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Goa Kayaking Sal Backwaters Mangroves Magic!
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Goa Kayaking Sal Backwaters Mangroves Magic!

By Goa Kayaking
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Ages 6-75, max of 14 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
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Live guide: English
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  • Bottled water
  • Local guide
  • Use of kayaks, paddles, life vests, leashes and other necessary equipment
  • Fruit Juice
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities


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  • Majorda Beach Road, Majorda Beach Rd, Dongorim, Nuvem, Goa 403713, India
    Meet us at Oyo 10393 Water's Edge, Dongorim, Nuvem, Majorda Beach Road, South Goa.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8075P6

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Minimum age is 7 years. Children below 10 to be towed by parents/guardians.
    • Not recommended for pregnant women or participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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    • ravih519
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      Best Day Tour We Could Have Ever Imagined!
      Our experience with Goa Kayaking for the Quintessential Goa Tour was top-notch, a thoroughly enjoyable day packed with everything we expected. Prior to the tour, communications with Prakash the tour operator were highly responsive and very accommodating, as he worked to customize the itinerary for a couple of specific family temples that we wished to see in addition to the normal schedule. The expertise of our tour guide Reis was unmatched as he was able to delve into every conceivable detail of the sites we visited and convey the rich history and lore of Goa. I highly recommend this tour and any tour operated through Goa Kayaking!
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    • shivanisH8773LJ
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      Kayaking in goa
      The sunset amidst the backwaters in the wilderness of goa is a gorgeous sight worth experiencing. My daughter and I really enjoyed kayaking in silence while spotting some rare birds. And we got a great instructor in Rupesh
      Written 20 December 2023
    • Inspire37967834726
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      Beautiful sunset kayak experience
      My partner and I had a lovely experience with Rupesh at Chapora river. We chose the evening sesssion and started off with some chai at a local cafe. Then Rupesh gave us a quick demo and off we went in the kayak. We watched the sunset whilst kayaking down the river and listening to the history of the place. An unforgettable experience and a highlight of the trip! There are plenty opportunities to take pictures. We will book the morning session next time!
      Written 27 November 2023
    • Fearless17696689259
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      Best part of Goa trip
      Went with family and enjoyed it. It was calm, beautiful river surrounded with nature's view. Rupesh was such an amazing host who made us very comfortable, engaged us with history of river. He captured the family moments with camera. Will recommend everyone to try this once, it will be totally worth it.
      Written 18 November 2023
    • amisharai
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      Sunset Kayaking in Goa
      We did the evening sunset kayak. It was good experience. After couple of instructions which are clearly and easily explained, the kayaking begins for an hour or so. Our guide and the whole team was very helpful and friendly. Kayaking in Goa river backwaters is a perfect way to see the tranquil nature side of Goa. Definitely recommend trying Goa Kayaking on your next visit.
      Written 17 November 2023
    • Inspire13164897612
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      Great experience
      It was a way out of the crowded north of Goa. My sister and I spent 1.5 hours on a regular kayak trip in the Chapora River. The river was truly silent and serene. Mr. Prakash and our host Mr. Rupesh, made sure it was an amazing first kayaking experience for us. He is a great guide who also keeps us engaged while he provides a brief overview of Goa's history. Their graciousness and the manner in which they handle their guests are quite impressive. I will without a doubt suggest them to my group and to anyone who is hesitant to reserve a kayaking trip there.
      Written 14 November 2023
    • Trail27277799204
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      Must do 😊
      It was simply spellbinding and an amazing experience what we had. The instructor with us Mr. Rupesh, he was the best. He not only made us feel comfortable but also explained us really well the history of the place which was cherry on the top. For us, experience is important but the place where you are doing it, knowing about it is also very very important Thank you It was memorable. We were offered complementary breakfast as well it was heart whelming. I highly recommend.
      Written 12 November 2023
    • OnAir04958150160
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      Lovely experience in Goa
      Me n my wife went for the kayaking and it was a beautiful experience away from the usual crowd of goa, we got a lovely sunset view while kayaking and it was mindful, Rupesh takes cares well of the guests and he clicked many pictures of us, definitely recommend
      Written 11 November 2023
    • drgrathore
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      Great kayaking, beautiful river
      I have kayaking regularly in Goa for the last few years and have been hooked to this. It’s a peaceful and sublime experience. It was the first time for my son and he was keen on doing a solo ride. It is a very safe activity and with clear instructions by Rupesh, my son was a pro in minutes. We wafted down the Chapora river around 9 along the mangroves. It’s an easy activity and not much elbow grease is needed unless you want to race it. The sound of the water and birds is very calming and immersive. We completed our ride in about 2 hours and the rowing back against the current was a slight effort for my son but the dip in the river at the end of the ride and invigorated him! We were treated to a sumptuous local breakfast by Rupesh which was delicious. I would highly recommend this activity to all, specially for children if you want to kindly the sense of adventure and love for nature in them. Finally a big thanks to Rupesh.
      Written 30 October 2023
    • Happiness26060519407
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      Clean, Comfortable, Safe and LOADS of fun.
      The whole experience, starting from speaking with Prakash about the booking, to finally going kayaking with Rupesh, was smooth and loads of fun. The team’s communication was prompt and precise, the kayaks and oars were in very good condition, there are clean washrooms and changing rooms available. The team also serves beverages with a side of information about the landscape, which gives you a historical perspective of the place. Very respectful, friendly and extremely professional, I had a lot of fun on the excursion.
      Written 15 October 2023
    • Siddhant9012
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      Sunset kayaking
      Had a great experience kàyaking during sunset time. The entire experience was very smooth,the guide that took us was very nice and engaged in conversation, he also had a lot of knowledge about the history of the place. He took good care of the kids in the water as if they were his own . Was able to handle the kids and have them listen to him
      Written 11 October 2023
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      Beautiful nature
      Rupesh is the man.Best in every case. Go try it. Beautiful nature and pleasant weather. Good to go in monsoon.
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    • shrabantis2023
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      Peaceful
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    Nallasivan V
    5 contributions
    We went kayaking in Sal river with guide Sathish and organizer Prakash. The kayaks were really good - lightweight and fast, making it very enjoyable even if it's couple of hours. We saw number of birds even though evening time is not as good for bird watching compared to morning. The guide was helpful in identifying birds and was patient to let us stop in places and take in the views. Overall great experience
    Written 11 January 2021
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    krishna k
    The Hague, The Netherlands12 contributions
    Feb 2023
    My wife and I went on this Kayaking trip in Sal backwater and it turns out to be one of the best stand-out experience of our lives and surely one of the best in our Goa trip. We never did Kayaking before and neither of us know how to swim.. and we didn't need to. That's the best part. The team of Mr.Prakash were very professional and gave us all the tips we need to have simply kayake through the placid backwaters of Sal river in South Goa.

