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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Find your ADVENTURE at twinanchors.com

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Best vacation ever

Loved being on a house boat time to do it again!

NEW for the 2021 Sailing Season... TWO LEGACY 94 BOATS...

These are the LARGEST BOATS ON THE SHUSWAP LAKE!

-5 Night Sailings only (Sat-Thurs and Mon-Sat)
-Sleeps 28 people
-94 feet long X 24 feet wide
-5600 SQ feet across 3 decks
-4 bathrooms
-Large Hot tub
-LARGEST slide on the lake
-Boardroom

These Boats are CALL IN or EMAIL BOOKINGS ONLY

CALL: 250-836-2450 or Toll Free 1-800-663-4026
Or EMAIL: houseboats@twinanchors.com

Also, check out our WEBSITE: twinanchors.com for more details
and for other TWINANCHORS houseboats available this sailing
season!

More MASSIVE announcements soon...
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NEW for the 2021 Sailing Season... TWO LEGACY 94 BOATS...

These are the LARGEST BOATS ON THE SHUSWAP LAKE!

-5 Night Sailings only (Sat-Thurs and Mon-Sat)
-Sleeps 28 people
-94 feet long X 24 feet wide
-5600 SQ feet across 3 decks
-4 bathrooms
-Large Hot tub
-LARGEST slide on the lake
-Boardroom

These Boats are CALL IN or EMAIL BOOKINGS ONLY

CALL: 250-836-2450 or Toll Free 1-800-663-4026
Or EMAIL: houseboats@twinanchors.com

Also, check out our WEBSITE: twinanchors.com for more details
and for other TWINANCHORS houseboats available this sailing
season!

More MASSIVE announcements soon...

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Ricky Anderson this one is for you 😊

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Kirsten Emley ????😊

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Shuswap Winter 2020/2021...

Although we don't get to see all of our guests throughout the winter, we are still busy on the dock and through the shop getting boats prepared for the upcoming season. With constant turn arounds from the start of May through October, our off-season gives us the well-needed break to complete all renovations and repairs to freshen up the fleet! 😎

Lots of the boats stay in the water during the off-season, however much of our renovation work is completed just up Old Town Road in the shop where boats from our fleet get their makeovers before you get to see them next.

Comment and let us know what you want to see! Beaches, boat features, the lake, or the mountains and we will share it with you!

This winter we have enjoyed lots of clear sunny days... but the water isn't as inviting as it will be by July and August 😉
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Shuswap Winter 2020/2021...

Although we dont get to see all of our guests throughout the winter, we are still busy on the dock and through the shop getting boats prepared for the upcoming season. With constant turn arounds from the start of May through October, our off-season gives us the well-needed break to complete all renovations and repairs to freshen up the fleet! 😎 

Lots of the boats stay in the water during the off-season, however much of our renovation work is completed just up Old Town Road in the shop where boats from our fleet get their makeovers before you get to see them next. 

Comment and let us know what you want to see! Beaches, boat features, the lake, or the mountains and we will share it with you!

This winter we have enjoyed lots of clear sunny days... but the water isnt as inviting as it will be by July and August 😉

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I want to see some more cruise craft 5 features 😍

Would be cool to see the process of getting the boats out of the water and into the shop. Then what happens in the shop. 🤷🏼‍♀️

More smaller boats for couples or small families 👍

If these are the views and sunsets we get in the winter! JUST IMAGINE THE SUMMER!🌅

Come sailing this summer with Twin Anchors Houseboats! We are taking bookings now! You can either call in to the office or BOOK ONLINE🤙
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If these are the views and sunsets we get in the winter! JUST IMAGINE THE SUMMER!🌅

Come sailing this summer with Twin Anchors Houseboats! We are taking bookings now! You can either call in to the office or BOOK ONLINE🤙

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Dawn Gailey let’s get it ! Time to goooo and be free! Terrence Herman Jane Moberly Janvier Nathan

So beautiful

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