Kerala Spice Boat
Traditional spice boat transformed into luxurious houseboat
- Your money is safe, we pay your host 2 days after check-in.
- 100% refund in the unlikely event the host cancels.
- Changing booking details is always free.
- Access to urgent phone line during your booking.
- Book Co2 positive, we compensate 3 times more than we emit.
- Personal captain drives your boat
- Best way to discover the backwater if Kerala
- Unique historic boat turned into amazing floating home
- Eco friendly
- Absolutely away from it all
Driving these gorgeous houseboats are the perfect way to discover the amazingly beautiful backwaters of Kerala. However the design of the boats have not been changed, all comfort that you can possibly wish for is available.
"Pushing out of the shallow water with bamboo poles, the crew punts us toward the centre of the lake, where the captain turns on the quiet engine. He sits at the point of the bow, navigating by memory rather than charts, and we stretch out behind him on the forward deck on pillows and padded mats, enjoying the sun and the serene setting.” This is just one of the many great reviews we have received of visitors around the world and we could not put it better
Former rice and spice boat
For hundreds of years these gentle barges have been transporting spices and rice over the canals and lakes that are spread over the central part of Kerala. And they still do, but now it’s carrying guests who want to experience this amazing part of India – enjoying all the amenities you can possibly imagine. The hull has been slightly tweaked and the hold of the boat is conveniently transformed into separate bedrooms. This way these ‘Kettuvallims’ as they are called are converted into without a doubt one of the most amazing houseboats around the world.
Eco friendly houseboats
These Kerala houseboats are completely made of natural materials and are powered only by solar power, vegetable oil and a bamboo pole if needed. This way you can fully enjoy the natural beauty of the Kerala waters in a sustainable way.
About the area
The backwaters of Kerala are a chain of brackish lagunes and lakes, parallel to the Coast of Malabar. This network contains five great lakes that are connected by canals and are said to be 'Gods own country'. And that's not without a reason!
3 Reviews - Kerala Spice Boat
Pria V - India
Will come again
Beautiful trip, very friendly crew, excellent food. So we will come again!
Vivian M - the United States
Excellent food and hospitality
We really enjoyed our stay and the crew looked after us very well. We stayed for two nights which gave us a good flavor of life on the backwater. The second night was particularly memorable as there was a thunderstorm. The food and hospitality through over the stay was excellent!
Nolan and Mary O - Ireland
Lovely boat and crew - very special trip
Lovely boat. Comfortable surroundings. Friendly staff. Particularly the cook who fed us repeatedly - his banana chips are great. The morning brought peace in idyllic surroundings.