Welcome to Ostrich Cruiselines

Ostrich Cruiselines is the houseboat operations wing of Ostrich Holidays - established in the year 2000, and operates at the Alappuzha (Alleppey) - Kumarakom backwater stretch.

About Us

Step into the ‘Venice of the East’- Alappuzha. Glide over the tranquil backwaters at the break of dawn.
Embrace the warmth of the morning Sun as the backwaters surrounding you spring to life.

Kerala Backwaters

Ostrich, with its Gold Star Rated houseboats, is one of the prominent Houseboat operators in the God's own country. A floating holiday on the backwaters with Ostrich is perhaps the most enchanting holiday experience you would ever have.

Boat Crew

Our oars men will take you to a world of delights and tranquility where nature blends in its entire traditional splendor pampering all your senses and rejuvenating your body. At Ostrich Cruiselines, you set sail in a traditional Kettuvallom, with luxury and safety.


With its own fleet of Houseboats, Ostrich Cruiselines provides premium quality service to its customers, at a competitive rate. The houseboats are well equipped with all modern amenities, that offer utmost comfort to its clients.

Check-In Check-Out

Check-In from Alappuzha at 12:00 PM and
Check-Out and drop off to Alappuzha at 9:00 AM.

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Our Houseboats

Present day houseboats are huge, slow moving exotic barges used for leisure trips, and are in fact reworked version of kettuvallams of olden times. The original kettuvallams were used to carry tons of rice and spices. A standard kettuvallam can hold up to 30 tons from Kuttanad to the Kochi port.

Luxury Houseboats

Luxury Houseboat

Pamper yourself with utmost comfort in our Luxury A/c Houseboat which offers an air conditioned front living area, covered with glasses, where you can sit and enjoy the beauty of nature. The bedrooms are designed with beautiful wooden ceiling with overlapping logs to give it a contemporary feel. All bedrooms are air conditioned and occupies a double bed, dressing table, luggage compartment, writing table, wardrobe, attached bathroom with western lavatory. The bedrooms of this Houseboat have glass windows stretching across 3/4ths of the wall to offer the guests a complete and uninterrupted view of the backwaters while traveling. A high end music system and an LED television are installed for your entertainment. The bathrooms are fitted with premium quality fixtures.

Premium Houseboats

Premium Houseboat

Premium houseboats are exotic barges used for leisure trips and comes with upto three bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, dining/sitting room. Budget house boat can be hired for few hours or for overnight cruise with packages that suits your requirement.

Deluxe Houseboat

Deluxe Houseboat

Cost effective cruises. Depending on your budget and number of people you can select a houseboat convenient for you. These deluxe houseboats are easy on your pocket and come with minimal facilities, without compromising on the pleasures of cruising. They are ideal for one day cruise and are fitted with standard amenities.

Whats Included

Welcome Drink



Drinking Water




Our fleet of houseboats are mini resorts that float on water. Listed below
are some of the facilities available in our Houseboats.


A/c double bedrooms with fan, dressing table, luggage compartment, writing table, wardrobe.

Dining Area

A/c Common dining area which offers an excellent view of the surrounding, enjoy nature along with food.

Front Lobby

Common area laid with carpet and arranged with contemporary furniture, where you could relax, watching the backwaters.


Attached bathroom with all modern amenities, fitted with premium quality sanitary ware.


Equipped with all cookware and appliances, and the service of an in-house chef. Enjoy hot and fresh food.

Tasty Cuisine

You can choose from traditional Kerala food or North Indian delicacies, from our menu. Both Veg and Non-veg items served.

Sun Deck

Upper deck ( Sun deck ) facility, where you could relax and get an amazing view of the sunrise and set in the backdrop.

Uninterrupted power

24 Hrs uninterrupted power supply from solar panels and backup generators, that are silent and nature friendly.

Conference Hall

Convert our houseboat into a mini conference hall. We are equipped with high-end acoustics and presentation devices.

Image Gallery


Passage to Rooms


Chef at work


Our houseboats


A/c Double bed


Multi-cuisine delicacies served


Modern Amenities

Night Cruise

Night stay in boat

Dining Area

A/c common dining


Boat with upper deck


Candle lit dinner arrangement


Special honeymoon packages

Sun Deck

Perfect place to relax

Useful Facts

Some interesting information regarding
Houseboats and Kerala Backwaters

Length of kerala Backwaters in Kms
Weight capacity of Houseboat in Kg
Species of birds in Kumarakom
Paddlers on Snake Boat

Other Services

Apart from houseboat trips, we provide other mode
of cruise to explore the backwaters.

Shikara boat

Shikara boat

Roof covered traditional motorized canoe, with all 4 sides open for sightseeing. Having a seating capacity of four to twelve people. Cool breeze from all sides makes, a shikara relax able even in the afternoon. It has a very comfortable and luxurious seating arrangement. In fact it is a miniature form of houseboat. As it is small in size, it can cruise through small canals where you can watch people living in the backwater villages.

Motor boat

Motor boat

Boats which are totally different from houseboat. It is widely being used for sightseeing and transportation from one place to another, for tourists who have limited time to explore the backwaters, a motor boat is an ideal pick. Available in different passenger capacity, the boats can be chartered exclusively. Half an hour journey by speedboat to the nearby island of Pathiramanal will reveal the range of rare migratory birds that fly from various parts of the world.



These boats are a natural beauty. A rare experience for many, floating in a typical traditional country craft which is built in Artocarpus wood (Anjili in Malayalam). The boat is about 32 feet long and 3.9 feet wide, with a seating capacity of 4 people, you get a chance to move through the narrow areas of the backwaters. Which are not possible on a houseboat. You can try your rowing skills too. These are canal license permitted boat approved by DTPC Alappuzha.



Kayaking is distinguished from canoeing by the sitting position of the paddler and the number of blades on the paddle. The Kerala backwaters are a vast network of interconnected canals, rivers, lakes and inlets, with navigable waterways spanning 900 kilometers. you will navigate these waterways on an inflatable kayaks, led by a local guide, experience the beauty of the canals that are otherwise inaccessible by larger boats.

Speed boat

Speed boat

For those who want to experience the thrill of speed over the water and at the same time enjoy the beauty of backwaters, speed boat is the best method to travel. This is also the best method for travellers, who have limited time to explore. We arrange speed boats from Alappuzha on hourly basis, which is ideal for tourist to take a round trip to Alappuzha through the enchanting backwaters. This is suitable for small groups, ranging from two to four.

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Contact Info

Ostrich Cruiselines.
P: +91 83308 88400, 9447289088, 9895763727, 9895763725, 9895763724
E: travel@ostrichtours.com