Charter & Reservation Policies

REQUIRED DEPOSITS: These are confirming/damage deposits and do not apply toward rental fees and are due in our office before reservation is confirmed. The deposit, which is $500.00 on all houseboats, is a non-refundable reservation deposit that converts to a damage deposit when you arrive for your trip and refundable to you at the end of your charter as long as the boat is returned on time and in the same condition as checked out. There will be a charge of $100.00 per hour (minimum $100.00) on any boat that is returned late. There will be an additional $100.00 or more cleaning fee for any boat that is not returned in the same condition as when it was boarded. If the boat is not used and the reservation is canceled all sums paid will be retained as liquidated damages.

Deposits for use of the ski boats or kayaks are described under watertoys.

PAYMENT OF RENTAL: Can be made in either of two ways:

  1. In four equal monthly payments of 1/4th of the rental amount starting four (4) months before departure date and each month thereafter until paid in full
  2. Full payment less a five percent (5%) cash discount four months before departure date

CHARGES: will be made for damaged boats, props and other lost/damaged items. All items will be inventoried by the contract signer and marina personal.

HOUSEBOAT CHARTER AGREEMENTS: are to be signed by an adult, age 25 or older, prior to the time the boat is picked up by the charter.


  1. You have a legal right under federal law to cancel the transaction designated above, without costs, within seven (7) calendar days after the date you booked the reservation. After the 7 days, if you cancel, you will forfeit half of your $500.00 deposit.

    If you cancel this agreement Lake Roosevelt Vacations, Inc. must refund your money within twenty (20) calendar days of receiving your notice to cancel.

    If you decide to cancel or rescind the transaction designated above, you may do so by notifying Lake Roosevelt Vacations, Inc., in writing at the address shown on the front side of your agreement. You may use any written statement that is signed and dated by you and states your intention to cancel. Keep one copy of the notice no matter how you notify Lake Roosevelt Vacations, Inc. because it contains important information about your rights.

    If you cancel by mail, fax or telegram, you must send the notice no later than midnight of the third business day following the latest of the events listed above. If you send or deliver your written notice to cancel some other way, it must be delivered to the above address no later than that time.

  2. If cancellation notice is received more than seven (7) calendar days after confirmation but at least 119 days prior to departure, there will be a forfeiture of all monies received, including deposit.
  3. In the event you fail to make timely payments as required herein, Lake Roosevelt Vacations, Inc. may re-charter the houseboat and retain all sums paid as liquidated damages. In addition, should Lake Roosevelt Vacations, Inc. he unsuccessful in re-chartering the houseboat you will be liable for the full charter fee.
  4. This contract may be transferred any time prior to departure upon written approval of Lake Roosevelt Inc. If you must reschedule your vacation during the same year, there will be a $100.00 facilitation fee charged up to 120 days prior to your trip. Any rescheduling request after this time will be treated as a cancellation. We regret that we cannot make exceptions for personal emergencies as a cause for cancellation.

SOME STANDARD POLICIES: We reserve the right to change equipment, or cancel any trip at any time for any reason (in our best judgment concerning weather, safety, etc.) if a trip is canceled and alternate arrangements are not satisfactory, fares or deposits will be refunded. We also reserve the right to refuse use of equipment, facilities, etc., if the renter or customer, in our judgment, is ill or otherwise in a situation which might affect his own or the safety of others. We also reserve the right to call in rented boats improperly or unsafely handled and retain all moneys paid as liquidated damages.

BOAT SAFETY FEATURES: All boats contain safety equipment such as fire extinguishers, life preservers, anchors and/or stakes (houseboats only), sound device, paddle (powerboats) and night light as required by the United States Coast Guard.

DAMAGE WAIVER: Optional waiver of liability, limiting customer liability to $500.00 in the event boat is accidentally damaged, may be purchased for $25.00 per day for SuperCruisers with and without hot tubs, $35.00 per day for SuperCruiser Elites and $20.00 per day for small craft. This waiver shall not apply to intentional conduct or activities not covered by insurance of Lake Roosevelt Vacations, Inc.

PET POLICY: There is an extra $6.00 per day-per pet fee required and will be limited to small dogs. This policy excludes seeing eye dogs.

HOUSEBOAT CAPACITY: is limited to 11 people, including children. Violation will result in loss of deposit and may also result in the boat being called in or recovered. You will be responsible for: all costs and expenses incurred in the event a boat is called in or recovered.

ATTORNEY FEES AND VENUE: If legal counsel is sought or any legal action, arbitration or other proceeding is brought for the enforcement of this Agreement, or because of an alleged dispute, breach, default or misrepresentation in connection with any of the provisions of this Agreement, Owner shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorney fees and other costs incurred, in addition to any other relief to which it may be entitled. Venue for any legal action shall be in Spokane County, Washington.