A houseboat vacation is a memorable experience and an excursion with Twin Anchors is like no other. You can have fun in a thousand different ways while you explore one thousand kilometers of shoreline on British Columbia’s legendary Shuswap Lake.

The Shuswap, is wild and rugged! Home to pristine, sandy beaches, towering waterfalls, and warm, clear water. Catch amazing sights and spot the abundant wildlife as you visit up to 30 accessible marine parks.

While the scenery is rugged, your accommodation aboard a Twin Anchors houseboat certainly won’t be. With 12 styles of houseboats to choose from, we have a boat to fit every crew’s budget, size, and wishes. Manufactured right in our own backyard, our luxury boats allow you to explore with style and comfort.

What makes this such an adventure? Well, that’s the best part, because you decide. Select your watercraft, captain your own boat, handpick your crew. You decide where to venture and what to do, aside from a few rules.

  • Family Get-Togethers
  • Business Trips 
  • Reunions 
  • Pre-Wedding Parties 
  • Weddings 
  • Birthdays 
  • Anniversaries

Or just because you need to get away from everything else… Whatever your excuse may be, we’ve got the houseboat for you!


Captains of our houseboats need to be 19 years or older and hold valid government issued ID. We recommend that captains hold a Canadian Pleasurecraft Operating Card (PCOC), but it is not required as we provide a complete houseboat orientation prior to your departure.

Relax around the best campfires!

WHAT SETS TWIN ANCHORS APART?

NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

On arrival we take you through a brief, but comprehensive orientation to prepare you to ply the alluring waters of the Shuswap Lakes like a pro!

COMPLIMENTARY PORTER SERVICE!

We offer a complimentary porter service! When the time is right we will meet you at your vehicles, help load your gear, and bring it to your houseboat.

DIRECT ACCESS TO SHUSWAP LAKE!

Old Town Bay Marina provides direct access to Shuswap Lake. Which means no waiting for the train bridge to open – so you can get on your way!

We’ll Take Care of You!

The necessities you’ll need to bring are groceries/beverages, clothing, bedding, and towels. All Twin Anchors houseboats are equipped with cooking and eating utensils, cleaning equipment, marine toilet tissue, and biodegradable soap – and most have a few bonus comforts like hot tubs and fireplaces!*

*Note the Cruiser does not have a hot tub and fireplace.

Looking for some peace and quiet?

You’ll find a luxurious houseboat for every group and every budget at Twin Anchors! Every boat has a slide, and all but one have a hot tub and fireplace.

The vacation year at Twin Anchors is broken up into 3 Seasons – Low, Mid and Peak. Once you’ve decided when you’d like to depart, book early to avoid disappointment. Remember, we will hold a houseboat for up to 10 days without obligation.

2024 SEASONS
PEAK JUNE 27 – AUGUST 28
MID JUNE 06 – JUNE 26
AUGUST 29 – SEPTEMBER 11
LOW  APRIL 28 – JUNE 05
SEPTEMBER 12 – OCTOBER 14
Twin Anchors Cruiser

DAY CAPACITY UP TO 40 PEOPLE. SLEEPS 4 PEOPLE COMFORTABLY.
IDEAL FOR A DAY TRIP WITH A GROUP.

16′ x 75′ – APPROX. 2,400 sq. ft.

The perfect houseboat to explore Shuswap Lake for the day! With capacity to host up to 40 friends, this is the biggest day rental boat on Shuswap Lake! Spend a day on the water, celebrating with your crew; enjoy the scenery and bask in the beauty of one of BC’s most spectacular lakes! 

Twin Anchors Cruiser

SLEEPS UP TO 6 PEOPLE.
IDEAL FOR A COUPLE
OR SMALL FAMILY.

10′ x 35′ – APPROX. 350 sq. ft.

Simple is wonderful! The Cruiser is ideal for a family or couple wanting a comfortable little houseboat to explore the lake with. This economical houseboat has a 8 cu.ft. fridge, 3 burner stove, oven, microwave and solar panels to assist in charging the cabin batteries.

Twin Anchors Mirage 42

SLEEPS UP TO 10 PEOPLE.
IDEAL FOR 2 FAMILIES
WANTING A SMALL HOUSEBOAT.

15′ x 42′ – APPROX. 630 sq. ft.

The Mirage 42 is new to our fleet. This houseboat sleeps 10 people total, with 6 people on beds and 4 people between the fold out couch and fold down dinette. It is our smallest boat that includes a hot tub and fireplace. Perfect for a family vacation or two small families looking for a smaller houseboat to explore Shuswap Lake.

Twin Anchors CruiseCraft 1

SLEEPS UP TO 15 PEOPLE
IDEAL FOR 3 COUPLES OR 2 FAMILIES.

14’6″ x 56′ – APPROX. 1,624 sq. ft.

A classic houseboat! The CruiseCraft 1 is ideal for those wanting all the comforts of home to explore Shuswap Lake  – while keeping vacation costs on budget! Appliances incl. two 8 cu.ft. fridges, range and microwave. The loft area is a favourite spot for kids!

Twin Anchors CruiseCraft 2

SLEEPS UP TO 15 PEOPLE
IDEAL FOR 3 COUPLES OR 2 FAMILIES.

14’6″ x 60′ – APPROX. 1,700 sq. ft.

All you need and more! The CruiseCraft 2 has a few more comfort options from the CruiseCraft 1 – including a deluxe wet bar and bimini top on the top deck; and a clothes dryer. Appliances incl. two 8 cu. ft. fridges, range, microwave, dishwasher and clothes dryer.

