Edged along Goa’s numerous sun kissed beaches are its plethora of serene water bodies that make it an ideal destination for a laid back cruise vacation. River cruises are amongst the most sought after tourist attractions in Goa and the industry has grown a great deal with time, offering unmatched facilities for the tourists.
There are a wide range of cruise options available for the tourists to choose from such as day, sunset and cruises under the moonlight. Relax on the deck with that special someone while listening to soothing music or enjoy a thrilling daytime ride spotting crocodiles and dolphins.
The cruise operators in Goa have introduced various exciting cruise packages for the visitors such as dolphin spotting tours, pearl of the orient and backwater enchantment. The yachts for the cruises range from the luxury liners that offer all the modern amenities such as swimming pool to the ordinary that offer the basic facilities.
Timings for various cruises are as given below:
12 noon to 5 pm
6 to 7 pm
8 to 10 pm (dinner can also be ordered on board)
Some of the most sought after cruises in Goa include:
Pleasure Cruise :
The ride that involves a visit to the famous St. Thomas Church in Aldona and the Khorjuvem Fort can be enjoyed from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Dolphin Spotting Cruise :
The tour takes you in the middle of the sea where you can watch huge dolphins frolicking about in the water.
Pearl of Orient :
The cruise takes you on a cultural visit through the ancient forts and palaces of Old Goa.
Backwater Enchantment :
The cruise takes you along the network of backwaters through the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Divar Islands and the Savoi-Verem village.