Experience the exciting and thrilling wonders of the ‘Party Capital’ by trying the popular adventure sports in Goa. The adrenaline pumping activities are for everybody, from amateur to daring ones. Since the soul of adventure lies in water, Goa with its extensive coastline and splendid skies offer innumerable opportunities. Partake in banana boat ride, parasailing, jet skiing, cruises etc. to make your vacations etched on your minds forever.
Here are the top sports you must try on your holiday in Goa
1. Banana Boat Ride
One of the most exciting water sports in Goa, Banana Boat Ride draws a huge crowd to South Goa. The activity involves a banana shaped boat connected to a steamboat running at a high-speed. Passengers sitting on the banana boat are toppled in the sea every now and then. The efforts made by riders to be on the boat again add to the fun quotient. Navigate over water while struggling with the bumpy waves. This ride will be surely the one you’ll love to cherish for a lifetime.
Where to go for Banana Boat Rides
Agonda, Calangute, Palolem, Candolim, Baga, Miramar, Anjuna, Vagator are popular for banana boat rides in Goa.
Parasailing is for the ones who love the thrill of flying in the clouds while sailing over the azure waters. The activity is a must enjoyed with your partner while you both are on your Goa Honeymoon Tour. The harness of your parasail will be attached with a rope of around 200-300 feet whose other end will be tied to the boat. As the boat starts gushing through the waters, you will find yourself flying like a bird. Get mesmerized by the aerial view of the surroundings and try to capture those moments in your mind.
Where to go for Parasailing
Dona Paula, Anjuna, Majorda, Vagator, Calangute, Bogmalo, Candolim, Colva beach, etc.
An ultimate burst of adrenalin, Flyboarding takes you approx. 15 m high in the air. A combination of jetpack and jet-ski, the adrenaline rushing activity consists of a flyboard which is tucked to a jet-ski. Beaches in Goa are ready to test your flyboarding skills. The action sport is exhilarating.
Where to go for Flyboarding
North Goa, Chopdem Jetty, Baina Beach, etc.
4. Water Skiing
Time to hone your balancing skill as you are about to try Water Skiing! Delight in the ocean waves splashing across your face while whooshing through the waters. The invigorating ride can make your Goa trip memorable by adding more fun and frolic moments. Feel at ease on the surf board which is roped to a speed boat. Your skills are really challenged as soon as the boat starts and it pulls you. If you’re a cautious water sports fanatics then this activity is just for you.
Where to go Water Skiing
Candolim Beach, Baga Beach, Arossim Beach, Calangute Beach, Utorda Beach, Mobor Beach
Add snorkeling in your bucket list of things to do at the party capital while booking Goa Tour Packages. Measure the depths of water carrying along the right equipment with you. Participants are supposed to wear the diving mask and carry a shaped tube known as snorkel. Stay underwater and explore the amazing marine life.
Where to go for Snorkeling
Snorkeling in Goa must be tried at Bat Island, Suzy’s Wreck and Navy Island situated near Bogmalo, Grande Island, etc.
6. Scuba Diving
Looking for something thrilling in life? Dive deep down the waters and unveil the mysteries that lie below. Choose Scuba Diving in Goa and get transferred into a different world instantaneously. One of the popular water sports in Goa and a scintillating underwater life awaits for you!
Where to go for Scuba Diving
St. George Island, Grande Islands are popular for scuba diving in Goa.
Maneuver on the waters against the wind direction. This is windsurfing all about. Again a balancing act, windsurfing is favored by foreign and domestic visitors alike. Combining the amusement of both sailing and surfing, the activity demands the surfer to be stable on the surfboard navigating the winds. Newbies should try this water sport in Goa in the morning. However, the experienced ones can try it in the afternoon when winds can pose a challenge to them.
Where to go for Windsurfing
Dona Paula Beach, Bogmalo Beach, Vagator Beach, Calangute, Colva, Palolem, Miramar, and Baga Beach invite for windsurfing in Goa.
Wakeboarding draws many adventure buffs towards the beaches in Goa. Resembling water skiing, this sport in different from it in the way that later requires less balance and speed than the former. Gaining popularity steadily, wakeboarding in Goa is comparatively easy watersport than the others. The activity uses a single board instead of two. The board remains fastened behind the boat which glide through the waters.
Where to go for Wakeboarding
Mobor, Rajbaga, Candolim, etc.
Let the fun of wakeboarding team up with water skiing and come up together as Kneeboarding. Another emerging trend in Goa, the water activity enables you to explore the beaches of Goa gently. Kneel down on the boards and sway over the water. Try to practice a backflip, if you can! One thing is for sure, you will be enthralled to core.
Where to go for Kneeboarding
For Knee boarding In Goa, visit Candolim Beach, Rajbaga Beach and Mobor Beach.
Kayaking is a crowd-pleasing water sports in Goa. Involving the act of moving across the water in a meticulously designed boat, Kayaking is usually enjoyed in a pair. The sojourn will take you past some mangroves, thick jungles and unspoiled beaches. Less thrilling than the hard hitting water adventure yet engaging, the activity helps you soak in the beauty of the Goan shores. Paddling through the waters is the ultimate stress buster.
Where to go for Kayaking
Zuari, Mandovi and the Sal backwaters; the alluring waters of Nerul River, Palolem Beach, Dona Paula jetty, and Hollant Beach arew popular places for kayaking in Goa.
Be daring and try these water sports in Goa on your next vacation.