5 Hrs

Crocodiles Spotting, Bird Watching and Old Churches

Your Goan vacation will be made more exciting with the various activities provided by Atlantis Watersports. You can go on a boat trip early in the morning and cruise through Goa’s calm backwaters while spotting crocodiles in their natural habitat. These not so gentle but shy reptiles dwell in the depths and banks of its rivers. Be ready with your camera whenever there is an opportunity to capture these majestic creatures and if you’re really lucky a selfie with them in the background coupled with some bird watching is sure to make for a memorable day.

To complete your unforgettable day in Goa, drop by the Old Goa Churches located throughout the state. Immerse yourself in its rich history and postcard worthy facades. Discover the rich culture and heritage of Goa through these splendid creations.

Atlantis Water sports will ensure you have a unique Goan experience. At a very competitive rate, you can enjoy our modern amenities such as air conditioned transportation, boat rides, Snacks and free drinks. We value your safety very much and therefore invest on top of the line safety gear and apparel to make sure you have a safe and comfortable trip.

DURATION 08.00am – 01.00pm
  • Comfortable Clothes as per your choice.
  • No flip flops!!! Slip on water shoes are great as they tend to grip really well in the water.
  • Tennis shoes and strap on sandals also are a good choice.
Return A/C Transport by Car Boat Trip
Snacks Beers
Mineral Water / Soft drinks All Entree Fees
Old Goa churches & Saint Augustine tower

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Additional information

Month of OperationOctober to May
Pick up - DropPick 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.
Environmental TipPlease help us save the backwater by saying “NO” to littering.

8:00am to 8:45am

Pick-up from hotel to boat jetty.


9:00am to 11:00am : Crocodile sighting & bird watching

Treat yourself with light snacks and refreshments while you watch the crocodiles and birds in their natural habitat.


11:00am to 12:00pm : Explore Churches

 Explore the Old Goa Churches

Be enchanted by the Se’ Cathedral & Basilica of Bom Jesus, which were built approximately 400 years ago and are now a part of UNESCO’s protected zones


12:00pm to 1:00pm

Return to your hotel

Can you guarantee croc sightings?
A. You are 99% likely to see crocodiles in their natural habitat. Goa’s rivers are home to an abundance of wildlife and fauna and though we cannot give you 100% guarantee of spotting crocs, the sheer beauty of the landscape and those who inhabit it are enough to tantalize your senses.

Note: The river is not a zoo and it is illegal to feed crocodiles, therefore you may at times miss your chance to catch a glimpse of these prehistoric beasts.

Is there a particular time of day that might increase our odds of spotting a crocodile?
A. Yes there is. The best time to see crocodiles is during low tide. As the water levels recede, the crocodiles have lesser places to hide.

What else can I see apart from crocodiles?
The crocodile trip takes you through Mangroves and the World Heritage Rainforest, which in itself assure glimpses of some of Goa’s wild treasures.

How safe is it?
Are safety rests on the following principles:

  • Never feed crocs, as feeding them is illegal. Therefore they do not associate the boat with food and keep their distance.
  • The boat is bigger than the crocs, there they are intimidated by it and don’t come near.
  • We are always equipped with top of the line safety gear.
  • Lastly, our personnel are well trained and have several years of experience studying the behavior of crocodiles in their natural habitat and therefore know how close or far you can be while spotting a crocodile.

What is the duration of the cruise?
A. The cruise is around 2 hours long.

Can we transfer our booking to someone else?
A. Yes you can.

Do I need to book in advance?
A. It is advisable that you do so as to ensure you don’t miss out on any trip due to lack of time-slots available.

Is there a roof over the boat?
Due to the hot and humid climate of Goa, a roof is necessary to protect you from any discomfort that direct sunlight may cause. Contrary to what you may feel, the roof does not obstruct you while you view the vivid flora and fauna of Goa’s mangroves and rainforest.

Can I be sure of clicking good photographs?
Indeed, as we get up close and personal with the rivers inhabitants (while keeping a safe distance). However, the quality of the photographs will completely depend on the quality of your camera.

