Deciding where to invest your family holiday dollars can be a challenge. Until you discover that houseboating with Sunshine Houseboats is the best of all worlds!

  1. Houseboating is for everyone! Are you an adventurous traveller? Imagine cliff jumping at the one of the many rock faces around Lake Koocanusa. Does lounging waterside with a book, sound more appealing? Take your pick of open sunshine or shade yourself under the bimini on the top deck. Prefer your sand in the toes, hiking in nature, or living in the water? We have 200 kilometers of undeveloped shorelines to explore, swim a different cove daily, fish for trout, and so much more! The opportunities at Lake Koocanusa are endless!
  2. Stay connected or disconnect? It’s really up to you. Some locations offer service, others do not. If you need to stay connected for work, you can choose to stay so. Want to get those teenagers away from technology? We will tell you exactly where to go to keep your teens connected with each other, instead of online friends. Let them rest assured, they’ll still get plenty of Instaworthy pics to post when they get home!
  3. No additional packing or excursion fees. You’ll pack your houseboat once and that is it! Every amenity you need is with you on the boat. No back and forth. No additional costs. Our amazing crew will help you load up and off you’ll go for the duration of your trip! No high pressure upsells here because you don’t need them!
  4. Houseboating provides a lifetime of experience and skills. When you’re on a houseboat, every crew member has a role. Hotel vacations are amazing, we know that. But how often do you get to learn and teach life skills while having an amazing time?! On a houseboat trip, you’ll learn how to properly moor a houseboat on shore. You’ll learn how to run a boat with a hot tub on top. You can even teach your children how to start a fire on the beach from scratch. These raw moments are the memories that stick with us forever.
  5. You don’t have to put Fido in a kennel! We are pet friendly. We know that your favourite canine is one of the family. We don’t expect you to keep them at home. We want those furry family members to be part of the memories. With unlimited access to sticks and water, you’re bound to create a lifetime of memories for all your family.
  6. This is lake life at its best. You truly cannot get any closer to the water. You’re on it, in it, and with it the entire duration of your trip! Whether you choose to swim, surf, or ski, there’s endless water fun to be had!
  7. Eat how you want to eat. Dietary restrictions? You can bring all your own food and cook without worry. Coming from afar with no plans to stop for groceries on the way? We can provide catering options. Decide halfway through the day that you don’t feel like cooking? Come grab some of our famous tacos and slushies at the Dockside Cantina!

No matter who you’re travelling with, there is something for everyone at Sunshine Houseboats!