Nice Alleppey: Beginner’s Guide to Choosing the Right Houseboat for Great Cruising Experience
Choosing the right houseboat for you for your cruising in the Kerala backwaters near Allepey or Alappuzha is never an easy task with over thousands of houseboats available. The houseboats range from small and basic bedroom boats to floating palaces with great amenities. You need to determine what exactly you want from a houseboat and how long you want to go cruising. In order to enjoy your cruise, we highly recommend you trying an air-conditioned houseboat in a two-night cruise. You can expect that the standard cruises usually start from 10 to 12 PM until 9 am the following morning, but you can also spend two nights or even longer if you want to.
What are the qualities of a houseboat that would be best for you and your family or friends? Your desired amenities, your budget, and the size of the houseboat are the factors you need to consider when choosing a houseboat. It is a good idea comparing the number of beds and the size using the floor plan of a houseboat found on most websites to the number of people coming with you so you can choose the right size of houseboat for your cruise because the last thing you want is getting a houseboat that is too small for your group. Although some houseboats have maximum capacity, you can bring more people aboard once you have moored to the shore, which means that if you have 12 people in your group, then 4 can follow the houseboat using an extra watercraft like a ski boat until the houseboat is moored. In terms of amenities, there is always something for everyone when it comes to amenities of a houseboat. Standard class houseboats come in basic style and they are more economical, and smaller houseboats are good for families and small groups. While each houseboat is different, deluxe houseboats come with luxury amenities such as flat screen television, hot tubs, surround sound, remote fuel tank for extra watercraft, inverter systems and a captain;s fly bridge.
If you want more people to join you and to have a better view while cruising, there are boats with a second floor or a two-story houseboat that cost more. It is best to check the actual houseboats in person because there are websites posting a lovely generic look of houseboats but the actual ones are awful. You can also ask the company to send you actual photos of the actual houseboat and they can do it without hesitation. If you are not happy with the condition and the actual look of the houseboat, you can always ask for a discount from the houseboat company. Find out more about Allepey houseboats, feel free to check our website or homepage now for a great cruising experience!