Sicamous Houseboats marine with houseboats docked at the marine and a seadoo leaving.

Houseboat Rates

2024 Season

  • Spring - Wednesday, May 1st to Wednesday, June 5th
  • Value - Thursday, June 6th to Thursday, June 27th & Tuesday, September 3rd to Monday, September 9th
  • Summer - Friday, June 28th to Sunday, August 4th
  • Summer Value - Monday, August 5th to Monday, September 2nd
  • Fall - Tuesday, September 10th to Monday, October 14th
  • Holiday Weekends - Thursday, May 16th to Sunday, May 19th | Thursday, June 27th to Sunday, June 30th | Thursday, August 1st to Sunday, August 4th | Thursday, August 29th to Sunday, September 1st

Rates

  • Mid-week - Mid-week nightly rates are applicable Sunday through Wednesday.
  • Weekend - Weekend nightly rates are applicable Thursday through Saturday.
  • Holiday Weekends - For long weekend pricing, please see the holiday weekend rates below.
  • Marine Park Pass Fee - Allows you to beach your houseboat around the lake each night. $94.50 for your entire trip.
  • Environmental Fee - Septic tank pump out and waste disposal. $94.50 for your entire trip.

Parking

  • Tiny 30 - Up to 2 vehicles.
  • Mirage 40 - Up to 3 vehicles.
  • Mirage 54 - Up to 4 vehicles.
  • All Other Houseboats - Up to 6 vehicles.
  • Additional Vehicles - $25.00 per vehicle / per stay for any additional vehicles needing to be parked during your trip.

Booking Online

    When booking your houseboat vacation online, you will be required to enter in a valid credit card to complete your booking. You can however choose to pay for your deposit & houseboat vacation via e-transfer. When booking online, ensure that you fill out the "Guest Requests" section of the booking form and leave us a note informing us you wish to pay using an e-transfer instead of using your credit card. Once you have submitted your online booking, one of our friendly agents will contact you to advise you how to complete the e-transfer payment.

Sailing & Return Times

  • Boarding - All houseboats will begin boarding between 2 PM and 5 PM the first day of your trip.
  • Return - All houseboats will be returned to the Sicamous Houseboats dock between 8 AM and 10 AM on the final day of your trip.
  • Please Note - A specific check-in and return time will be assigned to you when we provide you with your houseboating orientation material.
  • Sailing Date Restriction - There will be no boat departures on Wednesdays. Departures may occur any day other than Wednesdays.

Sailor & Boat Requirements

  • Onboard Orientation & Walkthrough - All captains & co-captains are required to complete the mandatory onboard orientation & walkthrough, and only the captain & co-captain will be allowed on the vessel at this time. Your crew, luggage and other belongings may be loaded once this orientation has been completed. Please allow for up to two hours for the orientation, which will start within 30 minutes of your designated check in time.
  • Orientation Video & Quiz - All captains and co-captains are required to complete the mandatory houseboat orientation video and quiz which will be provided to you once full payment for your trip has been received. As stated above, you will also be provided with your check-in and return times at this time.
  • Calling All Captains - Each Houseboat requires that there be at least one Captain and one Co-Captain for any Houseboating adventure. Captains and Co-Captains must be 25 years of age or older, have a valid driver’s license and has completed our training and orientation material which will be provided to you upon booking.
  • Beaching Your Houseboat - Your houseboat must be beached every night no later than sunset. There is map located in your houseboats manual indicating all the beaches around the Shuswap for you to beach at. A map can also be provided to you upon request.

