We just returned from a FABULOUS week on Lake Shasta so I thought I’d better post this while these figures were fresh in my mind. The houseboats were a bigger expense during the peak season in July as opposed to the Value season in August that we usually do. We also get a “return customer” discount of 10% which is a big savings too!
We had 42 people in our group this year!!! We actually had 2 groups of 21 on 3 houseboats. We also had a 20-passenger patio boat, 2 ski boats & a waverunner.
We charged $483 per person but after all was said and done, it ended up costing $425 per person. We all ended up with a little money left over at the end. You always want to OVER budget – there is nothing worse than needing to collect more money from everyone. It is always a pleasant surprise to get money BACK for your return trip!
Here is a breakdown of the ACTUAL costs at the end of our trip:
- 3 Houseboats – $10,810
- Patio Boat – $1,565
- Fuel – $1,710
- Ice – $315
- Food & Alcohol – $2,320
- Ski boats – $1,000 (we “rented” the ski boats from the people who brought them for $500 each – for wear & tear, towing them down there, time towing people around, etc.)
- Standup Paddleboards – $100 (we borrowed these from friends but got them each $50 Starbucks gift cards as a thank you)
TOTAL – $17,820