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General FAQ’s

Houseboats are a modified version of country boats that were used to carry goods from one place to another in the gone days. These houseboats are built by tying huge jack woods together and the interesting part is not even a single nail is used for the construction. Single bed room to ten bed room houseboats is currently available. Each of these has bed rooms with attached wash rooms, living room and dining room and a kitchen. Some even have separate dining room and balcony, upper deck, glass wall etc.
Generally, House boats comes under 3 categories namely Standard Class, Deluxe Class, and First Class (Luxury Class) house boats. In deluxe house boats, AC will be operated only from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am while for First Class houseboats AC will be operated round the clock. You can contact us for more details.
Day trip & Overnight stay are the two major cruises available.
1, For overnight Stay - check-in is usually around 12.00 noon while checkout is next day 9:00 am. (Including lunch and evening tea & snakes + dinner + next day breakfast)
2, For Day Cruise - Check-in time for day cruise is by 11.00 am while checkout time is 5:00 pm. (Includes Lunch (Veg/Non Veg) + Evening Tea & Snacks)
3, Night stay - check-in time is 5.30 pm checkout is next day 9:00 am. (Including dinner + next day breakfast )
No, Since the local fisherman put their fishing nets in the the backwater and lake, the Kerala Govt has banned moving all types of engine operated boats from 5.30pm in the evening to 7.30am till the next day.
Normal check-in time is 12.00 noon and check out time is 9.00am. Late Check-in and Early Check-out is possible as per your travel plans.
Yes. Pure Vegetarian Food is available at all the houseboats.
Food is preparing based on number of adults and child in your group.
There are 3 members of Crew including the Chef.
In all houseboats there would be 03 crew members (The Captain, Oarsmen and a cook) The houseboat crew boat take special care to meet the needs of the tourists. They are also given special training in first aid and life saving techniques to meet if any emergency arises. Hence there is nothing to worry about safety.
Some houseboats give guests the option to enjoy indoor games, fishing, etc. For overnight stay cruises, after the houseboats are anchored in the evening, guests can also visit the village, church, temple, and other local attractions.
Generally ac in the stranded and deluxe houseboat works from 9pm to next day 6am. But, there are expensive First Class boats which operates ac during day time.
No, if you book the houseboat with us, you can enjoy privately. There will not be anyone else to share the houseboat other than the boat staff for your service.
Houseboat is reserved on EXCLUSIVE Basis only and NOT ON Shared basis. Alleppey Houseboats.com strictly not providing any shared boats
Most popular back water routes for house boats cruise are Alleppey Circle Trip, Alleppey Kumarakom Trip and Special Trip.
Yes. The houseboats operates during Monsoon. But if it’s pouring heavily houseboat cruise will not be possible.
Yes. We can create tour packages according to your requirements but only with the houseboats featured in our list.
We will arrange airport transfers and also the pickup and drop off to any destination within Kerala for extra cost.
No. The packages mentioned in the site are not inclusive of air fare, Car or train ticket. But on request we can book these things for you.
Yes, a Visa is a must to enter India for Foreign nationals. You can contact the Indian Embassy / High Commission in your country for the same. It is best to carry your passport with you all the time. You may also carry travel insurance.
It’s recommended to pre book houseboats in Season time. Even though houseboats are found for spot booking in off season, reputed houseboats providers usually get booked and it’s a good idea to book in advance.
Yes, advance deposit required, it depends on houseboats, this is to be sure that your booking is genuine and we can go ahead with the reservations. The rest of the due amount can be paid at the check in time.
Cancellation has to be done at least 03 days before the check-in date. Please click here to see our Refund Policies.
Payment can be made by Cheque / Credit/Cash on Travel or Debit Card online. Options are available for a list of credit / debit cards and net banking are also available.
Yes, there is 5% GST.