Island Boat trip is one of our top Best Sellers in Goa. With not so much strain on the pockets, this boat excursion includes sight-seeing, dolphin sighting, swimming, snorkelling and lunch. Being a local boat trip, one should not set high expectations. We have hundreds of people flocking for this trip due to its popularity & ease on the pockets.
The Island Boat trip starts in the morning. It is a daylong package which is exciting and packed with adventure. The trip commences from the boat jetty location shared with you. It takes some time to begin once all the passengers are seated.
The boat will be approximately a minimum 20 seater boat with toilets and changing rooms not available on all boats. It can be made available with certainty only for large groups wanting to go on a private trip to this Island.
Sightseeing & Dolphin Sighting
Once your journey commences, you will be treated to a light snack like a pattice or samosa while you get to witness sightseeing of historical places such as Fort Agauda, light house, Central Jail, Billionaire Jimmy Gazdar’s palace (movie – Haseena Maan Jaayegi few scenes shot here) followed by dolphin sighting. Watching the dolphins twirl and twist in the blue Arabian Sea is remarkable. Dolphin Sighting depends on luck so we cannot guarantee spotting of dolphins for your visit.
Snorkelling, Swimming & Fishing
When you almost reach your destination, your boat halts for another fun activity. Yes, the best activities of the day are Snorkelling, Fishing and Swimming.
Try your first Snorkelling Experience here with this trip in Goa. You will be given a snorkelling kit and you can then paddle over the surface of water and then dip to have a look at the aquatic marine life if lucky.
Snorkelling mainly depends on the visibility factor. If there is too much of a crowd for the trip on any given day, the visibility is poor. Hence do not be disheartened if snorkelling kits are not provided to you as our boat guides gauge this situation while the boat is halting for these water activities.
For those of you who are fishing enthusiasts, you will be given a fishing line and bait. Try your luck at fishing too.
Those of you who would like to swim, this is your chance. Have a dip and soak in the sun while you are about to head into the final leg of your trip.
Safe and Harmless
If this is your first time snorkeling and fishing in Goa, don’t worry at Atlantis Watersports your safety is our highest priority. All Atlantis Watersports’ activities are safe and harmless so just sit back, relax and relish the wonders of this majestic island. This is an experience that you will cherish for a lifetime and that is well worth sharing with your family and friends.
And finally after your fishing experience, you reach the beach. On the beach in the middle of the sea, you will be served a Goan buffet lunch comprising of Fish, Chicken, Vegetarian dish and fruit.
Post lunch, you then head back for your return to the boating jetty you departed from.
|DEPARTURE LOCATION||Sinquerium boat jetty|
|DURATION||08:30am to 04:00pm|
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|Pick up - Drop||Pick up & Drop will be provided from Hotels booked in Calangute, Baga, Arpora, Nagoa, Candolim, Sinquerim, Nerul Area. Transport required in areas other then mentioned above will be charged extra.|
08.30 am to 09.00 am : Pick Up from Hotel
09.00 am to 10.00 am : Boat Jetty to Island
Lighthouse, The Millionaire’s Palace and dolphin sighting.
10.00 am to 11:30 am : Snorkeling, Fishing & Swimming
11:30 am to 12.00 pm : Boat ride to Hansa Beach
12:00 pm to 2:30 pm : Goan style buffet (lunch)
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm : Hansa Beach to boat jetty (return)
03:00 pm to 03:30 pm : Drop from boat jetty to Hotel
Note – This is a fun filled basic trip to be perceived mainly as an Island Picnic Tour.
What does snorkeling mean?
Snorkeling requires you to wear swimming goggles with a snorkel i.e. a breathing tube, and a pair of swimming fins that allow you to swim on the surface of the water while facing your head down and still be able to breathe. It is a fun activity for family and friends to indulge in, that lets you explore the vibrant ocean floor.
Is there a difference between scuba diving and snorkeling?
Yes, there is. Snorkeling enables you to breathe on the water surface with your head turned towards the water, while scuba diving lets you breathe underwater.
How safe is snorkeling?
It is extremely safe as it encourages people of all ages to participate.
Does snorkeling require me to have special swimming skills?
Though a good swimmer would be more comfortable in the water, it is not necessary to have any special swimming skills as such.
Does snorkeling require special equipment?
Yes, namely three things: 1. A face mask which enables you to watch the marine life without wetting your nose and eyes, 2. A Snorkel allows you to breathe on the water surface while your head is facing down through a curved hollow tube that is fixed to your mouth, and 3. Swimming fins are artificial webbed paddles that fit on your feet like shoes and assist in swimming effortlessly.
While snorkeling, can I wear my contact lenses?
Indeed you can, however make sure to fasten your face mask carefully onto your face so as to avoid it filling with water.
Will I be able to go underwater with my snorkel?
Yes, you can with a deep breath. It is not uncommon for seasoned snorkelers to go to the ocean floor on a big gulp of air and pump out water from their snorkel’s hollow breathing tube with a powerful exhale once on the surface.
Is there any favoured time to snorkel?
Yes, bright sunny days are the best as the sunlight improves water clarity bringing out the vivid colours of the sea bed with its beautiful corals and marine life.
How do you insure safety while snorkeling?
At Atlantis Watersports we employ certain safety practices that assist beginners as well as experienced snorkelers. One of them is by limiting snorkeling groups to make sure every snorkeler gets one on one time with our instructors.
Is it necessary to be an experienced snorkeler?
No, it is not as our trained personnel have the expertise to cater to beginners as well as experienced snorkelers.
What is included in the fee?
A. The fee of our Island Trip includes all activities mentioned in its itinerary like, meals, snorkeling, snacks, drinks and local taxes.
How long does it take to reach Grande Island?
The time needed to reach the snorkeling site is approximately 1 hour.
Besides snorkeling what else can I do on the trip?
There is plenty to do besides snorkeling like, relaxing on the boat, sipping on some beer by the sea under shade, taking a dip in the sea and sunbathing, to name a few.
What time does our journey begin?
We embark on our journey from the boat jetty around 9 AM.
Is there anything in particular I should carry on this trip?
A towel, a pair of comfortable shoes with good grip (flip-flops not advised), sunscreen and sunglasses. If you are prone to sea sickness or think you may get it, we advise you to take a pill to counter it prior to us leaving the boat jetty.
Does the trip include lunch?
Yes, it does. Along with our Goan style buffet and barbeque (Chicken/Fish/Veg) we also provide an unlimited supply of beers, mineral water and soft drinks.
How do I keep myself from accidentally choking on water?
In case your snorkel gets filled with water, don’t panic, ensure you’re on the surface of the water and the snorkel is above it and then exhale powerfully to clear the water from it.
Can I snorkel even though I can’t swim?
Yes, you can. We will fasten a life jacket onto you that will help keep you afloat at all times.
What type of equipment is needed for snorkeling and do you provide it?
Yes, we provide the following equipment: life jacket, snorkel, face-mask and fishing equipment.
How long a drive is it to the boat jetty?
It is usually between 15 to 20 min depending where you stay in North Goa.
Is there a 100% guarantee that I’ll catch fish?
There is an abundance of fish in the chosen fishing spots, therefore there’s a 99.9% chances you will catch a fish.
Will I see monkeys on monkey beach?
No, this is just a name given to the beach.
What is the highlight of the entire trip?
The highlight of the trip is snorkeling and the fact that Grande Island is the only place for snorkeling in Goa.