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Kayaking In Vembanad Lake – Kochi


Pumped Adventure
Couples/Group Adventure, Family Adventure, Solo Adventure
24 hrs confirmation
Safety Gears
Kayaking equipment
Professional instructor


Get a chance to explore the longest Lake in India. Kayaking on this beautiful and largest Lake in Kerala is any adventure lover’s dream. Home to more than 19,000 waterfowl, Vembanad Lake is known for having the third-largest population of this species. While kayaking in Vembanad, do not miss the opportunity to witness the variety of bird species, including migratory birds such as egrets, herons, and kingfishers. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Lake, which is intricately woven into the local culture, offering a chance to take a sneak peek at the traditional villages and the iconic houseboats and experience the vibrant lifestyle along the Lake.

  • Vembanad Lake offers a prime kayaking destination that adventure and nature enthusiasts love.
  • As the largest Lake in Kerala and one of the longest in India, Vembanad Lake is renowned for its scenic backwaters, tranquil atmosphere, and rich biodiversity.
  • The tranquil waters and peaceful surroundings of Vembanad Lake create an ideal setting for kayaking, allowing participants to enjoy a rejuvenating paddling experience.
  • Get to observe and photograph various bird species, including migratory birds and fish species inhabiting the lake.
  • Vembanad Lake is deeply interwoven with the local culture, offering the chance to explore traditional villages, witness iconic houseboats, and get a perk into the vibrant lifestyle along the lake's shores.

  • Your Vembanad exploration starts as you meet our team at the designated meeting point.
  • From there, we will take you on a boat ride to the designated island where the kayaking tour starts.
  • Spend some time to receive a safety briefing from the kayaking guide.
  • Listen to all the instructions on paddling techniques, safety precautions, and guidelines for navigating the Lake.
  • We will assist you in launching the Kayaks into the Vembanad lake, and once set, off you go!
  • Navigate through narrow canals, meandering waterways, and open expanses of the majestic Vembanad Lake.
  • Keep an eye out for various bird species, such as egrets, herons, kingfishers, and migratory birds that inhabit the Lake’s ecosystem.
  • Immerse in the picturesque views of coconut groves, nearby villages, and lush greenery along the Lake’s shoreline.
  • Return to the designated island after enjoying a thrilling kayaking tour lasting 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Board the boat for the return journey back to the meeting point.
  • Safety gear.
  • Professional instructor.
  • Kayaking equipment.
  • Transfers from Meeting point to Kayaking starting point on Boat and back.
  • Kayaking in Vembanad Lake is not suitable for children under 14 years.
  • Keeping your safety first, if the weather is poor, the event may be delayed or postponed, and an alternative time slot will be suggested.
  • Adhere to the specialised instructor's guidance for a safe experience.
  • Participants are required to fill out and sign a medical fitness form and the Standard Risk Acknowledgment & Disclaimer form.
  • Please provide a valid photo ID. PAN will not be considered.
  • Kayaking while intoxicated or drinking during the activity is strictly prohibited.
  • Keep the activity area clean; your cooperation is essential.
  • The person in charge is not liable for accidents; paddlers must drive responsibly.
  • Paddlers are accountable for any damage to equipment.
  • Kindly read our advisory in the attachment to understand if you are fit to participate.
  • Vendor details will be shared post-booking. Please coordinate with the vendor on reporting time & location.

Starting Point


Boat Jetty, near Arookutty, Aroor gram panchayat, Kochi, Kerala.


  • We will confirm your booking within 24 hours.
  • If the date is unavailable, our team will contact you to determine the best possible dates. Kindly bear with us, as this industry does not work with real-time inventory views from vendor partners.
  • If you wish to cancel before receiving a confirmation, you will receive a 100% refund.

  • Full Refund- If cancelled before 48 hours of the scheduled activity.
  • No Refund- If cancelled by the customer in less than 48 hours of the scheduled activity.
  • If participants are deemed unfit by the instructor or refuse to go through with the experience at site, no refund will be applicable.

  • 100% at the time of booking.

Rescheduling is subject to availability.

Once the cancellation window ends, rescheduling cannot be done.

Each booking allows for a maximum of two rescheduling opportunities. After which, no further changes can be made to the booking.

Any price differences resulting from rescheduling, such as changes in seasonal rates or availability, will be applicable and will be communicated to the customer during the rescheduling process.

In the event that a customer requests a rescheduling but fails to attend the newly scheduled appointment, it will be considered a missed appointment, and our standard cancellation policy will apply

  • The total duration of this activity is approximately 2 Hours. The entire Kayaking activity takes around 30 mins to 1 hour.

  • Kayaking is totally safe. Vendor adheres to industry standard and safety protocols. We have licensed guides, good quality equipment.

  • Yes, this activity is totally safe for beginners.

  • To participate in this activity comfortably, you are advised to wear shorts, track pants, or casual clothes. Since it involves a boat ride, carrying an extra pair of clothes is always a good idea. Wear sturdy boots and put on enough sunscreen and sunburn lotion. You can carry sunglasses and a waterproof camera to capture the scenic views. However, keeping them in a small bag before stepping onto the kayak is advised to prevent losing them.

  • Yes, kayaking in Kovalam is suitable for beginners. The waters near the beaches are generally calm, making it an excellent place to learn and enjoy kayaking.

  1. Welcome and Registration

As you reach the meeting point, our team will warmly welcome you. After the initial meet-up and interactions, we will take you on a short boat ride to the main starting point. The island is a short distance away from the shores to ensure you have a fulfilling kayaking experience.

  1. Safety Briefing

Once you get off the boat, the professional instructors will conduct a short briefing session. You will learn about safety procedures, paddling techniques, and guidelines for safely navigating the Lake. Ask any questions that you may have to have a fruitful and enjoyable experience.

  1. The Fun Begins

Once you are all prepped up, it’s time to set sail. We will help you launch the Kayaks into the Lake. Before stepping onto the raft, keep your loose belongings in a small bag to ensure they remain secure. Start paddling, and off you go!

  1. Explore the Beauty of Vembanad Lake

Navigate through narrow canals, meandering waterways, and open expanses of Vembanad Lake. However, remember to follow the route you have been instructed on during the session. These backwaters are home to a lot of avian species. Watch for various bird species, such as egrets, herons, kingfishers, and migratory birds that inhabit the Lake’s ecosystem. Soak in the breathtaking views of coconut groves, small traditional villages, and lush greenery along the Lake’s shoreline. This kayaking experience will definitely take you to a different world, away from the city’s hubbub, into a calming and rejuvenating atmosphere.

  1. Debrief and Farewell

As the activity ends, return to the designated starting point on the island. Finally, your unique kayaking experience will end. Board the boat for the return journey to the meeting point. As you return to the designated meeting point, your morning kayaking adventure in Vembanad Lake concludes.


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