10 Best Water Sports To Enjoy in Goa

The smallest state of India, Goa is widely famous for its beaches and its adventure and recreational activities. Also referred to as “Queen of the Beaches”, Goa is located on the western coast of India with a population of 1.8 million. It boasts of a rich cultural and promises to make your holiday a wonderful experience. With a lengthy coastline and blue skies, Goa offers many opportunities for adventure lovers to explore the waters in different ways. There are many places to visit in Goa that make it a popular tourist destination not only for Indians but also for foreigners.

How to commute in the city?

There are many options for tourists to get around the city. You can get a scooter/bike/car for rent in Goa on a per day basis which is not common in other states of India. To ride these vehicles to explore the best tourist destinations in Goa, all you need is a driver’s license. Of all vehicle types, motorbikes and scooters are popular among tourists.

Best water sports to indulge in Goa:

1. Parasailing

Parasailing is one of the most interesting water sports in Goa. Fly off in the sky and enjoy the amazing view of the ocean from up above. You fly on a parasail harness which is fastened to the speedboat via a 30-40 m long rope. You will be pulled up in the air, as the speedboat moves at great speed. The beauty of the blue-sky and the blue water beneath is enchanting and the entire experience is truly exhilarating.

Where to try?
Fly high and experience the thrill at Dona Paula, Anjuna, Calangute, Colva, Candolim, Vagator Beach, etc

2. Windsurfing

Windsurfing is the most popular recreational activity you must try in Goa. It combines the magic of surfing and cruising. All you need is a 2-3 meters long surf board. The power of the wind rides the board across the water. This is where the thrill lies. If you want to experience extreme thrill, it is better to surf at noon or in the evening, when the wind is usually strong.

Where to try?
The Dona Paula beach is known to be the best place to try this activity. However, Baga, Calangute, Vagator are the other popular places to visit in Goa before you die.

3. Jet skiing

Another exciting water sport in Goa that you must indulge in is Jet Skiing. It is a perfect dose of entertainment for tourists of all age groups. It feels so good when the chilling wind hits you on face, droplets of water as you glide through the waters of Arabian Sea.

Where to try?
You can try it at various beaches of Goa, such as Colva, Candolim, Calangute, Aguada, etc.

4. Boat Ride : Banana Tube

The Banana boat ride is preferred by many young and old adults, also children may find it thrilling. You will be seated on an inflatable boat, which is made in a shape of banana and tightened to a speedboat. This boat hauls it alongside the water at a high-speed. It is also one of the easiest water sports to do in Goa.

Where to try?
You can indulge in this water sport activities at Calangute, Candolim, Agonda, Miramar, Palolem, Baga, Anjuna and Vagator.

5. Ringo Ride

If you want to have some fun activities in Goa; you must try the Ringo Rides. In this sport, you will be driving on a circular tube over the water surface. People are made to sit on a circular tube, which is pulled through a speed boat. Isn’t it exciting? Don’t miss it!!

Where to try?
Pindul Cave is perhaps one of the best places to visit in Goa within 10000 and try this activity. Other places include Cavelossim and Mobor.

6. Kayaking

Want to enjoy water sports with sightseeing and a little adventure? If yes, then kayaking is the one for you. Kayaking is a wonderful water sport where a special type of boat called “Kayak” is used. With the Kayak boat, you will normally find yourself kayaking in lakes, canals or rivers.

Where to try?
The best places to try this activity in Goa are Sal backwaters and Mandovi. It is the best place to visit in Goa with family.

7. Scuba Diving

Goa is famous for its marine life with various beautiful beaches where one can enjoy a wide range of water activities. Amongst all, Scuba Diving is the most thrilling activity which gives you the opportunity to explore the underwater world. A trip to Goa is incomplete without a scuba diving experience.

Where to try?
If you are looking for a lide-time experience do not miss to try scuba diving at Suzy’s Wreck, Grande Islands, and Bat Island

8. Snorkeling

Another joyous water sport that you can try to explore under waters is snorkeling. Don your diving mask and have a snorkel to explore the beauty underwater. You can also get a chance to encounter with best reefs in the world.

Where to try?
It may be tried at Bat Island and Suzy’s Wreck, and Grande Island.

9. Speed boats

Speed boat riding is one of the easiest and the most popular water sport in Goa. Most of the tourists prefer this ride because it gives a thrilling experience and is a lot of fun. You could try this activity with your family members as well.

Where to try?
You can enjoy this activity at Old Goa, Sinquerim Beach, and Grant Island.

10. River Rafting

Goa is blessed with abundance of nature and adventure. With many rivers flowing from the Western Ghats, river rafting is the most thrilling and exiting sport in Goa. The adrenaline rush and the thrill that you experience is remarkable. However, it is advised not to try it during the monsoon season as the water flow will increase during this time.

Where to try?
Get your adrenaline pumped at Mandovi River, Mhadaei River, and Valpoi River, etc.

Apart from these, there are many more water sport activities that one can enjoy during their trip to Goa. With so many adventure activities, there is no end to the fun.

An amazing blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures, sweetened with solar, sea, sand, seafood and spirituality, there”s innumerable places to visit in Goa. So what are you waiting for? Take your adventure experience to the next level by indulging in these water sports. But, do not forget to book hotels in advance.

Some of the Hotels in Goa:
There are many hotels to stay in Goa from luxury and cheap hotels to home stays. You can get the best accommodation according to your budget or any other preference. You can also book hotels online and get the best deal.

Luxury hotels to stay in Goa are:

Cheap hotels to stay in Goa are: