Terra Conscious
Terra Conscious
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Dolphin & Whale WatchingNature & Wildlife ToursKayaking & Canoeing
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
We offer responsible marine and coastal travel experiences conducted in partnership with local communities to enable informed and sensitive engagement for both the visitor and local tourism operators. We work primarily with local community boat partners who are empowered to transform their practices into being more sustainable and ethical. We also support our travel experiences with complementary social impact programmes, that focus on creating awareness, building capacity for various stakeholders to enable them to address marine and coastal conservation challenges and engage in grassroots action. ​
Bardez, Goa, India
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(16 reviews)

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radhika b
10 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
Fantastic, thought provoking experience with the Terra team - community based eco-tourism where we learnt so much about dolphins, their natural habitat and behaviour as well as ocean biodiversity. We were so so lucky to see a pod of dolphins socialising!

Highly recommended for those looking to explore Goa beyond parties and alcohol!!

Written 29 January 2024
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Simran Oberoi
6 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Thanks to Puja and her team, we had a super time today morning! It brought us a lot of insights and it was important for me to have my kids seeing the world beyond what they are exposed to as urban kids. They both love animals of all kinds and nature. So this was a very enriching experience especially to know about the challenges that exist for the marine ecosystem as well as the communities that work in it. It went beyond us seeing dolphins as cute marine mammals to understanding their behavior, knowing about their social structures and even acknowledging the complexity of feelings that they experience

Great work on raising awareness and making a difference!

Highly recommended for everyone who visits Goa. Please take out time and go the experience. The choice we make as conscious travellers impacts lives and livelihoods alike.
Written 27 January 2024
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Aastha Dua
Panjim, India3 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
Highly recommend the Ocean Biodiversity Experience with Terra Conscious! We joined our host Puja on a boat last weekend for about 2.5 hours and saw several different species of marine wildlife. We saw a bunch of dolphins, a lot of jellyfish and also some marine birds. Puja was extremely informative and told us a lot of stories from her time working in the coastal environs of Goa, some of them truly hilarious! We also appreciated that Terra Conscious works with local boatmen exclusively and is trying to upskill them to lead these tours on their own in the future. They also followed some international guidelines for watching marine life which meant that we never got too close to the dolphins, didn’t cut their path when they were travelling and definitely didn’t chase them in the water. After a while we kind of let them be and went into the mangroves where we learnt about the mangrove ecosystem for a bit before returning back to the jetty. Overall, we really enjoyed the conversations and of course watching marine life. Would recommend this tour for travellers concerned about sustainable coastal tourism activities!
Written 18 January 2024
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Susanne M
Falun, Sweden6 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
Really nice experience. Focus on learning and being kind to nature. Very professional setup and nice, safe and clean. The guide was extremely informative and interesting.
Written 30 December 2023
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Shikha J
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Family
Great experience and yes, we did spot some dolphins eventually. Puja and her team were fabulous - very well organised trip and lots of things to learn from them about the marine life and ecosystem Goa offers to all nature and wildlife. Would recommend reaching out to them if you want to see a different side to Goa
Written 28 December 2023
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kumar anupam
India4 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Wow!! It was an experience of a life time. My review is late. But it was amazing. Almost 2 hours 45 minutes on the sea, dolphins all around and above all the amazing knowledge bring shared by Puja.

My 11 year old son loved every bit of it and loved all the quiz questions which Puja asked during the trip.
We explored a different side of Goa through Terra Conscious and Puja.

Best part is that Puja is really keen to show the dolphins and explain about marine wildlife and ecosystem. She shared so much about human actions having deep impact on the marine wildlife and nature in general. We bring the first trip if the season, got to observe the ritual which boatman performs by offering small prayer from the boat itself to a temple before entering the sea. Smal rituals but profound to see how smaller communities retain the traditions.

They served dry fruits and fresh fruits while on the boat. We all loved it as well.

Thanks once again to Terra Conscious, Puja, Shaku, and boat man Samir. Highly recommended if anyone going to Goa. Just spare 3 hours in the morning and collect lifelong memory .
Written 14 December 2023
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Ishan N
3 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
Loved the experience. Super informational. Extremely enriching. Had snacks and water on the boat and loved being introduced to the eco side of Goa by Puja. Definitely recommend it. If you want to understand more about Goa's nature and oceans and want an extremely intimate look into it, go for Terra Conscious!
Written 14 November 2023
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Mallika B
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Family
The dolphin excursion with Puja was sheer delight and taking this trip is highly recommended for those that are looking to enhance their knowledge on marine conservation along with the pleasure of dolphin company.

The entire experience has semblance of similar trips that one would take internationally. It is far from the regular con spun by other operators where they invariably leave you shortchanged. Here you return feeling enriched. She has a ‘sea’ of information; her expertise and research experience clearly flowing through the trip. Owing to her deep knowledge of dolphin behavior, one is able to site dolphins for an extended period of time. She knows where to go, how close/far in approach to be…

It is managed extremely professionally from the word go till the time that you return with a sense of satisfaction, delight, instilled with awareness and a sense of responsibility towards the marine ecosystem.
Written 6 November 2023
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joe
Lancashire, UK2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
Really nice. Relaxed with lots of information and seeing the dolphins was amazing, would recommend. Really nice experience at sunrise
Written 27 October 2023
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Edith
2 contributions
Feb 2023
I can highly recommend Terra Conscious! We signed up for their ocean biodiversity experience and we had such a great time. Puja who conducted the tour was so knowledgeable and engaging and passionate about marine conservation. We learned a lot about the marine ecosystem and the Indian humpback dolphin, and the whole operation is managed in a very mindful and responsible way. We enjoyed seeing some mangroves as well. The boat was also clean and the crew was extremely kind and helpful. Go for it!
Written 27 February 2023
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