Here are some of the best Water sports in Goa!
Nestled on the western coast of India is a land of rivers and beaches. The small paradise that is Goa, is one of India’s best holiday destinations. This is more so especially if you’re the kind of person who loves adventure activities and water sports.
Since Goa is blessed with beaches galore, it has an abundance of water-sports to offer and thrill all you adrenaline junkies. From parasailing to scuba diving, Goa’s water-sports are something everyone has to try at least once during their vacation. If you want to know more about the different water-sports Goa has to offer and where you can find them, keep scrolling and have your queries answered!
With its breathtaking corals and fish of various kinds, the Arabian sea is India’s water body that’s filled with aquatic treasures. When in Goa, get away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas like Calangute or Baga and get lost into tranquility and serenity of the Arabian Sea. Scuba diving, unlike most water sports, is only found on Grande Island (also known as Bat Island) in Goa. This beautiful island is situated off the coast of South Goa. You can reach it by boat. It has multiple dive sites such as Suzy’s Wreck, Davy Jones Locker, Sail Rock and others.
This water sport is like simply like no other and it’s an experience of a lifetime. Why think of going to places like Maldives and Australian and spending a bomb ? Here in Goa, there are various scuba diving packages that you can opt for with prices starting from Rs. 2000 onward! If you’re worried about your safety you have nothing to fret about. Scuba diving instructors are all certified. Besides, they also prioritize your safety above all else to ensure that you’ll have a memorable experience.
Location: Grande Island
Price: Rs. 2000 onward. (Rates may differ based on service provider)
Jet off into the deep blue sea of Goa with this incredibly thrilling water sport! These Skis are available at most of the popular beaches that dot Goa’s coast. This is definitely a must try to complete your holiday in Goa! Experience the exhilarating feeling of riding your own jet ski with the wind in your hair. Along with this, the waves crashing against you and the sun hitting your face for just Rs. 400 onward. Plus if you’re looking for Insta worthy pictures of your holiday in Goa, then this water sport definitely makes a great photo op!
Locations: Anjuna, Baga, Coco Beach, Calangute, Candolim, Colva.
Price: Rs. 400 onward. (Prices differ from according to the duration and service)
Feel the rush as you defy gravity and soar like an eagle in the sky while Parasailing in Goa. This water sport is found at almost all tourist beaches in Goa. It is definitely one of the most famous adventure sports here. Parasailing is one water sport allows you to fly at the height of 300 to 320 feet through a parachute that’s attached to the end of a rope and fastened to a speedboat. Take in the panoramic beauty of Goa from a bird’s eye and create memories that last a lifetime. If you looking to capture memories of this water sporting adventure, simply attach a GoPro to your harness and voila!
Locations: Anjuna, Baga, Bogmalo, Colva, Calangute, Candolim, Dona Paula, Majorda.
Price: Rs. 800 onward. ( Approximate Cost )
This is a relatively new water sport in Goa, so if you’ve come to Goa before and haven’t tried it out, now is the perfect time to do so! With the best of equipment and instructors to help you become a pro, now’s the time to your hand (or well feet) at this extreme water sport. Strap on your jet ski boots and lift off into the air with nothing but the crystal clear ocean ahead of you. This is one water sport that will get your heart pumping and your adrenaline rushing, so don’t miss out on this experience!
Locations: Aguada, Chapora, Siolim.
Prices: Rs. 2500 onward (Costs differ across location)
With the wind in your sails and the waves below your board, experience the best of both sailing and surfing through this water sport. Windsurfing is all about mastering your balance and strength. The rider has to stand on the board and firmly grip the sail attached while maneuvering according to the wind and waves. If you’re a beginner then it’s best to learn at a time when the waves are calm. If you already have experience with this water sport and want more than just calm waves, head out into the ocean during the afternoon instead of the morning.
Locations: Agonda, Bogmalo, Colva, Dona Paula, Miramar, Vagator, Palolem.
Price: Rs. 1500 onward (Rates differ from according to the location, duration and service)
White Water Rafting
If you happen to be in Goa during the monsoons and want to do something adventurous and fun aside from your regular trekking, then this water sport is perfect for you. The river Mandovi (also known as Mhadei) stretches across Goa and is where you can have the best river rafting adventure in Goa. With the river’s wild waves that carry your boat through the tumultuous rapids, this water sport is the perfect monsoon vacation experience. Open to everyone above the age of 12, you’re provided with a training session, safety equipment and life jackets for this adventurous water sport.
Location: Mhadei river, Valpoi
Price: Rs.1800 onward (Indicative Price )
Sail the backwaters of Goa, amidst the mangroves and take in the plethora of wildlife, clean air and all the beauty that Goa has to offer. Kayaking is one water sport that’s incredibly calming and if you’re a lover of wildlife then this is the best way to discover parts of Goa’s ecosystem. Kayak under the moonlight and the star-studded sky and witness Goa in a way you never have before. The placid rivers of Goa aren’t the only place for you to go kayaking, the beaches in the south of Goa such as Palolem and Agonda offer the same.
Locations: Agonda, Palolem, Bambolim, Backwaters of Mandovi, Zuari, Sal, Nerul
Price: Rs. 1300 onward
Goa has so many incredible and exhilarating water sports to offer and these were just a few. You can always try out Banana Boat Rides and Water Skiing while you’re here on holiday but water sports such are Scuba Diving, Fly Boarding, White River Rafting and the others are ones that’ll leave you with incredible memories of Goa.
We here at Goa Casitas hope your vacation to Goa is filled with jam-packed adventures and that you get a chance to try out all the different watersports available in Goa. If you’re looking to rent out a luxury villa or private apartment during your vacation in Goa, click here to find the perfect home away from home in Goa’s prime locations like Vagator, Baga and Calangute.