WHAT TO BRING

ARE YOU EXCITED TO GET PACKING?

Whoo hooo! You’ve reserved your houseboat vacation on Shuswap Lake. You’ve gotten commitments from your group and you’ve put a deposit down for your trip…now what? We get lots of questions from first time houseboaters on what to do to prepare in the weeks leading up to your vacation. Mostly questions about how to plan for our favourite thing…FOOD!

FOOD!

Most of the marine beaches on Shuswap Lake are undeveloped, meaning restaurants and grocery stores are not accessible by boat along the shoreline, so it is best to be prepared when you arrive at the marina.  There is a Sea Store and Restaurant at Cinnemousun Narrows that is accessible by boat if you forgot something!

The best way to prepare for this type of vacation is to make a list of everything that you might need while you’re out on the water, then compare it with our list of what’s already on board your houseboat.  Make sure to account for all ingredients you will need for cooking (including spices and condiments, down to salt and pepper.)

It might be easiest to have the food supplied to the group rather than having each couple or family provide a meal. Get together with someone from your group and try to plan meals that are tasty, filling, and require little cooking while on the houseboat. After all, who wants to be stuck in the kitchen on vacation? Also, prepare as much food as possible in advance to keep the cooking time and cooler packing to a minimum. For example, crack eggs ahead of time, scramble them up with salt and pepper in gallon size bags and freeze them. This eliminates space for bulky cartons, and the worry of breaking eggs while transporting them in a cooler. Pre-freezing them also helps cut down on the amount of ice you need for the cooler. Throw your frozen eggs on top of a few items and voila, built in ice blocks.

Simplicity is key. Some other quick meal ideas include: tin foil dinners, hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled chicken or steak, chili and baked potatoes, etc. The possibilities are endless! Who’s hungry?

Bring lots of extra coolers filled with ice for your beverages so all the food can fit in the refrigerators and freezers supplied on the boat.

THE OTHER STUFF!

  • Bedding & Pillows
  • Towels (ones for swimming and showering!)
  • Bath mat,  hand towels and wash cloths
  • First Aid Kit – with medication for bug bites, cuts and scrapes
  • Flash Lights
  • DVD’s for rainy days
  • Games and cards
  • Insect Repellent
  • Sunscreen and After-Sun for sunburns!
  • Coolers – lots and lots of coolers with ice!
  • Auxilliary cords for connecting personal devices to the music system
  • Paper towels, napkins, tin foil, plastic containers for leftovers
  • Cooking oil
  • Spices, salt & pepper
  • Fishing equipment and fishing licences for everyone planning to fish
  • Deck or beach chairs
  • Beach games
  • Plastic bottles and/or cans for the beach (NO GLASS BOTTLES OR CONTAINERS ON THE BEACHES PLEASE!)

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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
#lakesidepatio
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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…⏳

Don’t miss out on a boat slip with direct access to the Shuswap this summer!☀️

Also make sure to check online at twinanchors.com for the last available houseboat vacations! We are very close to being sold out for the summer⏳🎉🏖

PS. We have big news coming soon....🍔🍦🍹Last Chance for a 26' slip for the 2021 season 🛥🛶🚤🚣‍♀️

ONE left, if you want access to power and water, gas dock on site, no current to fight with, this spot has your name on it.

Manager@oldtownmarina.com to make it yours!
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Don’t miss out on a boat slip with direct access to the Shuswap this summer!☀️

Also make sure to check online at twinanchors.com for the last available houseboat vacations! We are very close to being sold out for the summer⏳🎉🏖

PS. We have big news coming soon....🍔🍦🍹

It’s almost the long weekend!🎉🎉 and the boats are ready for the weekend and the rest of the summer!🤘☀️ with good weather this weekend we hope everyone has a great May Long houseboating and enjoying the lake!🏖

If you are not headed on a houseboat this May Long... Old Town Bay Marina is the place to start your Shuswap experience!🚤 with fuel, Bulldog Boat Rentals, a boat launch, parking, ice, wood, snacks and drinks! They have everything you need to enjoy the lake!

Feeling like you are missing out or wanting a adventure?

Head over to twinanchors.com and look at our live booking feature for dates in the summer or call our office at 1-800-663-4026 to capture one of the final sailings available of the summer!🏖☀️
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It’s almost the long weekend!🎉🎉 and the boats are ready for the weekend and the rest of the summer!🤘☀️ with good weather this weekend we hope everyone has a great May Long houseboating and enjoying the lake!🏖 

If you are not headed on a houseboat this May Long... Old Town Bay Marina is the place to start your Shuswap experience!🚤 with fuel, Bulldog Boat Rentals, a boat launch, parking, ice, wood, snacks and drinks! They have everything you need to enjoy the lake!

Feeling like you are missing out or wanting a adventure? 

Head over to twinanchors.com and look at our live booking feature for dates in the summer or call our office at 1-800-663-4026 to capture one of the final sailings available of the summer!🏖☀️

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One day!!

Got ours booked again this year and looking forward to seeing everyone there and getting out on the water😁❤️

What about people out of BC Province?

Christina Belozer Boating !!!!!!! 🤣

Brÿan Atkinsøn

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Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacations is holding a virtual career fair for this upcoming season! Send an email to janette@twinanchors.com with your resume 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/.
We are looking forward to hear from all applicants!👍
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