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Currently listing 55 Quality Houseboats for Safari & Fishing Holidays on Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe, Africa
Houseboats on Lake Kariba

There are currently 49 houseboats listed.

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FROM 500.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 12
Cabins: 4
Crew: 3

African Queen

African Queen is a well kept pontoon that is very neat and comfortable.  Ideal for 8 – 12 people although not particularly child friendly for those less than 4 years old, mainly due to wide gaps between side railings.  Would suit children +4 years of age.  She has plenty of enclosed lower deck space and the upper deck is split between open and unshaded seating areas and an enclosed bar and comfortable seating area at the front of the boat.

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FROM 760.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 12
Cabins: 3
Crew: 3

Bateleur

Bateleur is a spacious, well appointed Houseboat suitable for families or groups of up to 12 passengers.

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FROM 1100.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 5 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 20
Cabins: 4
Crew: 3

Big Daddy

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FROM 725.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 4 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 16
Cabins: 4
Crew: 4

Drifter

Drifter is a spacious, well designed and maintained pontoon houseboat that offers accommodation for 8 guests in four en suite cabins. The remaining 8 guests may choose to sleep in the open on the large covered top deck.  Read More
FROM 450.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 12
Cabins: 3
Crew: 3

Eden

At 54 feet, houseboat Eden can comfortably accommodate up to a maximum of 12 passengers, six in the three cabins on the lower deck and a further six in accommodation provided on the spacious top deck  

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FROM 0.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 12
Cabins: 3
Crew: 2

Ilios

Ilios is a comfortable, well planned and laid out 46ft pontoon houseboat that is licenced to carry up to 12 passengers, however we recommend a maximum of 8 pax for comfort. The vessel is furnished in dark wood and comprises 2 double cabins and 1 twin bunks.

 

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FROM 0.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 5 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 22
Cabins: 5
Crew: 4

Karabezi

Karibezi is a five star,fully airconditioned 70 ft triple deck pontoon style houseboat that has been newly refurbished and launched in August 2010

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FROM 730.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 4 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 14
Cabins: 3
Crew: 3

Karibeer

Karibeer is a 60ft twin decked pontoon houseboat that offers accommodation in three double cabins on the lower deck, the first two cabins having double beds and the third having two single beds. It is a spacious and comfortable child proof houseboat with two toilets and three showers.

Charter rates for Karibeer are INCLUSIVE of FUEL making it excellent value for money, so please bear this in mind when comparing boats.

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FROM 0.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 4 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 8
Cabins: 4
Crew: 3

Liberty Belle

Liberty Belle is an up-market, clean and tidy houseboat that is tastefully furnished and practically laid out with two double en suite cabins and two twin bunks.  

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FROM 725.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 12
Cabins: 4
Crew: 4

Makulu

Makulu is a very well managed pontoon style houseboat that boasts four en suite cabins, a splash pool on the lower deck and a Jacuzzi on the top deck. 

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FROM 455.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 14
Cabins: 4
Crew: 3

Malachite

Malachite is a clean, comfortable and airy pontoon type houseboat with capacity for 14 passengers and a top deck splash pool.

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FROM 43000.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 10
Cabins: 3
Crew: 3

MANZI

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FROM 0.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 14
Cabins: 4
Crew: 3

Nyati

Nyati is a spacious, well maintained pontoon houseboat with extremely comfortable furnishings, top deck Jacuzzi and a capacity for 14 passengers.

 

Costs: Offers 3 different options (Dry, Wet and full inclusive) - Please enquire 

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FROM 1565.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 26
Cabins: 12
Crew: 5

Osprey

Osprey has been designed and built to be a spacious and practical houseboat, offering large open plan areas for relaxing and entertaining. All cabins are semi open plan with roll down canvas flaps and the top deck has a splash pool, bar area and spacious sun deck. 

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FROM 0.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 16
Cabins: 6
Crew: 4

Peregrine

Peregrine sister ship to Osprey and Shikra) has been designed and built to be a spacious and practical houseboat, offering large open plan areas for relaxing and entertaining. All cabins are semi open plan with roll down canvas flaps and the top deck has a splash pool, bar area and spacious sun deck.

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FROM 660.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 14
Cabins: 4
Crew: 3

Phillipa

Phillipa houseboat is an up market pontoon that accomodates up to 12 passengers in 2 double and 2 twin cabins, with the spacious upper deck having comfortable seating, splash pool and ice maker.

