River Cruise Ship Goa

Goa’s main rivers are Mandovi, Zuari, Terekhol, Chapora and Sal. About 70% of the state is irrigated by the Zuari and the Mandovi rivers and their tributaries. The total navigable length of Goa’s rivers is 253km. now imagine the variety of river cruises you can have.

Goa has more Goa has more than three hundred ancient tanks built during the rule of the Kadamba dynasty and over a hundred medicinal springs.

There are more than 40 estuarine, eight marine and about 90 riverine islands in Goa. The experience on a river cruises is just awesome. The three large freshwater islands of Divar, Chorao and Vashee in the Mandovi River are great spots for river cruise vacations.

The Zuari and the Mandovi drain into the Arabian Sea at the same place – Cabo Aguada. It forms the Mormugoa Harbour. On the left bank of this river is the city of Panaji. It is one of the best natural harbours in South Asia.

The GTDC (Goa Tourism Development Corporation) as well as private operators conduct river cruises on the Mandovi and Zuari rivers. There are daytime, sunset and moonlight cruises. On a special day cruise you can travel up the Mandovi to Aldona and a mineral water spring.

The luxury launch operated by GTDC, Santa Monica, operates daily evening cruises on the Mandovi. It can hold 200 people onboard. It is ideal for special parties and meetings. Live cultural and entertainment programmes are available. Guests can enjoy the Dekni Temple Dance, the Fugdi Dance and the Corredinho Dance (Portuguese peasant dance) onboard. Food and bar services, too, are there.

Full Moon Cruises are great as there’s enough light to see things around in the evening. A special crocodile-spotting cruise is organised by many operators. Here, you get to see and learn about riverine crocodiles of Goa. There are dolphin-spotting cruises as well.

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