Gotta Love BC Houseboats

Cranbrook Bender on the Boat Houseboat Crew

We just got back from 5 nights aboard Sunshine Houseboat’s Crimson Cruiser, a 15ft x 60ft luxury houseboat. We had 15 in our party (plus CooperTheDog) – and party it certainly was.

Sunshine Houseboat's Crimson Cruiser Vessel

Our group went to a U-Brew about 4 months ago to brew up about 800 beer for the week. Aaron had to load his truck with the beer all by himself on Saturday morning before driving to Cranbrook – this is what 37 flats of beer looks like:

Enough beer for a housboat army

Sunshine Houseboat’s dock is great. They’ve got everything you need up and running and they load and unload groups very quickly and effectively. Pictured below you can see a small portion of their docks:

Sunshine Houseboat Dock

Most of the boats on Lake Koocanusa feature hot-tubs. I would definitely recommend choosing a boat with a hot tub, as it makes even the windiest night a star-gazing night:

BC Houseboat Hot Tub

3 Replies to “Gotta Love BC Houseboats”

  1. Some of the houseboat companies stretch the description of their boats…

    the houseboat in the picture is a 54 foot model – the 60 footer has front ladder/steps to the upper deck, dual fridges, fireplace, 2 state rooms plus a bunk room, wet bar up top …

    yours would have had a spiral stair from the dining area up – and a rear ladder up ….

    still a great vacation

    great pics,,,


  2. @GH – in fact we didn’t have a spiral staircase from the dining area – it was a straight staircase on the front right of the boat (when looking at the boat). It had two state rooms and a bunk room (which we slept in). Indeed, it was a great vacation!

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