Island Houseboats Inc.

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415 Point Ideal Drive, Lake Cowichan, BC V0R 2G0, Canada

Cowichan Lake, Vacouver Island BC ¬†…

Welcome aboard British Columbia’s best-kept secret, Cowichan Lake. This expansive water wilderness is located in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, proudly referred to as the “Warm Land”.

Cowichan Lake is one of the largest fresh water bodies on the Island adjacent to the famed Carmanah Valley and the Walbran old growth forests. Cruise the approximately 150 KM of shoreline on crystal clear water. See the bald eagles fly and deer roam this magnificent area embraced by surrounding mountains covered with lush dense green forest. Experience “the natural beauty of it all”.

Island Houseboat Inc. is your winning combination of water activities, fly and sportsfishing. We are located at the new Cowichan Lake Marina in the village of Lake Cowichan, Vancouver Island, BC Canada. This will be your “Vacation of a Lifetime” with family and friends!

Frequently Asked Questions
Pleasure Craft Operators Certificates are required by both “Captains”. Visitors to Canada are exempt. We do a full vessel familiarization and trial run.

  • Q: WHAT TIME IS THE HOUSEBOAT TO BE MOORED EVERY EVENING?
    A: All boats are required to be securely moored by 6:00 PM
  • Q: WHAT FUEL CONSUMPTION SHOULD I EXPECT?
    A: Typical running time costs at cruise is $15.00 per hour. For the average charter you should budget $20 -$30 per day for fuel. Of course, it depends on how much traveling you do! The houseboats are equipped with a 230 liter tank. You will leave the dock with a full tank of fuel. You will not need to refuel until you return. If your charter is more then one week, we suggest returning to the marina to refuel, have your holding tank pumped out and have your propane bottles checked.
  • Q: WHAT EXTRAS SHOULD I BRING FOR MY KIDS?
    A: You should bring lifejackets for any members under 90 lbs.
  • Q: ARE THERE FISH IN THE LAKE?
    A: Of course! Lake trout are common! Lake Fishing regulations, daily catch quotas and license fees change frequently. Residents of British Columbia under 16 do not require a license. If you are under 16 and a non-resident, a person with a license must accompany you. Please be safe and comply with these regulations.
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