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Water Babies, These Are The Best Beaches For Water Sports In Goa
If lounging on sun beds was a sport, we’d be world champions, but hey, for those of you who are out-and-out water babies, itching to try out water sports in Goa, the opportunities are aplenty. From kayaking and sailing to flyboarding and speed boat rides, Goa has a whole range of water sports available. So, the next time, go add that dose of adrenaline to your Goa getaway! While Konkan Explorers, Terra Conscious and Atlantis remain the trusted names if you want to venture into the sea, here are beaches that offer the best mix of water sports in Goa.
Palolem Beach is a small, quaint beach that lies in South Goa, and is one of the most popular beaches in this part of the state. This crescent shaped beach is known for its gentle waves and shallow waters which makes it possible for you to enjoy swimming. The adventurous ones can head out sailing, surfing, kayaking and even scuba diving! In fact, a lot of seasoned water babies prefer to get their kayaks here and sail out into the sea, towards the smaller islands around Palolem beach. For scuba diving, there are boat services that take you into deeper waters.
Tip: Trekkers can explore the gorgeous nature trails around this beach, towards the end where the river meets the sea. There's also Butterfly Beach that's a boat ride away from Palolem beach and offers the best sunsets, dolphin sightings and the solace of a so far undiscovered beach.
Booking: You can book a kayaking experience at Samson’s Kiosk at Palolem Beach.
Sinquerim beach is located right next to Candolim Beach, and is relatively quieter, cleaner and less crowded than Baga and Calangute. Sinquerim is in fact one of the best beaches for water sports in Goa. The golden-white sand, deep waters and large waves provide some of the best setting for thrill seekers to have a whale of a time. Parasailing, snorkeling, jet-skiing and windsurfing are the most popular here, while many prefer the speed boat rides that take you deep into the water where you’re introduced to dolphins in their natural habitat. If you’re planning a day out by Sinquerim Beach, speed boat rides make for fun family activities too!
Booking: Sinquerium Dolphin Trips is a boat tour agency that provides dolphin tours from Sinquerim Beach.
Banana boat rides that are ever-so-popular in Candolim are convenient and perfect for those who are looking for a not-so-extreme adventure sport. A thrilling ride on a banana boat can be enjoyed with friends and family members, which makes it one of the most popular water sports across beaches in Goa. The thrill of being flipped over and swimming in the ocean leaves you on a high for a long, long time. Don’t worry, there are trained experts who accompany you who’ll help you get back on to the boat! Candolim beach also offers options for jet-skiing, para-sailing and paddle-boarding.
Booking: Candolim Beach Water Sports is a popular service that offers popular water sports.