12 Must Try Water Sports in Goa

Water Sports in Goa will give you adrenaline rush next time you plan your holiday in Goa. Goa – a most popular beach holiday destination is not only for Indians but foreigners too because of its beauty and ample opportunities for adventure. Goa is in the coastal area offering a wide range of water sports, especially in North Goa. There are a number of hotels, resorts and agencies who offer a wide range of water sports in Baga beach, Candolim beach, Bogmallo beach, Calangute beach, Cavelossim beach or Colva Beach at affordable rates. You can check Goa Yacht which has lots of options for water sports in Goa. 

12 Water Sports in Goa

The below are the top water sports in Goa which is a must-try during your next holiday in Goa.


Flyboarding is extremely exciting and adventurous to do and you should have basic swimming skills to do this sport. A brief training session will equip you with all the tips and tricks you need to know in order to make the most of your Flyboarding experience.

Best season for Flyboarding: October to May

Popular places for Flyboarding: Chapora River

Flyboarding in Goa


Paddleboarding includes having to stand up on a surfboard, holding a paddle in one hand to keep yourself upright against the crashing waves.A must is to sign up with a good agency and also to practise for a few days before you embark on this exhilarating activity out in the Arabian Sea. 

Best season for Paddleboarding: October to May

Popular places for Paddleboarding: Candolim, Rajbaga and Mobor Beach

Paddleboarding in Goa


Parasailing is one of the most thrilling water sports in Goa. In this sport you are attached to a parachute or a specially designed canopy. This parachute or canopy is then tied with a long rope of around 30-40 m. The rope is then attached to a sailboat or a speedboat. It’s a magical experience which you should not miss in Goa.

Best season for parasailing: October to March

Beaches you can do Parasailing: Dona Paula, Majorda, Anjuna, Bogmalo, Calangute, Colva, Candolim, and Vagator are the major beaches.

Jet Skiing

You can hire a jet scooter and enjoy the wind in your face combined with the droplets of water of the Arabian Sea.Its a thrilling water activity in Goa which you must try. If you aren’t a swimmer a lifejacket is a must.

Best season for jet skiing: October to June

Beaches you can do Jet Skiing: Aguada, Colva, Candolim, Calangute, Miramar and Benaulim beaches 

Banana Ride

Banana boat rides are a fun-filled water-based activity you cannot miss, especially if you are on a vacation with your family and friends.You sit on an inflatable boat that is shaped just like a banana and connected to a speedboat, which pulls it along the water at high speeds.  It is fun and a safe sport, ensure to wear a lifejacket.

Best season for a banana ride: October to June

Beaches you can do Banana Ride: The beaches of Calangute, Agonda, Candolim, Palolem, Miramar, Baga, Vagator, and Anjuna.


If you want to soak in the surroundings of Goa and just relax Kayaking is just for you. A special kind of boat,a kayak is needed and one should have good balance and fitness to try it. Navigate through the beautiful unexplored environs of mangroves, backwaters and mini bays in Goa.

Best season for Kayaking: October to May

Beaches you can do Kayaking: The Zuari, Mandovi and the Sal backwaters; the alluring waters of Nerul River 

Scuba Diving

India’s best scuba diving is in Goa, if you want to explore the marine life starting from colourful fishes and coral reefs scuba diving should be in your itinerary.Book this sport with one of the PADI certified tour organizers who help you with training and you are all set to experience the deep ocean.

Best season for Scuba Diving: October to April

Beaches you can do Scuba Diving: Grande Islands, Suzy’s Wreck, Bat Island, Navy Island, St. George Island, Devagh Island, Pigeon Island, and Netrani Islands

Water Zorbing

Water zorbing is one of the most popular sport among children. Zorbing is a sport where you are put inside a huge transparent ball which is further set on water to float in the water surface or go rolling in the water !! An amazing experience indeed.

Best season for Water Zorbing: April to June

Popular places you can do Water Zorbing: Mayem Lake


Another exciting water sport to discover the marine world and to have a surreal experience is snorkelling. Just a diving mask and a shaped tube called a snorkel are needed. From batfish, snappers, lionfish, angelfish and many more, you can witness here.

Best season for Water Snorkelling: October to March

Popular places you can do Snorkelling: Grand Island, Bat Island, Navy Island

Wind Surfing

Windsurfing is a combination of surfing and sailing and is a popular sport in Goa.  A surfboard of two to four meters long and a strong wind is all that is needed The excitement of the sport totally depends on the wind so mostly when it’s breezy in the morning, while in the afternoons and evenings the wind gets stronger you can do this.

Best season for Wind Surfing: January to March

Beaches you can do Wind Surfing: Calangute Beach, Vagator Beach, Colva Beach, Miramar Beach, Dona Paula Beach.

River Rafting

If you are visiting Goa in the monsoons river rafting is a must. The stretch of white water rafting is usually  of 10 km long, and it is replete with areas where the flow is fast and current is strong. You should book your expedition with an agency who will provide you with the necessary directions and also the equipment like life jackets and oars.

Best season for River Rafting: June to September
Popular places for River Rafting: Tilari River, Mandovi River

Speed boat

Speed boat is one of the easiest water sports, travellers who are less adventurous always prefers to do this with their families and friends.

Best season for Speed boat: October to June

Popular places for Speedboat: Old Goa, Fort Aguada, Sinquerim, St. Jacinto Island and Grant Island

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