Goa Sports & Outdoors

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Best Rated Sports & Outdoors in Goa

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    Karting

    by BluBluBlu Updated May 17, 2007

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    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.

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    Hanging from a huge umberella - parasailing

    by Escadora7 Updated Oct 21, 2006

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    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.


    Equipment:
    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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    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Beaches
    • Sailing and Boating

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    Swimming at Dudhsagar Falls

    by bpwillet Written Jan 28, 2006

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    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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    • Water Sports
    • Hiking and Walking
    • National/State Park

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    Golf at the Leela

    by Pete.Gibson Written Oct 22, 2005

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    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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    • Luxury Travel
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    Jet skiing etc...

    by clouds111 Written Aug 7, 2007

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    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.

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    • Beaches

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    Water sports...

    by BluBluBlu Written Jul 28, 2005

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    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.

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    Trying Kayaking, You might see a Dolphin

    by traceyspacey Updated Jan 27, 2008

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    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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    • Backpacking
    • Budget Travel
    • Beaches

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    A paradise 4 water sport lovers

    by venteeocho Written Aug 27, 2003

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    Agencies
    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
    Activities
    Body Boards, Motor Boat Rides, Parasailing, Water Scooter Rides, Water Skiing, Windsurfing

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  • SPORTSFISHING IN GOA

    by anjunaangel Written Sep 9, 2009

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    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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    • Adventure Travel
    • Fishing
    • Water Sports

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    water matter

    by vpas Written Jun 20, 2008

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    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

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  • Chill by water

    by jesskarr Written Nov 16, 2009

    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.

    I get my bikini from http://www.secretcache.com

    Love love their stuff.

    Equipment: Bikini, bathing suits, one pieces etc http://www.secretcache.com

    Free shipping and returns accepted in India. LOVE THEM!

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    • Beaches
    • Family Travel
    • Luxury Travel

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  • Water Park in Goa

    by planejane Written Nov 16, 2011

    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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    • Family Travel
    • Theme Park Trips
    • Water Sports

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    Water boat rental at Vasco de Gama

    by ChuckG Written Jun 23, 2003

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    Ride the wave !

    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.

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    Take a bike ride

    by ChuckG Written Jun 23, 2003

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    View from the road

    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

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    • Cycling

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    water bikes or parachutes

    by Rupanworld Written May 27, 2009

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    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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