    The tour size was very convenient and it helped us have a very communal experience.

    We did the early morning trip at 8AM and it turned out to be a very good decision because we were able to see so many birds and hear a lot of bird songs all through our trip. And weather wise as well, this early morning slot was the best one.

    Mr. Prakash conducts this trip in a very professional manner and makes you feel extremely safe and comfortable. He also clicked the pictures and shared them with us later to make it memorable for us.

    I would highly recommend taking this trip to anyone looking for a nice relaxing nature experience on their trip to Goa. When our family members saw our pictures, they were surprised to see this different side of Goa. We ourselves didn't know this until we took this trip.

    We will probably try to take this again whenever we go to Goa next time.
    Written 4 March 2023
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    Abhinav Gaur
    1 contribution
    Feb 2021
    It was a great experience and Prakash's introduction about the location and what to expect, added that touch to make the experience "The Best". The Kayaking was amazing, the location was awesome. The Kayaks and the paddles were as expected. The person (guide) who comes along with you during the kayaking is great and we cracked lot of jokes on the way. He tries every bit to show you different types of birds that are present in the area. I had a great experience and I am definitely coming back here for more. Thanks a lot Prakash for this. :-)
    Written 15 February 2021
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    Olga
    London, UK2 contributions
    We booked our kayaking session for 4 pm but Prakash highly recommended that we do it at 7am. We agreed and did not regret it! The river was very tranquil and we managed to see so many birds. Satish, who was the guide kayaking with us, was very nice and friendly and was excellent at spotting all kinds of birds. Can highly recommend this tour!
    Written 20 November 2022
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    Geetz
    9 contributions
    Nov 2021 • Family
    Ours was a family trip with 2 children in their twenties and a 12 yr old. It was a great experience, no problem if you don't know swimming... Can do easily with a basic fitness level.
    Prakash Alfonso, who runs the show is a very friendly person and gave lot of guidance, was very flexible even though we reached late for the tour.
    Our guide Richard is very cheerful and helpful.

