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Houseboat Cruise and Fort Kochi Tour
Activities in Kochi

Houseboat Cruise and Fort Kochi Tour

  • English English
  • 7 hours

Explore Kerala's beautiful backwaters on this houseboat cruise, undoubtedly the best way to discover the fascinating scenery of this area of southern India.

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.


English guided tour
US$ 85

English guided tour

  • Adults

    US$ 85

More Information


7 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively 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?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (8:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

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 still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

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

Meeting point

Kochi port.


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.
When the minimum number of participants (14) is not reached, we will contact you to offer you other alternatives.

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