Goa is the ultimate choice of many when it comes to exploring sandy beaches, bright climate and an uninhibited culture with limitless fun. Locals as well as thousands of tourists every year choose Goa as their destination to enjoy fun activities and relaxed time with their partners, friends and families. The music concerts, the night parties, the deep blue sea and the bonfires, what's there not to like!
Another thing that Goa is particularly famed for is its string of adventurous water sports which cater to every category of tourists visiting Goa. Almost all the beaches offers an endless list of water sports for those adventure enthusiasts including paragliding, banana rides, scuba diving, angling, water scooter, windsurfing, jetskiing, or simply enjoying a swim in the pretty beaches here.
The tradition of water sports in Goa can be credited to the Englishman John Lucas who came to Goa for the first time back in early 70s. While October to May remain the best time to explore water sports in Goa, a little bit of early research and planning is always a good idea before embarking on the adventure trip. A thorough familiarity with the guidelines and adhering to them before trying any water sports ensures you get the maximum fun out of it without facing any spoilers.
Here is a list of water sports you can pick from while in Goa:
This is a perfect way to get close to the nature while giving yourself that adrenaline rush that you seek. Canoeing with friends while enjoying the deep blue sea all around you, this makes for a perfect relaxed day. Beaches like Morjim and Palolemm offer Kayaking in Goa apart from number of rivers. If you want to take it up a notch higher, there are arrangements for night kayaking as well at Vasco.
This is another hot-favourite option among most of the tourists. Candolim, Morjim and Bambolim beach offers safe and fun arrangements for kite-surfing for those who are interested.
The pull and the rush that you get while chasing the speed boat is simply amazing to say the least. Whether you're a pro at such activities or a total beginner, water ski is fun and a one-time experience for every one who goes to Goa.
The distinct delight and exhilaration of flying at a height of 150 m or above is something that makes parasailing one of the most popular sports here. A life jacket and an instructor accompany you during the ride and ensure your safe landing at all times.
Fishing/Deep Sea Fishing
For the variety of fishes Goa beaches offer you, fishing is a delight for those who enjoy the lazy hours invested in the art of fishing. Commonly found fishes include Sea Salmons, Snapper, Catfish and Goldfish to name a few.
On the other hand, deep sea fishing is a serious business for those who really appreciate the art of fishing and angling. This requires travelling in your boat for several miles before you find that perfect spot. Common fishes include Kingfish, Tuna and others.
A number of organizers at almost all the beaches offer you speed boating. It requires little to no skill and the safety measures involved are pretty stringent. All in all, a fun ride to experience with your friends!
Explicitly on the higher side of the adventure, wake boarding is a must for those who love to get that adrenaline rush. The professionals prep you with all the guidelines and the skills required beforehand so that you can easily manage the rotations, jumps and the speed while rolling in the waters.
This is another version of speed boating which is a recent craze among the tourists. Perfect for those big groups, it involves an inflated banana-shaped ride where all ride in a row sitting snugly and holding on to the ride for as long as they can manage. The ride is super fun and very easy.
Wind surfing is probably the best gift you could give yourself while exploring in Goa. The vast shoreline, deep blue sea everywhere around and with a perfect weather to accompany, the wind surfing could easily be a delight for mind, body and soul.
Morjim, Hawai and Calangute Beach offers safe yet fun options in wind surfing for the tourists.