Tour Reviews

4.55 based on 14 reviews
March 10, 2015

Нас с братом забрали с отеля в 14.30. и мы около 20 мин. Ехали к лодочной станции. Лодка отличная, персонал на лодке приветлив. Мы взяли по бутылочки пива и наслаждались природой. Во время поезди, увидели много крокодилов. Было круто. Атлантис выказываем тебе свое уважения за хорошо организованный тур.

from – Kharkiv

September 11, 2015

The best thing about Atlantis was the punctual transport service they provide to and from the hotel I was staying at as I was having a tough time finding a pick and drop service and thought I might miss the Goan crocodiles. The crocodile spotting was rather fun and exciting, it seems the crew knew exactly where to look out for them. Loved it!

from – Abaza, Russia

September 15, 2015

I was doubtful that I would be able to spot any crocodiles that day as it was a cloudy day and I was very upset. To my surprise we not only spotted crocodiles we also saw one of them hunting a fish. This was definitely the highlight of my trip to Goa. Thank you everyone at Atlantis for making my trip to the crocodiles successful and worth the money!

from – Gurgaon

October 23, 2015

Я с мамой приехала в Гоа. Долго оставаться на пляже нам не хотелось, поэтому по рекомендации знакомых мы забронировали поездку наблюдения за птицами и крокодилами.
Мы были в шоки когда увидели крокодила проплывающего возле нашей лодке. Но всех присутствующих на лодке заверили что мы в безопасности. Словом- было круто . спасибо Атлантис за безопасность и веселую прогулку .

from – Сумы – Украина

November 13, 2015

Much against my wife’s wishes I booked for the Crocodile trip, since she isn’t too fond of the creepy looking creatures. Never the less she gorged over the snacks and complimentary drinks offered by the Atlantis team. Thankfully there was some bird watching along with the Crocodiles otherwise she would have fed me to them without a second thought haha!

from – Oklahoma, USA

January 2, 2016

The boat ride started off slowly with some exotic bird watching and I must congratulate Charlie on his well informed staff, they almost knew all the names of the birds we saw and we gradually spotted some crocodiles which I could hardly locate at first since they were very well camouflaged in the water. The snacks and drinks were a big respite in the scorching sun.

from – Kanpur

January 11, 2016

This is our first time down south and there has been no dirth of spotting wild life for us in Goa thanks to the well trained Atlantis team, weather it has been the Dolphins, the monkeys, the birds or the crocodiles just lying in the marshy land and going for a dip towards the water. Worth every penny I’m glad we got in touch with them at the right time.

from – Bhimtal

January 28, 2016

I was very concerned about the language problem I was facing while travelling in and around Goa, the entire ATLANTIS team was God sent for me! I booked for the crocodile ride, got picked up from my hotel and dropped back too. The ride was great fun and crocodile spotting was not at all challenging they knew exactly where to take us to show us the kings of the marshy water. The drinks on board were much needed and appreciated.

from – Kharovsk

February 1, 2016

I was very keen on going for the crocodile ride but was very anxious as to how would I make it to the river and I wasn’t comfortable leaving my car in a parking that long either until I got in touch with Atlantis, Charlie informed me about the pick and drop service they offered and I booked for the next day and enjoyed watching the lazy crocodiles sun bathing while I was sipping on some juice and eating delicious snacks. Atlantis takes hospitality to another level! Great work!

from – Solapur

February 15, 2016

My parents and I booked with Atlantis online Mr. Charlie was very kind and understanding as my mother suffers from low blood pressure when she is in the sun for very long. As a result they made sure everything went as per the scheduled time and she didn’t have to wait much in the sun, the pickup was on time and during the ride we were served drinks and snacks. Crocodile spotting was great fun! Thank you all!

from -Agra

February 19, 2016

Спасибо Аtlantis Watersports за отличную поездку. Мы бронировали экскурсию “Наблюдения за птицами и крокодилами”. Красота. Всем советую.

from – Рязань-Россия

February 26, 2016

I have seen enough and more of fish in my country at the sea world, but I haven’t ever seen crocodiles in such a close radius and not caged. This was an eye opener for me to the green creatures who are hidden in the water perfectly. Some of them looked unreal and like statues. The boat ride itself was very pretty and scenic.

from – Ajman

March 2, 2016

Charlie had me enrolled for the Crocodile trip, little did I know I would be engaged in some bird watching. Cannot complaint saw some very beautiful and rare birds during the ride and then the lazy crocodiles sun bathing. The staff on board was very courteous and professional. They made sure everyone was comfortable and was enjoying their ride.

from – Carolina

May 5, 2018

We found excursion to see crocodiles, birds and churches. If you will choose it too don’t forget fit clothes and your phone to make a photos. Very interesting excursion for me and for my family. And of course I want to repeat it again.

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