Information for Booked Guests

Arriving at Rainy Lake Houseboats, you will be greeted by friendly staff who will assist you in any way possible. A quick stop in the office to go through paperwork including the optional hull insurance, and you will be ready to board your floating home. Our knowledgeable dock staff will acquaint you with your houseboat explaining the “ins and outs” of houseboat operation.  You will  be shown the mechanics as well as how to use the marine radio, read charts, locate buoys and find the routes of the “Voyageur.”

After your thorough briefing, our staff will assist you in driving your houseboat out into the bay making sure you are comfortable navigating. Take over the helm and your adventure begins!

Houseboat Pre-Boarding Checklist


Second deposit paid, due 1 month before arrival date.


Optional houseboat items ordered: Boats, Motors, Linens. Email us to order.


Groceries obtained at:

Super One Foods | Highway 71 West | International Falls | 218-283-8440

County Market Foods | 1901 Valley Pine Circle | International Falls | 218-283-4475


Let us know your arrival time. Call 218-286-5391, or email us.


Complete this houseboat manifest (required for insurance purposes).
Please email it back to us, or mail it.


Click here for a list of items to bring with you.

  • Minnesota Requirements

  • Canada Requirements


We have wonderful fishing guides available to show you a wonderful time on Rainy Lake. There costs are $365.00 per day. We recommend booking them as early as possible if you would like the guide experience.

Mooring Sites

All houseboats are required to be moored to shore from sundown to daylight. There are numerous National Park designated sites throughout the park. Additionally, there are about 150 traditional sites on Rainy Lake. All of the sites are clearly marked on the navigational charts supplied with your houseboat. If you are looking for a specific type of site, for example, a sandy beach, your briefer can provide additional suggestions.

Navigation Apps

Navionics has a downloadable app for your smart phones or tablets

Search for Navionics Boating in apps store on your device. Scroll down until you find the Navionics logo with Boating US & Canada. The cost is $9.99 Download the app to your phone and you are ready to go.

The plotter map shows your houseboat in real time on the chart on your phone screen. You do not have to have cell service to use the app. Take your phone fishing and use it to zoom in on fishing structure, it is amazing.


Directions to Rainy Lake Houseboats from International Falls

From the corner of US Hwy 53 and Fourth Street in International Falls turn proceed 9.8 miles on Highway 11 East. Turn left on County Road 138 (Gold Shores Drive). Proceed 3/10 mile to County Road 102, turn Right travel 8/10 mile to our houseboat office.

GPS Coordinates
N 48 36.023’
W 093 11.294’

How much fuel will the houseboat use?

The gallons listed by length of stay and model of houseboat is the average customer usage in three day, four day, and seven day stays.

3 Day
4 Day
5 Day
3 Day35
4 Day43
5 Day50
3 Day47
4 Day58
5 Day67
3 Day55
4 Day73
5 Day82
3 Day70
4 Day93
5 Day105
Gold Rush
3 Day90
4 Day111
5 Day118
Lady of the Lake
3 Day105
4 Day127
5 Day142