All boats starts from marine drive and this beautiful places is excellent for a evening or morning walk. There are two rain bow bridges on the way and some beautiful children parks with tiny toy trains are there by the side of this marine drive.
Kochi offers different types of boat, cruise drive for different budgets and timings. Local boats are available starting from Rs 30 per head for a one hour journey to Rs 1500 and more per hour. Fiber glass boats are also available. These boats can take you around the Kochi harbor, Shipyard covering Chinese Fishing nets and some other important places. Vessels can be booked for conference and group trips to deep see for a Sun set cruise.
Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation Ltd ( A Government of Kerala Undertaking ) runs different types of services in boats and cruise at different timings.
Under the name Mermaid it runs sportive sight seeing drive in fibre glass speed boats. Tariff varies from Rs 1200 per hour and it can accommodate 8 passengers. There are small capacity boats which can accommodate 3 passengers for a tariff of Rs 450 per hour. These boats operates between 9.00 AM and 6.00 PM
One can move around the harbor and backwater of Kochi in Luxury class tourist boats from 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM or from 2.30 PM to 6.00 PM at a price of Rs 75 per head.
The best among all the boating is Cruise Vessel Sun set journey from 5.30 PM to 7.30 PM. This cruise is operated by Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation on Sagara Rani Cruise vessel. Tickets Rs 250 per head and Rs 150 for children. Evening snacks and tea is served inside the deep sea. See details on evening sun set cruise journey here.