Goa has long been considered one of India’s chief tourist destinations for its rich variety of beaches, architecture, and thriving nightlife. There is more to this city than that however as Goa is graced with a rich variety of natural allure and opportunities for different natural adventure activities. This blog is going to detail a few of these alternative activities that visitors to Goa can do to connect more with the surrounding wilderness and wildlife that make Goa a special location.
Formerly just available via the five star hotels in Goa now visitors to the city can indulge in a great variety of different water sports at Goa’s different beaches. Some of the activities available include jet skiing, wakeboarding, kite surfing, parasailing, windsurfing and catamaran sailing. The main water sports operator is Atlantis Water Sports on Calangute Beach, they offer all the above listed activities. The National Institute of Water Sports offers lessons in these activities if you want to try but are inexperienced.
Scuba Diving and Snorkelling
There are a variety of excellent scuba diving and snorkeling sites near Goa. Some of the best are situated around Grand Island and include: Bounty Bay, Umma Gumma Reef, Shelter Cove, and Suzy’s Wreck. If you are interested in learning how to dive Barracuda Diving runs courses as well as organizing diving and snorkeling trips to these locations.
Camping and Trekking
Goa is blessed with a variety of natural sanctuaries and natural attractions including falls and tropical forests. The Goa Hiking Association and the Goa Youth Hostel Association of India organize trips into the wilderness several times a year. Some of more recommended journeys to make are into the Sahyadri Hills, Devils Canyon, and the wild life Sanctuary in Mollem.
Crocodile and Dolphin sighting
An interesting aspect of any vacation is seeing different and exotic animals. Goa provides these opportunities by organizing tours to spot, our mammal friends, dolphins and even ferocious crocodiles. Done separately John’s Boat Tours runs dolphin trips on Tuesday, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays and crocodile sighting tours Thursday and Sundays.
Big Sea Fishing
The chance to catch a large fish out on the open seas can certainly be an exhilarating experience for anyone. Goa fishing is a licensed commercial sport that provides varied trips for novice all the way up to experienced fisherman. Some of the higher end fishing excursions include: deep sea fishing and spear fishing off the reefs of Grand Island.