Lake Havasu boating along these magnificent 45 scenic miles is one of the most popular and enjoyable activities available in the rugged and breathtaking Lake Havasu, Arizona. Set at the foothills of Chemehuevi Mountains in the northwest corner of Arizona, Lake Havasu is an ecological Eden, laced with pure beauty embodied by a combination of bluish-green water, picturesque shoreline, and desert landscape. A Lake Havasu houseboat is another way to enjoy uninterrupted time on the water and be close to the many water sports such as kayaking, swimming, para-sailing, and fishing. A host of golden beaches are ideal places to stop for an afternoon while other surrounding areas are best for bird watching, hiking, and cycling.
Best known for recreational boating and fishing, Lake Havasu attracts almost 4 million annual visitors. Many flock to the lake to participate in regular fishing tournaments where the biggest bass wins the trophy and monetary prize. Some anglers head to the lake to try for white sturgeon, rumored to be some 20 feet long and frequenting areas close to Parker Dam at the southern end of the lake. With a Lake Havasu boat rental, it’s possible to reach the most southerly lake regions including Bill Williams and Parker Dam, and get as far north as Davis Dam and Laughlin. Within the lake there are a tremendous variety of fish, including sunfish, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, flathead and channel catfish, and trout.
There are almost a dozen choices to find your Lake Havasu boat rental. Several local companies specialize in Lake Havasu houseboat rentals, equipped as well as any small hotel room and better. Houseboats range in size and outfits. They are generally from 60 feet to a whopping 85 feet—these are usually executive style houseboats. They have one to four bedrooms (and more), large, furnished, outdoor decks, kitchens, bathrooms, and living rooms equipped with many modern facets. If captaining a houseboat for the first time, there’s not much to worry about. Trained instructors offer a training course before launch, providing a look at how the boat operates, offering full instruction, and going over all parts of the boat. Many companies offering this type of Lake Havasu boat rental suggest that if exploring the lake in depth is preferred, taking along a jet ski or kayak is the best option.
The best time to go to enjoy the prime summer weather is between April and October with April and October being the least busy of all the high season months, except for the party-centered images of Spring Break most travelers recognize, which typically date to March or April, depending on the various colleges' schedules. During this time of year, almost any type of Lake Havasu boating opportunity of possible, from small paddle boats to large power boats. Guided cruises and fishing tours are also readily available but be sure to book as early as possible during the summer.
Pleasure boating, houseboating, and jet skiing are three top ways to explore. These are the best ways to approach interesting inlets and coves, and reach some of the best beaches for swimming and surf fishing. Numerous boat launches create ample opportunity to launch all types of boats. Boat launches are found at Windsor Beach State Park, Crazy Horse Campground, Sandpoint Marina, and Lake Havasu Marina. There are additional launches at Havasu Springs Marina and Cattail Cove State Park. The only free launch is at the farthest island end, called Site Six, and is maintained and operated by the city. On the California side, launches include Black Meadow Landing and Havasu Landing Marina.