Take it From the Customer – New Melones Lake Marina is a Great Vacation Destination

What is one of the first things we do when choosing something new? Whether it be a new product, doctor or dentist, or a vacation place to visit; we always check the reviews! When reading other people’s reviews we are able to get a real-life perspective from an outside party. These reviews are truthful and give us an inside look into something before we commit to a purchase. New Melones Lake Marina has had amazing reviews from customers over the years. Don’t take our own word for it, take the word from others like you looking for an amazing vacation getaway that’ll be one for the books.

Why Rent a Houseboat?

End of Houseboat with slide

When planning a vacation, one of the checklist items is having a place to sleep at the end of the day. We’ve all done the research of hotels, prices, distance from our adventures and much more. What if we told you we have a great deal for a sleeping situation that would allow you to have non-stop fun? We have several houseboat rental options for you to choose from and enjoy. By renting a houseboat you are able to stay on the lake and continue your fun uninterrupted. You won’t have to stop your activities, load up, drive to the hotel, and come back the next day! Look at this great review M.B. left for New Melones Lake about their party cruiser rental.

“Recently we rented a 40′ Super Cruiser for a family day on the lake. OMG, what a great time was had by all. We have never rented a party boat so I had many, many questions. The marina staff were awesome, quick to reply, and never made me feel dumb. 

The Super Cruiser came equipped with ice chest, picnic table, propane barbecue, some lounge chairs, deck chairs, trash can, running water, and a bathroom. The best surprise was finding the cruiser came with a slide off the top deck. You couldn’t see it on the website.

We brought a wading pool for the little ones, which was a brilliant idea because they never got bored. We had a jetski for big kids but they were impatient waiting for their turn. Wish we had two or some tubes to tow. But, the slide was a big hit with all the kids… and a few adults.

Renting the 40′ Super Cruiser seemed like a big expense but it was worth every cent. The memories are priceless. We would do it again.”

M.B. Google Review

Depending on the houseboat you choose they can sleep anywhere from 8 to 16 people. Here at New Melones Lake Marina, we have three different houseboat packages for you to choose from:

  • 3 Night Stay – Friday afternoon to Monday morning
  • 4 Night Stay – Monday afternoon to Friday morning
  • 7 Night Stay – Monday afternoon to Monday morning

Our houseboats come with a kitchen for you to cook up tasty meals including a refrigerator, stove, and oven. Don’t forget to bring your grilling foods to use on the provided propane BBQ grill. They also have a bathroom providing you with all the comfort and amenities you may need while on the water. Most of our houseboats also have a slide equipped!

person on wakesurf board at New Melones Lake Marina

Don’t forget about the water toy rentals! To fully complete your experience while on the lake, take advantage of one or more of the following water toys New Melones Lake Marina has to offer:

  • WakeBoards
  • WakeSurf Boards
  • Tubes
  • Kneeboards
  • Water Skis
  • And More!

You can choose an hourly rental (with a minimum of 2 hours), or daily rental options as well. Walk-ins are welcomed but it is first come first serve, so if you know you want a specific toy for that special day make sure you call ahead and rent in advance!

Customer Service is Key

Oftentimes people will choose to go to a specific place over another because of the customer service quality. No one likes to go somewhere and be treated poorly, especially while on vacation. Even if your general experience is a good one, poor customer service can ruin the entire thing. Check out this amazing customer service review from T.B. about New Melones Lake Marina’s top-notch customer service.

“My husband and I went here and we rented a patio boat for two days and one night. We were having a great time but it started to rain on us so we decided to come back, well on our way back we broke down. Mind you it’s pouring down raining. We struggled to get service to call for help and finally we did and I left a message for help. We went out of service again and then I got to call and speak with Danielle for help. They sent a great young man to help and we got on his boat freezing and soaking wet and all of our belongings soaked. My husband is such a trooper 💙 and an amazing man. He did everything for me.

When we arrived at the marina we were treated with such kindness ❤️. I was amazed on how well we were treated. The boys that worked there helped us with everything and they were very caring the entire time. We were refunded every penny and given coffee, sweatshirts, and a free rental.. I have never been treated so well. The teamwork this marina has is phenomenal and I will never forget the true kindness of everyone there.

Thanks you New Melones Marina, ALL of you rock!”

T.B. Google Review

Along with the dedicated New Melones Lake Marina employees, the marina offers a convenience store for all your needs. We stock all the essentials (and more), so you can pack light and stress less about all that you might need for your fun-filled day. You will find that New Melones Lake Marina offers all of your favorite brands of beer and beverages, snacks, hot and cold foods, ice and ice cream as well as unique souvenirs and gift items to help you remember your already unforgettable trip. Skip the gas station and get on the water sooner by fueling up at our easily-accessible gas docks.

family on vacation at New Melones Lake Marina

Planning on trying your hand at fishing? We stock fresh bait and plenty of other tackle and accessories to help you snag THE ONE. (You know, “the one that got away”). Our marina has got you covered, head to toe. Literally. With our full line of fashionable apparel from hats to tops, swimwear, and name brand sandals, you’ll be both trendy and comfortable for a full day of excitement on New Melones Lake.

Don’t hesitate to ask our crew any and all questions you may have. With their well-known knowledge and friendly attitudes, they can help you turn any vacation into a spectacular get-away that you and your friends and family will never forget. Now that you’ve heard it straight from customers like yourself, don’t wait to reserve your rental