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Laid Back Waters, The best backwater experience in Goa!

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For a unique experience on Goa';s serene backwaters! Our trips incl transfers, all meals and drinks.
1 of 19For a unique experience on Goa';s serene backwaters! Our trips incl transfers, all meals and drinks.
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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
1 night minimum
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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....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.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
3 Unknown types
About the Owner
Sunset Gateaways Goa L
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:85%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:December 2015
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

We have just got off the boat. WOW The crew were amazing Guru with his Paul Daniels card tricks, Pratik with his fishing skills and captain with his overall knowledge. The chef with his amazing meals including cooking the fish we caught that day. You...More

Date of stay: March 2020
Thank Waltersjs2013
Reviewed February 2, 2020

Had the most wonderful time on this boat, the whole night and day was chilled and relaxing from the bust resorts. Food served were all lovely and drinks unlimited. Whilst riding along the river we saw Crocadile, Monkeys, Kingfisher along with all the local sites,Would...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank 395shaunr
Reviewed January 17, 2020 via mobile

Good trip, food very good, dri KS included lots of wildlife to see, cabin good Tender to boat from shore is not for the faint hearted if you have difficult with walking as I do. But it is worth it

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank JonC-holiday
Reviewed January 14, 2020

Had a lovely overnight stay on the rice boat. Crew were fantastic , food and drink wonderful and a great way to chill out

Date of stay: January 2020
Thank Jools010990
Reviewed December 31, 2019

We had booked a 3.5 hour lunch trip on this boat. They do not book it for less than 4 people, so even though there were only 2 of us, we had to pay for 4 seats. However, the money was worth it. The price...More

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank paulsaswata
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Reviewed March 24, 2019

Let’s start with the positives, the boat is spacious, has good areas for lounging and dining, 3 double, en-suite rooms. The staff were fantastic, a true credit to the operating company, Guru, who was the Chef cum Waiter and Ramesh (?) who was the Captain,...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank gjm1972
SunsetGetaways, VR Owner at Laid Back Waters, The best backwater experience in Goa!, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2019

Thanks for your very detailed report, yeah fully take your points, its the fag end of a very busy season and we are grateful for the updates so we can attend to these areas on an immediate basis! The boat is being upgraded this season...More

Reviewed March 3, 2019

We did the overnight tour on the Chapora River on Valentine's Day with the family. It was so very romantic. The food en the ambiance were just amazing. We had a beautiful sunset from the loungedeck.The staff was extremely friendly. We caught two fishes.That was...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Car482015
SunsetGetaways, VR Owner at Laid Back Waters, The best backwater experience in Goa!, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2019

Thank you for your nice comments .. Do get in touch when booking again and would love to do that little more to make it even better for you :)

Reviewed February 12, 2019

We had taken this excursion with Thomas Cook for an overnight trip on the Chapora river, we were taken to where the river meets the sea for us to view the setting of the sun it was just so relaxing after the sunset we headed...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank nimmy1967
SunsetGetaways, VR Owner at Laid Back Waters, The best backwater experience in Goa!, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2019

Thank you for your kind words! Do let us know if you plan a future trip and would be our endeavor to make it even more memorable for you!

Reviewed February 9, 2019

It was an exciting experience going on the riverboat having read so much about river trips down in Kerala, and there was very little river traffic, so it was overall a very quiet and peaceful trip. The trip started by going up to the mouth...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Nicholas P
Reviewed December 13, 2018

We did this on an overnight trip. There were us and another couple. We were picked up from our hotel in South Goa and taken to the boat in time for the sunset. We did a short trip down to the river mouth, moored up...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Teresa M
SunsetGetaways, VR Owner at Laid Back Waters, The best backwater experience in Goa!, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2018

Thank you for the great review! Look forward to having you on board when next in Goa and woudl like to offer you any special request that could make your experience even better!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Internet Access
Private Garden
Secure Parking
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About the neighbourhood
Chapora is one of the most scenic rivers in Goa and probably the only river with no mining activity, leaving the waters pristine and clean ..
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We provide your transfers in new air-conditioned cars, all we need is your hotel details and our diver will be there to pick & drop you back, past some of the heritage roads of north Goa!
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