We spend one day and one night on the boat back in early January, especially based on comments from the Frommer's guide that I use all the time.
The Boat is fantastic, clearly stands out from all the other boats that sail the Lake. Very classy: Living room, very nice bathroom and Bed room with a Queen bed. The food was good, and the staff attentive. Sailing on the lake is a great experience, and we had to do it luxury style.
My beef with it is that it's too expensive for what you get. We paid around $600-700 USD for ONE night, and on top if they charge drinks and sodas. We definitely felt it wasn't worth it. Since you check in around noonish, you only navigate a few hours. And what I didn't get (and it wasn't communicated very clearly) is that you navigate ONLY on the lake, you don't do any canals (except the huge ones) for a one day sailing. I asked to sail less on the lake and more on the canals but clearly the captain sticked to his usual itinerary. The next day we sailed again for an hour or so and they dropped us at our next destination ( a resort across the lake) by boat.
Don't get me wrong. The boat is amazing, the time we spent at Privacy post 5PM in the pool was great, the sailing itself a cool insight into the daily life of fishermen. But if I had to do it again I wouldn't take it. I would rather take a few hours small boat tour and add a night in my resort. Definitely more value for money.
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- Privacy At Sanctuary Bay Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala