ABOUT TWIN ANCHORS

OUR HISTORY

Twin Anchors Houseboats was a pioneer in the houseboat industry, becoming the first commercial houseboat operator in Western Canada in 1964. Twin Anchors operate a marina in Old Town Bay with a combined fleet of more than 100 houseboats. Every houseboat in our fleet is designed and manufactured from the hull up at our Sicamous manufacturing plant to ensure quality construction and meticulous attention to detail.

Custom-built CruiseCrafts are highly sought after and we’ve earned the distinction of being the manufacturer of choice for 18 houseboat rental marinas throughout North America.

Learn more about our manufacturing facilities!

YOUR ADVENTURE AWAITS!

A houseboat vacation with Twin Anchors is like no other. Shuswap Lake – Canada’s houseboating paradise – is wild and rugged. Home to pristine, sandy beaches, towering waterfalls, and warm, clear water. The wildlife abounds in the area’s easily accessible 30 marine parks. And while the scenery may be rugged, your accommodation aboard a Twin Anchors’ houseboat certainly isn’t. Twin Anchors is known for exceptional service, attention to detail and luxurious houseboats.

NO PREVIOUS SKIPPER EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

On arrival we take you through a brief but comprehensive orientation and prepare you to ply the alluring waters of the Shuswap Lakes like a pro! All you need to bring are groceries, beverages, clothing and bedding. All Twin Anchors houseboats are equipped with cooking and eating utensils, cleaning equipment, marine toilet tissue and biodegradable soap – plus a few essential creature comforts like hot tubs and fireplaces.

TWIN ANCHORS HOUSEBOAT FEATURES

  • Hot tub and fireplace *
  • Upper command bridge
  • Propane fridge, range, hot water tank and furnace
  • Shower, sink and toilet
  • Swim ladder and sundeck
  • Kitchen utensils and BBQ tools
  • First aid kit and life jackets
  • Propane BBQ
  • VHF radio
  • Fuel-efficient Mercury stern drive
  • Rear stateroom(s) *
  • Rear deck shower
  • 100 gallons of fresh water
  • Remote fuel station (the only houseboats on the lake with this feature!) *
  • Waterslide

* All houseboats except The Cruiser

OLD TOWN BAY MARINA

  • Direct access to Shuswap Lake! No train bridges!
  • Parking for all types of vehicles
  • Boat launch
  • Complimentary porter service
  • Gift and souvenir shop
  • Ice and firewood
  • Friendly, courteous crew

Learn more about Old Town Bay Marina! 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE MARINA

ARRIVING FROM THE WEST
VANCOUVER TO SICAMOUS – estimated driving time 5 HOURS, 10 MINUTES

  • Go East on TRANS CANADA HWY. 1 to COQUIHALLA HWY. 5; 137 km / 85 miles
  • Go Northeast on COQUIHALLA HWY. 5 towards Kamloops, BC to TRANS CANADA HWY. 1; 164 km / 102 miles
  • Go East on TRANS CANADA HWY. 1 to Sicamous; 128 km / 80 miles
HOUSEBOAT GUEST /MARINA PARKING:

Turn LEFT off the TRANS CANADA HWY. 1 onto SICAMOUS-SOLSQUA RD. Follow to across railway tracks. Turn LEFT onto OLD TOWN RD. and follow 50 metres to the Twin Anchors Guest Parking Lot.

ARRIVING FROM THE EAST
CALGARY TO SICAMOUS – estimated driving time 5 HOURS, 20 MINUTES

  • Go West on TRANS CANADA HWY. 1 to SICAMOUS; 464 km / 288 miles
HOUSEBOAT GUEST /MARINA PARKING:

Turn RIGHT off the TRANS CANADA HWY. 1 onto SICAMOUS-SOLSQUA RD. Follow to across railway tracks. Turn LEFT onto OLD TOWN RD. and follow 50 metres to the Twin Anchors Guest Parking Lot.

OLD TOWN BAY MARINA: Follow OLD TOWN RD. to the end.

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September Long weekend🎉🎉

It’s unfortunately the last long weekend of the summer! But the fun isn’t over yet, the houseboats are sailing, you can visit Old Town Bay Marina pub for some delicious food and drinks🍔🍹, grab a boat rental from Bulldog Boat Rentals🛥, or just relax anywhere on Shuswap lake! 🌄

Maybe even visit The Shark Shack before their season ends!

If you missed out! As our long weekends are the busiest times of the year booking in advance is highly recommended! So gather some friends, family, couples and head to Twinanchors.com to book your long weekend adventures for 2022🏖
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September Long weekend🎉🎉

It’s unfortunately the last long weekend of the summer! But the fun isn’t over yet, the houseboats are sailing, you can visit Old Town Bay Marina pub for some delicious food and drinks🍔🍹, grab a boat rental from Bulldog Boat Rentals🛥, or just relax anywhere on Shuswap lake! 🌄

Maybe even visit The Shark Shack before their season ends!

If you missed out! As our long weekends are the busiest times of the year booking in advance is highly recommended! So gather some friends, family, couples and head to Twinanchors.com to book your long weekend adventures for 2022🏖

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Alexander Naylor

Highly reccomend been 2 times cant wait to go again!

We are excited to share the refresh photos of The Legacy "Never Look Back" houseboat. At 24' wide x 94' long - she is the largest boat in the Twin Anchors rental fleet. This boat sleeps 22 comfortably and rents out for 5 night vacations. The peak season charter rate for 5 nights is $18,475. Low and mid season charter rate for 5 nights is $13,760.

