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Top 8 Must Try Water Activities in Goa

Written By: Akshatha

Adventure sports often gives the best experience for people. Many try some activities for the experience and some as a hobby.

There are a number of adventure sports which pumps your adrenaline and gives a thrill. One such category is the water sports; water adventure.

Water sports in Goa are very popular. The beaches in Goa are not only for tourism but for some mind-blowing water sports. These activities in Goa should be tried at least once in your lifetime.

So, choose your kind of water sport and have a great experience of your life!

Kayaking

Kayaking

Go Kayaking in Goa, if you want a peaceful water sport. The vast blue water bodies invite you to take a ride around. You will come across colourful birds, fishes and more while Kayaking.
There are plenty of clubs which train and plan expeditions. Join some group and paddle your way in Kayaks ( boats).

Main Destinations: Very famous in the beaches of South Goa and some beaches of North Goa: Palolem Beach, Dona Paula Jetty, Hollant Beach, etc.
Goan rivers like Mandovi , Nerul, Zuari, Verna lake , Sal river are popular for Kayaking in Goa.
Best time: October - March
Photo Courtesy: GayatriKrishnamoorthy

Windsurfing

Windsurfing

Windsurfing is a popular water sport in Goa. This is a thrilling adventure and is done on a windsurf board. One needs a good balance to handle a windsurf in the sea. It is advisable to get trained before trying Windsurfing.

Main Destinations: Calangute, Morjim, Bogmalo, Dona Paula, Vagator Beach, Palolem Beach, Baga, Arossim, Uttaroda, Benaulim are the beaches in Goa where you can do Windsurfing.
Best Time: January - April
Photo Courtesy: RamJoshi

Jet Skiing

Jet Skiing

Jet Skiing is one of the most exciting water sports. Jet Skiing (locally referred as water scooter) gives an adrenaline rush while riding in the sea. In the beginning, it might be difficult to handle the high speed. Once it is learnt, Jet Skiing is most adventurous.

Main Destinations: Baina Beach, Calagunte Beach, Aguada Beach, Candolim Beach, Miramar Beach are some of the beaches where Jet Skiing can be performed.
Best Time : All seasons ( Winter - preferred)
Photo Courtesy: Steve Mortimer

Parasailing

Parasailing

Parachute tied to a boat takes you flying over the sea. Parasailing is the most-sought after water sport in Goa. One who loves to get a bird's view of the vast sea must not miss Parasailing. Considerably, it is safe and exciting. The popularity of this water sport has increased in recent years.

Main Destinations: Mainda, Anjuna Beach, Baga Beach, Candolim Beach are some of the beaches of Goa where you can try Parasailing.
Best Time: Octobar - April ( Preferably, right after monsoons)
Photo Courtesy: UddhavGupta

Dolphin Cruise

Dolphin Cruise

Spot Dolphins happily jumping their way in the sea. A cruise which takes you to get the glimpse of Dolphins in their natural habitat. It sure gives a happy feeling watching the acrobatics of the Dolphins. Also, sail across the Arabian Sea to spot other aquatic animals. One should never miss a Dolphin Cruise!

Main Destinations: Sinquerim Beach (near Aguada Fort), Panjim Beach or river are the places you can catch a glimpse!
Best Time: Almost all seasons
Photo Courtesy: AshwinKumar

Speed Boats

Speed Boats

Riding on a Speed Boat gives you a 'Fast and Furious' feeling! You will enjoy and scream with the water splashing right at you. It is sure to give you the same thrill and experience shown in movies.
You can enjoy a Speed boat ride with your family and friends. It is one such water sport where it can be experienced together or in a group.

Main Destinations: Calagunte Beach, Arossim Beach, Colva Beach, Candolim Beach provides you the Speed Boat rides in Goa.
Best Time: Almost all seasons
Photo Courtesy: AbhishekSingh

Snorkelling and Scuba Diving

Snorkelling and Scuba Diving

Snorkelling: It is a way of swimming equipped with a diving mask called Snorkel. It is a pipe which will be above the water. When a snorkeler peeps inside water, the Snorkel easily helps to breathe.
Snorkelling is an easy water sport and lets you get a glimpse of under water life. It needs less training and is often tried by people of all age groups.

Scuba Diving: It is an under water diving sport. You will go deep into the sea with a breathing equipment. Though the popularity has increased in Goa, Scuba Diving needs a good training. However, it will give you a peaceful experience and a view of exotic aquatic life.

Main Destinations: Grand Islands, Pigeon Island, Devagh Island, Bogmalo Beach, Dona Paula Jetty.
Best Time : October - April

Yachting

Yachting

A yacht ride in the beautiful ocean is fun . You will be sailing across a blue horizon of water; taking in all the fresh air and magical nature around you. Yachting must be tried atleast once for a happy and pleasant adventure.

Main Destinations: Palolem Beach, Miramar Beach, Candolim Beach, etc. where you can try a yacht ride!
Best Time: Octobar - May

Photo Courtesy: KarunakarRayker

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