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.

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) 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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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!🤙

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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

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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

BEACHING THE HOUSEBOAT

At night you must beach your houseboat and properly tie it up.

LESSON FIVE

OPERATING THE MARINE RADIO

Channel 1= Boat to Boat

Channel 2 = Boat to Base

Remember – always be polite.

LESSON SIX

HOT TUB OPERATION

Fill. Heat. Drain. Repeat!

LESSON SEVEN

HOUSEBOAT BREAKER PANELS

What do all the switches on these panels do? We’ll show you!

LESSON EIGHT

THE THRONE ROOM

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

LESSON NINE

THE STEAM SHOWER

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

LESSON TEN

REFUELLING YOUR WATER TOYS

Learn how to refuel your water toys from your onboard fuel station.