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FROM 890.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 18
Cabins: 6
Crew: 3

Return to Eden

Return to Eden is a 75 ft. double decked,  air conditioned pontoon that has been recently refurbished and hence makes it one of the more comfortable and well-appointed vessels on the Lake 

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FROM 725.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 16
Cabins: 4
Crew: 3

Sheer Magic

Sheer Magic is a comfortable 60 ft. pontoon houseboat that can accommodate 16 passengers, 8 of which in 4 twin cabins. A further 8 passengers will be accommodated on the spacious upper deck 

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FROM 0.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 40
Cabins: 10
Crew: 6

Shikra

Shikra (sister ship to Osprey and Peregrine) has been designed and built to be a spacious and practical houseboat, offering large open plan areas for relaxing and entertaining. 

Please enquire for rates.

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FROM 0.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 5 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 44
Cabins: 22
Crew: 12

Southern Belle

The Southern Belle is a magnificent 55-meter vessel, boasting 3 decks, complete with air-conditioned cabins. You can always find a private spot onboard to relax and enjoy the surroundings.

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FROM 2000.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 5 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 20
Cabins: 10
Crew: 5

Sovereign

Sovereign is a 90 ft. five star luxury catamaran cruiser that boasts 10 fully air conditioned en suite cabins. This vessel is large enough to be used as a conference venue with a difference. 

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FROM 880.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 5 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 16
Cabins: 4
Crew: 3

Sundowner

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FROM 385.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 10
Cabins: 3
Crew: 3

Taipan

Taipan is a 54 ft. double decked pontoon houseboat with 3 twin cabins that all open out onto the Lake. This makes for a pleasant atmosphere especially with a lake breeze blowing.

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FROM 675.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 12
Cabins: 4
Crew: 3

Take it Away

Take it Away is a large, open plan double decked houseboat that can accommodate up to 12 passengers, 8 in cabins and 4 on the top deck or lounge area.

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FROM 730.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 12
Cabins: 4
Crew: 3

Tantalika

Tantalika is a 45ft. child friendly pontoon houseboat, with a capacity of 12 passengers. It is owner run in Kariba and therefore is a very well maintained and operated vessel as well as being chartered FUEL INCLUSIVE making it excellent value for money. 

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FROM 0.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 12
Cabins: 3
Crew: 3

This Is It

This Is It is designed around 3 spacious decks, the lower housing three cabins, the mid deck comprising living and dining areas and the top deck offering a central splash pool under shade. Railings and mesh all round makes this a child friendly houseboat.

Costs: Offers 3 different options (Dry, Wet and full inclusive) - Please enquire 

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FROM 995.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 5 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 12
Cabins: 4
Crew: 4

Unique

Houseboat Unique was refurbished in December 2009 and is a beautifully designed, fully air conditioned and spacious houseboat that can accommodate up to 12 passengers. 

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FROM 400.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 12
Cabins: 3
Crew: 3

What a Pleasure

A comfortable, spacious and child friendly houseboat with plenty of upper deck space both in sun and shade and accommodates up to 12 (10 for comfort) passengers

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FROM 5200.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 5 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 52
Cabins: 24
Crew: 16

Zambezi Trader

The Zambezi Trader house boat is 160ft long and can accommodate 50 passengers in 2 four berth family cabins, 16 1st class twin cabins with en-suite bathrooms and 5 luxury spacious cabins situated on the top deck.

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FROM 800.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 4 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 16
Cabins: 4
Crew: 3

Zambuka

Zambuka, now with air conditioning, is a spacious child friendly houseboat, with all cabins having mosquito screens and sliding doors that open out onto the lake making them light and airy. The top deck comprises a comfortable dining and bar area with a partly covered splash pool.

Charter rates for Zambuka are INCLUSIVE of FUEL making it excellent value for money, so please bear this in mind when comparing boats. 

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FROM 470.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Cruiser
Passengers: 10
Cabins: 3
Crew: 3

Alister

Houseboat Alister is an up market and comfortable cruiser that is fully air conditioned. The vessel is ideal for parties up to eight people and has a total of 3 double cabins all with en-suite ablutions.

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FROM 850.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 4 STAR RATING
Type: Cruiser
Passengers: 8
Cabins: 4
Crew: 3

Baobab

Baobab is a beautiful 72ft cruiser with 4 tastefully furnished en-suit cabins.

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FROM 330.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Cruiser
Passengers: 8
Cabins: 3
Crew: 2

Carolina

The Carolina is a popular 52 ft. air conditioned cruiser that is tastefully furnished and ideal for family getaways.

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FROM 517.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Cruiser
Passengers: 8
Cabins: 3
Crew: 2

Domba

Domba is a well maintained and comfortable cruiser with plenty of room for the 6 to 8 passenger group having three en suite cabins; two with a three quarter size bed in each, and the third having two single bunks. 

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FROM 330.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Cruiser
Passengers: 8
Cabins: 3
Crew: 2

Driftwood

In all Driftwood is more than the name suggests, being a clean and comfortable 41 ft. dolphin cruiser that is ideal for smaller parties. The vessel comprises 1 luxury double cabin en suite, a second cabin with twin single bunks and the saloon area that is convertible into a third cabin.

