Saturday, 14 November 2015
You are in a houseboat; it is a traditional concept with limited facilities and resources.
For overnight bookings, the check in time is 11:30 AM and check out time is at 08:30 AM on the following day. Day Cruise, check in time is 11:30 AM and check out time is 5:30 PM the same day.
The Food and beverage service on the houseboat is only up to 10:30 PM.
Guests are not permitted to remain or sleep outside the rooms after 10:30 PM.
Boat will be halted for one hour only during lunch break.
As per the Government rule, the time allotted for fishing is from 5:30 PM to 07:30 AM. During that time, the houseboat will be anchored and will resume the journey at 08:00 AM.
The distance we cover is about 20-30 kms and the place of the night halt will be decided by the captain according to the weather and climate.
Food in the houseboat is prepared in traditional kerala style.The cruise includes Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast and tea/cofee with snacks.
The staff (The captain, the chef and engine driver ) selected from the backwaters villages are always ready for your service.
Do not jump into the water from the houseboat.
Do not cause noise disturbance to the villagers during night halt.
Do not throw garbage into the water. Use the bins provided in the boat. Don�t use foul language while on the boat.
Wear modest attire while hanging around in the villages during the cruise.
Always co-operate with the crew and obey their suggestions
Please refer http://www.boatsandrides.com/cruise.html
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Kerala Houseboat Package Includes:
Welcome drink, Lunch, Evening Tea/Snacks Dinner and Breakfast
Bedrooms with attached bathroom. ( A/C will be available from 08:30 Pm to 06:30 Am.)
Well equipped Kitchen
TV with DVD Player
Mineral water provided along with meals
Candle light Dinner
Lunch (1:30 pm)
Lunch will be served
Traditional Kerala Lunch for vegetarian
Traditional Kerala Lunch with Fish Fry for Non Vegetarian
Evening (3:30 pm)
Tea, Coffee, snacks ( Banana fry/ biscuits/ finger chips)
Dinner ( 8:00 pm)
Candle Light dinner
Dal Curry for vegetarians
Chicken Curry for Non vegetarian
Breakfast ( 7:30 Am)
Bed Coffee/Tea Breakfast Bread with Butter, Jam & Egg Or Iddly/Dosa
Guest can check-in sharp 11:30 AM. After serving welcome drink, the backwater cruise starts. Speeds of the houseboats in backwaters are almost 9 to 11 Km per hour. Around 2 pm a short anchoring of the houseboat amidst backwater for 1 hour to serve lunch first to guests and lunch break for staff. Again, backwater cruise starts and conclude around 5.30 pm. After 5.30, as per law, backwater cruise of houseboats are not allowed. Night cruise in backwaters are strictly banned. Guests who check-in at sharp 12 noon have the advantage of maximum backwater sightseeing. By sitting in houseboats they enjoy backwater sight-seeing of around 4 to 5 hours on the very first day itself, i.e. covering almost 45 to 50 Km backwater (kindly check the website ( http://www.boatsandrides.com) for more information
Next morning backwater cruise starts around 7 am and ends at 8:30 am for convenient check-out. Overall it is 21 hours stay in a houseboat in the backwaters with all meal plans.