We met Stanley in Fort Kochi and we were seduced by the way he talked to us. Not the ordinary tour operator talk, we felt we could trust him.
We were looking for a houseboat with a reasonnable price and with the garanty of silence (no engine) and natural way (solar panels).
Stanley understood perfectly that some tourists are actually looking for the opposite of what indian tourists usually like in the backwaters.
Our night + 1 night in the backwater farm house were juste brilliant.
The boat was rustic but very confortable, the food cooked on board was one of the best we had in 5 months travel in India and we will never forget how peaceful this experience was.
Nothing better than looking at the stars from the boat, with absolutely no noise.
We went to Alleypey after and were SUPER disappointed of the houseboats industry (some have flat TV, AC and a bar, looks like a floating hotel!).
If you want to be sure to be almost the only tourist around and not hear a single boat engine, you can book with Stanley Wilson!
Thank you Stanley! We won't forget you, your good advices and your disponibility.