Discounts

  • Seven or More Nights Sailing - Any trip duration lasting seven or more nights will receive a 15% discount to the entire trip total.
  • Repeat Sailors - Repeat sailors will receive a 10% discount off their total trip price.
Houseboat Sailing Times Spring Value Summer Summer Value Fall
2024 Rates
CruiseCraft 3 Sleeps 22 Mid-week(nightly rate) $880 $1,386 $1,733 $1,633 $880
Vacation for as little as(per day / per person) $40 $63 $78.77 $74.22 $40
Weekend(nightly rate) $935 $1,559 $1,824 $1,724 $935
CruiseCraft 4 Sleeps 12 Mid-week(nightly rate) $743 $1,093 $1,318 $1,218 $743
Vacation for as little as(per day / per person) $61.92 $91.08 $109.83 $101.50 $61.92
Weekend(nightly rate) $842 $1,240 $1,318 $1,218 $842
Tiny 30 Sleeps 5 Mid-week(nightly rate) $350 $350 $500 $400 $350
Vacation for as little as(per day / per person) $70 $70 $100 $80 $70
Weekend(nightly rate) $400 $400 $570 $470 $400
Mirage 40 Sleeps 10 Mid-week(nightly rate) $520 $800 $874 $774 $520
Vacation for as little as(per day / per person) $52 $80 $87 $77.40 $52
Weekend(nightly rate) $550 $850 $920 $820 $550
Mirage 54 Sleeps 14 Mid-week(nightly rate) $550 $893 $1,062 $962 $550
Vacation for as little as(per day / per person) $39.29 $63.75 $75.87 $68.71 $39.29
Weekend(nightly rate) $660 $1,040 $1,118 $1,018 $660
Mirage 65 Sleeps 22 Mid-week(nightly rate) $770 $1,271 $1,621 $1,521 $770
Vacation for as little as(per day / per person) $35 $57.77 $73.68 $69.13 $35
Weekend(nightly rate) $825 $1,444 $1,707 $1,607 $825
Mirage 65U Sleeps 22 Mid-week(nightly rate) $880 $1,386 $1,733 $1,633 $880
Vacation for as little as(per day / per person) $40 $63 $78.77 $74.22 $40
Weekend(nightly rate) $935 $1,559 $1,824 $1,724 $935
Mirage 66 Sleeps 24 Mid-week(nightly rate) $1,100 $2,079 $2,460 $2,360 $1,100
Vacation for as little as(per day / per person) $45.83 $86.63 $102.50 $98.33 $45.83
Weekend(nightly rate) $1,320 $2,310 $2,589 $2,489 $1,320
Genesis 66 Sleeps 24 Mid-week(nightly rate) $1,320 $2,310 $2,795 $2,695 $1,320
Vacation for as little as(per day / per person) $55 $96.25 $116.46 $112.29 $55
Weekend(nightly rate) $1,650 $2,599 $2,943 $2,843 $1,650
Genesis 70 Sleeps 16 Mid-week(nightly rate) $825 $1,386 $1,957 $1,857 $825
Vacation for as little as(per day / per person) $51.56 $86.63 $122.30 $116.06 $51.56
Weekend(nightly rate) $935 $1,675 $2,060 $1,960 $935
Genesis 75 Sleeps 20 Mid-week(nightly rate) $963 $1,617 $2,124 $2,024 $963
Vacation for as little as(per day / per person) $48.13 $80.85 $106.22 $101.20 $48.13
Weekend(nightly rate) $990 $1,964 $2,236 $2,136 $990

Policies & Cancellations

  • Security Deposit - At time of booking we require a security deposit to hold your reservation. Your security deposit amount will be equal to the first nights sailing cost plus taxes. At 30 days before your trip date, we will require full payment for your reservation. If you book within 30 days from your trip start date, full payment will be required at the time of booking. If you cancel prior to 30 days before your trip date your security deposit will be fully refundable. If you cancel within a 30 day window from your trip, your full payment will be forfeit. The security deposit will be applied to your trip total.
  • Damage Deposit - Upon arrival at our Marina we do require a fully refundable damage deposit before your trip departure. This damage deposit would be applied to any outstanding charges for lost or damaged item inventory, late returns, excessively unclean houseboats, damage results from the negligent operation or activities on the houseboat. This damage deposit can be placed on up to three sailing guests (in person) credit cards at the time of arrival at Sicamous Houseboats, and is fully refundable to the credit cards it was originally applied to upon successful inspection of the boat at the end of your trip. The amount of the damage deposit is $5,000 on boats 65 feet and smaller, and $7,500 on boats 66 feet and longer.
  • Cancellations - Security deposits are fully refundable up to thirty days before your trip start date. If a cancellation is made within less than thirty days from your trip start date, the deposit and full trip amount are forfeit.
  • Trip Payment - Full payment for your vacation is required at least thirty days before your trip start date.
  • Trip Duration - A minimum trip duration of three nights is required.
  • Pet Friendly - All pets are welcome aboard our vessels but please keep in mind that the ramp leading from the boat to shore and the stairs and ladders used to reach the upper decks can be very steep and may not be accessible to your furry friends. A onetime $50.00 fee is required per pet, this fee is non-refundable and covers your pet(s) for your entire trip duration.