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Water sports activities in goa

Updated on May 6, 2012
A girl going on a jet ski ride at Calangute Beach Goa
A girl going on a jet ski ride at Calangute Beach Goa | Source

If you love adventure and have got bored of doing the adventure activities in mountains, then why not try doing some on the beaches of Goa. Yes, it is true there are actually not one or two but lots of activities to boost adrenaline inside you and give you a sense of enjoyment and thrill at the same time. Don't worry, these activities are safe and some of them are even recommended for people from any age. When we were in Goa last month, we did parasailing, jet skiing, banana boat ride with a surprise flip into the sea, of course with life jacket on. Other interesting water sports activities in Goa include river cruising, backwater cruising, yachting, hang gliding, rafting, scuba diving, kayaking, and canoeing.

One of my friends from Punjab India getting ready for parasailing near Calangute Beach Goa. This ride costs 500 rupees for parasailing and the man on the boat offered two dips into the sea for just rupees 200. It was adventurous and thrilling.
One of my friends from Punjab India getting ready for parasailing near Calangute Beach Goa. This ride costs 500 rupees for parasailing and the man on the boat offered two dips into the sea for just rupees 200. It was adventurous and thrilling. | Source

Adventure water sports activity destinations in Goa

A
Baga Beach:
Baga Beach, Goa

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Baga Beach is one of the most important beaches in Goa completely loaded with almost all water sports activities. It is also one of the first beaches

B
Calangute Beach:
Calangute Beach, Goa

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Calangute is another famous destination for water sports activities. It is just next to Baga Beach and hosts complete range of sports activities onsea

C
Candolim beach:
Candolim Beach, Panaji, Goa, India

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Candolim beach is also famous for water sports activities and in next to Baga and Calangute in popularity though you will find more foreigners here.

D
Dona Paula Beach:
Dona Paula Beach, Panaji, Goa

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This beach is also famous for water spots activities.

E
Anjuna Beach:
Anjuna Beach, Goa

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Although this beach is not famous for water sports activities are it is a rock beach, but it is famous for other sports activities that can be done.

Two men from beach staff filling fuel in the jet ski fuel tank.
Two men from beach staff filling fuel in the jet ski fuel tank. | Source

Security and safety: Although accidents are inevitable at beaches but still there are lots of life guards and guides to save the visitors and and it is mandatory for each and every person engaging in water sports activities to wear life jackets whether he/she is a good swimmer or not. One can see constant announcements by life guards regarding taking care not to go deep inside the sea especially when people are drunk. According to a conversation we had with a waiter on a Goa beach shack, most Indians who get drunk and go far into the sea are the victims of drowning.

Parasailing near Baga Beach in Goa.
Parasailing near Baga Beach in Goa. | Source

Parasailing in Goa: When you are standing on the beach and you see people on the parachute right in the middle of the sea, then it feels like it's a really tough activity but believe me this is not the toughest one, as you are completely secure over there. You have life jackets on, you have well-trained life guards on the boat, plus the parachute is guided by a completely equipped crane on the boat and even a slightest movement like moving up, down, right, or left is in the hands of the operator and the best part is that all these sports activities are performed under the supervision of Goa Tourism.

Two girls on a jet ski near Baga Beach in Goa.
Two girls on a jet ski near Baga Beach in Goa. | Source

Jet Skiing in Goa: Jet skiing is an adventurous and thrilling activity and you need to have proper knowledge and the art of maintaining balance on the low and high tides of Goa beaches but if you don't know how to do it, then there is no need to worry as you can always have a driver who can drive while you can have the ultimate fun of skiing at super speed on the sea.

Banana boat ride is one of the most adventurous water sports activity in the sea.
Banana boat ride is one of the most adventurous water sports activity in the sea. | Source

Banana boat ride in Goa: What a fun. You are sitting on a boat so low that your feet are touching the ocean and then your boat is tied with a steamboat and you are experiencing the fun of riding right on the sea so fast and then suddenly there is a surprise flip and all of you fell down from the boat into the sea. It's a real thriller indeed.

Water sports activities rates in Goa:

Parasailing cost: 500 rupees per person for a parasailing ride plus 200 rupees extra for a dip in the sea. If you are a couple, then per person cost can come down to 400 rupees and interestingly I found a group of 10 people enjoying 5 different types of rides for just rupees 500 each. That happened because of bulk booking that they got from a tour operator.

Jet ski ride: 100 rupees per person for a small round and 500 rupees for a 2-km long ride where you can also ride on your own.

Banana boat ride: 200 per person.

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      Kapil Thakar 

      4 years ago

      Well Written Article.. Here is the price list more details:

      http://ehowquestionsanswers.blogspot.in/2013/11/li...

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      Rajinder Soni 

      4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot Kapil.

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      Rajinder Soni 

      6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot Anamika. Yes it's really possible for u to visit goa easily as u live in Mumbai which is near to this amazing place so u may have more in store with u to share with us about goa. Okay can u tell me how u find people of goa??

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      Anamika S Jain 

      6 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Goa is my all time favorite holiday destination and I keep going there whenever I can. Jet Skiing, Banana boat ride and para-sailing are some of my favorite activities too while I am there. Awesome hub, voted up!

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      Rajinder Soni 

      6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank u so much sanjida. Best of luck for ur vacation in goa. For more info, u can visit another hub an ultimate guide to visit goa

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      Sanjida Alam 

      6 years ago from Bangladesh

      I am planning to visit Goa soon. Very helpful article :-)

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks for your visit and comments dhannyya and quicksand.

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      quicksand 

      6 years ago

      Hi Raj, these rates look pretty good. Elsewhere I have paid up to one dollar a minute with a minimum of fifteen minutes, and that was years ago. You need to hire it for at least an hour and time simply flies when you are on a jet ski!

      Goa, here I come! ... Cheers!

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      dhannyya 

      6 years ago

      good article soni..thanks

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