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FROM 500.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Cruiser
Passengers: 12
Cabins: 4
Crew: 3

Harmony

Harmony is a clean and comfortable 65 ft mono hull cruiser, offering accommodation for 8 guests in cabins and living space split between a covered lower deck and partially covered top deck.

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FROM 470.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Cruiser
Passengers: 8
Cabins: 3
Crew: 2

Jessamine

This popular 52ft cruiser is beautifully appointed and offers all the comforts required for a relaxing sojourn on the lake. Ideal for family groups, she has dining facilities on deck and in the air conditioned salon. 

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FROM 330.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Cruiser
Passengers: 8
Cabins: 2
Crew: 2

Kariba Star

Kariba star is a well maintained and comfortable dolphin cruiser that caters comfortably for 6 guests in two twin cabins.The galley and dining area are combined on the lower deck with ample cold space and fully fitted kitchen. There is a comfortable shaded top deck area with seating and enough space for extra sleeping accommodation. 

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FROM 500.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Cruiser
Passengers: 15
Cabins: 4
Crew: 3

Lady Jacqueline

A well appointed cruiser. Designed to take two families she, has two similar master suites and mid ships cabins for six adults or youngsters. There are extra mattresses and bedding to sleep on the top deck under the stars if required.

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FROM 0.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 5 STAR RATING
Type: Cruiser
Passengers: 12
Cabins: 4
Crew: 4

Lady May

The Lady May has been refurbished and back in Kariba.

The Cabins - Guests are accommodated in four spacious air-conditioned cabins below deck, three of which are en-suite and the fourth of which has its own separate shower and toilette facility. The profile of the cabins are one queen size bed, one double bed, a twin and twin bunk beds.

Costs: Offers 3 different options (Dry, Wet and full inclusive) - Please enquire 

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FROM 470.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Cruiser
Passengers: 8
Cabins: 3
Crew: 2

Lady Rue

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FROM 560.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 4 STAR RATING
Type: Cruiser
Passengers: 10
Cabins: 3
Crew: 2

Lorna D

Lorna D is a well maintained cruiser with a practical layout and has a total of four cabins, two of which are en suite.

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FROM 950.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 5 STAR RATING
Type: Cruiser
Passengers: 16
Cabins: 5
Crew: 4

P-TEN

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FROM 1000.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 5 STAR RATING
Type: Cruiser
Passengers: 8
Cabins: 4
Crew: 3

Par Excellence

Par Excellence ranks among the most exclusive, fully air conditioned boats on the Lake and caters for that special client with sheer luxury in mind. The vessel accommodates 8 guests comfortably in 4 en suite cabins, and the top deck bar, Jacuzzi and sundeck never fail to impress.

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FROM 750.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Cruiser
Passengers: 10
Cabins: 3
Crew: 3

Power Sails

Power Sails is an upmarket 65ft single steel hull air-conditioned cruiser powered by two Volvo Penta inboard motors. Six guests are accommodated in 1 en suite double cabin and 2 twin cabins which share a shower and toilet, while the remaining guests sleep on the sheltered upper deck.

 

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FROM 330.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Cruiser
Passengers: 8
Cabins: 3
Crew: 2

Royal Game

The Royal Game is among one of the most popular dolphin cruisers on the lake and can comfortably accommodate 6 guests. Recently repainted and meticulously maintained, this vessel is fitted out to a high specification and is ideal for smaller parties and couples. The accommodation consists of 2 air conditioned twin single bunks and the central dining area converts into a double cabin.

 

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FROM 330.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Cruiser
Passengers: 8
Cabins: 2
Crew: 2

Titamberei

Titamberei is a clean and comfortable air conditioned dolphin cruiser, ideal for smaller parties and couples. At 44 ft. the vessel can accommodate up to 8 guests; however it is recommended that numbers be limited to 6 for comfort

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FROM 600.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Cruiser
Passengers: 12
Cabins: 4
Crew: 3

Utopia

The Utopia is a well-appointed and maintained mono-hull cruiser with a comfortable and well planned layout consisting of three separate decks. The lower deck houses four fully air-conditioned client cabins, the master cabin containing a double bed and en suite ablutions and the remaining three cabins containing twin bunks. There is a separate toilet, shower and basin unit to service the remaining guests. Remaining below deck there is a large air-conditioned lounge area fitted with a Tv, Dvd player and Dstv.

The split middle deck is the usual dining and living area that offers shade from the Kariba heat while the top deck of the Utopia allows ample space to suntan. There is a fully equipped galley with two large electrically operated freezers for cold space along with free cooler boxes for fishing and game viewing excursions. Utopia tows two speedboats, a 8-10 seater with a 200hp Yamaha outboard motor and a 6 seater with a 90hp Johnson outboard motor.

