Goa is an excellent destination for water sports, the pleasant weather and calm waters and long coastline promises probably the most exciting of sports and adventure imaginable as well as for people of every level of competence-the beginner and also the expert.
Although the smallest state of India, the fun that’s to be had here’s incomparable to whatever you are likely to experience in India. And all because of John Lucas, an Englishman having a liking for windsurfing, who found Goa in 1970s having a board and a rig, that the place came into existence known as the water sports destination of the country, inviting fans from across the globe. Should you too really are a fan water sports or wish to give them a try, there’s no better destination than Goa. Apart from this there are many other water sports that will put you completely exhilarated like Sea Fishing in Goa, Scuba Diving, Water Skiing, Parasailing, Dinghy Sailing, Wind Surfing, Swimming, Water Scooter, Microlite-Flying, Catamaran/Hobie Cat Sailing, Banana, Bump & Ringo Rides, Knee-and-Wake Boarding, Water Sports Centers.
What to Expect
The fully developed Goa water sports is now gathering the world attention and domestic tourists are equally choosing this sports activities. There are popular places for water sports, we have tried to give you the information gathered, please go through the same and we assure you our best at every steps.
Goa, the most popular tourist destination in India offers host of water sports that invites adventure seekers from all over the world. Some of the most popular water adventure tourists can enjoy here includes Water Scootering, Para Sailing, Wind Surfing, Water Skiing and Scuba diving. Tourists and adventure enthusiasts visit the beaches of Goa in order to satisfy their adrenal rush in the most popular beach destination in India. Find below the details of the various water sports along with the details of beaches where these adventures can be enjoyed here.
Parasailing in the stretch of Sinquerim-Candolim-Calangute Stretch which offers the beautiful sight os Fort Aguda and the grounded tanker River Princess.
100-135 HP powered Jet Ski is used in this adventure mostly available in Colva, Candolim, Calangute, Mobor, Rajbaga, Arossim, Benaulim and Utorda.
This is a very exciting sport that requires both strength and skills. Tourists are required to take up training lessons before indulging in this sport.
The major beach destination where this sport can be enjoyed are Condolim, Arossim, Mobor, Calangute, Utorda and Rajbaga.
Known to be the most exhaustive water sport, wind surfing also happens to be the most toughest sports to learn. Very inexpensive, this sport is all about good health, good will power and a good instructor.
The major beaches where wind surfing can be enjoyed are Calangute, Colva, Pololem, Vagator, Baga, Dona Paula, Miramar and Bogmalo.
Knee and Wake – Boarding
Knee and wake-boarding is another sport that is gaining immense popularity in Goa. While they are very similar to water skiing, in Knee boarding one needs to use the knee for skiing and in wake-boarding, the adventurer has one broad board instead of two narrow ones as used in water skiing, and needs to balance the body on the single board.
Candolim beach, Mobor beach and Rajbaga beach are the few hot spots for enjoying this sport.
Goa is among the few places in the world that have excellent opportunity for scuba divers. Grande islands, St. George island, Devagh island and Pigeon island are the most popular places to enjoy this sport.
Speed Boat Rides
Very similar to jet skiing, Speed boat rides is a much powerful and exciting sport. This is a perfect group activity as boats have a capacity of 3 to 6 persons. Lasting from 10 minutes to an hour, speed boat rides are the best and the most enthralling way to explore the coastline of Goa.
Speedboats cab be hired from Condolim, Calangute Arossim, Utroda, Colva and Mobor beaches.
Catarman Sailing :
This sport is also referred as Hobie Cats and includes twin hulll with trampolines and a mast joined together for sailing. having a seating capacity of 4 persons.
Candolim beach, Calangute beach, Arossim beach, Dona Paula beach, Mobor beach, Benaulim and Colva beach are the ideal places to enjoy Catarman sailing.
Deep Sea Fishing and Dolphin Spotting
Deep Sea Fishing is yet it its nascent stage in Goa. For this sport, tourists are taken way too far in the sea on a special motor boats and one gets a chance to fish for tunas, kingfish and jackfish. However, this sport requires great skill and it is not only to find a catch.
The only place in Goa where fishing can be enjoyed is the Bait and Butterfly island. Adults are only allowed and motorboats charge Rs 700to 800 for an hour.
Dolphin spotting on the other hand is an interesting adventure option wherein tourists are taken to the stretch between Mandovi River to the Zuari River and here tourists can sight dolphins and even crocodiles.
Valuable Tips for outdoor water sports:
Arrival at Guwahati-Guwahati is well connected from most of the important cities of India. Once you arrive we will take you to the hotel after wash n change proceed for darshan of Kamakhya Maa (5 hrs) and stay the night at a hotel on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra river.
After breakfast car will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to Calangute Beach It has most of the water sports happening, and with so many operators, the rates are competitive and economical as compared to the other beaches OR
Palolem – Though a serene beach, it has some brilliant water sports opportunities on offer Baga – The place to be if you wish to break free and indulge in some rocking watersports action
Grande Island – Famous as a scuba diving destination.
After a full day thrilling experience return to your resort/hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast proceed for full day sightseeing of the beaches, churches and temples. In the evening sunset cruise at river Mandovi (Subject to operation and weather conditions). Dinner and overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast full day excursion tour to Island for deep sea finshing, snorkeling with Lunch and unlimited drinks only beer and snacks. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast some leisure time till departure to airport.
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