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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Twin Anchors is hiring all positions for the 2021 season! If you’re a fun, energetic, positive person, we want you to join our team! This is your chance to spend the summer out on the Shuswap working from our incredible marina right here in Old Town Bay‼️

If you like being around amazing people, working in a fast-paced team-oriented environment, and enjoy working hard and having fun while you do it, make sure to APPLY TODAY ✅

To apply: EMAIL your cover letter and resume to janette@twinanchors.com

Positions include Dock, Gas Shack Attendants, Hosts/Hostesses, Housekeeping, Maintenance, Mechanics, Porters, Reservation Clerks, & Shuttle Driver.

If you know what position you are looking for, make sure to let us know! If you aren’t sure we can help you find the position that is the best fit for you!

We hope to see you all very soon 👍🏻
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Do you want your office views to look like this? We sure do 😎

Twin Anchors is hiring all positions for the 2021 season! If you’re a fun, energetic, positive person, we want you to join our team! This is your chance to spend the summer out on the Shuswap working from our incredible marina right here in Old Town Bay‼️

If you like being around amazing people, working in a fast-paced team-oriented environment, and enjoy working hard and having fun while you do it, make sure to APPLY TODAY ✅ 

To apply: EMAIL your cover letter and resume to janette@twinanchors.com

Positions include Dock, Gas Shack Attendants, Hosts/Hostesses, Housekeeping, Maintenance, Mechanics, Porters, Reservation Clerks, & Shuttle Driver. 

If you know what position you are looking for, make sure to let us know! If you aren’t sure we can help you find the position that is the best fit for you!

We hope to see you all very soon 👍🏻

🎉Our Giveaway is now CLOSED!🎉 Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacations and Bulldog Boat Rentals thank everyone who entered! We will be contacting the winner today!!🤘Because of the previous scammers don’t reply to any message not from our account or give out any personal information! Make sure to stay tuned👍 we have many other exciting things happening this season🤘 ... See MoreSee Less

🎉Our Giveaway is now CLOSED!🎉 Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacations and Bulldog Boat Rentals thank everyone who entered! We will be contacting the winner today!!🤘Because of the previous scammers don’t reply to any message not from our account or give out any personal information! Make sure to stay tuned👍 we have many other exciting things happening this season🤘

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Our WINNER has been contacted and replied!🎉 any further messages from any other accounts acting as Twin Anchors Houseboats should be ignored and reported! Thank you to all who have entered! Stay tuned for more giveaways and other fun stuff!🤙

Looking for a place to moor your boat/watercraft🚤 this summer on the Shuswap! Old Town Bay Marina has everything you need, with direct access to Shuswap Lake!⛱

Check them out ONLINE at oldtownmarina.com or CALL 1-800-663-4026
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Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacations ⚓️has 11 DIFFERENT STYLES of houseboats each with different features, floor plans, and sleeping arrangements! Every boat has a SLIDE and every boat (except the Cruiser) has HOT TUB and FIREPLACE🔥!! With boats sleeping 6-28 people with a minimum of two people required, the Captain and Co-Captain. You decide your crew and pick the boat that BEST fits your crew!!🏖

Do we need a boaters license to rent a houseboat?
NO! A captain and co-captain go through an orientation before loading the boat that teaches them how to operate the houseboat!

All prices, pictures and features of all the boats are on our website: twinanchors.com!📍With a live booking feature to easily find the boat and dates that work for you! Head over and find your houseboat vacation today!!

Don’t forget to COMMENT the boat style that would BEST fit your crew and TAG your houseboat crew!!⛱

ALSO, we have TWO GIVEAWAYS on our page! Make sure you enter to WIN a Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacations Houseboat and Bulldog Boat Rentals Sea-doo vacation!
GIVEAWAYS ARE CLOSING SOON!🏖
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Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacations ⚓️has 11 DIFFERENT STYLES of houseboats each with different features, floor plans, and sleeping arrangements! Every boat has a SLIDE and every boat (except the Cruiser) has HOT TUB and FIREPLACE🔥!! With boats sleeping 6-28 people with a minimum of two people required, the Captain and Co-Captain. You decide your crew and pick the boat that BEST fits your crew!!🏖

Do we need a boaters license to rent a houseboat? 
NO! A captain and co-captain go through an orientation before loading the boat that teaches them how to operate the houseboat! 

All prices, pictures and features of all the boats are on our website: twinanchors.com!📍With a live booking feature to easily find the boat and dates that work for you! Head over and find your houseboat vacation today!!

Don’t forget to COMMENT the boat style that would BEST fit your crew and TAG your houseboat crew!!⛱

ALSO, we have TWO GIVEAWAYS on our page! Make sure you enter to WIN a Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacations Houseboat and Bulldog Boat Rentals Sea-doo vacation!
GIVEAWAYS ARE CLOSING SOON!🏖

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Would be so sweet to win the giveaway!!! I live in the okanagan and have NEVER been on a house boat

Genesis 70 or sleeps at least 15.. slide and hot tub.. fire place..it's all perfect. Stepanka Krasova Christine Johnston Christine Young Anna Murray

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