A legendary British Columbia Houseboat Vacation

Good Friends. Legendary Service. Luxurious Houseboats.

Experience one of British Columbia’s legendary adventure vacations on Shuswap Lake. Twin Anchors has been hosting guests since 1977 – that’s a long list of happy houseboaters! Get your crew together and start planning your houseboat adventure today – we have boats available from April through to October.

Houseboating is a memorable experience – perfect for small family get-aways, groups up to 24 (invite some really good friends!), weddings and corporate events. Captains of our houseboats need to be 19 years or older, hold a valid driver’s licence and do not require a Canadian Pleasurecraft Operating Licence as we provide a complete houseboat orientation prior to each group heading out.


We’re adding a new houseboat to the Twin Anchors fleet for 2017!

NEW FOR 2017! The all-new CruiseCraft 6 will be the most spacious boat in our fleet – at 18’ wide – it is a combination of the CruiseCraft 3 and the CruiseCraft 4. Our newest houseboat has 7 staterooms and 6 bathrooms – sleeping up to 16 people. You will find three deck levels for entertaining including an 8 person hot tub, deluxe wet bar and covered entertainment area on the Bridge Deck plus a third level sun deck with tie-downs for a tent. The Bridge Deck has two staterooms along with a shared deluxe bathroom. The new CruiseCraft 6 is receiving the final finishing details at the Twin Anchors Marine Manufacturing plant. We know this houseboat will be popular so book early!  For CruiseCraft 6 houseboat and booking details click here!


The 2017 Twin Anchors Photo Contest is Underway!

Twin Anchors Houseboats is holding our annual photo contest! It’s time to get out your camera and snap some shots of your adventures onboard a Twin Anchors houseboat! We are looking for family-friendly photos of people having an amazing time on Shuswap Lake. Safety is also paramount to the Twin Anchors crew, so we encourage you to keep safety in mind when taking your photos. Learn More!

Booking your Houseboat

Depending on the model of houseboat and timeframe you want (CruiseCraft 5 & 6 and long weekends book out a year in advance); we recommend you book at least 6 months in advance. Need a commitment from family and friends? We will hold a boat for up to 10 days before your reservation deposit is required.

To confirm your reservation on a Cruiser, CruiseCraft 1, 2, 3 and 4 houseboats, a deposit of $500 is required. The CruiseCraft 5 & 6 require an initial deposit of $1500. Your deposit is applied to the charter fee and can be paid by credit card or money order.  Check houseboat availability online!

Which Houseboat is for You?

The first thing you’ll want to decide is what size houseboat you’ll need and what amenities will make your vacation all it can be. Here you’ll find everything you need to know about each houseboat we offer and the features it includes – from the elite CruiseCraft 5 and 6, luxurious CruiseCraft 4 to the nimble Cruiser. With 7 houseboat models and three seasons to choose from, there’s a boat to fit every budget and lifestyle. View our Houseboats.


Twin Anchors Houseboats will have a NEW LOCATION for 2017!

Our new marina is under construction and will be ready for the 2017 houseboating season! 200 Old Town West Road will be the new address for Twin Anchors Houseboats! Our new base of operations will provide direct access to Shuswap Lake without the need of any train bridge openings! Great news for our guests accustomed to waiting for train bridge openings to enter or exit the Sicamous Channel. Our new dock system will feature composite decking providing a splinterless environment. We will still offer premium fuel sales, a boat launch, moorage and certified Mercruiser / Penta mechanical service.