Q. Are we allowed to drive the boat?

A. Yes! Upon check in we train you to drive and dock the houseboat. Right now our pricing reflects staying with operation of the boat as follows: $249 per night for weeknights, $275 per night for weekends, $295 per night for holidays and a $500 refundable deposit. We offer discounted rates for those of you who would like to stay "dockside" without operating the boat as follows; weeknights $219 per night, weekends $249 per night and holidays $275 per night. 

Q. Do I need a special license to drive a houseboat?

A. There is no special licensing or prior experience required to operate the houseboat rentals, just a valid drivers' license. The Stay Afloat staff will go over operations and regulations in an orientation upon your arrival. You must be 25 to reserve our houseboat.

Q. Can we run a tab against our deposit for gas, ice, etc.?

A. We do not offer that service at this time. 

Q. Where do we purchase gas for the houseboat?

A. There is a gas dock and pump out station for the septic (black water) as you exit Crosswinds Marina via houseboat as you are entering White Lake. You are responsible for ensuring the gas tank is full and the septic is emptied upon return of the houseboat at the end of your stay (just as you would be when renting a car). 

Q. What time is check in?

A. Check in is at 5 p.m. on your day of arrival. (If there are no guests checked in the day before your arrival we will notify you so you may check in earlier at 3 pm).

Q. What time is check out?

A. On your day of departure check out is at 3 p.m.

 Q. Can I bring pets?

A. No. 

Q. Is there a maximum number of people?

A. The maximum number of people to sleep on the houseboat is 8.

Q. What type of payments are accepted?

A. We accept Master Card, Visa, American Express and Discover

Q. What should I bring?

A. Some things you will need to bring:

  • A driver’s license, and your credit card and your boaters safety card, if captaining the boat
  • Clothing/bathing suit
  • Soaps and shampoos
  • Paper plates, cups and plastic ware or silverware
  • Seasonings, salt pepper and condiments
  • Food and drinks
  • Napkins, paper towels
  • Brillo pads
  • Dish soap
  • Coffee filters, coffee
  • Cooler, Ice
  • Trash bags
  • Sunblock
  • Suntan oil
  • Personal medical prescriptions
  • IPod
  • Dvd’s
  • Games

Q. Can I bring my fishing pole?

A. Yes! White Lake is known for its world class fishing, but you will need a fishing license. 

Q. Where can I purchase a fishing license?

A. Walmart is the closest store that you can purchase a fishing license at. For bait, sporting goods, beer and snacks, Armstrong's on White Lake is a short walk from the marina at 206 S Lake st.  

Q. What types of fish can I catch in White Lake?

A. There is a large variety of fish in White Lake including Black Crappie, Bluegill, Brown Trout, Channel Catfish, Chinook Salmon, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Steelhead, Sunfish, Walleye, White Bass and Yellow Perch.

Q. How big is White Lake? 

A. White Lake is 2,571 sq. acres. the maximum depth is 71 feet.

Q. Are life jacket provided?

A. Yes, life jackets are provided.

Q. Are linens included?

A. Linens are provided, this includes

  • Sheets
  • Pillows
  • Pillow Cases
  • Blankets
  • Towels

One ply marine grade toilet paper is also provided. Two ply will not flush.