Also referred to as “Pontoons” are boats that are built on pontoons which raises them slightly out of the water which enables them to travel in shallow water. Houseboats are generally larger than Cabin Cruisers and are more spacious but they tend to travel slower. They are however more sturdier in bad weather conditions and are more child-friendly boats.

These are hulled vessels, many of which have 3 decks – the lower deck hosting the cabins which are sometimes not very spacious. They travel faster than Houseboats but are not able to enter shallow waters and most times cannot moor in the bays situated more inland. The smaller Cabin Cruisers are not considered child-friendly.