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Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas in Tuweep, Ariz., offers a weekend course about the ins and outs of piloting a houseboat and learning some of the basics of boating. The weekend class and stay starts at $299, which includes practice sessions and some meals.
The deal: Houseboating 101 is offered on six weekends between April and October. It's a great instructional opportunity for first-timers who might be intimidated about how to handle houseboats and powerboats on the massive reservoir that straddles Arizona and Utah.
During the weekend, participants receive hands-on practice on how to drive, anchor and tow a boat and learn boating and navigation rules too. The two-day session comes with daily breakfast and box lunch for two.