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Houseboat Rates

2021 Season

  • Spring - Friday, May 14th to Sunday, June 12th
  • Value - Sunday, June 13th to Wednesday, June 30th & Monday, August 30th to Saturday, September 11th
  • Summer - Thursday, July 1st to Saturday, August 28th
  • Fall - Sunday, September 12th to Saturday, October 2nd

Rates

  • Mid-week - Mid-week nightly rates are applicable Sunday through Wednesday.
  • Weekend - Weekend nightly rates are applicable Thursday through Saturday.
  • Long Weekends - On long weekends, weekend rates apply Thursday through Sunday.
  • 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.

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.

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.
  • First Responders - In order to show our appreciation for our brave men and women working on the front lines in these trying times, we would like to extend a 10% discount off the entire trip to Nurses, Doctors, EMS, Firefighters, Police, Military Personnel and Veterans.
Houseboats Sailing Times Spring Value Summer Fall
Mirage 40 Sleeps 10 Vacation for as little as $45.00 per night per person Mid-week(nightly rate) $450 $700 $800 $450
Weekend(nightly rate) $500 $750 $500
Mirage 42 / 44 Sleeps 10 Vacation for as little as $47.00 per night per person Mid-week(nightly rate) $450 $700 $800 $450
Weekend(nightly rate) $500 $750 $500
Mirage 54 Sleeps 14 Vacation for as little as $35.75 per night per person Mid-week(nightly rate) $500 $750 $925 $500
Weekend(nightly rate) $600 $925 $600
Mirage 65 Sleeps 22 Vacation for as little as $31.80 per night per person Mid-week(nightly rate) $775 $1,200 $1,450 $775
Weekend(nightly rate) $825 $1,300 $825
Mirage 65U Sleeps 22 Vacation for as little as $36.35 per night per person Mid-week(nightly rate) $825 $1,250 $1,500 $825
Weekend(nightly rate) $875 $1,350 $875
Mirage 66 Sleeps 24 Vacation for as little as $41.65 per night per person Mid-week(nightly rate) $1,000 $1,800 $2,400 $1,000
Weekend(nightly rate) $1,300 $2,100 $1,300
Genesis 66 Sleeps 24 Vacation for as little as $50.00 per night per person Mid-week(nightly rate) $1,200 $2,100 $2,700 $1,200
Weekend(nightly rate) $1,500 $2,300 $1,500
Genesis 70 Sleeps 16 Vacation for as little as $46.85 per night per person Mid-week(nightly rate) $750 $1,300 $1,700 $750
Weekend(nightly rate) $850 $1,400 $850
Genesis 75 Sleeps 20 Vacation for as little as $43.75 per night per person Mid-week(nightly rate) $875 $1,400 $2,000 $875
Weekend(nightly rate) $925 $1,700 $925

Policies & Cancellations

  • Deposit - A deposit of $500.00 is required at the time of booking. The deposit will be applied to your trip total.
  • Damage Deposit - A $5,000 refundable deposit is required upon check-in. The deposit is a hold placed on a credit card or we accept cash. Debit cannot be used for the deposit. The damage deposit cannot be held on multiple credit cards.
  • Buy Down Damage Deposit - We offer a buy down damage deposit option where you can choose to pay a $30.00 non-refundable fee for each night you are sailing. This will then reduce your required damage deposit to $3,000. Debit cannot be used for the deposit. The damage deposit cannot be held on multiple credit cards.
  • Cancellations - Trip 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.

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.
  • Boat Rental - All captains and co-captains must be at least 19 years of age and have a valid driver's license. There must be at least one captain and one co-captain on all trips in case of emergencies.
  • 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.