We appreciate the amazing work completed by the crew at Twin Anchors Manufacturing on this houseboat!

#twinanchors #twinanchorshouseboats #houseboatmanufacturing
#tabuilds
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We are excited to share the refresh photos of The Legacy Never Look Back houseboat. At 24 wide x 94 long - she is the largest boat in the Twin Anchors rental fleet. This boat sleeps 22 comfortably and rents out for 5 night vacations. The peak season charter rate for 5 nights is $18,475. Low and mid season charter rate for 5 nights is $13,760.

We appreciate the amazing work completed by the crew at Twin Anchors Manufacturing on this houseboat!

#twinanchors #twinanchorshouseboats #houseboatmanufacturing
#tabuilds

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Jesse Morgan Megan Kachmarski Brett Kachmarski Tyler Giesbrecht Jacy Braun

Kelsey Schalk

Daniella Dawn

Alana Bangs Ian Bangs Julie Hughes Riley White Kyle Russell did we get this boat?! I hope so! LOL

Wow! Jenn Prince

Rob Riley Chandelle Riley Samantha Hardy Check this out!!! 😳😩

Shelley D Seifert

Thomas Hopping Marshall Bourgeois Colton Hendel holy fuck

Anna Jones

Kayla Hill

Krista Wirth 😍

Beautiful boat!

Katelyn Corkin 😲

Sharlene Higgins look at this one

The big old Waterway boat! Cool to see it in the twin anchors fleet now!

Alyssa Ermel fancy enough for us being old now 😂😂

Looks stunning

Garret Willium Field BFF if you truly loved us you would book this

Seana Manske

Sweet.

Jens Klempnauer

Caitlynn Pearson

Thaia Elena Symmone Bourquin you guys hear me out. We could wrangle enough people

Whitney Davies

Jeremy Yarish

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Been hard to complain about the weather at Old Town Bay with temperatures staying around 30+ for the last few weeks! Hard to beat that for houseboating weather!☀️

With the water level dropping the beaches are getting bigger and the water is getting warmer🏖

With endless beaches and adventures there is something to do for everyone!

If you missed out on 2021 make sure to book early for 2022 to ensure you get the boat and dates you want!

You can find all the information and our online booking feature on our website twinanchors.com

Come experience all that Shuswap Lake has to offer aboard a Twin Anchors Houseboat!⚓️⚓️
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Been hard to complain about the weather at Old Town Bay with temperatures staying around 30+ for the last few weeks! Hard to beat that for houseboating weather!☀️

With the water level dropping the beaches are getting bigger and the water is getting warmer🏖 

With endless beaches and adventures there is something to do for everyone!

If you missed out on 2021 make sure to book early for 2022 to ensure you get the boat and dates you want!

You can find all the information and our online booking feature on our website twinanchors.com

Come experience all that Shuswap Lake has to offer aboard a Twin Anchors Houseboat!⚓️⚓️

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Amanda Cardinal

We had a great time from June 26-July 3, hottest week ever they said 🙂

We are definitely overdue for a family getaway

Magical!!

Beautiful here

Jaimie 👀 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣2️⃣

Stacey Prohl , Brett Hopfe , D.J. Hopfe next summer!???

How smoky is it there?

Have you had to cancel any ones houseboat vacation due to forest fire?

Vanessa Lingelbach

Amanda Hall Tanisha Hall Mahoney Dustin Kevin Austin Hall Katrina Young Richard Hildebrand. Time to start saving for 2022/2023.

Stephanie DeMerchant now this would be an amazing girls trip

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Come by to check out our NEW GIFT SHOP!🎁

We have everything you need for your houseboat trip, the beach, games, souvenirs, the kids and items you may have forgotten before heading out on your vacation!🏖

Located in our upper parking lot it’s where you register once arriving for your houseboat vacation!

Don’t miss those last minute ideas or things that will make your houseboat trip or day on the lake better!🧢

With deals and savings changing each week! It’s the place to start or end of your trip!

Ps. It’s the first place with Advil after your vacation too!🤕
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Come by to check out our NEW GIFT SHOP!🎁

We have everything you need for your houseboat trip, the beach, games, souvenirs, the kids and items you may have forgotten before heading out on your vacation!🏖

Located in our upper parking lot it’s where you register once arriving for your houseboat vacation! 

Don’t miss those last minute ideas or things that will make your houseboat trip or day on the lake better!🧢

With deals and savings changing each week! It’s the place to start or end of your trip! 

Ps. It’s the first place with Advil after your vacation too!🤕

More exciting things to add to your houseboat vacation!!🏖 Or if you are exploring the lake and want to stop to grab a drink or some tasty food!🍹🍔 Opening date coming soon…⏳OTBM Pub is opening soon in #Sicamous. Our pub manager, Todd, is putting the final touches on his spectacular menu, and an official opening date will be announced shortly!

🍻🍸🍾🍔🌭🍟🍹

#exploresicamous #shuswaplake #lakelife #beautifulbc #oldtownbaymarina
#lakesidepatio
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More exciting things to add to your houseboat vacation!!🏖 Or if you are exploring the lake and want to stop to grab a drink or some tasty food!🍹🍔 Opening date coming soon…⏳
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO TWIN ANCHORS!

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British Columbia is committed to keeping our lakes pristine, Quagga and Zebra Mussel free.
Please respect our lakes and boarder crossing patrols and STOP at the BC boat inspection stations.

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