Goa Cruises, Goa
Goa Cruises are a star attractions. There are river cruises as well as sea cruises options for you.
Goa river cruise is an exclusive experience which adds some life long memories in your memorabilia. River Cruises on the Mandovi river is tremendously enjoyable experience which you should not miss out during your trip to Goa. Though there are a number of private operators running Goa river cruises, the best way to enjoy the beauty of river Mandovi is to undertake a cruise conducted by the GTDC (Goa Tourism Development Corporation). There are variety of Goa cruises for you to choose from - daytime, sunset and moonlight. Goa cruise guide provide information on day cruises further categorised into two types - the first one is down the Mandovi river into the Zuari bay while the second one is up the Mandovi to Aldona and a mineral water spring.
Santa Monica (a well known name in Goa Cruises), the luxury launch operated by GTDC, will take you on an exciting trip every evening on river Mandovi. Around 200 people can take a trip together and enjoy the various live cultural entertainment programme. Also, there is a bar which serves quality drinks to satisfy you. You can also book the Santa Monica for throwing special parties yourself. However, hourly charges have to be paid in this case.
River Cruise options available for you include
The best part about these cruises are that for children
below 6 years of age, you do not have to buy a ticket. You can look
forward for a fun trip with a bit of cost saving as well.
Apart from these, there are other private operators that conduct river cruises with interesting themes. Like for instance, you can pick up a cruise that takes you to spot the crocodiles in the backwaters.
With Arabian Sea bordering the western portion of Goa, it is but quiet obvious that sea cruises are also an exciting option for you to undertake and enjoy.
Star Cruises is a prestigious name on an international
basis that provides wonderful cruise options. Even in India, they
offer you a variety of cruise option to choose from. The Super Star
Libra, that operates in India ( and also in the other parts of the
continent of Asia) is more of a luxury resort, complete with
restaurant & bars as well as sports and fitness centre. Moreover,
you also have an opportunity to stay in luxury rooms - Executive
Suites, Junior Suites and Ocean view Statesroom Suite. On board
entertainment options include an open-style karaoke lounge, a
discotheque, showlounge, cocktails and pre-dinner lounge with live
However, to enjoy the complete pleasure of sea cruises, you will require to put in a bit of effort. Mumbai, which is around 600 km away, is the starting point of all the tours. So travel to Mumbai and pick up either of the cruise that you like. Alternatively, you can also board in Goa and enjoy a short trip.
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