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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4 days ago
Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacations

Make your 2023 summer vacation one to remember! Explore nature, hit the beach, dangle some bait, soak in the Shuswap and most importantly stay on a houseboat 😉

Find which Cruise Craft is right for your crew via our website and then book your dates before they’re gone! 🌲🏖️🔥🎣🛥️
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Make your 2023 summer vacation one to remember! Explore nature, hit the beach, dangle some bait, soak in the Shuswap and most importantly stay on a houseboat 😉 

Find which Cruise Craft is right for your crew via our website and then book your dates before they’re gone! 🌲🏖️🔥🎣🛥️

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I grew up in sicsmous ND been on a House boat few time was so much fun ..

Great trip out West!

2 weeks ago
Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacations

The Cruise Craft III is one of our most highly rented styles!
This cozy cabin sleeps 18 crew mates comfortably and has the perfect layout for a fun time! 🤩

Some of its features include:
2 Full Baths
Washer & Dryer
Fire Place
Air Conditioning
Hot Tub
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Head over to our website to tour the CCIII and discover all the other fine details!!

#summer2023 #lakevacation #sicamous #beautifulbc #shuswaplake #houseboating #livemoreplaymore #explorebc #travelcanada #localtourism #supportsmallbusiness #boatingbc #lakeparadise #summergetaway #travel2023
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The Cruise Craft III is one of our most highly rented styles! 
This cozy cabin sleeps 18 crew mates comfortably and has the perfect layout for a fun time! 🤩

Some of its features include: 
2 Full Baths 
Washer & Dryer
Fire Place 
Air Conditioning 
Hot Tub
Slide 

Head over to our website to tour the CCIII and discover all the other fine details!! 

#summer2023 #lakevacation #sicamous #beautifulbc #shuswaplake #houseboating #livemoreplaymore #explorebc #travelcanada #localtourism #supportsmallbusiness #boatingbc #lakeparadise #summergetaway #travel2023

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You should consider listing it on www.bookahouseboat.com 👌🏼

Everyone’s houseboat vacation is different🌅 with countless things to do, see and explore on the lake! With hundreds of guests every day during our season there is a lot of memories made! Plan your own vacation online at Twinanchors.com🏖 ... See MoreSee Less

Everyone’s houseboat vacation is different🌅 with countless things to do, see and explore on the lake! With hundreds of guests every day during our season there is a lot of memories made! Plan your own vacation online at Twinanchors.com🏖
4 weeks ago
Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacations

✨Updated Office Hours✨
For the month of November our office will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 🕘9am - 3pm! 🕒
We will also be open this Thursday November 10th due to Remembrance Day.

Get in touch via our phone, website or email! We look forward to helping you plan your summer 2023 vacations!! 🛥☀️🏖

#summer2023 #bookvacation #canadatravel #explorecanada #lakevacation #ExploreSicamous #sicamousbc #boatrentals #britishcolumbia #shuswaplake
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✨Updated Office Hours✨ 
For the month of November our office will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 🕘9am - 3pm! 🕒
We will also be open this Thursday November 10th due to Remembrance Day. 

Get in touch via our phone, website or email! We look forward to helping you plan your summer 2023 vacations!! 🛥☀️🏖

#summer2023 #bookvacation #canadatravel #explorecanada #lakevacation #exploresicamous #sicamousbc #boatrentals #britishcolumbia #shuswaplake
4 weeks ago
Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacations

Did you know, to anchor our boats you actually have to stake down into shore?! 🏖⚓️
Every evening you pick a beach you like and set up camp! So you can float during the day and rest at the campfire each night! 🔥
Houseboating truly is a beach getaway!! Book your 2023 summer vacation today!! ☀️
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Did you know, to anchor our boats you actually have to stake down into shore?! 🏖⚓️
Every evening you pick a beach you like and set up camp! So you can float during the day and rest at the campfire each night! 🔥
Houseboating truly is a beach getaway!! Book your 2023 summer vacation today!! ☀️

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FYI. If you go before the middle of July, these beaches are underwater. A little harder to find somewhere to beach but still a lot of fun to cruise around.

Make sure you stake it good! Otherwise if some stormy weather comes around you’ll have a sideways houseboat! Not fun!

One of the best vacations I’ve ever been on!!!

All I can say is hammer those pegs down as far as they say to do it. Lol.

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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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