Sunshine Houseboat Vacations - Lake Koocanusa, British Columbia

3-Day Houseboat Rental for Up to 18 from Sunshine Houseboat Vacations in Cranbrook, BC

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Getaway at a Glance: Sunshine Houseboat Vacations

Sunshine Houseboat Vacations operates a fleet of 15 houseboats out of a full-service marina on Lake Koocanusa in Cranbrook, British Columbia. All of the boats included with this deal come with a microwave, oven, electric fridge, hot tub, and water slide off the top deck. Some of them also feature rear deck showers, wheelchair accessibility, and fireplaces. Each option includes propane, insurance, and fuel.

  • Sandy beaches: Lake Koocanusa is surrounded by a sandy shoreline, 90% of which is accessible to boats.
  • Head to the rooftop deck to sunbathe or stargaze.
  • Secluded location: Typically, there's only one houseboat per every 6 miles (10 km) of shoreline.
  • Warm waters: In the summer, the average water temperature is 74 degrees Fahrenheit (24 degrees Celsius).
  • Watersports: You can also rent canoes, kayaks, pontoon boats, Sea Doos, and other vessels during your vacation.

Cranbrook, British Columbia: Scenic Vistas and Charming Mountain Villages

Tucked within a broad basin in British Columbia's East Kootenay region, Cranbrook is framed by the Canadian Rockies and the Purcell Mountains. This dramatic landscape is on full display at Cranbrook's Elizabeth Lake Sanctuary, a 15-acre wildlife reserve known for its big-game herds, migratory waterfowl, and plastic-flamingo populations. Trails wend around the lake through wetlands and a forest, where visitors may glimpse western painted turtles, coyotes, elk, and moose.

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What You Get

3-day houseboat rental. Click here to see all options.

Included in all options:

  • Propane
  • Insurance
  • Fuel

Policies and Fees

Book by: 9/5/14
Travel by: 7/8/14–8/31/14 or 9/1/14–10/15/14

  • Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations subject to $500 fee. 60-day cancellation notice required or fee up to the Groupon price applies.
  • Taxes: Tax included
  • Additional fees: $1,500 refundable damage deposit not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 9/5/14 or promotional value expires
  • Travel 7/8/14-8/31/14 or 9/1/14-10/15/14
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts
  • Limit 1 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $500 fee
  • 60-day cancellation notice required or fee up to the Groupon price applies
  • Must be 19+ to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • $1,500 refundable damage deposit not included
  • Tax included.

Other Details

Room Details

Sunseeker III

  • Four double beds, one convertible bed, one sofa bed
  • Standard occupancy: 12
  • Maximum occupancy: 16
  • Adding occupants above standard: $100 per night for each additional guest 8 or older; kids 7 or younger stay free

Sundrifter I, Sundrifter II, or Sunbreezer SN

  • Five double beds, one single bed, one convertible bed, one sofa bed
  • Standard occupancy: 15
  • Maximum occupancy: 19
  • Adding occupants above standard: $100 per night for each additional guest 8 or older; kids 7 or younger stay free


  • Three queen beds, five double beds, one sofa bed
  • Standard occupancy: 18
  • Maximum occupancy: 22
  • Adding occupants above standard: $100 per night for each additional guest 8 or older; kids 7 or younger stay free

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property otherwise subject to $200 cleaning fee
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for an additional $100 per pet per stay.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or at check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC; 11 miles)
  • Cab fare: about $35 from YXC

Traveler's Tips

  • A passport is required for all travel outside the U.S.
  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.

Customer Reviews

Mostly friendly staff. very helpful in moving our stiuff on and off the boat
Sarah Z. · August 16, 2014
Friendly staff, beautiful lake, clean boats, great fishing, all was good! Had a great time! Went with teenage kids as well as parents (late 60's). Kids swam, fished, wake-boarded, parents visited, played games, read, went for boat rides. Fun for everybody!
Steven L. · August 15, 2014
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