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About Watersports in Goa

Goa is a small but beautiful state famous for its coconut trees, wine, clubs and beaches. Tourists from all over the world come here to enjoy their holidays. Goan beaches are a favorite holiday destination and has been a main attraction for people around the world since the 70’s hippy era.

Tourist visit Goa for sight seeing, hardcore partying and to enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches, at these beaches apart from relaxing & sun batting the main popular activity that visitors indulge in is water sports.

Also there are beautiful lakes and rivers in goa flowing through the western ghats, where backwater and adventure activities like river rafting, kayaking, houseboat cruise take place. At the beautiful Mayem lake one can enjoy Goas 1st bungee jumping service.

When you search “best water sport in India” Goa is what you get, water sports in Goa has become a popular activity all over India

When it comes to water sports in Goa, you name the activity and it will surely be available. There is a variety of activities here from backwater rafting to house boats to sea water sports.

This diversity is what makes Goa unique than other states, in Kerala you can enjoy backwater activities, in Andaman islands you can enjoy scuba diving, in Ladakh & Rishikesh you can indulge in river rafting, but why would you travel to all these places when you can come to Goa where you can enjoy all these activities at once.

Main reason why Goan beaches are famous in the world is the perfect shore lines, water conditions and climate which make it suitable for sea water sports activities like surfing, salling, skiing and more.

  • The water is crystal clear in Goa, with visibility of 4 to 8 meters, water in south Goa beaches are even more clear, locally known as “blue water beaches”.
  • The sea is not choppy at beaches in Goa, except in monsoon season (for obvious reasons)
  • October to February is the best is the best time to enjoy water sports as the water conditions are good and also the temperature is low, making it the perfect time.

No worries, watersports in goa is completely safe as all types of safety standards are followed by the vendors, which includes

  • PADI Certified Dive Center
  • Certified Watersports Center
  • Professional Diver
  • Professional Diver Assistant
  • Trained LifeGuards
  • High Quality Equipment
  • Safety Gear & Life Jacket

Currently in 2019 you can enjoy 25 activities in Goa at 17 different locations, new activities this year are jetlev flyer, water zorbing. Most famous of this locations are baga, calangue, candoli, vagator in north goa and colva, mobor, baina, palolem in south goa as these are close to the main cities like mapusa, panaji, margao and vasco da gama.

Here are activities and location

# Activities Location Swimming
1 Kneeboarding Candolim Beach, Mobor Beach, cavelossim Beach yes
2 Kayaking Palolem Beach, Dona Paula, Bogmalo Beach, sal river, talpona river no
3 Wakeboarding Candolim Beach, Mobor Beach, talpona Beach yes
4 Windsurfing Dona Paula, Bogmalo Beach, Vagator Beach, Calangute, Colva, Palolem, Miramar, Baga Beach yes
5 Scuba Diving Grande Islands, St. George Island, Devagh Island, Pigeon Island, Netrani Islands no
6 White Water Rafting Mhadei River, Tilari River no
7 Jet Skiing Colva, Calangute, Candolim, Mobor, Miramar, Rajbaga beaches no
8 Banana Tube Boat Ride Calangute, Agonda, Candolim, Palolem, Miramar, Baga, Vagator, Anjuna no
9 Parasailing Dona Paula, Majorda, Anjuna, Bogmalo, Calangute, Colva, Candolim, Vagator no
10 Flyboarding Baina Beach, chapora river, Mobar Beach yes
11 jet lev flyer Dona Paula, chapora rive yes
12 Bungee jumping Mayen lake no
13 Yachts And Cruises Mandovi River, Mayem Lake, Miramar Beach, Candolim Beach, Palolem Beach no
14 Water Skiing Baga Beach, Candolim Beach, Calangute Beach, Arossim Beach, Mobor Beach, Utorda Beach yes
15 Paddleboarding Candolim Beach, Mobor Beach, ashwem beach, arambol beach yes
16 Snorkelling Suzy’s Wreck, Bat Island and Navy Island situated near Bogmalo, Grande Island no
17 Speed Boating Baga, colva, calangute, Britona Yacht Station no
18 Kite Surfing Vagator Beach, Baga Beach and Calangute Beach yes
19 Dinghy Sailing Bambolim, dona paula yes
20 Water Zorbing Umta Waddo (calangute) ,mayem lake no
21 Ringo Ride Baga Beach and Calangute Beach no
22 Surf Boarding Arambol Beach, Baga Beach, mandrem beach yes
23 Sport Fishing Dona Paula region, Mobor Beach, Sonalium no
24 Winch Boat Parasailing Mobor Beach yes
25 Canyoning Upper Sauri, palolem yes