Yes, Coco Houseboats has been registered under the Government of Kerala, obtained port license and is ISO Certified as well. (Kindly refer the Home Page of our website).
FAQs - Coco Houseboats
Right from 2000, Coco Houseboats has been operating houseboat cruises and giving travellers a romantic getaway on the backwaters of Kerala.
You can contact the 24 hours helpline service: +91 94460 81000 or mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact our 24 hours helpline service: +91 94460 81000 or mail to email@example.com
Please call 24 hours helpline service: +91 94460 81000 or mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
At present none. But we are interested in having franchises in other cities.
We mainly conduct package tours in Kerala and South India.
Yes, Coco Houseboats offer different types of packages like 1-Day Houseboat Cruise that is operated between 09:30am-12:30pm and 11:00 am-04:00 pm. Everything depends upon the size of the boat and number of travelling members. Kindly email us for further details.
9. State the minimum as well as maximum days of Coco Houseboats packages that areavailable? (Like 2 days/1 night or 3 days/2 nights)
Minimum night is 1 night, it starts at 12:00 noon to next day or last day check out at 09:00 am after the breakfast, it all depends the rates number of rooms, adults, child above 5, day/night, holidays & weekends, the price can be vary depends all these.
10. Are you limited to providing Houseboat/backwater packages alone? Or do you also offer any other tour packages?
Coco Houseboats specialises in all kinds of package tours as we are backed with experienced workforce who are highly skilled in hotel reservations and transportation facility within Kerala and also all over the South India.
(b)2 Bed Deluxe Houseboat
(c)3 Bed Deluxe Houseboat
(d)4 Bed Deluxe Houseboat
(e)5 Bed Deluxe Houseboat
(f)6 Bed Deluxe Houseboat
(g)7Bed Deluxe Houseboat
Children below 5 years of age get complimentary food and accommodation while others above the age limit will be charged according to the season.
You can opt for any kind of payment via online including website booking with any major credit cards, debit cards, net banking and so on.
70%+GST refund for 20 days and above, prior to the date of reservation of your stay
60%+GST refund for 10-20 days prior to the date of reservation of your stay.
NO Refund for 0-10 days prior to the date of reservation of your stay or for the reservation made during the peak time of the year, i.e: between 20th DEC and 10th JAN.
Minimum two weeks earlier. It is advisable to book one month before during peak seasons in December and January.
There are various methods through which you can do the bookings: Via our website/Phone Call: +919446081000 (round the clock service)/ by mailing to email@example.com
That particular customer can either call +919446081000 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
18. Do you encourage any travel agent who is looking for collaboration or if they enquire about discounts or special rates?
The concerned travel agency can get in touch with us by calling +91 9847325026 or mailing at email@example.com
19. If any traveller is looking for some other tour package which is not listed in your website, do you come up with such packages or do you provide customised tour package as per the traveller’s requirements?
For availing customised tour package, one can contact on: +91 9446081000
Yes, of course. Please feel free to call on +91 944608100 or mail us athb @cocoindia.com -Our representative will get back to you.
For this get in touch with our transportation team: 92 494 24365 or mail at rc@ cocoindia.com (charges applicable depending on the vehicle hired and distance)
Coco Houseboats offer all kinds of services. However, the prices depends upon the vehicles hired. Contact: +91 94460 81000 orhb@ cocoindia.com
23. Does Coco Houseboats offer any travel services such as car rental or any kind of arrangement for transport?
Yes we do have different types of travel services.
Yes. Coco Houseboats has tie-up with various resorts and hotels in South India. We handle complete tour packages that includes hotel booking, transportation and houseboat stay.
Our registered travel agent will provide total assistance, in such case.
Yes, we suggest local guides on request. Besides most of our staff are expert language interpreters.
There are wide range of Ayurvedic centres spread across the shores of backwaters; the service of which you can avail while we cruise down those routes. The rates differ from place to place.
