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River Cruises in Goa

River Cruises in Goa

Goa is not only about golden beaches spread for miles but also about scenic rivers that make it the best possible destination for long river cruises. A holiday in Goa will remain incomplete and imperfect without a river cruise. Goa is far-famed for its cruises. These cruises are amongst the major attractions of Goa. It is a wonderful experience to hop aboard a beautiful ship and sail into the rippling waves.


A river cruise in Goa is truly memorable. After a hectic day of sightseeing in Goa, a river cruise is ideed an ideal way to unwind and relax to the soothing music of a live band. River cruises contribute immensely to the state's tourism industry. The river cruise industry in Goa is expanding day-by-day. 


Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) conducts some of the renowned river cruises in Goa. The waters of river Mandovi serve as the perfect location for cruise tours. GTDC operates a luxury launch, Santa Monica, which coducts evening cruises over Mandovi river. The cultural performances on the cruise make it even more colourful. River cruises also gives you the opportunity to spot crocodiles and dolphins.


Tourists can pick up the desired river cruise from available options - daytime, moonlight and sunset cruise tours.


The sunset cruise tour takes off at 6 pm everyday. A sunset cruise takes  the tourists to some spectacular places like the Aguada fort, the Reis Magos Fort and the Cabo Raj Bhawan. See the cultural troops perform Goan dances such as  the Dekni Temple Dance, the Corredinho Dance and the Fugdi Dance. It is fascinating to watch the sun dip into the horizon leaving behind a crimson-hued sky.


The full moon cruise, as the name suggests, are conducted on full moon nights when the full moon sparkles amidst the dark sky. The cruise begins from 5.30 pm. This cruise which lasts for two hours costs rupees 150 per person.



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