The Best Spots for Water Sports in Goa

Parasailing © Nilesh & Anshul / Flickr
Parasailing © Nilesh & Anshul / Flickr
Photo of Poonam Binayak
India Writer19 May 2017

Goa’s long beaches spread along the 105 kilometre coastline, placid waters and bright skies create a perfect setting to get high on adrenaline with water sports. Whether you are a novice or a water sports junkie, Goa has something for you. Discover our recommended spots for water sports in Goa for an exhilarating and adventurous holiday.

Calangute Beach

Goa has plenty to offer in terms of adventures and experiences, including water sports. Calangute Beach, fondly called the ‘Queen of Beaches’, is the prime spot for water sports in Goa. Whether you want to ride the waves, plunge into the clear water or fly with a bird’s eye view of the spectacular coastline, Calangute Beach has it all. Water sport activities available at this beach are kayaking, wind surfing, jet-skiing, parasailing, banana ride, water surfing, and more.

Water sports at Calangute Beach | © devcr / Flickr

Sinquerim Beach

Perhaps one of the best beaches for thrill seekers in Goa, Sinquerim Beach is spectacular, boasting golden sand, the captivating backdrop of historical Fort Aguada, and a variety of water sports: parasailing, water-skiing, snorkeling, scuba diving, jet-skiing and windsurfing are the most popular.

Baga Beach

Baga Beach has more to offer than just throbbing nightlife and beach parties. Here, you can enjoy jet-skiing, parasailing, power scooter rides, scuba diving and snorkeling. This spot also offers knee wake boarding, which is the latest fad among thrill seekers, and is a blend of snowboarding, surfing and water skiing.

Baga Beach water sport | © Amar Jain / Flickr

Dona Paula

Set on a rocky headland where the rivers Zuari and Mandovi meet the Arabian Sea, Dona Paula is a perfect spot if you want an adrenaline rush while enjoying the beautiful natural surroundings. All kinds of water sports — like water-skiing, windsurfing, kayaking, snorkeling, parasailing, toboggan ski-biscuiting, sport fishing, harpoon fishing, ski-bobbing and yachting — are available, adding a dose of adventure, fun and thrill to any Goa holiday.

Anjuna Beach

Located in North Goa, just 18 kilometres from Panjim and surrounded by the clear blue waters of the Arabian Sea, Anjuna Beach is a great spot for water sport lovers. Scuba diving, wind surfing, paragliding, parasailing and other sports are available along the soft white-sand beach.

Majorda Beach

Majorda Beach is an ideal spot for people who are passionate about catching a wave and gliding over water. It is among the preferred spots for jet-skiing and banana boat riding in Goa. Other water sports like water skiing, surfing and parasailing are also available here.

Mobor Beach

Snuggled between the Assolna River Estuary and the Arabian Sea, Mobor Beach has huge waves, which allow for excellent water skiing, banana bump rides, winch-boat parasailing, speed boat rides, windsurfing, kayaking and ringo rides. For a profound adventure, dive deep into the waters and swim with dolphins.

Mobor Beach | © Thangaraj Kumaravel / Flickr

Colva Beach

Colva Beach is known for its beauty — the waves, crisp sea breeze and silver-white sand. But, if you want to experience thrilling activities, Colva Beach won’t disappoint: there’s jet-skiing, paragliding, banana boat riding, parasailing, snorkeling, motorboat and speed boat rides available here.

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