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Cruise Through Goa's Mangroves On A Yacht With Konkan Explorers

Amrita posted on 10th September

Ten-Second Takeaway

Cruise through the mangroves or open sea, gliding on your own luxury trawler or yacht kitted out with beer, food, and even an eco-friendly loo. This is your chance to explore the other Goa.

All Aboard

Conceptualised by Poonam Daryanani and Pascal Ribo, who sold their house in Mumbai and bought a wooden fishing trawler in Goa five years ago, you’re in for a marvellous experience.

The boat, called Nocturne Indien is docked on Chapora River, with three cabins, two electric marine {eco-friendly} toilets, and one shower unit. What it lacks in looks it is more than made up for by the couple’s other sleek yacht, called Red Mangrove. This modern fibre boat has been built in New Zealand but for Indian waters, and though small, is kitted out with enough space for chilling.

A catamaran, dinghy and kayaks are also provided for you to cruise up to a point and then you can really discover the mysterious mangroves {along the river} or explore the open waters, in whichever vessel that suits you. Or you could just jump in for a swim.

Day Tripping

There are two kinds of packages on offer. The trips and cruises range from an hour to a full day. The Red Mangrove docked on Chapora River, plies from Morjim and includes a welcome drink along with snacks and beerfor an hour or two-hour cruise {Short Trip Formulas}.

We’d say go for their three-hour long Approach Formula or their four-hour long Discover Formula. This includes kayaking on the river or in the open sea on either the Nocturne Indien or the Red Mangrove. Limited snacks and drinks will be available, or you can BYOB. Just make sure to inform them.

Your Private Cruise

Konkan Explorers also takes private bookings for a larger group {minimum 10} and you can opt for all the packages described above. But you don’t have to share it with others; basically the whole boat is yours for a private trip.

The kayaking sessions can be tailor-made according to beginners or seasoned rowers, depending on your skill level.


They are shut during the monsoon from June till August.

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Chodem, Morjim, Goa

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