For a unique experience on the backwaters of the scenic Chapora river, we organize overnight stays or day lunch trips on our traditional Kerala houseboat ’Laid Back Waters‘. Get back to nature with the sounds of birds, the sight of local fishermen and riverbank farming. The cruise includes an opportunity to take in the sunset while sipping on bubbly, whilst you try your hand at some river fishing.
1700 Hrs: We leave Siolim Jetty to pass the 16th century Chapora Fort and fisher-folk bobbing about in their little canoes and head towards the open sea. Be greeted by wild dolphins if you’re in luck. The sunset paints the heavenly canvas as we pull into the backwaters and moor for a delicious dinner in the real ‘Middle of Nowhere’.
You can wake up as early as you like, to sound of chirping birds and the honk of the baker on shore as you enjoy a cup of hot tea or coffee. At 8am, we sail down the river, taking in ancient villages with their swaying coconut plantations and pretty churches and temples. Enjoy a scrumptious lunch before we return to Siolim Jetty at 1300 Hrs where a car will take you back to your resort.
Timing: 1700 / 1300 Hrs* Cost: Rs. 6,250/- pp. Operates: Daily.
Includes: Air-conditioned transfers, all meals, mineral water, taxes.
Houseboat Day Tour
If a night on the water isn’t quite your thing or can’t fit into your schedule, don’t miss out on the experience with a day cruise on the river. Leaving the jetty at 1.00pm, you will witness a side of Goa rarely seen, before returning at 4.30pm. Cost:Rs. 2,800/- PP. Includes: Air-conditioned transfers, lunch, tea / coffee & mineral water.