HOUSEBOATING 101

YOUR ARRIVAL

You will be greeted by our friendly hosts, who will direct you to parking and initiate check-in procedures. At the registration office necessary information will be provided to the Captain and Co-Captains assuring a safe and enjoyable vacation. Once your boat is available the hosts will arrange to have our complimentary porter service transport your gear to the houseboat. The Captain and Co-Captains will receive an orientation onboard the houseboat. This will take about 45 minutes and before you know it, you will be on your way to experience a classic Twin Anchors adventure.

CAPTAIN’S ARRIVAL CHECKLIST
THINGS TO DO IN SICAMOUS
DEPARTURE CHECKLIST
RECOMMENDED BEACHES

HOUSEBOAT ORIENTATION

You will learn a lot about the operation of your houseboat in 45 minutes. We recommend you appoint a few first mates and review the “how to” videos (links below) and operation manuals (links below – average PDF size is 25MB) prior to your arrival at our marinas. The more you know, the more enjoyable your houseboat vacation will be.

OPERATOR’S LICENSE

A Pleasurecraft Operator’s Licence is not required on rental boats but is recommended. However, you will need one to operate ski boats and personal watercraft. If you own your own boat it is the law for all operators. Twin Anchors requires all captains to be at least 19 years of age and hold valid drivers’ licences.

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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
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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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LESSON ONE

HOUSEBOATING SAFETY

We want everyone to have fun on their houseboat vacation. However, it is important to remember a few things to keep everyone safe. Never drive your boat with swimmers in the water.

LESSON TWO

STARTING  THE HOUSEBOAT

The throttle has forward, neutral and reverse.  To steer from up top, place the throttle in neutral at the helm, then upstairs, press the control button on the throttle here.

LESSON THREE

NAVIGATING

The throttle has forward, neutral and reverse.  To steer from up top, place the throttle in neutral at the helm, then upstairs, press the control button on the throttle here.

LESSON FOUR

RADIO OPERATION

How to operate your radio onboard a Twin Anchors Houseboat. Instructions are also included in the manual. Ensure you don’t say anything bad on the boat to base channel or you can be fined. The main radio hours are between 8:00am – 6:00pm, outside that timeframe it is EMERGENCY USE ONLY.
LESSON FIVE

STORM PROCEDURE

What to do during a storm? Being in a storm on a houseboat can seem scary and stressful, but the boats are built strong and they won’t sink. Follow these instructions to ensure your boat isn’t damaged and you stay straight on the beach if you are already parked there.

LESSON SIX

DRIVING FROM THE TOP DECK

How to drive from the top deck on your Twin Anchors Houseboat. Ensure you are only driving from the top deck in open water and all crew are onboard before starting the boat. More information about driving from the top deck is located in the operation manual onboard the boat.

LESSON SEVEN

CO, PROPANE, GAS, LOW VOLTAGE DETECTORS

Onboard all Twin Anchor Houseboats there are Carbon Monoxide, Propane Gas, and Low voltage detectors which have different functions as described in the video. Don’t be alarmed if any of these go off during your vacation. This video will help better understand why each alarm might go off during your trip. In the manual onboard there is full instructions on these detectors as well.

LESSON EIGHT

FUEL TRANSFER PROCEDURE

How to Transfer Fuel onboard your Twin Anchors Houseboat. Ensure your engine and generator are both off before transferring fuel. Fuel Transfer steps are also included in your operation manual.

LESSON NINE

RETURN TO DOCK PROCEDURE

How to return to dock at the end of your vacation. Includes a checklist at the end of the video to help your return to dock as quick and efficient as possible. There are also instructions in the operation manual onboard to guide you through the return process.

LESSON TEN

HOT TUB FILL, DRAIN & HEAT PROCEDURE

This video will assist you with draining your hot tub, filling the hot tub and finally how to heat the hot tub. The hot tub is a common spot some people have issues so we also have a hot tub troubleshooting video.

Easiest thing for the hot tub is to follow the steps in the video or the instructions in the operations manual in order to be able to use the hot tub whenever you or your crew wants too.