Domestic visitor: Regular
International visitor: Regular
Number of adults, number of children (how many kids above 5 years of age), number of rooms needed, date of booking, details about package – after submitting all these we can quote the exact price of the entire booking.
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These lovely looking floating houses on Kerala backwaters are actually country boats which – once upon a time, were used to carry heavy loads from remote shores that were inaccessible via road or trains. The houseboats are made up of jack woods, which are secured together with coir and coconut fibres and interestingly, no nail is used to construct this remarkable thing. The houseboats consists of single bedroom to 10 bedrooms all with attached bathrooms and inclusive of living area, kitchen and dining room. Some even come with balcony, glass wall, upper deck and so on.
Houseboats mostly come in four types – Standard Houseboat, Deluxe Houseboat, Premium Houseboat and Luxury Houseboat. However, since Coco Houseboats mainly focuses on providing luxurious holiday retreat we offer houseboats of higher grade alone. While in deluxe type of houseboats, AC facility will be provided between 09:00pm-06:00amonly, the premium types will have AC running throughout the journey. The premium houseboats also come with exoticfood menu, luxury furniture, Jacuzzi, candle light dinner service and many more. Get in touch with our team to know more…
The two main cruises are day tour and an overnight stay trip, which are available. For the day tour, generally the Check-in time is 10.30am while check-out time is 5.30pm. Whereas for the overnight cruise the Check-in time is 11.30am and next day check-out at 09:00am after the breakfast. Different meals of the day are served in the houseboat.
No. The Government of Kerala has restricted the moving of all kinds of engine-operated water vehicles between 05.30pm to next day 07.30am. This is because the local fishing folks spread out the fishing nets in the lakes and the backwaters and one cannot disturb their livelihood.
Mostly, in the deluxe type of houseboats, ACs work between 08:00pm to 06:00am the next day. Whereas, premium types and luxury houseboats have ACs working throughout the day and the trip.
For day trip and overnight stay cruise, the duration of journey approximately lasts for 5-6 hours. The overnight stay houseboats will halt at some backwater village shore from 05.30pm till next day 08:00am. The trip will be completed by 09:00am.
Deluxe bedroom with bathroom attached (bath towel and soap)
Premium bedroom with bathroom attached (bath towel and soap)
Ultra Luxury bedroom with bathroom (bath towel and toilet kit)
No. There is no sightseeing or no travelling options after 05:00 pm.
No. Coco Houseboats does not encourage sharing system and houseboats are provided for exclusive use only.
40. What is the basis on which I get to choose my type of houseboat cruise from the available options?
Be it premium or luxury houseboat, you would not have any kind of problem staying in these, any time of the seasons. But it is advisable to avoid the deluxe type of houseboat for overnight stay during monsoons owing to mosquito menace.
For the sake of maintaining cleanliness, we do not encourage wearing footwear once inside the houseboat. There is a separate area provided to keep your shoes.
Among others, the most commonly used routes for backwater cruises are Kumarakom and Alappuzha. There are houseboat facilities available in northern parts of Kerala including Thrissur, Valiyaparambu and Kollam.
The best option is to select the Kumarakom-Alleppey tour package which gives you the chance to check-in from Kumarakom and check-out in Alleppey or it can be even vice versa, which comes at a budget-friendly price. It is like enjoying best of two worlds and thereby, most cruise operators stick to this particular route. Alleppey offers a huge number of different kinds of houseboats and trips are mostly undertaken via narrow channels. Whereas in Kumarakom, one can come across several luxury resorts and the beautiful bird sanctuary while cruising down. Unlike Alleppey route, this one has very less traffic. If you love longer routes, then it is better to opt for the Alleppey-Kollam route, which is touted to be the longest houseboat tour in Kerala.
