Alleppey Houseboat Cruise Timings

Mainly three types of houseboat packages are there Overnight stay, Day cruise and Night stay. Even for hourly, also houseboat is available, but it is based on the availability and time.

Overnight Houseboat Stay

In this, the check-in time is between 11:30 AM and 12 Noon. If the traveller checks in at 11:30 AM, the houseboat starts at about 12:00 noon. It will cruise around the backwaters until 1:30 PM and stops for lunch until 2:30 PM. From 2:30 to 5:30, again the houseboat starts cruising through the different lakes in Alleppey backwaters. 5:30 Pm the boat stops for the night stay beside the lake until next morning. Some website mentioned that the houseboat will stop in the middle of the lake, it is not true. All houseboats stop on the side of the lake. It is a government rule. Next day morning there will an hour cruising it may be from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM or 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. The checkout has to be done at 9:00 AM.

Timings for multiple Day/Nights

Day: 01

Start time: 12:00 Noon

Lunch Break1 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)

Day Cruise Houseboat

Timings from Day cruise normally from 11 AM to 5 PM, but in some case, it will be from 10 AM to 4 AM. The houseboat starts at 10/11 AM and cruise through the backwaters and stops for lunch from 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM. After that, it restarts the cruising until 4/5PM.

Night Stay Houseboat

Personally, we do not recommend this stay. In this, the check will be after 5:30 PM and check out at next day morning 09:00. You do not get the main purpose of visiting Alleppey (that is seeing the beauty of backwaters) in this type of stay. You will get maximum one and a half or two hours cruising in this.
Some use to extend the stay until evening, but it will be more expensive than an overnight stay.

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