    Thank you Prakash
    Written 7 November 2021
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    Sriram S
    Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
    I contacted Mr. Prakash after reading rave reviews on Google and I was not disappointed. He was very prompt in responding to our queries and also accommodated our concerns. We took a morning Kayaking tour with 2 guides and was one of the best decisions we made. We saw so many birds that we don't normally see in our cities and all in all was an absolutely amazing experience. The backwaters are amazing and teeming with life. This is a very unique experience that I would highly recommend to anyone looking to do something different in Goa.

    They were on time, their gear was in top condition, they allayed all our fears and made sure we were comfortable throughout. Post the trip, Mr. Prakash was kind enough to feed us a samosa and some mango juice. +1 star to Prakash ji for an amazing conversation post the tour.

    Thank you Prakash ji and Goa Kayaking for a wonderful experience. Wishing you all the best!
    Written 24 February 2023
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    Aashnee
    Bangalore, India2 contributions
    Apr 2022 • Couples
    This was our first time Kayaking and we couldn’t have had a better experience than this one. Everything was perfect! The initial session was so knowledgeable and the whole kayaking experience in the water was worth every penny. We were thoroughly taken care of and I would recommend them to everyone planning to do kayaking in Goa!!
    Written 1 April 2022
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    AJ
    1 contribution
    Feb 2021 • Friends
    Mr Prakash is one gem of a person. I showed up at the corporate office instead of the meeting spot and he patiently directed me to the right spot, while still asking to maintain our equanimity. On my arrival he gave thorough safety instructions for kayaking and soon after we began our kayaking session, which was a scene right outta National Geographic documentary - lush, dense mangroves, numerous species of birds all living in harmony, the varied alpine vegetation, lotus pond & the cherry on the cake has to be the magnificent sunset!

    Thank you Mr. Prakash for this experience, can’t recommend this tour enough.
    Written 14 March 2021
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    Omar Beg
    12 contributions
    Jan 2022 • Family
    The Sal Backwaters Kayaking Experience was an unforgettable one for my family. My parent, my brother, my wife & I had our expectations exceeded by leaps and bounds with the beauty hidden away in Sal. The location is close to a highway I use regularly and I never knew what lay beyond the brush.

    I booked the package with the proprietor Mr. Prakash a day in advance. During the busy tourist season a longer lead time may be needed. Mr. Prakash was very diligent collecting data to make preparations at his end. Eg: Heights & Weights of participants to arrange for the correct gear. Vaccination certificates were collected upfront with advice for relevant clothing and face masks.

    On the actual day, the proprietor's son Ketan was waiting for us ahead of time at the location with everything ready. Life jackets, paddles and kayaks were provided to us along with demonstration and safety brief. 2 guides accompanied us throughout the adventure.

    The actual kayaking was easier than I expected. Nobody felt tired as we maintained a leisurely pace. The journey through Sal backwaters were full of wonders. We started from a relatively narrow channel with bird calls surrounding us but soon camp upon a large clearing with several fields of water lilies. By my estimate we spent approx. 2 hrs in the water.

    This is a wonderful way to appreciate Goa's natural beauty beyond beaches. I'll probably go to other places with Goa Kayaking soon!
    Written 23 February 2022
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    abha
    Greater Noida, India60 contributions
    Mar 2021
    During this trip to Goa, we had the kayaking trip in our plans, and finally did the much-anticipated Sal Backwaters kayaking with Prakash (our coordinator and instructor) and Satish (our tour guide). And it surpassed our already high expectations.

    We were a motley group of 4 adults, all 40+, and 3 kids, varying in age from 9 to 13. Most had no prior kayaking experience. So, we were initially apprehensive about how things were going to turn out. But it turned out to be an amazingly memorable experience, with first-timers kayaking with elan, and the kids and adults alike loved the whole trip. Everyone in our group gave it 5 stars without reservation. A special thanks to Mr. Prakash for encouraging the youngest kid in the group to kayak solo!

    Just a tip, don't skimp on sunscreen, it gets sunny in the river. but there are shady nooks on the way, which are perfect for taking a break.
    Written 24 March 2021
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