LESSON ELEVEN

HOT TUB TROUBLE SHOOTING

Hot tub troubleshooting is something some people will have to do during their trip if the hot tub runs into problems. This video will go over different problems and solutions to get your hot tub working again. In the video it will go over how to get the hot tub filling if it won’t. How to get it heating with a large array of troubleshooting tips depending on the situation in the hot tub. This video pair with the instructions in the operation manual is the easiest way to troubleshoot the problems with your hot tub.

LESSON TWELVE

THE THRONE ROOM

How does the bathroom operate on a houseboat? Keep it simple – and use only the toilet paper provided!

LESSON THIRTEEN

THE STEAM SHOWER

Enjoy these beautiful spa-like showers on the CruiseCraft 5 & 6 houseboats!

LESSON FOURTEEN

WATER PUMP AIRLOCK PROCEDURE

If you end up with an air-locked water pump(s) by driving with the water pump on, you may need to follow this procedure to get water going throughout the houseboat again. This process should be paired with the manual onboard to ensure it is done correctly. After removing the airlock ensure you TURN OFF your water pump breakers well driving. Full instructions are located in the manual.

HOUSEBOAT BREAKER PANELS

CRUISECRAFT 1 BREAKER PANEL

Full description of the CC breaker panel, including how to start/stop your generator and inverter panel/charging the boat. Learn how to operate your breaker panel/generator/inverter panel and enjoy everything your boat has to offer. There are also instructions located in the operations manual onboard.

CRUISECRAFT 2 BREAKER PANEL

Full description of the CC2 breaker panel, including how to start/stop your generator and inverter panel/charging the boat. Learn how to operate your breaker panel/generator/inverter panel and enjoy everything your boat has to offer. There are also instructions located in the operations manual onboard.

CRUISECRAFT 3 BREAKER PANEL

Full description of the CC3 breaker panel, including how to start/stop your generator and inverter panel/charging the boat. Learn how to operate your breaker panel/generator/inverter panel and enjoy everything your boat has to offer. There are also instructions located in the operations manual onboard.

CRUISECRAFT 4 BREAKER PANEL

Full description of the CC4 breaker panel, including how to start/stop your generator and inverter panel/charging the boat. Learn how to operate your breaker panel/generator/inverter panel and enjoy everything your boat has to offer. There are also instructions located in the operations manual onboard.

CRUISECRAFT 5 LOWER BREAKER PANEL

Full description of the CC3 breaker panel, including how to start/stop your generator and inverter panel/charging the boat. Learn how to operate your breaker panel/generator/inverter panel and enjoy everything your boat has to offer. There are also instructions located in the operations manual onboard.

CRUISECRAFT 5 UPPER BREAKER PANEL

Full description of the CC5 upper breaker panel, including how to start/stop your generator (located on the CC5 lower breaker panel video) and inverter panel/charging the boat. Learn how to operate your breaker panel/inverter panel/hot tub and enjoy everything your boat has to offer. There are also instructions located in the operations manual onboard.

CRUISECRAFT 6 BREAKER PANEL

Full description of the CCVI breaker panel, including how to start/stop your generator and inverter panel/charging the boat. Learn how to operate your breaker panel/generator/inverter panel and enjoy everything your boat has to offer. There are also instructions in the operating manual located onboard.

GENESIS 60 BREAKER PANEL

Full description of the Genesis 60 breaker panel, including how to start/stop your generator and inverter panel/charging the boat. Learn how to operate your breaker panel/generator/inverter panel and enjoy everything your boat has to offer. There are also instructions located in the operations manual onboard.

GENESIS 70/75 BREAKER PANEL

Full description of the Genesis 70/75 breaker panel, including how to start/stop your generator and inverter panel/charging the boat. Learn how to operate your breaker panel/generator/inverter panel and enjoy everything your boat has to offer. There are also instructions located in the operations manual onboard.

LEGACY 94 BREAKER PANEL

Full description of the Legacy 94 breaker panel, including how to start/stop your generator and inverter panel/charging the boat. Learn how to operate your breaker panel/generator/inverter panel and enjoy everything your boat has to offer.  There are also instructions located in the operations manual onboard.