Snorkelling in Goa, India

Snorkelling in Goa

Goa is one of the favourite holiday destinations of the world traveler, and for good reason. The weather is warm and sunny almost all year round. The beaches are beautiful and the blue waters of Goa are great for swimming in. However, in recent years, the adventure seekers have been discovering that the lush landscapes, rocky cliffs, thundering rivers, and sprawling beaches of Goa allow for plenty of fun activities, and snorkeling in Goa is one of them.

Why you should go snorkeling in Goa

The colorful variety of fish and the vibrant coral formations found at many locations on the coastline of the Goa have attracted curious travelers and nature lovers tourists globally. You’re sure to see some gorgeous tropical fish, but if you’re lucky, you might spot dolphins swimming alongside your boat!

Snorkeling in Goa is a peaceful adventure, with safe serene waters and paradise-like settings to choose from. It fits in with the relaxed Goan holiday mood and will give you a day out that you’ll think about often. Also, snorkeling does not require any technical skills or knowledge, and has less stringent health requirements.

Itineraries for snorkeling in Goa

There are a few popular spots for Goa snorkeling, but one of the best is Grande Island. Most Goa snorkeling trips begin in the morning, and if you’re staying at North Goa, you will be picked up in a vehicle and driven to the start point. You’ll board boats that take you out to Grande Island, and there you can get ready for your Goa snorkeling adventure. After the snorkeling is done, you’ll head to the deserted beach, where a fun Goan-style barbecue and buffet lunch are set up for you. There’s also unlimited beer and rum provided, but you won’t be allowed to go back in the water if you drink. By late afternoon, you’ll head back and will be dropped off to your hotel. Your Goa snorkeling adventure ends here.

Goa snorkeling day trips pack in plenty of fun and adventure that can be experienced by people of all age groups, as long as they are comfortable in the water. A package for snorkeling in Goa can cost anywhere between INR 1899 to INR 3000, and will provide almost a full day of fun.

What to carry on your Goa snorkeling trip

Make sure you wear swimwear or quick dry clothing that will not restrict your movement. For the time spent on the boat or beach, you might want to carry a spare tee to protect you from the sun. Don’t forget to carry your sunscreen and reapply as needed. Avoid denim shorts or thick cotton tees that will get heavy in the water.

Best time for snorkeling in Goa:

The best time to go snorkeling in Goa is during the summer. The weather stays warm and comfortable, and you’ll dry off quickly in the sun. The visibility is also best during this time, so you’ll be able to see pretty far.

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Trip Description
Goa is always beautiful, with its warm water and sunny yellow sand beaches. But under the surface of that blue water lies a world of absolutely stunning marine life. This snorkelling day-trip packs in plenty of fun and adventure, and shows you some true Goan hospitality.

Enjoy a long snorkelling session at Grande Island, one of the biggest islands in Goa. Far away from the crowds and the music, the water is peaceful and the coastline is beautiful.

When you've built up an appetite, the boat takes you to a deserted island, for you and your snorkelling buddies to enjoy a celebratory lunch. You can relax on the beach with a cold beer, take a dip, or just walk around and enjoy the solitude.
    Inclusions
  • Pick-up and drop from hotels (in North Goa only)
  • Boat ride to and from Grande Island
  • All snorkelling gear, life jackets and safety gear
  • Fishing gear
  • Dolphin spotting
  • Unlimited mineral water, soft drinks
  • Unlimited beer and rum (after snorkelling activity only)
  • Snacks
  • Goan-style barbecue and buffet lunch
  • Fruit
    Exclusions
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions
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