 

 

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FROM 350.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Cruiser
Passengers: 8
Cabins: 2
Crew: 3

Viking

Viking is a very comfortable, fully air-conditioned up-market cruiser accommodating up to 8 guests in two en suite cabins, one with a double bed and the second with two single beds. The State room can be converted into a third cabin, and can accommodate 3 guests.

 

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Quick Houseboat Comparison Table

Houseboat NameHull TypePassengersCabinsFuel IncludedAirconSwimming FacilitiesCost/nightStar Rating
African QueenPontoon124splash pool US$500.003 STAR RATING
AlisterCruiser103Splash Pool US$480.003 STAR RATING
BaobabCruiser84- US$850.004 STAR RATING
BateleurPontoon123Jacuzzi pool US$760.003 STAR RATING
Big DaddyPontoon204Jacuzzi US$1100.005 STAR RATING
CarolinaCruiser83No swimming facilities US$330.003 STAR RATING
Den MarynePontoon182Splash PoolPOA3 STAR RATING
DombaCruiser83Splash Pool US$517.003 STAR RATING
DrifterPontoon164Splash Pool US$725.004 STAR RATING
DriftwoodCruiser83No swimming facilities US$330.003 STAR RATING
EdenPontoon123Swimming cage US$420.003 STAR RATING
HarmonyCruiser124No swimming Facilities US$550.003 STAR RATING
IliosPontoon123No swimming FacilitiesPOA3 STAR RATING
JessamineCruiser83No swimming facilities US$470.003 STAR RATING
KarabeziPontoon225JacuzziPOA5 STAR RATING
Kariba StarCruiser82No swimming facilities US$330.003 STAR RATING
KaribeerPontoon143Splash Pool US$800.004 STAR RATING
Lady JacquelineCruiser154tbc US$500.003 STAR RATING
Lady MayCruiser124JacuzziPOA5 STAR RATING
Lady RueCruiser83None US$470.003 STAR RATING
Liberty BellePontoon84JacuzziPOA4 STAR RATING
Little MermaidPontoon41No swimming facilities US$320.003 STAR RATING
Lorna DCruiser103No swimming facilities US$560.004 STAR RATING
MakuluPontoon124Splash Pool US$725.003 STAR RATING
MalachitePontoon144Splash PoolPOA3 STAR RATING
MANZIPontoon103Splash Pool US$43000.003 STAR RATING
MatusadonaPontoon03Swimming cagePOA4 STAR RATING
NyatiPontoon144Splash PoolPOA3 STAR RATING
OspreyPontoon2612Splash Pool US$1565.003 STAR RATING
P-TENCruiser165Jacuzzi US$1100.005 STAR RATING
Par ExcellenceCruiser84Jacuzzi US$1000.005 STAR RATING
PeregrinePontoon166Splash PoolPOA3 STAR RATING
PhiladelphiaPontoon124Large Jacuzzi US$750.003 STAR RATING
PhillipaPontoon144Splash Pool US$660.003 STAR RATING
Power SailsCruiser103No swimming facilities US$750.003 STAR RATING
Return to EdenPontoon186Splash Pool US$965.003 STAR RATING
Royal GameCruiser83No swimming facilities US$330.003 STAR RATING
Salon PriveCruiser104JacuzziPOA4 STAR RATING
Sheer MagicPontoon164Splash Pool US$725.003 STAR RATING
ShikraPontoon4010Splash PoolPOA3 STAR RATING
Southern BellePontoon4422Splash PoolPOA5 STAR RATING
SovereignPontoon2010Splash Pool US$2000.005 STAR RATING
SundownerPontoon164Swimming pool on upper deck and cage on the back US$940.005 STAR RATING
TaipanPontoon103No swimming facilities US$385.003 STAR RATING
Take it AwayPontoon124Swimming cage US$675.003 STAR RATING
TantalikaPontoon124Splash Pool US$800.003 STAR RATING
This Is ItPontoon123Splash PoolPOA3 STAR RATING
TitambereiCruiser82No swimming facilities US$330.003 STAR RATING
UmbozhaPontoon349Large poolPOA5 STAR RATING
UniquePontoon124Splash Pool US$995.005 STAR RATING
UtopiaCruiser124No swimming facilities US$520.003 STAR RATING
VikingCruiser82No swimming facilities US$450.003 STAR RATING
What a PleasurePontoon123Splash PoolPOA3 STAR RATING
Zambezi TraderPontoon5224Splash Pool US$5200.005 STAR RATING
ZambukaPontoon164Splash Pool & Swimming Cage US$870.004 STAR RATING