Bhitarakanika Luxury Cruise

Luxury River Cruise Odisha: Antara Catamaran at Bhitarakanika.

Amazon of East: Bhitarakanika National Park

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Odisha’s best kept secret: Bhitarkanika National Park, popularly referred to as the mini-Amazon, is the second largest Mangrove ecosystem of our country after the Sundarbans. Our Luxury cruise takes you to the heart of Mangrove Eco System with the support of the two rivers Brahmani – Baitarani of the eastern coast of India.

This Antara Catamarans has 2 premium rooms built just for the Esturine river system in Bhitarkanika National Park, equipped with state of the art amenities for a comfortable stay and cruising in the wilderness.

Itinerary Route For Bhitarakanika: 3 nights & 4 days

Monday to Thursday : Gupti – Dangamal – Gupti

Friday to Monday: Gupti – Dangamal / Habali Kathi – Gupti

Day 1/ Monday: Embarkation at Gupti (D) Embarkation time: 16:00 – 18:00 hrs,  Arrive at the village of Gupti, which is approx. 3½ hours drive from Bhubaneswar and a short distance from the nearby town of Rajnagar. Enjoy sundowner as you gently traverse the Pathsala River enjoying a curated Hi-Tea. The sight of distant Bay of Bengal has breathtaking views. A multi course traditional meal awaits you in the evening giving you the flavors of the region. Dinner & overnight onboard Catamaran.

Day 2/ Tuesday: Gupti – Dangamal: Exploring Bhitarkanika (B/L/D) Enjoying breakfast onboard sail into the rich and unique mangrove ecosystem with creeks, mudflats and estuaries to arrive in Dangamal. Disembark and visit the Orientation Centre. Then you also explore the park on foot to observe and learn about the mangrove forest on trails. Bhitarkanika was declared a sanctuary in 1975, in order to protect the estuarine crocodile and the turtles in their rare mangrove habitat. Other residents of the sanctuary include water monitor lizards, king cobras, and migrating birds. About 62 different kinds of mangroves are found here. The virgin stretched beaches, meandering water courses, and tranquil surroundings intercepted by the chirping of birds, will surely enchant you. Enjoy a sundowner from the top deck of your cruise ship while cruising back to Gupti where the views of the forest and the setting sun are simply mesmerizing. Dinner at leisure followed by a relaxed evening. Dinner & overnight onboard Catamaran.

Day 3/ Wednesday: Gupti – Dangamal: Exploring the Bhitarkanika (B/L/D) After breakfast, set sail again to Dangamal. Ride the country boat in the narrow channel to Khola for birdwatching and viewing other animals along the river. Return to the Catamaran for lunch. Thereafter explore the park on foot on a different trail to observe and learn about the forest with birding watching opportunities. Cruise back to Gupti Jetty. OR visit Habali Kathi (subject to permission from forest department) After breakfast, set sail to the Habali Kathi mangrove forest (subject to permission) for birdwatching and seeing other animals along the Maipura river. Halt enroute at Ekakula depending on the tidal conditions. Enjoy a walk along the beach and through the mangrove forests and indulge in a picnic lunch. Cruise back to Gupti jetty. Dinner & overnight onboard Catamaran.

Day 4/ Thursday: Gupti, Disembark (B) Following breakfast disembark the catamaran and proceed for your onward journey Disembarkation time: 09:00 AM

Important Note: 

The itinerary maybe readjusted due to local conditions and days of the week, in order to avoid closure of monuments/museums. Last minute sailing adjustments may also occur.

The schedule may shift due to the weather or to take advantage of unexpected opportunities.

The exact time for each activity will be announced or posted by the onboard tour staff.

The letters in parentheses indicate the included meal of the day B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

Cruise Tariff for 3 nights / 4 days

Rates are per person in Indian Rupee

GST extra

Double occupancy: Rs 76500 +5% GST ( Per person)

Single Occupancy: Rs 115000+ 5% gst

Full Catamaran Booking for 3 nights: Rs 255000+5% GST

Waterways/Jetty Passenger Service Fee: Rs 4025 Per person additional Rates


  • We have 2 Suites with Queen/Twin beds in one Catamaran (11.85 sq.m/127.5 sq.ft)
  • Luxury Honeycomb Spa Robes with Slippers
  • All-Natural Spa-quality Bath Amenities
  • In-room Electronic Safe & Individual Temperature Control
  • High Quality Linen; Duvet and Premium Mattresses
  • Drinking Water Replenished Daily
  • Fresh Fruit Upon Arrival
  • Hair Dryer
  • Multi-Configuration Plugs
  • Generous Closet Space
  • Complimentary Wireless Internet
  • Shore Excursion Program Series including All Admissions
  • Shoe Cleaning after Excursions
  • Welcome Drink and Cold Towel Service


  • Expertly Trained Culinary Team providing seated Table d’hôte Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Special meal requests like vegan, gluten/lactose free etc. can be arranged with advance information.
  • Complimentary Tea & Coffee.
  • Educational/Wildlife Talks, Cooking Classes.
  • Air-conditioned Lounge-cum-Dining Hall.
  • Indoor Board Games and Books to read in the Lounge


  • Taxes GST, subject to revision.
  • Waterways/Jetty Passenger Service Fees
  • Arrival & Departure Transfers to/from Gupti Jetty
  • Airfare to/from Destination
  • Specialty Coffees, Wines, Beer & Spirits
  • Shipboard Gratuities

To secure the reservation, a Booking Deposit is required as per the below timeline:

If booked between 120 to 91 days prior to cruise departure: Non-Refundable deposit of 10% of the total cruise fare to be deposited within 15 days.

If booked between 90 to 61 days prior to cruise departure: Non-Refundable deposit of 20% of the total cruise fare to be deposited within 7 days. -Balance 90% or 80% is to be deposited 60 days prior to cruise departure along with the Passenger Information as requested in the Reservation Confirmation.

Cancellation Charges will be applied as per the below timeline:

If cancelled more than 91 days prior to cruise departure date: the 10% deposit will be forfeited.

If cancelled between 90 to 61 days prior to cruise departure date: the 20% deposit will be forfeited.

If cancelled between 60 to 0 days prior to the initial sailing date or nonappearance at the time of sailing: 100% of the total cruise fare per person.

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