To celebrate that landmark age at which one can retire, my husband rented a 46 ft houseboat out of Bullfrog Marina for the 1st week of April, which is the only time my adult daughters and I could get time off together. (We actually prefer cool weather and are not into swimming or crowds.) We aren't experienced boaters, so we're reluctant to also take on a powerboat - boater safety class here we come.
Would be grateful for any advice on an itinerary for a 5 day 4 night trip. Beaching at two different locations is a possibility if it provides a better overall experience, but with limited time and manpower beaching once might be the better option. If beaching once, an ideal site would be photogenic, provide access to hiking (the girls can do challenging hikes, I prefer easier), perhaps a little fishing, and would consider trying kayaking if there's a place to do so close to the houseboat. After looking through the forum I still can't decide if heading toward the Escalante area or going north would be better.
Any safety advice welcome, especially considering the time of year we're going (weather, water level, lack of people around to help). Concerned about beaching site selection without a power boat to scout. Since we'll have to use binoculars, any recommendations on ones best suited for this task?
So grateful to those experienced people who are willing to help us newbies plan a safe and fun trip! My thanks!