Theres now a kart track on the road to Anjuna, close to Club Cubana. It opens about 4pm and its great fun! All equipment (karts & helmets)is provided...and its a nice way to finish your day...before nipping back to the hotel to change for dinner. Cost is 120 rupees for 10 laps.
Hanging from a huge umberella - parasailing
This was one of the main reasons I took my last trip through Goa. Yups, a little crazy, but what the heck, if it ain't fun ... it ain't living!
So I woke up one morning, rode my bike to Fort Aguada beach, got myself hitched to a parachute like canopy (known as a Parasail) attached to a long towrope, and then got pulled along by a speeding boat. The speed of the boat increases, the parasail rises and you're pulled up into the air. What a rush!
A soaring birds eye view of what land looks like from up there with the bright as a rainbow colored parachute bellowing above you. Amazing!
Theres a tiny canopy seat so that you're comfortable while you're up there. There's no need to hold onto the ropes, since you're harnessed pretty secure. You do get some ground instructions before take off on how to swerve when you get to the turning point some distance from the seashore (for when they need to bring you back). Tugging on one side gets you to change direction so you're back again facing the shore.
If you're slightly on the chubby side, be prepared to waddle like a duck in the water before the parachute fills with enough air to take you up .. :0) .. And be prepared for the trip down, the boat driver is mostly very experienced and you achieve a soft touchdown, with numerous hands helping with the straining parachute.
Won't forget that trip in a while now.
The price for a ride is approximately US$ 16 for a 10 minute ride. There are options to have two people tandem ride on the parasail for the same price, but this is subject to weight and the wind factor. You don't need to bring any equipment with you, the guys have all the stuff that is required. I suggest you wear shoes though rather than sandles for keeping your toes protected when you land.
If you would like you could pay approx US$ 40 and go for a longer ride into the high seas where halfway out the crew let the engines of the boat idle for a while, till you go upto waist deep into the water and then they get you to soar again by pepping up the engines. Not a bad ride since you have a lifejacket so you're safe along the way.
Give it a try ... live life on the wild side!
Trivia~ Parasailing begun in the 60's when Piere Lamoigne attached an already existing parachute to a car. That method was called parascending.
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- Sailing and Boating
Swimming at Dudhsagar Falls
If you go to Dudhsagar falls in the summer, you will be aching to get in the water. It is quite cool and very refreshing. Something to watch out for is that the water from the falls is quite powerful and the rocks are very slippery. The water in the "swimming pool" is not very clear so be careful if you are going to dive. Also there will be many others around who are wanting to swim, take pictures and lay out. Enjoy!
Equipment: You will want to bring a bathing suit with you or a quick dry material pair of shorts. I don't know if they would object to nudity but they are quite modest there in India and at the time I went there were also many families around. I did not have a suit with me but I got by in my all black pair of underwear, which don't look any different than a Euro-style swim suit. Either way it was fun!
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- Hiking and Walking
- National/State Park
Golf at the Leela
I very good 9 hole golf course is available at the leela beach hotel, its not very long in length, but some tricky little holes with lots of bunkers, as you would expect, and with small Greens its good, I thought it was best late afternoon or early morning
Equipment: Suppied by the hotel
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Jet skiing etc...
As with most tourist resorts there are plenty of beach activies to get involved in - Jet Skiing (my favourite), paragliding. The most popular place to go with Indian tourists seemed to be on Sinquerim beach in front of Fort Aguada, which always seemed busy.
Equipment: All provided.
Lots of beaches now have the usual range of watersports...theres two or three places on the Baga/Siquerim stretch of beach. Have fun but do be careful of others whilst on the water as the jetski's can be dangerous.
Trying Kayaking, You might see a Dolphin
On many of Goa's beaches, you can hire a Kayak for the day or for an hour. You should do this only if you can swim. You will have more chance of seeing Dolphins than a lot of the boating trips will.
For Palolem beach, it is best to go out in the morning's when the sea is calmer. You can also take the kayak down the river at the North end of the beach. For one hour the cost is 100 Rupees.
Agonda beach, the sea seems to be quieter here.
Equipment: Life Jackets are available upon request. Quite a few of the beach shacks have Kayaks for hire.
Don't forget your suncreen as my boyfriend did. Also, take a bottle of water with you.
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A paradise 4 water sport lovers
Goan Banana's, Cobra Vaddo, Baga road, Calangute Le Marine, Sauntawaddo, Baga
Barracuda Diving, Vainguinim beach, Dona Paula.
C C Cats Cruise Boats, Davidair,
Calangute Vailankanni Stores, Candolim.
Water Sports Centres / Organisations
1. AARON RISHIKA ADVENTURES Office Address
Sinquerim, Bardez, Goa - 403 519. Location Address
Sinquerim, Bardez, Goa - 403 519.
2. AQUA SPORTS INDIA Office Address
5th Floor, Nizari Bhavan, Menezes Braganza Road, Panaji, Goa - 403 001.
Contact Person: Mr. Anil Madgaonkar Location Address
Tourism Jetty, Patto, Panaji, Goa. Activities
Fishing, Motor Boat Rides, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Water Scooter Rides
3. BOGMALO BEACH PARK PLAZA RESORT Office Address
Bogmalo Beach, Bogmalo, Goa - 403 806
Body Boards, Motor Boat Rides, Parasailing, Water Scooter Rides, Water Skiing, Windsurfing
SPORTSFISHING IN GOA
SPORTSFISHING OFF THE GOAN COAST,GREAT NEW MODERN BOAT WITH ALL THE LATEST SAFETY EQUIPMENT,LOVELY DAY OUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED,SOMETHING DIFFERENT IN GOA
Equipment: EASILY ACESSABLE BY TAXI TO THE JETTY
BRING SUN SCREEN,HAT ,SUNGLASSES AND EXTRA WATER
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- Water Sports
Water sports are a great attaction in Goa.Try parasailing,banana boat rides,dolphin chasing and motor boating!You could also do an overnight or day long fishing trip to one of the islands nearby.
Equipment: Water proof clothing.some warm clothes for the night
Chill by water
I love the beach and the water. I just like to relax. If you are like me, just carry awesome swimsuits and sunbathe by the water.
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Water Park in Goa
There's a new waterpark opened up in Anjuna called Splashdown. It's got some awesome slides and of good standard. It's is a super place to have fun while in Goa. Everything is new and the staff is polite and helpful.
Would recommend it to everyone visiting goa. One more happening place. My friends and I had a wonderful time between sliding and just lazying around in the sun on the deckbedsand. Felt relaxed at the end of the day.
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Water boat rental at Vasco de Gama
There is rental facility for water ski and boats in Vasco de Gama. It's different from laying on the beach and particularly fun when there are high waves.
Take a bike ride
The road along the coast links all the beached and offer amazing sceneries. Rent a bike at your hotel and discover Goa !
Equipment: Bike, backpack and lots of water bottles
water bikes or parachutes
There are lots of water sports options in the beaches of Goa like the Colva beach or the Calangute beach. Two of them that I specially noticed are water bikes and parachutes.
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