Duration: Full Day
Located on the west coast of India, Goa is renowned for its beautiful beaches and endless sunshine, which is why it is such a popular destination for holidaymakers. If you dream of getting away from the crowds and sailing away to a beautiful secluded island during your holiday in Goa, this is the tour for you. Enjoy a day out on the deep blue waters of the Arabian Sea, travelling on a traditional canoe. You will get the chance to try a spot of fishing on the way, and snorkelling is available once we anchor, enabling you to explore Goa’s majestic underwater world.
There are several picturesque islands located off the coast of Vasco-da-Gama in Goa, including Grand Island, Pequeno Island (also known as Bat Island) and Sao Jorge Island, which are well worth visiting if you get the chance. Grand Island is the most popular island for day trips, and some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving sites can be found here, including a 20th century shipwreck. Goa’s waters host an abundance of marine life and coral reefs, which you can discover for yourself on this exciting excursion.
The vivid coral reefs are a delight to explore, boasting a wide variety of coral species such as brain coral, star coral, sea whips and sea fans, which is a beautiful sight to behold as you see them swaying with the motion of the sea. Hundreds of brightly-coloured tropical fish, including angel fish, parrot fish, butterfly fish, squirrel fish, trigger fish, groupers and snappers, can be spotted amongst the reefs, as well as sea urchins, sea cucumbers, lobsters, hawksbill turtles and many other fascinating marine creatures. The underwater diversity will surprise and delight you.
Look out for dolphins playfully flipping and diving in the open sea on your boat journey to and from the island. Watching these graceful creatures in their natural habitat is an unforgettable experience. When you reach your secluded island, relax and soak up the sun on a beautiful deserted beach or venture into the warm tropical waters to explore a wealth of undersea treasures.
Enjoy a delicious barbeque lunch on the beach afterwards, savouring the taste of grilled fresh fish, which you will have hopefully caught yourself during the boat trip. The rest of the afternoon can be spent exploring, relaxing, swimming or snorkeling.
This memorable day of discovery at sea will reveal Goa’s natural beauty both above and below the water.
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