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goa Water SportsExperience the Adrenaline Rush

Goa is blessed with lengthy coastlines that comprise of sandy beaches and bright sun. It welcomes every visitor with ample opportunities for an adventure that allow them to acquaint and explore the Arabian Sea. Whether a relaxed beginner or a skiing expert; the blue greenish waters of Goa have something for everyone. These adventurous water sports bring make for a wonderful beach holiday and offer you the best of the pearl of the orient.
Kayaking

For the peace loving visitors, who do not wish to ride over the waves, Kayaking is a calm and relaxed sport activity while in Goa. Spend a quiet afternoon paddling along the mangroves, backwaters and mini bays. While in the land of beaches Kayaking is a must try activity. Most of the Kayakers begin from Nerul Bridge and they paddle down Aguada River till they reach Aguada Fort in Candolim. As they pass through the lush mangrove forests, the magic compels them to admire the natural beauty. Watching the beautiful sun as it sets behind the mysterious mangroves.  When the sea is rough, it is best to wear a life jacket for safety and drop the idea if it rains.

Popular Kayaking Sites: Hollant Beach, Palolem Beach, Dona Paula, Nerul and Sal River

Best Season: October to May

Windsurfing

Capture the sheer energy of Goan coastline as you surf the winds and waves of the sea. The beaches here boast of unspoilt natural beauty of the azure waters. For a beginner, highly qualified instructors are available in the beaches to teach them the tricks and also guide through the basics. It needs a lot of patience to learn the balance and master the skill onboard. Knowledge of swimming is absolutely necessary. Windsurfing is a popular sport in Goa; it is also popular among foreigners. A  2-4 metre long windsurf board is being used and one needs to have a perfect balance on the windsurfing board and adapt quickly to the wind directions for a perfect sail.

Popular Windsurfing Sites: Dona Paula, Bogmalo Beach, Vagator Beach, Calangute, Colva, Palolem, Miramar and Baga Beach.

Best Season: January to March
Scuba Diving

Explore the exotic underwater kingdom, which is a popular activity among underwater adventurers. Dive deep in the blue waters which is home to shading beds, reef sharks and a plenty of submerged amphibians.   A must in everyone’s bucket list, the flora and fauna that lies beneath the sea has a lot of wonders for those who wish to know and seek it. Those who are beginners can choose from a plethora Scuba diving lessons offered in various beaches to discover the mystery behind the pristine waters.

Popular Scuba Diving Sites: Grande Islands, St. George Island, Devagh Island, Pigeon Island and Netrani Islands

Best Season: October to April

White Water Rafting

An awesome beach destination, Goa is full of bustling and pristine beaches that are known for astounding nightlife and enthralling water sports. Best places for White Water Rafting are the rivers of Mhadei and Tilari. It has a stretch of 10 km that runs through Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary and is great activity for both beginners as well as experts. The river offers grade 2 and 3 rapids called Giant Haystacks and Big Daddy. Rafting takes place in the morning at 10 am and afternoon at 2 pm. This is the best way to explore the virgin landscape of Goa and is also the best part of a Goa Holiday.

Popular Rafting Sites: Mhadei River, Tilari River

Best Season: June to September

Banana Tube Boat Ride

If you are visiting Goa with a bunch of friends or a family, banana tube boat ride is just the perfect adventure for you. This thrilling ride on a banana shaped boat allows 6 people to ride together and sail against the sea waves. Shape of the boat is such that, there is very less chances of flipping over.  This boat is linked to a speed boat and the bumpy water ride is made absolutely safe with safety gears and guides. Life jackets are an absolute necessity for the ride.

Popular Banana Ride Sites: Calangute, Agonda, Candolim, Palolem, Miramar, Baga, Vagator, Anjuna

Best Season: October to March

Parasailing

Fulfill your dream of flying in the sky with the Goan coastline at your feet. Be seated in a parachute attached to a speedboat with a rope and ascend into the sky. This aerial view will bless you with the blue skies of Goa that will gift you some picture perfect moments to take back home. Para-sailing is available in two types: winch-boat parasailing or beach parasailing. Beginners should make sure to take an instructor along for first time sailing.

Popular Parasailing Sites: Dona Paula, Majorda, Anjuna, Bogmalo, Calangute, Colva, Candolim, Vagator

Best Season: October to March


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