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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Who we are...

Shuswap Lake Vacation Inc. DBA Twin Anchors Houseboats Vacations is the largest houseboat company in Canada, with the largest boats in Canada. We are the premier houseboat destination on Shuswap Lake. With 1100 km of shoreline to explore onboard our luxurious Twin Anchor houseboats. Our guests have the ability to adventure and see the many highlights of the lake or relax on their houseboat. We are located at the largest marina on Shuswap lake surrounded by mountain scenery. It is the perfect location for after work adventures and to work in beautiful Sicamous, BC. Our company goal is to supply excellent service, support and an amazing guest experience so they can create lasting memories on their Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacation. We are always looking for people to provide excellent service and create a fun positive atmosphere for other employees and our guests!

We have many openings available if the below job description doesn't fit, make sure to check out some of our other job ads to find a better fit. We appreciate all applicants.

Job Description

Job Title:

Dock Staff/Orientator – Twin Anchors Houseboats

Job Function:

Ensures that all houseboats and related rental equipment are prepared and ready in accordance with the procedures of the Quality System. Completes customer orientations as required prior to departure of vessels.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Provides orientations for houseboats or pleasure craft as required (may include group orientations)
Completes duties, not limited to, pressure washing, septic pump out, BBQ servicing, hot tub cleaning, fueling and mooring of vessels, minor maintenance
Initial inspection of returning vessels
Maneuver houseboats in and out of marinas including parking and tying up.
Removal of debris and garbage from boats
Monitor VHF radio as scheduled
Bring in houseboats and operate pickup boat when required
Perform all functions of customer service
Performs other duties or support to coworkers as the pressures dictate within the Twin Anchor’s environment.

Required Skills and Knowledge:

Strong communication skills
Experience with maneuvering houseboats
Ability to be on your feet for the majority of the shift
Pleasure Craft Operator’s certification
Customer Service training or related experience
Knowledge of Twin Anchor’s Houseboats or similar company

Preferred Knowledge or Experience:

Tourism Industry or related experience
Boat operation experience

*Must currently be legally able to work in Canada*

To apply:

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Please fill out all required fields and attach your RESUME and COVER LETTER during the application. After review applicants will be contacted for the next stages in the interview process.
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Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacations is holding virtual career fair for this upcoming season!
Click on the link to see all openings and to apply:

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Also there is a General Application if you are unsure what portion best fits your skills and experience.

Fill in all required fields and attach your resume/cover letter and be contacted for a virtual interview!

Don’t miss your opportunity to work on the beautiful Shuswap lake!🏔

Also check out our job postings by clicking on our facebook page or our website twinanchors.com/employment/.

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General Application

Who we are…

Shuswap Lake Vacation Inc. DBA Twin Anchors Houseboats Vacations is the largest houseboat company in Canada, with the largest boats in Canada. We are the premier houseboat destination on Shuswap Lake. With 1100 km of shoreline to explore onboard our luxurious Twin Anchor houseboats. Our guests have the ability to adventure and see the many highlights of the lake or relax on their houseboat. We are located at the largest marina on Shuswap lake surrounded by mountain scenery. It is the perfect location for after work adventures and to work in beautiful Sicamous, BC. Our company goal is to supply excellent service, support and an amazing guest experience so they can create lasting memories on their Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacation. We are always looking for people to provide excellent service and create a fun positive atmosphere for other employees and our guests!

Who are looking for…

Motivated individuals who are looking for a working experience where you interact with employees and guests daily during your shift. Creating a fun positive atmosphere for all our guests by providing excellent service. We are looking for people who want to gain experience, skills, well at work, and want to enjoy a BC (Sicamous) lifestyle outside of work. Where there are many opportunities, activities, adventures, amenities, and things to do locally and in close proximity to your workplace. Whether you are an experienced worker, new to the workforce, students, or wanting a change we have many employment opportunities available.

We are currently hiring for:

Housekeeping
Mechanics
Maintenance
Reservation Clerks
Dock
Porters
Host/Hostess
Shuttle Bus Drivers

Old Town Bay Opportunities

Old Town Bay Cooks
Old Town Bay Servers
Customer Service Attendants

If you want too:

Enjoy meeting and interacting with diverse people from all over the world
Have the skills and abilities to provide legendary customer service
Want to work with good friends in a strong, team-orientated and supportive environment
Enjoy working hard but having fun while you do it
Want to work at an amazing lakefront location
Want to re-enter the workforce;
Upgrade your skills; and
Gain experience in a new occupation
Please reach out if you have any questions or want to apply today!

*Must currently be legally able to work in Canada*

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We are currently hiring Housekeeping Personal. Starting wage $20/hr for full-time.

Link to apply:

twinanchors.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=41&source=aWQ9MTU%3D

Who we are...

Shuswap Lake Vacation Inc. DBA Twin Anchors Houseboats Vacations is the largest houseboat company in Canada, with the largest boats in Canada. We are the premier houseboat destination on Shuswap Lake. With 1100 km of shoreline to explore onboard our luxurious Twin Anchor houseboats. Our guests have the ability to adventure and see the many highlights of the lake or relax on their houseboat. We are located at the largest marina on Shuswap lake surrounded by mountain scenery. It is the perfect location for after work adventures and to work in beautiful Sicamous, BC. Our company goal is to supply excellent service, support and an amazing guest experience so they can create lasting memories on their Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacation. We are always looking for people to provide excellent service and create a fun positive atmosphere for other employees and our guests!

We have many openings available if the below job description doesn't fit, make sure to check out some of our other job ads to find a better fit. We appreciate all applicants.

Job Description

Job Title:

Housekeeping Personnel – Twin Anchors Houseboats

Job Function:

Clean houseboats in accordance with the procedures of the Quality System and meet time commitments to ensure houseboats leave dock on-time.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Follows checklists to ensure completion of scheduled tasks within the allotted time frame.
Reports damages to the maintenance department
Replaces missing inventory onboard houseboats
Notifies supervisor of missing or low stock inventory
Performs functions of customer services as required
Performs other duties or support to co-workers as the pressures dictate within the Twin Anchors environment

Required Skills and Knowledge:

Accommodation cleaning experience or proven ability to learn
Experience working in a team environment

Preferred Knowledge/Experience:

Hospitality/Tourism or related experience
ISO training or knowledge
High school graduate
Ability to deal with customers and staff in a professional, pleasant and friendly manner

*Must currently be legally able to work in Canada*

To apply:

twinanchors.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=41&source=aWQ9MTU%3D

Please fill out all required fields and attach your RESUME and COVER LETTER during the application. After review applicants will be contacted for the next stages in the interview process.
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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.