Goa was chosen as ‘the best Indian destination for relaxation’ in 2014 by Lonely Planet and has been living up to that image ever since. Relaxation without a pinch of water sports is not doing justice to the pristine waters or vacation-lifestyle associated with Goa. Out of the many water sports available, navigating the rapids of the Mhadei River with our river rafting activity has to be on your bucket list!
River Rafting in Goa – Atlantis watersports
|Pricing||Rs.2299/- per person + Additional charge for photos/videos|
|Timings||09:30AM – 12:30PM & 02:30PM – 05:30PM|
|Month Of Operation||June 2018 to September 2018|
|Minimum Age Of Participants||12 years|
|Maximum Weight Of Participants||110 kgs|
We will have you picked up and all equipped for white water river rafting on the 6km long Mhadei River. Our top quality rafts and best safety gear will help you navigate the rapids that range from grade 2 to grade 4, which implies a difficulty level from middle to complex. These rapids are mainly consist of smaller waves and clear channels, while some maneuvering during river rafting might be required in slightly turbulent water. At Atlantis Watersports we have well trained and qualified instructors who believe in a “safety first” policy, making sure at all stages of the journey that you are safe and sound while enjoying the adrenaline rush.
Follow our River Rafting instructor
For all the first timers and children (12+ years old) there isn’t a need to worry as every raft is accompanied by an experience guide and all you need to do is paddle and follow the instructor while you let the tropical breeze blow through your hair. As many as 15 guests can be taken on a single trip aboard our three top quality rafts while avoiding cutting paths, ensuring we all do river rafting in different directions.
|DEPARTURE LOCATION||Earthen Pot Restaurant, Next to the Government Hospital, Valpoi|
|Duration||09:30AM – 12:30PM & 02:30PM – 05:30PM|
(Note : Photos and Videos will be charged at an additional cost of Rs.1500)
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|Physicality||Participants should be above 12 yrs of age and below 110 kgs for safety reasons.|
|Month of Operation||June to September|
|Pick up - Drop||Can be provided at an Additional Cost.|
1. Report at 09.30 am for morning session and 2.30 pm for afternoon session
2. Departure at 10.00 am for morning session and 03:00 pm for afternoon session
3. 25 minutes drive to the river from the meeting spot
4. Briefing session
5. Set out for the ultimate rafting adventure with safety jackets and gears
What is the age group considered for river rafting?
10 to 12 years or above but please check with us on the water levels.
The rapids are on the Mhadei River belong to which class
Class 2 to 3. Ideal for beginners.
What would you advice to carry to the rafting meeting place?
Secure footwear. Not slippers. Suitable clothes to wear on the river. A towel and a change of clothes for after the trip. A little spending money for food photos and videos from the river.
Is there anything in particular I do not have to carry on the river?
Don’t carry on the boat valuables like watches, jewelry or anything you can’t afford to loose. No eatables and items that will create garbage.
What kind of clothing does one need to wear?
Swimwear or swimsuit. Shorts and a t-shirt or tights, but no loose baggy clothing like saris or veils. Salwar Kameez is acceptable but not ideal. The shorter the Kurta the better!
Is it possible to do rafting if I am hydrophobic and cannot swim?
It is advisable on our trips to know how to swim, but if you cannot swim but still want to come rafting then a trip on the Mhadei still may be possible.
While rafting, what are the chances of getting wet?
Yes you will, soaking wet, so don’t bring a rain jacket it will not help.
How fit do I need to be?
Only moderate fitness is required for our Mhadei trip. Nobody over 120 kg will be permitted for safety reasons.
Which health ailments or physical conditions may prevent me from rafting?
No pregnant ladies or people with severe disabilities. But please check with us first. You still may be able to come. Heart patients and people with severe back problems also may be refused. For anything else you can talk to us in advance or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What facilities are available at the meeting place?
We have toilet facilities, changing rooms, car park, and reception area to brief the guests in before departure. The Earthen Pot restaurant is situated in the same location for good food before or after your trip at reasonable rates.
Can I consume alcohol before rafting?
Alcohol and water only mix well in a glass, so strictly not before a rafting trip. You will sign an indemnity bond before departure too to declare you are “Not under the influence”. This is in the interest of safety and at the guides discretion. They know best.
Can I eat before rafting?
Absolutely. No problem at all. As long as you can move afterwards.
How safe is it rafting with Atlantis Water Sports?
The trips are operated by our partner who has had 25 years of river rafting experience all over the world without any major accidents. So we can say, Safer than the Bus!
Are there any extra fees that are applicable at the site?
Not for the rafting trip but if you want a video recording of your trip or to eat lunch before or after or have a drink or snack then bring some extra money.
How do I make payments?
Debit/Credit card in advance or card at office, netbanking Paytm, or cash at the site. (Note! pre paid gets priority for seats.)
How can I confirm a seat for the slot I want?
By paying in advance, you be guaranteed a seat for the slot preferred.
What If I would like to cancel my seat?
50% refund if cancellation is less than 48 hrs before the trip. No refund if you don’t show up or cancel less than 24 hrs prior to the trip departure. But talk to us. We will try to reschedule if possible.
Can I go directly to the rafting point and book a seat?
You need to book in advance by way of payment to get a guaranteed place on a trip. You may be able to get place by just turning up but call us first so we can tell you if your journey is going be wasted or not.
Is rafting possible if it rains?
For rafting the Mhadei river, more rain is better. In fact we only raft when it rains.
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