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Laid Back Waters

Chapora River (Chopdem)

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Laid Back Waters is a traditional 3-bedroom hand-crafted houseboat, built in the traditional Kerela style, offers a truly unique experience on the scenic Chapora River. With a capacity to house up to 6 people at a time, the house boat recommends a number of customized tour packages from daily rentals to overnight stays, where guests are treated to the highest standards of caring hospitality. Get back to nature with the sounds of birds, the sight of local fisherman and life on the riverbanks only experienced from the water!   


Laidback Waters is a custom-built Kerela-style houseboat anchored on the tranquil, or rather, laidback waters of the Chapora River. Built in the traditional Kettuvallam design of thatched roofs covering wooden hulls, it offers a charming way to explore the majestic Chapora River. 


The boat houses 3 luxurious air-conditioned bedrooms, each with en-suite modern bathrooms. A covered dining area sits towards the bow of the boat, where guests may enjoy  delectable local fare served up by the masterful chef on-board, including the daily catch from the river. Meanwhile, a relaxing upper deck lounge makes for the perfect vantage point to spot everything from a myriad tropical birds and eagles to dolphins. 


● Breakfast cruise
Rs. 20,000/-

● Lunch cruise
Rs. 30,000/-

● Dinner cruise
Rs. 35000/- 

Overnight cruise (minimum 2 rooms)
1700 - 1200* next day
Rs. 12,000 per room


Laid Back Waters was conceived and is owned by Lyndon Alves, a Mumbai native who has been calling Goa his home for decades. Lyndon’s passion for boats and for showcasing Goa in the most memorable light, led him to building this luxury 3- room house boat in…... Staying true to the traditional Kerala houseboat style, he brought in master craftsmen from Kerela to have this boat made meticulously by hand using locally available eco-friendly products wherever possible. It took over several months to build, and now serves as a scenic addition to the Chopdem docks where it is anchored. When he is not personally present to meet his guests, he ensures his highly trained team is always on hand to ensure his guests the most comfortable stay.

Lyndon own and manages Sunset Getaways, a boutique travel and event company based and operating out of Goa. Here, everything is managed to the highest detail under one roof, from logistics, décor, guest and venues, working with hundreds of clients, networks and partners in the hospitality industry.

Lyndon is driven by his passion for Goa, and is affiliated with many small businesses based in Goa who seek to develop its niche hospitality and lifestyle segment. 

Lyndon is also the visionary behind the popular pop-up Soma events in exclusive locations across Goa. 



  • Beautifully hand-crafted boat made in the Kerela tradition
  • Highest standard of hospitality on-board
  • Customized tour packages
  • Luxurious air-condtioned bedrooms with en-suite baths
  • Idyllic way to explore the Chapora River
  • Perfect for couples, groups and families




(by Sunset Getaways)
Katte Wada Rd, next to Football Ground Kurban,
Goa 403519


+91 93257 74311

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