Frequently asked questions

Why should I choose Bellamer’s Houseboat?

Bellamer’s houseboats combine quality, comfort, luxury and style. Our goal is to make environmentally friendly houseboats. The houseboats are also allergy friendly. Our team has been getting good feedback from the excellent service and they will strive to make your dream holiday to come true.

Do I need a special license to drive a houseboat?

No, you just need to be over 15 years of age. Our qualified instructors will tell you everything you need to know about houseboating.

Where do the houseboats depart from?

Bellamer’s houseboats are based in Jyväskylä and all hires must depart from and return to our marina.

Where is Jyväskylä?

Jyväskylä is located in the Central Finland. It is just over an hour drive of Tampere and three hour drive of Helsinki.

How do I choose a boat to suit my group?

The main things to consider when booking a houseboat are: the number of people, what kind of facilities do you require, what is your budget and the booking availability of the boat. Compare our Houseboats in here.

How much does it cost?

All the houseboat ranges have different prices and it will depend on how long you want to go for and what time of the year. Current pricing is available on our website Remember to select the houseboat you are interested in. The prices quoted are per houseboat, not per person.

Is there a security bond?

Yes. When you board the houseboat you will be required to pay a damage deposit by cash or card. From the damage deposit, we will deduct possible damages. The damage deposit will be returned after the houseboat has been returned and our team has checked it.

How many people are allowed on board?

The houseboats are registered for 12 persons.

What is provided on the boat and what do I need to bring?

We provide almost everything on board for you to make your holiday as easy and stress-free as possible. You can either rent your bed linen and towels and buy firewoods from us or bring your own if you want to save a little bit of money.

How do I make a booking?

Simply contact our office via phone +358 40 164 6168 or email and make a tentative booking. To confirm the booking we would require a deposit to be paid within the 7 days. The deposit will be deducted from the rent fee and full written confirmation is then sent to you and the balance of payment is due 28 days prior to boarding the boat. Once final payment has been received, an information kit will be sent to you to assist with planning the rest of your holiday. The other option is to book your dream holiday online at

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