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Houseboat Cruise and Fort Kochi Tour
US$ 85
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before
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Explore Kerala's beautiful backwaters on this houseboat cruise, undoubtedly the best way to discover the fascinating scenery of this area of southern India.

Iconic Chinese fishing nets in Kochi
Houseboat cruising the beautiful Keralan backwaters
Luscious backwaters of Kerala

Houseboat Cruise and Fort Kochi Tour Itinerary

After being picked up at Kochi port, you'll embark on a one hour and 45 minute drive on a comfortable air-conditioned bus to Alappuzha, also known as Alleppey. Here you'll climb aboard a houseboat and begin your adventure through the Keralan backwaters.

As you cruise slowly on your covered houseboat, admire the area's luscious waterfront vegetation. You'll be captivated by the picturesque rice paddies, coconut palms and traditional wooden houseboats: unforgettable views that you'll have plenty of time to photograph too. 

During your cruise, you'll enjoy a traditional Keralan meal on board, including rice, chicken, fish, salad, vegetables and poppadums. After two hours of sailing through the beautiful exotic scenery, you'll disembark your houseboat, ready to be driven to the Fort Kochi area, the historic and monumental heart of Kerala.

At Fort Kochi, learn all about the history of the region, especially famous for its enormous ancient Chinese fishing nets, the like of which have been used for centuries to supply the city's fresh fish.

Finally, after a magical day packed full of fascinating history and beautiful sights, you'll be taken back to Kochi port by bus to head back aboard your cruise ship.

Important information

  • This tour is a shore excursion for cruise passengers and takes place in a group.
  • We recommend wearing cool, comfortable clothing, like long cotton tops, trousers or skirts.
  • Ships arriving after 11 am will not make the stop to see the Chinese fishing nets. 
  • Timings

    The tour usually starts at 8:30 am. If your cruise arrives in Kochi port after this time, the tour will begin 45 minutes after your scheduled arrival into the port.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
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English guided tour
US$ 85

English guided tour

  • Adults

    US$ 85

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7 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.


Pick up and drop off at Kochi port.

English speaking guide.

2 hour backwater cruise.

Transport by air conditioned bus.

Typical food on board the boat.

Bottled water.

Not included

Additional drinks.

When to book?

You can book up until 18 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

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No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.



Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 85
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Kochi port.