Goa is an adventure in itself but it is the water sports in Goa which provide the majority of fun. Even if you are not an adventure seeker, get ready to experience ultimate adrenaline rush. The land of ‘Sun, Sand and Sea’ offer a range of thrilling water sports. There are adventures throughout the year and some are season specific.
Windsurfing in Goa is an extremely popular sport. The Dona Paula bay is known to be the ideal destination for beginners. A number of beaches in Goa such as Bogmalo, Miramar, Calangute, Arossim, Uttorda, Benaulim, Vagator and Baga also attract visitors to embark on this adventure sport.
Jet Skiing is one of the most thrilling adventure water sports in Goa. Preferred mainly during the winter season, it is simple to operate. Once you master the balance on the ski board, enjoy the great experience gliding on the waters. The popular beaches in Goa such as Aguada, Colva, Candolim, Calangute, Miramar and Benaulim offer the sport.
A speed boat ride offers an opportunity to absorb the fascinating ambience of the Goan beaches. Fast and furiously racing against the water, speed boats give a sense of excitement. The popular destinations to try out speed boat rides are Old Goa, Fort Aguada, Sinquerim, St. Jacinto Island and Grant Island and many more.
Scuba diving is a popular sport in Goa. Exploring the beautiful marine world is a dream for many and once you dive under the waters you are taken into a world of technicolor, fishes and so many species you never knew of. Amateurs are advised to never dive alone, once should always have a trained diver. The underwater visibility ranges for five to ten meters and is the best between October to February. Ensure completely fitness, physically and mentally, before embarking on the adventure sport.
An easy sport, Banana rides are loved by families, kids and the not-so adventurous. Enjoy the thrill of being towed on a six-seat banana-shaped contraception by a speedboat over rising and falling sea waves. It is fun and a safe sport.
Knee and Wake boarding are relatively new additions to the range of Goa water sports. The sport is very similar to water skiing, however, the difference is that instead of two narrow strips of water skiing, there is only one broad board, upon which you have to balance yourself. Wakeboarding is easily available around the popular beaches in Goa.
Kayaking is the perfect water sport activity in Goa for those who want to explore. Paddle through untested waters along the mangroves, backwaters and mini bays. The sport requires balance and fitness to continually navigate your kayak. The places to go kayaking are Palolem Beach, Dona Paula Jetty, Hollant Beach.
The swift rivers of Goa are replete in adventure. Flowing from the Western Ghats and offering the proper dose of thrill, enjoy the picturesque lush greenery. The white foaming waters are available in various grades of difficulty. Mhadaei River, Mandovi River, Valpoi River.
Similar to windsurfing, Dinghy sailing is a popular thrilling water sport. Dinghies are around 15 feet in length and can accommodate around 3-4 people at a time. The Zuari estuary in Dona Paula is perfect for the water sport. The best months to go dinghy sailing are between October and April when the sky is clear and the water is calmer.