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I am looking for some suggestions for a family vacation this summer. Any help would be appreciated. We’re looking at going to Voyageurs National Park and renting a houseboat for a week in early to mid August. It looks like there are quite a few options. Houseboat rentals at Kabetogema, Crane, Rainy Lake to name a few. Although we won’t be fishing too hardcore, we would love to be able to have a  shorelunch or two with some fresh walleyes. It will be 4 adults and 3 kids. Does anyone have any first hand experience on these different rentals? Would you suggest one rental place over another for any reason? Nicer boats and/or accommodations, better fishing, better scenery?  Any places to avoid? Thank you for any help!

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Anywhere in Voyageurs NP is great ! Rainy lake houseboats is a great setup. Work with them on best availability for a sandy beach mourning of the boat , and a great swimming area for the kids . Rainy is huge , lots to see and do with good fishing for your shore lunches.

 

If if you do the Crane lake , Sandpoint , Namakin , Kab trip its the same thing as above . As for which is a better choice , hard to say as both places are beautiful . Do one this year and do the other next year , it’s the only way you will find a preference.  Enjoy !

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Thank you for the info, I will look into Rainy Lake Houseboats. Yes, a good spot for swimming and shorelunch is a great idea! I appreciate your input.

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I love going out of Crane Lake with Voyagaire Lodge and Houseboats. I love the amount of lakes you can visit and lots of great things to see. Kettle Falls Hotel, Grassy Bay Cliff, lots of great spots to fish and back bays to get out of the wind if it kicks up. The lodge they have is a GREAT way to get up there and spend the night before heading out.

Ebels Houseboat is located more on the middle of the park so there is that to consider. Have a great trip no matter where you head out from.

Been on several trips out of Crane so feel free to ask any ?s

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We are booked with Voyagaire Houseboats on Crane lake for August 19th-23. Thank you for the suggestions! Does anyone have suggestions for the walleye fishing that time of year ? I have explained “shore lunch” to the kids and adults in the group that just think it’s breading in a box. They are excited to experience it. I will probably rig up some bottom bouncers and spinners and start there to try and locate fish. Maybe the lodge will put a couple x’s On a map for community fishing spots? Tight lines1

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