Exploring Goa’s backwaters is a fun day-long activity for family and friends. There’s nothing like enjoying the stillness of the river while watching dolphins frolic beside you, the mesmerizing colours of the sunset or the joy of snorkelling right besides your boat. Here are some river cruises in Goa you can choose from.
Rediscovery Cruises – Book yourself a customized boat or luxury yacht in Goa and head out on to the water to enjoy an exclusive sunset scene, romantic ride, dinner, anniversary celebration, or even a fishing trip. Goa’s backwaters make a picturesque setting to spend some quality time with friends, family or your special one, as you marvel at shoals of fish or go crocodile spotting amidst the mangroves.
Cruise Blessing – Spend an hour cruising on the Zuari River to the beats of a DJ along with some dancing to get the party started. Cruise Blessing organizes bird watching, crab catching, fishing, crocodile spotting, DJ night, and even a romantic dinner cruise. If you want to do something out of the ordinary for a birthday or celebration, it’s one to consider.
Konkan Explorers – Looking for a richer yachting experience? Konkan Explorers in Morjim organizes short trips (1-2 hours) along the Chapora river for a maximum of 4 passengers as well as sailing activities, kayaking and excursions for bigger groups. Each trip is customized according to the physical and technical skills of passengers
Wandertrails – Haven’t gotten around to exploring the backwaters of Kerala in a houseboat? You can do it in Goa! Spend some quality time with dear ones as you float along the Chapora River on your very own houseboat, with views of the historic Chapora Fort. The upper deck is a great place to savour the scene along with tea, or even beer, and you may even catch a glimpse of dolphins! Enjoy the plush ambience of the houseboat for an entire day.
Solita Luxury Cruises – With spacious decks, two en-suite cabins and capacity to hold up to 26 guests, the luxury yacht is perfect for any corporate and family occasion, or maybe just a romantic getaway for 2. You can watch dolphins keep pace with the boat during the morning dolphin cruises or watch the sun go down while sipping on cocktails during one of the sunset cruises. An overnight cruise is also possible and if you love bird watching, take in the quiet of the backwaters close to the Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary where you’ll find many of them perched on branches.
Grand Island by John Boat Tours – Head out to explore one of Goa’s biggest marine islands, Grand Island, off the Marmagoa Harbour. Not only are there chances of spotting dolphins, but you’ll also have a chance to jump off the boat to swim and snorkel when the boat drops anchor. A BBQ on Monkey Beach where you can sunbathe, swim and explore will make for a fun day out on your holiday.
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