. It is a popular destination for its beaches, pretty canal strips, boutique shopping and fourmet dining. Whether you go for a day or a week you’ll enjoy the whole experience by spending time on your very own and unique houseboat. During your visit to Fort Lauderdale be sure to take part in a boating trip, visit the antique car museum and spend time relaxing on the beach. Is sounds perfect doesn’t it? So, go ahead and change the pace: best houseboats in and around Fort Lauderdale, FL, are waiting for you! Book one now and start planning your perfect houseboat holiday.

1. 40-foot (12-meter) artistic yacht (from 139 USD)

This 40-foot (12-meter) cabin cruiser includes a fully stocked kitchen, a bathroom, a shower room, a dining zone, and outside decking with a swing bench and a BBQ. This boat is ideal for up to five guests and there are bikes for you to borrow when docked. There is even Wi-Fi so that you can stay connected. If you’re wondering about yacht rentals at Fort Lauderdale and their prices, we assure you that you won’t find a better deal than this one. So, go ahead and book it today!

40-foot (12-meter) artistic yacht

Price: from 139 USD

Number of Guests: 4

2. Choose your boat: "Camp" or "Glamp" (from 139 USD)

It’s decision time, you get to choose between a 32-foot (9.7-meter) boat or a 20-foot (6-meter) boat. Moored in a friendly and welcoming community of a private marina, it is close to Sawgrass Mall, so there are plenty of fantastic eateries nearby. Wi-Fi, a television, and toilet facilities are available on site, with additional facilities on the marina. From the comfort of your own houseboat, you can watch the flying fish and, if you’re lucky, even see a Manatee here.

Camp or Glamp boats

Price: from 139 USD

Number of Guests: 4

3. Awesome houseboat La Dolce Vita (from 201 USD)

Nestled in an area known as the ‘Venice of America’, this beautiful houseboat is within walking distance of many fantastic eateries and the best nightclubs in Fort Lauderdale. It is also only a short walk away from the beach! The boat features both air conditioning and heating, and with the fully-equipped kitchen, you can prepare meals anytime you want to. The hosts have also kindly provided bedding and towels, and there are two bedroom areas, each fitted with a queen-size bed.

Awesome houseboat La Dolce Vita

Price: from 201 USD

Number of Guests: 6

4. Luxuria (from 795 USD)

The Luxuria is designed with state-of-the-art amenities and is on par with any of the top luxury hotels in Fort Lauderdale. It is moored in an exclusive marina and this two-story boat has two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Additional features on board this boat for rent in Fort Lauderdale include four pop-up big screen televisions, Roman soaking tubs, desks, and a large decking area. At the on-site facilities of the yachting center, where the Luxuria is moored, guests can take full advantage of the restaurants, Wi-Fi, heated swimming pool, and the modern fitness center.


Price: from 795 USD

Number of Guests: 4

5. Luxury boatel close to the beach (from 199 USD)

One of the best liveaboard boats for rent in Florida, this glamorous boatel is ideal for up to six guests and is situated at a fantastic location near Fort Lauderdale Beach. There are two bedrooms; the master bedroom sleeps two and the second room has two sets of double bunk beds that can sleep four. This boatel has 1.5 bathrooms. Above all, we love that this boatel has over 800 square foot (74 square meters) of decking.

At the mooring point, guests can also enjoy the communal facilities such as the swimming pool, gym, and tennis courts.

Due to its location, this property is best suited for families or friends looking for a peaceful but unique experience.

Luxury boatel close to the beach

Price: from 199 USD

Number of Guests: 6

6. Rock On Rentals boat (from 207 USD)

This houseboat was custom designed and offers maximum comfort and style. There are three private bedrooms and two full bathrooms onboard. More sleeping options are available when the sofa is pulled out to make an additional bed. In total, this location can sleep up to 8 people.

The fully equipped kitchen is well stocked for guests to prepare full meals which can be enjoyed on the large roof decking. The decking is an ideal place to relax as it comes with lounge chairs, a dining area, and a wet bar.

The infamous Las Olas Boulevard is just 15 minutes away from the boat, while downtown Dania Beach is a 5-minute drive away. The beach is also within walking distance.

Rock On Rentals boat

Price: from 207 USD

Number of Guests: 8

7. La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita is a 40-foot (12-meter) long floating condo that can happily host up to 6 people. The two private bedrooms are each unique. The aft cabin has a queen-size bed whilst the mid-ship cabin has a full-sized bed. For additional sleeping options, there is a futon in the common space. The kitchen comes equipped with a stove, a microwave, and a fridge. The boat is moored just 5.4 km (3.4 miles) away from the Convention Center.

La Dolce Vita

Price: from 7,000 USD

Number of Guests: 8

Houseboats near Fort Lauderdale

8. 45-foot (13-meter) houseboat (from 110 USD)

This 45-foot (13-meter) houseboat features two bedrooms which each offer queen-sized beds, and additional sleeping options include a queen-sized futon. There is a large and spacious kitchen with a full-size fridge, a stovetop, a microwave, a toaster oven, and hot drink facilities.

St Johns River, where the boat is moored, will show you a different side of Florida, where it is laid back and relaxing. The decking area includes a table with a grill and the back decking area has a love seat. Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout this cheap boat rental near Fort Lauderdale.

45' Houseboat

Price: from 110 USD

Number of Guests: 6

9. Fabulous and spacious Rock Yacht (from 199 USD)

From its point of mooring in Indian Creek, this yacht has direct access to the restaurants, clubs, and beaches nearby. We particularly love the fact that the beach is only 1000 feet (304 meters) away! There are two spacious bedrooms, a comfortable living space, and a quiet decking area which is ideal to enjoy the sunset from. In total, this boat can host up to 6 people comfortably.

Rock Yacht

Price: from 199 USD

Number of Guests: 6

10. Luxury yacht (from 7,000 USD)

This glorious 90-foot (27-meter) boat has 3 levels of luxury. Managed by the World Elite Concierge, you can enjoy four private bathrooms, panoramic views, and a large living room. This boat comes with state-of-the-art facilities. The back decking area has comfortable seating and relaxing areas, all color co-ordinated with red trim. The furnishings throughout the property are of the highest quality and you’ll soon be feeling right at home.

Luxury yacht

Price: from 7,000 USD

Number of Guests: 8

1, 2, 3, let's go!

We’ve fallen in love with so many of the houseboats that we can’t wait for you to book one today and have an amazing holiday. Be sure to take lots of pictures and make us all jealous!

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