Generally, the most of the cruises provides authentic Kerala style dishes – including rice, fish curry, chicken curry, few vegetable curries, chapatti, etc. Tea/Coffee with traditional Kerala snacks like banana fitters will be offered in the evenings. Alternatively you can even call up in advance and share your food preferences and order your kind of menu such as vegetarian, North Indian, Jain special, Chinese and so on. The overnight stay cruise provides breakfast, lunch and dinner with snacks in between, while the day trip offers lunch as well as evening snacks alone. You can avail special service like candle light dinner, honeymoon cake or even buy fresh fish from the backwater village market and ask the in-house houseboat cook to prepare it for you.
Yes, you can view the food menu online and choose from the list given there.
Yes there are pure vegetarian dishes available in most of the houseboats provided by the cruise packages.
Kerala is among the few cities in India that are much safer for travelling. It is one of the most preferred holiday destinations by foreigners. However as a word of caution for women (solo) travellers – it is advisable not to travel after evening, just to be safe. Call 100 for police and 102 for Ambulance in case of emergency.
There won’t be any issue while staying in houseboat – both in comfort and safety wise. The houseboat staff are well-experienced, highly skilled as well as quite trained in giving first-aid and using lifesaving procedures, in case of emergency. So without any qualms one can complete be at peace while staying in a houseboat.
Yes agreed that many have issues against houseboats. We will explain you why… Generally, a more than 20-hour overnight houseboat cruise includes as minimum as 5-7 hours of travelling duration. That is because, as per Kerala government rules, houseboats should anchor down at 05:30pm till next day morning 08:00am so as to allow fishermen to put their fishing nets in the backwaters and earn their living. Moreover, there is mosquito menace especially if you are opting for deluxe type houseboats. Also, the AC facility in this boat is operated only for limited time, i.e., between 09:00pm to 06:00am. But, luxury and premium type houseboats do not have this issue. So if you choose wisely you won’t face any kind of problems.
Yes, houseboats do function during the monsoons. Except, when it is raining cats and dogs.
If you are looking out to spend a budget friendly holiday, then opt for motorboat and sikkara boat. They usually come at a price range of Rs.1000 maximum for per hour and it is highly economical to cruise down the scenic backwaters. Then there is canoeing tour which is cheaper. You also have the option to take the ferry services available at Kollam, Alleppey and Kumarakom and it will cost you only few rupees. If you insist on going on a houseboat, then choose an off season, during which you can rent a houseboat for an hour.
A houseboat usually has three staff members including the captain, oarsman and a chef, accompanying the guests.
53. Do you have any other customised special tour packages, besides the ones mentioned on your website?
Yes, we offer alternative tour packages created specially to suit every customer, according their preferences and requirements. But you have to choose the houseboats which are listed with us.
Yes, we have been authorized by Kerala Govt. & affiliation with “All Kerala Houseboat Owners Association”
Yes, Visa is mandatory to visit India, especially for foreign visitors. Contact the High Commission or Indian Embassy in your respective country in regard to this. Carrying one’s passport all the time is highly advisable, besides travel insurance.
No it is not. However we can provide all these services on request at a price, while you do the booking with us.
No, in most cases we do not provide. But we can assist you in booking your flight tickets.
Yes, it is better to do prior booking, especially if it is during peak seasons. Although there might be several houseboats available during off seasons, leading houseboat companies get booked beforehand. So it is advisable to book to avail the best houseboat option.
Yes, you need to make advance payment according to the type of houseboat you are booking. This is to ensure that you are a genuine party and we can confirm the houseboat reservation. You can pay the rest of the payment once you come down to Kerala. There is also an option to make the entire payment on your arrival, through special request.
You can cancel your reservation minimum three days before the date of check-in. CLICK HERE to refer refund policies of Coco Houseboats.
You can make the online payment via Cheque, DD, Credit/Debit Card or Cash on Travel. You can also see the list of credit cards and debit cards and facility for net banking.
Yes, there are additional charges for such payments (3% for credit card and 2% for debit card).
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