Always consider a reputed, customer oriented houseboat provider. ( For analyzing the service provider you can go through the website profile, customer reviews, government authorization, office address, Corporate Identity and GST registration etc.)
Government certified houseboats are completely safe and secured. High priority has been given to privacy and security.
Try to collect the exact photos of the houseboat which the operator is going to provide you and make sure that you are getting the same houseboat offered.
Houseboat standards, facilities, food menu etc is depends upon the category ( Deluxe, Premium and Luxury ) of houseboat you are considering.
Prior to booking confirmation, assure that you got all the information's with regard to the houseboat cruising time, facilities, food menu, tariff details etc.
November to February is the main tourist season and the Tariffs will be on higher side during this period. Off season tariff period is from March to October. Monsoon period is from June to August.
Day trip & Overnight stay cruise are the major packages available. Day cruise timing is from 11.00 AM to 5 PM and Overnight cruise is from 11.30 AM to 9.00 AM (next day).
Houseboats need to be anchored by 5.30 PM to allow fishermen with regard to the fishing activities.
If you are considering for timely comfortable houseboat cruising, we recommend to pre-book your houseboat. Reputed standard houseboats usually gets sold out early so that we recommend to book houseboat in advance to have a hassle-free cruising. Even though you get houseboats for spot booking, you may lose time and may delay in check-in since spending time to find an suitable boat for your group and for tariff negotiations that will eventually miss your cruising time on board.
From the common houseboat check-in points, Govt Bus stand is hardly around 1 KM, Alleppey Railway station is around 5.5 KM and Kochi international Airport is around 85 KM.