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Featured Nanaimo Houseboats

Swept Away Inn
Swept Away Inn
2.5 out of 5.0 5505 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, BC
5.0/5 (1 reviews)

What a wonderful treat! Break up the long drive to Tofino with an overnight in Port Alberni. Enjoy the world class food and great company(not to mention an amazing selection of rare Belgian beers and good scotch), then curl up in your berth to be rocked very very gently to sleep by the ocean waves. ...

Reviewed on May 17, 2016
Guests staying at Swept Away Inn enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a picnic area. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport ...
An All-inclusive Fishing, Boating, Kayaking Adventure off the West Coast
An All-inclusive Fishing, Boating, Kayaking Adventure off the West Coast
Nanaimo, BC
This houseboat is a smoke-free houseboat.


Book a houseboat in Nanaimo
Take command of your next vacation…by taking the helm of a houseboat! Why debate over whether to stay home or go to the coast? A Nanaimo houseboat rental lets you do both. It’s especially ideal if you’re traveling with a bunch of people, whether it’s family or friends, because it blends all the comfort of a “staycation” at home with adventure on the high seas. When you book through Orbitz, you’ll have everything you need to captain your new vacation home.

Nanaimo houseboat vacations for everyone
Gather everyone you know, because most houseboats can sleep over 10 people while maintaining a cozy, small-house feel—without feeling cramped. There are showers and kitchens on almost every house boat, and some vessels come with hot tubs, wet bars and multiple TVs. Take your houseboat out to a particular spot in the water, or kick off a proper Nanaimo adventure and travel from port to port. Your on-board crew will be so impressed with this unique vacation, they’ll probably start calling you “Skipper.” 

They’ll be even more impressed with the luxury house boats that are available. Think stunning décor, gorgeous artwork and even fireplaces for cool evenings on the water. Some even have glass bottoms so you can look right into the water beneath you.

When you want to give your sea legs a break, come ashore and do some sightseeing in Nanaimo. Snap up a meal at one of the local restaurants, or do a little grocery shopping so you can cook once you’re back on the water. And don’t forget to look into fishing permits—there’s nothing like cooking up fresh-caught fish to really complete your houseboat experience. 

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