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Charter a "The Genesis Eco" Houseboat in Kerala, India

Houseboat
6 Guests

About This Boat

Enjoy your vacation with your fmily and friends on a houseboat in Kerala, India! Charter a "The Genesis Eco" houseboat for up to 6 people. Rates as low as 8,000 INR per day.

The Genesis Eco Houseboat is a 2 bedroom houseboat. The rooms are spacious and has a bath attached with or without aircon. It has a large lounge area and a spotlessly clean kitchen. This boat does not have an upper deck a swimming pool or jaccuzi, like some overdone and ridiculously expensive houseboats. 
In the evening, the boat house berths in a safe, quiet, beautiful spot with a view of the rice fields to one side and the water on the other. Hardly any other houseboats are in the vicinity there.

This is a luxury cruise with one crucial difference. Compared to the luxury yachts or ostentatious cruise liners of the Western world- this great holiday that you are embarking on is eco-friendly.

An overnight trip on a houseboat around Alleppey offers tourists a more meaningful, diverse, scenic and enjoyable trip than the never ending dull Alleppey-Kollam 8 hour day-trip motor boat cruise. Even though more expensive, tourists slowly but surely switched to the wonderfully relaxing, all inclusive overnight trip on the ‘Only in Alappuzha’ built houseboat or Rice barge.

Prices:

• PREMIUM: 12,000 INR

(For 2 People) 23 hours trip including 1 hour of canoeing.
Extra person at INR 2000/- per person. (More people can make the amount less as you pan it around per person).

  • 12.00 noon to 11.00 am with 1 hours of canoeing.
  • 1 hour lunch break. 5.30 pm evening stop.
  • 8 course Lunch includes Fish & veggies.
  • 6 course dinner with chicken & veggies.
  • Indian/Continental Breakfast.
  • 1 Complimentary Beer per person.
  • Village walk & Fishing.

• Mid-range: 10,000 INR

(For 2 people) 22 hours trip - 12.00 noon to 10.00 am. Extra person at INR 2000/- per person. (More people can make the amount less as you pan it around per person).

  • 1 hour lunch break.
  • 5.30 pm evening stop.
  • 7 course lunch includes Fish & Veggies.
  • 5 course dinner includes chicken & Veggies. Indian/Continental Breakfast.
  • Village walk & Fishing.

• Budget: 8,000 INR

(For 2 people) 21 hours trip - 12.00 noon to 9.00 am. Extra person at INR 2000/- per person. (More people can make the amount less as you pan it around per person).

  • 1 1/2 hour Lunch break.
  • 5.00 pm evening stop.
  • 6 course vegetarian lunch.
  • 5 course dinner including Fish or Chicken.
  • Indian Breakfast.
  • Village walk & Fishing.

• Peak season (Dec. 20th to Jan 30th): 12,500 INR for two.

  • Extra person Rs. 2,000/- 
  • Boat timings: 12.00 noon to 10.00 next morning (includes 1 hour canoeing)
  • Food:- Nonveg lunch/dinner, Breakfast Indian continental


All prices include Hygienic drinking water, fruits, complimentary welcome drink (non- alcoholic).

Deposit:

  • 3,125 INR

 

If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.

Details

  • Type: Houseboat
  • Capacity: 6 People
  • Rental Minimum: 1 day
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 30 Days Prior

Rental Requirements

Information:

  • Additional charge of INR 1500/- for ac facility that keeps the room cool from 9.00 pm to 6.00 am.
  • AC is mandatory between 1st August to 31st May. Please add the AC tariff to all the options while making your choice
  • Maximum amount of extra people on any option is six members
  • The boat has 3 staff - Captain, cook and an assistant. Their English is limited but they are genuinely nice people. English speaking guide provided at INR 500/- per hour, on request.
  • Village walks and fishing is done when the houseboat comes to rest, unless otherwise requested. The place where the boat is moored is in a quiet area, chosen so that guests get a good nights' sleep. It is a scenic spot, lovely for walks but do not expect much of village life there. Village life can be observed through the cruising hours from the boat. For guests who are particular about a guided walk in the busier village area of the backwaters, please request early while making the booking, so that the boat can stop at that particular area, during the course of the cruising hours
  • Please request in advance for a village walk. Ask staff for fishing cane rods when boats come to rest.


Menu:

  • Lunch/ Dinner – Rice, 3 veg. dishes, salad, fruits, papad, pickle , nonveg item (as applicable). Each consist on course 

Frequently Asked Questions:

• Does the houseboat run during the monsoon?

  • Yes, it does. The rain only enhances the beauty of the backwaters. It’s greener and cooler. Harvest season is just after June, July. Onam, Kerala’s main festival season is end August, beginning of September, when there’s still rain. Boat race season starts during the monsoon. If there was no rain, Kerala probably wouldn’t exist, the way it does now, leastways.

• How about the mosquitoes?

  • Yes, there are mosquitoes. About the same as anywhere else in Kerala. On our boat mosquitoes nets are provided. And coils lit in the evenings when its’ peak mozzie time. Add mosquito cream that most tourists carry along with them- and you’re safe enough. No malaria in Kerala anyhow.

• Are there off season discounts?

  • Except for a peak season hike of 20% our tariffs remain the same throughout the year. And in that, it’s probably the only houseboat that does not change. There are 3 tariff options anyway for customers to choose according to their budget.

• Is Canoieng/Kayaking a better option to experience the backwaters?

  • Canoeing is nice but is it a better option? - Yes, for those who cannot afford to do the houseboat cruise. Kerala kayaking? No. Kayaks are great for Europe. In the rustic country side of Alappuzha- it is totally out of place. Want the exercise ? Go for the indigineous canoe.

Specs

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • Inboard Engine
  • CD Player
  • Chart Plotter
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Berth
  • Air Conditioning
  • Head

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Meet Johnson

Johnson

Member Since Mar 2017

Contact Owner
  • Listing Address
  • Cullen Road
  • Alappuzha, Kerala 688001,
  • India
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