Twin Anchors CruiseCraft 3

SLEEPS UP TO 22 PEOPLE.
IDEAL FOR 6 COUPLES OR 4 FAMILIES.

16′ x 70′ – APPROX. 2,200 sq. ft.

Packing a large crew? The CruiseCraft 3 is outfitted with luxurious amenities for your Shuswap Lake houseboat adventure. Onboard appliances incl. 25 cu.ft. fridge/freezer, range, microwave, dishwasher, stacked washer/dryer and air conditioning in the salon.

Twin Anchors CruiseCraft 4

SLEEPS UP TO 14 PEOPLE.
IDEAL FOR 3 COUPLES OR 2 FAMILIES.

16′ x 60′ – APPROX. 1,900 sq. ft.

Luxurious comforts! The CruiseCraft 4 is the choice for people wanting luxury on a comfortably size houseboat. Onboard you’ll find stainless steel appliances incl. 25 cu.ft. fridge/freezer, range, microwave, dishwasher, trash compactor, and deluxe entertaining areas.

Twin Anchors CruiseCraft 5

SLEEPS UP TO 24 PEOPLE.
IDEAL FOR 9 COUPLES OR 5 FAMILIES.

17′ x 75′ – APPROX. 3,900 sq. ft.

A whole lotta boat! The CruiseCraft 5 is designed to be the ultimate floating resort. Find 3 levels of entertaining areas – all of them equipped to the max! Everyone loves the extra large galley and extended island. The Texas Deck is the ultimate “go to” space!

Twin Anchors CruiseCraft 6

SLEEPS UP TO 16 PEOPLE.
VERY COMFORTABLE FOR 3-4 FAMILIES.

18′ x 75′ – APPROX. 3,200 sq. ft.

Super popular and spacious! At 18 feet wide, The CruiseCraft 6 is the most spacious boat in the fleet – has 3 decks for entertaining and 5.5 bathrooms! Vaulted galley with fridge/freezer, range, microwave, dishwasher, wine cooler; and cozy fireplace/entertainment corner.

Twin Anchors Genesis 60

SLEEPS UP TO 12 PEOPLE. (plus 4 on sofa beds)
VERY COMFORTABLE FOR 2 -3 FAMILIES.

16′ x 60′ – APPROX. 1,920 sq. ft.

The Genesis 60 is “new to us” for the 2020 season. You will find 3 staterooms, 2 lower staterooms and one cuddy, along with two bathrooms (toilet, sink and shower). The galley has a vaulted ceiling with fridge/freezer, range, microwave, and dishwasher; salon has cozy fireplace/entertainment centre.

Twin Anchors Genesis 70

SLEEPS UP TO 16 PEOPLE. (plus 4 on sofa beds)
VERY COMFORTABLE FOR 2 -3 FAMILIES.

16′ x 72′ – APPROX. 2,304 sq. ft.

The Genesis 70 is an easy to operate boat with all the features you could ask for. You will find  the main floor with 4 staterooms with King beds, 4 Lower Cuddies with double beds and 4 Full Bathrooms. A full kitchen with dinette, large fridge/freezer, stove with oven, and microwave.

Twin Anchors Genesis 75

SLEEPS UP TO 16 PEOPLE (plus 4 on sofa beds)
VERY COMFORTABLE FOR 3-4 FAMILIES.

16 x 73′ – APPROX. 3,200 sq. ft.

The Genesis 75 is new to the Twin Anchors fleet this year. It was 3 decks for entertaining with comfortable staterooms and bathrooms for guests. The galley has a vaulted ceiling; with fridge/freezer, range, microwave, dishwasher; and salon has a cozy fireplace/entertainment centre.

Twin Anchors Legacy 94

SLEEPS UP TO 22 PEOPLE. (plus 6 on sofa beds)
The Legacy 94 is the LARGEST houseboat in Canada

24′ x 94′ – APPROX. 5,600 sq. ft.

The Legacy has 3 massive decks there is more than enough space for your entire group. This newly renovated houseboat has more than enough space for 28 guests (22 + 6 on sofa beds). It has 1 master stateroom with a king bed, 5 staterooms with queen beds, 4 staterooms with double beds, 1 lower stateroom with a double bed and 3 sofa double beds. It includes 4 bathrooms, a large fridge and freezer, a full kitchen with island.

There you have it, all the houseboats in our fleet!

Not sure which one is the best choice for you? Check out each of the houseboat pages to compare rates and amenities. 

Or give us a call, we can answer any questions you may have and perhaps recommend what’s best for your group. 

Enjoy Shuswap’s open space!

READY TO BOOK YOUR VACATION?

Get your crew together (we can accommodate groups up to 28) and start planning your houseboat adventure today – From April through to October we’ll sail with you!

We have direct lake access, porter services, knowledgeable training staff, onsite rentals, water taxi, and on-call service boats, all for your ease of mind.

If you prefer specific dates, we recommend you book at least 6 months in advance. Need a commitment from friends? No problem, we will hold a houseboat for up to 10 days without obligation.

To confirm your reservation, a deposit of $500 is required for most boats. Larger houseboats (CC5, CC6, or L94) require an initial deposit of $1500. Your deposit will be applied to the charter fee and can be paid by credit card or e-transfer (contact our office for details on how to make an e-transfer). 

CALL 1-800-663-4026 TO MAKE A RESERVATION OR…

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