WHAT TO BRING

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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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Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacations is the perfect way to get your family out in nature and an experience everyone of all ages will love!🏔 With lots of beaches, marine parks, hikes, and sun tanning locations across Shuswap lake!🕶 It is easy to find a isolated beach and have the lake to yourself!☀️

With lots of availability for low and mid season you can save some money on your vacation!

Book your vacation online at twinanchors.com to escape with your bubble today!⛱
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Looking for a family vacation?🏖

Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacations is the perfect way to get your family out in nature and an experience everyone of all ages will love!🏔 With lots of beaches, marine parks, hikes, and sun tanning locations across Shuswap lake!🕶 It is easy to find a isolated beach and have the lake to yourself!☀️

With lots of availability for low and mid season you can save some money on your vacation!

Book your vacation online at twinanchors.com to escape with your bubble today!⛱

We hope everyone has a safe and healthy Easter long weekend!🎉 Our office will be closed this weekend but starting Monday will be open from 8-4:30 everyday.

If you decide you want spend the next long weekend (MAY LONG🤩) on the lake!🏖 Head to twinanchors.com and use our live online booking feature to book the cheapest long weekend of the year👍
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We hope everyone has a safe and healthy Easter long weekend!🎉 Our office will be closed this weekend but starting Monday will be open from 8-4:30 everyday. 

If you decide you want spend the next long weekend (MAY LONG🤩) on the lake!🏖 Head to twinanchors.com and use our live online booking feature to book the cheapest long weekend of the year👍

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Our Genesis Boats are new to our fleet last season! These boats were completely renovated before entering our fleet and are always sold out! With a LARGE slide, a hot tub, sun tan deck, bar top, they are perfect for entertaining and enjoying the weather up top!☀️ With 3 sizes to pick from Genesis 60 (sleeps 16), 70/75 (sleeps 20) it can fit any group. For 2021 these boats have very little openings!⏳ But for 2022 they are open and we are taking bookings ONLINE at twinanchors.com📲 Don't miss out on the Genesis boats next season and book in advance!👍 ... See MoreSee Less

Our Genesis Boats are new to our fleet last season! These boats were completely renovated before entering our fleet and are always sold out! With a LARGE slide, a hot tub, sun tan deck, bar top, they are perfect for entertaining and enjoying the weather up top!☀️ With 3 sizes to pick from Genesis 60 (sleeps 16), 70/75 (sleeps 20) it can fit any group. For 2021 these boats have very little openings!⏳ But for 2022 they are open and we are taking bookings ONLINE at twinanchors.com📲 Dont miss out on the Genesis boats next season and book in advance!👍

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