Houseboat Cruise Rates

Traditional Kerala Houseboat

From more than 1000 houseboats cruising in the rivers and backwaters of Kerala, We have hand picked best Deluxe houseboats from operators who keep their boat and staff in good quality. We specially go for those operators who choose their staff from the locality who knows the backwater well. Such way, they can guide you to current happening events.

Houseboats in Kerala comes with 1,2,3,4,5 and 8 bed room. More houseboats are available in 1,2 and 3 bed room category. Out of which, 1 bed room houseboats are getting rate to find. Maximum occupancy in a houseboat bedroom is 3, with an extra mattress. Bigger boats with more number of people are less expensive per person than boats with less number of rooms. Cost is divided among.

The houseboat rates vary from season to season. Monsoon, Winter and Christmas season.It is low in Monsoon, high in Winter and very high in Christmas and New Year season. Usually up to 25 – 30%. But we are here to negotiate for you. Early booking, the cheaper when it comes to Christmas, New Year and local holiday season!

Luxury houseboats and Boutique houseboats, rate vary from operator to operator as per the number of cabin and facilities offered. Majority of the Luxury houseboats are build with contemporary theme. And few with Traditional Kerala Theme.

Below rates are for good Deluxe houseboats as per number of rooms and nights hired. The rates are quoted in Indian Rupees. The rates are as per two person in one double room. You might get a low budget houseboat direct from the harbour. But nightmares awaiting. Old boats, crazy food, lesser cruise routes, leaking roof, and weird staffs. Good boats are never on harbour. So, do not fall for it. Book your good boat much in advance.

1 night houseboat cruise rates

No. of rooms 01 Oct 2016 – 31 May 2017 20 Dec 2016 – 10 Jan 2017 01 June – 15 Sept 2017
1 Bed room 9000 15000 7500
2 Bed room 13000 21000 9500
3 Bed room 18000 29000 14000
4 Bed room 21000 40000 18000

2 night houseboat cruise rates

No. of rooms 01 Oct 2016 – 31 May 2017 20 Dec 2016 – 10 Jan 2017 01 June – 30 Sept 2017
1 Bed room 18000 30000 15000
2 Bed room 26000 42000 19000
3 Bed room 36000 58000 28000
4 Bed room 42000 80000 36000

3 night houseboat cruise rates

No. of rooms 01 Oct 2016 – 31 May 2017 20 Dec 2016 – 10 Jan 2017 01 June – 30 Sept 2017
1 Bed room 27000 45000 22500
2 Bed room 39000 63000 28500
3 Bed room 54000 87000 42000
4 Bed room 63000 120000 54000

Houseboat rate inclusions

  • Welcome drink
  • All Meals
  • Bed tea/coffee & snacks
  • Evening tea/coffee & snacks
  • Night time air condition (Full time AC when specified)
  • Packaged drinking water
  • Sheets, Towells, soap
  • Taxes

What we can arrange for you at extra cost

  • Airport / hotel pick up.
  • Lunch at a village home.
  • Full time air condition (unless specified).
  • Canoeing.
  • Birthday cake.
  • Prawns or seafood.
  • Beer/Wine.
  • Extra mattress.

Houseboat cruise timings

Cruise for deluxe Houseboat starts from its dock at Alappuzha by 12:00 noon. In few minutes you will away from the busy waterways. By 1:30 in the afternoon, the boat halts at river side for few minutes while you enjoy the traditional Kerala lunch. As per government rule, the boat is anchored from 05:30 in the evening to 7:30 am in the morning till the night fishermen takes their net off the water. This is also to maintain the serenity of the Nature. One night houseboat holiday ends by 9 am at the boat jetty, either at Alappuzha or at Kumarakom as specified while at booking. More than one night, the cruise continues to new routes.


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