Alleppey Houseboat Details: The detail operation of Houseboats in Alleppey.

It is important to read and understand the fact about Houseboat operations.

The Houseboat Operation


The houseboat operation is not like Hotels/Resort. It is entirely different. You are using hotel/resort just for a stay at night or day and you are going outside for the sightseeing or any other activities. The Houseboat is not only for a stay, it also cruises for a particular time and you will remain in Houseboat for the entire day or night. All food will be served onboard. Do not compare the houseboat with the facilities in hotels/resorts.

The maintenance cost for the Houseboat is very high and have to do the maintenance regularly. This is the reason, the rates are comparatively high for Houseboats which are well maintained.

There are more than 1000 Houseboats and about 300 Houseboat service providers in Alleppey. Apart from this, there are a lot of houseboat bookings portals. So you have a lot of options on the internet to select the Houseboat. But when selecting the Houseboat, you must be aware of Quality of the Houseboat and mainly you must understand how the houseboat in cruising.

The Houseboat Rates


The rates of the Houseboat varies from Operator to Operator. For a better rate, you will get the better Houseboat. You can negotiate with any, but it will reflect the Quality of Service and Cruise. Normally when you negotiate some will reduce the rate at the same time they will adjust in the type of Houseboat and the service.

Always remember you are doing a houseboat trip to enjoy the backwater. So do not fall in cheap houseboats. Most of the guests are looking for where they get the cheapest rate which makes most of the negative reviews about houseboat on the internet.


We do not take any bookings showing the exaggerated pictures of houseboat like some other do. Most of our pictures are real without added graphics. But the pictures are not updatng regularly. Most to the pictures are upto 6 months to 1 years old. It is not practical to update the photos regularly.  Even some show the pictures, You may not the get the same houseboat shown in the picture or it may not be the same condition seen in the photo. We’d like, to be honest with our customers, so we do the deal straightforward.

There are a lot of negative reviews seen on the internet. It is because people are ignorant about the Houseboat operation and have a big expectation. People make big expectation seeing the photographs, read wrong information from some websites, and attract to cheap rate and big offers. The Houseboat is not like a hotel, the maintenance cost of the Houseboat is very high. So it will cost some extra for the Houseboats which are maintaining regularly.

The badging of Beautiful Alleppey will not found in all houseboats we provide. Some are the names of our partner’s or hired from others based on the booking volume upon mutual agreement and understanding. It is a common practice in all houseboat operators, sometimes you may see our badging even if you booked the houseboat from a different company. 

  • Do not expect a hotel like facilities in Houseboat.
  • Most of the Houseboat do not have direct running hot water for the bath.
  • The Air Condition in the room will not cool suddenly like in home and hotels. It will take 30 minutes to 01 hours to be in full power.
  • For the Full-Time A/C booking, at a time the A/C will work either in the bedroom or in Dining/Hall.
  • The quality of the Houseboat is not determined by the entertainment systems like TV, DVD Players or Music system. It is there with limited access only.
  • Kindly bring your own collections of songs/movies in pen drive.
  • The guest must go to the bedroom by 10 PM. It is not allowed to be outside after 10 PM.
  • A presence of flies, small insects are the Natural Habitat in Backwater. It cannot be 100% eliminated. Their presence will be there in the lights at night.
  • The Houseboat will not park/anchor on the middle of the lake. It will park on the shore/village area where we need to connect electricity for the AC and charge the inverter. Parking houseboat on the middle of the lake is also not allowed by the rules.
  • For the night stay the houseboat will park wherever the road access is nearby, it is for handling any kind of emergencies.



There is some rare chance of machinery breakdown while cruising or before, in that case, we will change the houseboat with another of the same category. If it is a below category we will refund the amount difference. Also, another issue that may rarely happen is with A/C which occurs due to the gas leakage in the compressor. In that case, the amount difference between A/C and Non-A/C will refund.

List of Houseboats

Alleppey Houseboat Details

  • Golden Shore
  • Golden Castle
  • Lake Shore
  • White Palace
  • Bamboo Green
  • Divine
  • Karunya
  • St. Antony’s
  • Vigneshwara

Day Cruise Timing

Start time: 11:00 AM

Lunch Break: 1 Hour (1:00 PM to 2:00 PM)

Check out: 05:00 PM

Timing for 01 Night 02 Days 

Day: 01

Start time: 12:00 Noon

Lunch Break: 1 Hour (1:30 PM to 2:30 PM)

Night halt time: 05:30 PM

Day: 02

8:00 AM to 09:00 Cruise

Check out: 09:00 AM

Timings for multiple Day/Nights

Day: 01

Start time: 12:00 Noon

Lunch Break: 1 Hour (1:30 PM to 2:30 PM)

Night halt time: 05:30 PM

Day: 02

Start time: Between 10:00 AM 

Check out: 05:00 PM (if not continuing for the 3rd day.)

Night halt time: 05:30 PM

Day: 03

Check out: 09:00 AM (if not continuing.)

Same as Day 02 (if continuing for 4th day)