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Sundarban Houseboat - Day Tour
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Owner description: Now EXPLORE THE MAGIC OF SUNDARBANS with it’s first luxury Air conditioned houseboat providing the World’s first wildlife safari in a houseboat. Each and every day tour in the houseboat is personalized and unique as it is tailor made to the desires and expectation of the guests. The Houseboat is equipped with all modern amenities which we believe, will be beyond your expectations.
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We booked a 3-day / 2-night trip on the houseboat. We were sure this will be a great experience but we were surprised and delighted how beautiful this trip turned out. The crew was fantastic, everyone on the boat was extremely friendly. The rooms and amenities on the boat were exceeding our expectations for such a boat trip. The food was excellent (in fact the best India food I had so far). And finally of course the nature, the wildlife and simply the whole experience on the boat. You will see loads of beautiful animals (many birds, monitor lizzards, crocodiles, ...I was lucky and even spotted a black cobra). There is a very good balance between getting off the boat and visit some wildlife centres and staying on board to relax and enjoy the beauty. And last but not least: simply cruising around on a boat with this wonderful scenary is just an experience you will remember forever.
Once again, thanks to the crew and the team for these wonderful days!

3  Thank Henrik G
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"the upper deck"
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"mr roy"
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"tiger paw"
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"entire crew"
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"evening snacks"
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"fascinating area"
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"utmost care"
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"who loves nature"
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"memorable tour"
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"star hotel"
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We had visited sunderban for 2 days and 1 night in this houseboat and I must tell everyone that experience was awesome. All the staff is so polite and caring. Rinku at reception and the cook ..... both were so nice....food is awsum especially the mango chutney and the aloo namkeen.. the chef even told us the recipes. :).
Rooms are very nicely done.... deck area is also very good..
Overall a different experience....will surely come again....

2  Thank Monika G
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Was advised not to go in monsoon season but glad i did. They are the only operator that provides all year tours. They have done it for 3 years now so know the conditions well.

Best thing about the off season was i had the sundarbans to myself. No crowds of tourists made it even more relaxing and meditational.

Didnt see a tiger but didnt get my hopes up before leaving. But amazing wildlife was seen anyway.

Great food was served on board. I even asked the chef to teach me some of the food. 5 star food mostly with local ingredients from the sunderban area.

I would rate the accommodation on board is one or two star. Bedding is clean and comfortable. Bathroom is basic and clean. It was much better than i expected and i felt very comfortable.

I will definately try and come back again.

3  Thank Dale J
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Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

They start from central Calcutta and travel for 2 hrs in a bus to get to where the boats start. Then you spend a day (24 hrs) on the boat...which has cabins and cafeteria ..you will almost never see the Royal Bengal Tiger..but if lucky can see crocs, monitors and other smaller animals. So the expectation should be to enjoy the sea river delta and the mangroves....and lots of birds..unique experience.

2  Thank Ammitabh
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Reviewed 8 April 2016

We were only able to squeeze in a short trip (24 hours) in the Sunderbans, but this proved a great way to enjoy this fascinating area. The houseboat has been designed to take a small group in some comfort - but is not a luxury cruise ship. The benefits of rolling accommodation and transport into one are pretty obvious given that boats are the preferred method of getting about the reserve, and certainly the best (and safest) way of viewing the wildlife. No tiger sightings but we saw a phenomenal range of birds, with the help of our tour guide Monty. The itinerary was well thought out and at exactly the right pace to be relaxed but gain a good insight into this extraordinary environment. The boat's staff were charming and highly attentive, and the cook magically produced an astonishing range of dishes from the small galley. Only disappointments were with the driver on the return to Kolkata, who was reckless and surly, and the patchy cabin a/c. But overall we recommend Sunderban Houseboats, without hesitation.

3  Thank Toaster803
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SUNDARBAN_HOUSEBOAT, Owner at Sundarban Houseboat - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2016

Thank you for your five star rated review. Compliments like this motivate us to work harder and raising our bar. Regarding the vehicle we would like to assure you that we have an excellent vehicle of our own, but, since it was requisitioned due to Government elections we had to outsource the services. Your review will definitely help us in rethinking our relationship with the agency. Please accept our heartfelt apologies about the vehicle’s AC and its driver.

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