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Goa Kayaking

Kayaking involves the use of a small narrow equipment called as a Kayak and a double-bladed paddler to move through the water. The design of kayaks also depends upon the type of kayaking involved. There are different types of Kayaking like Whitewater Kayaking, Surf Kayaking & Sea Kayaking as well as other sub-types.

Goa has a rich source of rivers which facilitates for recreational activities such as Kayaking and other water sports. Kayaking in Goa is a unique experience for the tourists as they can paddle along the rivers & backwaters while exploring the beauty of the surrounding forests, mangroves, caves, marine life & offshore islands. Kayaking is most prominent in the regions of South Goa as well as a few areas in North Goa.

Kayaking activities are organised by most watersports & travel clubs around Goa which usually involves Kayaking, Kayaking trips & safaris. Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) in association with a kayaking club Goa Kayaking also conducts a special Moonlight kayaking program along the Zuari river every year. Other activities such as expeditions, kayak races & river kayak festivals are also organized by clubs in Goa.

Goa Kayaking Locations

Kayaking Operators at

  • Palolem
  • Dona Paula
  • Chicalim
  • Vasco Da Gama

Kayaking destinations

  • Zuari
  • Sal
  • Mandovi
  • Nerul backwaters