Goa has more than 40 estuaries, 90 riverine islands, and 8 marine water bodies. The Grand Island in Goa is one of the largest oceanic Islands that are scenic and breathtaking as you are taken into hands open the Arabian Sea. It is very close to Vasco Da Gama nearly to west off the coast located in Mormugao Peninsula. Grand Island also popularly named, as ‘Ilha Grande’ is truly a dream destination.
The Island Boat Trip
I was so happy to jump and run towards the clear turquoise water and bountiful underwater with perfect coral life. Make sure you do not miss your camera to take photographs of once in a lifetime experience.
You will get pick-up and drop boat service from hotels in North Goa from Calangute, Baga Sinquerium, Candolim, Anjuna beach are common pick point, and you can reach Grand Island within 45 minutes to 1 hour.
I wanted to explore something new in Goa and choosing one-day trip to The Grand Island is the best decision made on the grand tour. More down your alley, you can either take part in Snorkeling adventure or watch the dolphins first. While traveling on the boat, you can enjoy the sightseeing of mountains and islands to feel the breeze and nature. I was stunned at Fort Aguada and its lighthouse. They have a very artistic representation.
As you ride the waves, you can find Dolphins skipping above water for joy along with gushing pristine water. They go twisting and, twirling and that is the best fun in the Arabian Sea. Thus, your boat trip is going to make your Grand Island tour memorable, and you can never miss it since that is the only way you can reach the mid-water location.
Begin your adventure Journey at Grand Island Goa
A trip to Grand Island is one of the legit travel goals, and nobody will miss it for the snorkeling and fishing especially. The armed faces fins and masks, I got the chance for the exotic marine life experience. I fell in love with the colorful corals and school of fishes just deep under the sea. There is scuba diving equipment, and facilitators are also available. You can grab the snorkeling and scuba diving kits either on the island or from your boat operators who are at the mainland. The famous Snorkeling spot is at Bat Island, it is just a small green rocky beach, and I dived up there.
We booked Grand Island boat tour package online on Grande Island Website. Grand Island Goa is an online portal with customized island tour packages in Goa. However, you should book in advance to avail discounts.
Snorkeling Activities at Island
The packages start from 1599 per person for an exclusive boat trip. Snorkeling Equipments, Dolphin Spotting, Bottom Fishing, Life Jacket and Buffet Lunch is included in the package. Scuba Diving is not included in the package.
There are some of the high spots to dive, and I traveled to the depth of 12 meters beneath. The maximum you can go under is 20 meters. Even if you are beginners and does not have exceptional swimming skills you can still make it by diving near the shore water. The turtles and shellfishes are my personal favorite that I saw.
When you go further in the boat, they stop in mid-sea for a while. You will get a fishing rod and bait attached to it. I tried fishing for the first time in my life. You can pick your catch, and they can cook your fish deliciously.
My final destination was to Monkey Island. When you start moving further to this Island all you can sense is the aroma of varieties of food. Talking about food, for many people the seasickness seems to be popular. It does not give a comfortable feeling of having heavy lunch including me. However, to my wonder the food served here at Grand Island they are marvelous. I enjoyed my barbeque buffet lunch, and they were exotic. It was an exclusive premium lunch well served. You can sit back, relax, and enjoy the sip of soft drinks served here. The chicken cooked here is one of a kind, and I would absolutely want to travel to Grand Island just for the food.
Scuba Diving Activities at Grand Island
- Scuba Diving Activities at Grand Island starts from mesmerizing sights on your way to the dive location. Life jackets will be provided in advance, followed by a 20 minutes brief on boat by an ace PADI instructor.
- Scuba Diving package includes water sports like – Snorkeling, Fishing, Dolphin Sighting, Mid-sea Swimming and Snorkeling.
- Dolphin sighting will leave you awestruck. It will surely stimulate the spirit of the entire tour.
- Complementary photos and videos of your diving experience are captured throughout the Scuba Diving activity.
- Nicely packed scrumptious lunch (veg & non-veg), mineral water and snackable items are assured for your comfort.
Luxuriate in a larger than life diving experience while you finally embrace the sea. Scuba diving in Grand Island is indeed grand adventure. You can book Grand Island tour package online.
The Grand Island tour entices you to gorge on one worthy of the trip. I loved the climate, food and it gives the best experience of all time. Goa is the gateway for vacation. Either you go alone, with a partner or go on a trip with friends this tour is going to be amazing. Are you a non-swimmer? Have you ever been to mid-sea before? Adventures at Grand Island are the best way to get going. So what are you waiting for?
Sign in for this enchanting trip to Goa this winter and let your feet meet those sandy beaches and clear water.