From nature trails and water sports like diving and snorkelling, Goa provides the adventurous traveller with enough opportunities to enjoy their dose of thrill. If you’re planning an action-packed trip to Goa, head to these spots to try your hand at snorkelling and treat your eyes to the rich aquatic life of the Arabian Sea. Here are the best spots go-to spots for snorkelling in Goa.
Discover The Best Underwater Scene At These Snorkelling Spots In Goa
A famous snorkelling spot in Goa lies near Majorda Beach, a beautiful white sand beach in South Goa known for its beautiful sunsets and clear waters. One of the cleanest spots for snorkelling, Majorda Beach offers clear waters to view aquatic life that includes colourful fish and corals. There are plenty of tour operators that will take you out into the sea.
Contact: Sea Water sports
Cost: INR 3059 onwards
Easily one of the most popular beaches for snorkelling in Goa, Monkey Beach is fascinating to say the least. A boat ride away from North Goa, Monkey Beach lies on Monkey Island that also offers opportunities to fish and dive. To get here, you can take a ferry from either Calangute, Baga, Arpora, Nagoa, Candolim, Sinquerim, or the Nerul bay. There are many tour operators who provide budgeted, all-inclusive trips to Monkey Island that include sightseeing, dolphin spotting, fishing, snorkelling and food.
Cost: INR 1399 onwards
If you want to go snorkelling in down South, Bogamalo Beach comes recommended as the top snorkelling spot in South Goa. The water here is much clearer compared to the other beaches, making for a wonderful opportunity to explore aquatic life. Colourful fish and corals are easy to spot, and we suggest you take your underwater cameras too because the views here are nothing short of stunning!
Cost: INR 2200 onwards
Bat Island is located just a kilometer away from Vasco-da-Gama, and is one of the popular snorkelling spots in Goa. This island has a small rocky beach that can be approached from Vasco by boat. Also known as the Pequeno Island, this spot is also one of the best day trip options for those looking at spending time snorkelling and swimming. There are plenty of options for snorkelling tours, and these tour operators will take you through the training process before you dive in. At Bat Island you can spot star coral, brain coral, sea fans, sea whips, parrot fish, angel fish, squirrel fish, butterfly fish, groupers, snappers, trigger fish, lobsters, hawksbill turtle, sea cucumbers and sea urchins.
Cost: INR 1320 onwards
Sunny Island lies a short boat/ferry ride away from North Goa, and is a popular snorkelling spot in Goa that sees plenty of thrill seekers on a daily basis. Easily accessible from Candolim, Calangute, Baga, and Sinquerim, Sunny Island offers opportunities for swimming, fishing, dolphin spotting and snorkelling.
Cost: INR 1300 onwards
Grande Island is a gorgeous snorkelling spot in Goa that is easily accessible by boat from Dona Paula Beach. Most people at Grande Island head for snorkelling to Hansa Beach. Go swimming, diving, sub-bathing or even indulge in beach games like football and volleyball- Grande Island is a quaint, green spot that offers adventure lovers and nature enthusiasts with enough opportunities to indulge. There are many snorkelling tours available to Grande Island, and come as a complete package of training, sight-seeing and food along with diving and snorkelling.
Contact: Flying Fish Scuba Diving
Cost: INR 3600 onwards