With endless options for water adventure an activity across its vast coastlines; ‘Goa’ gives you an ideal holiday experience while offering some of the daring water sports. Goa’s long beach’s spread along the 105-kilometre coastline of Western India and lying in the Konkan district of the Western Ghats, this place is honoured with intriguing biodiversity.

The water activities provided in Goa are at par with International standards and norms and mostly mandate that participants be accompanied by instructors when performing these activities. From really fast water sports like jet skiing and windsurfing to the slower ones like scuba diving, there is something for everyone in Goa.

Discover some of the adventurous water sports in Goa for an exhilarating and adventurous holiday.

1) Jet Skiing

Goa jet skis are powered at 100 – 135 hp (horsepower) which will set your adrenaline rushing. It requires a jet-powered water scooter which is accelerated by a powerful engine.

jet skiing goa
Places to try: Colva, Calangute, Candolim, Mobor, Miramar and Rajbaga beaches
Favourable Time: October to March

2) Water Skiing

This water sport is played on a surfboard, which is tied to a speedboat at one end while the other end lies on a surfboard through a rope. It is one of the most tricky water sports to try out as one needs to be physically fit and alert while getting pulled by a speedboat.

water skiing goa
Places to try: Baga Beach, Candolim Beach, Calangute Beach, Arossim Beach, Mobor Beach, Utorda Beach
Favourable Time: October to February

3) Scuba diving

Dive deep to 20 to 35 feet into the gigantic coral reefs and be enamoured by the scintillating aquatic animals and varieties of sea fish as you go scuba diving in Goa where the underwater visibility is more than 5 m.

scuba diving
Places to try: Grande Islands, St. George Island, Devagh Island, Pigeon Island and Netrani Islands
Favourable Time: October to April

4) Kneeboarding

Kneeboarding is for you if you want to delve deeper into water adventures. Done with the help of a knee-board, it requires a lesser focus on the balance than water-skiing and is still all the fun.

kneeboarding goa
Places to try: Candolim Beach, Mobor Beach and Rajbaga Beach
Favourable Time: October to June

5) Wakeboarding

Quite similar to Water Skiing, only with a single board instead of two, this sport requires a lesser focus on balance. A great fun, this one is a must try if you are a water sports enthusiast.

wakeboarding

Places to try: Candolim Beach, Mabor Beach and Rajbaga Beach
Favourable Time: October to May

6) Flyboarding

Recall how Hrithik Roshan smears out of the water in Bang Bang? Flyboarding is a combination of jet-ski and jetpack where a flyboard is attached to a jet ski which sends it as high as 15 metres in the air.

flyboarding goa

Places to try: Baina Beach
Favourable Time: October to May

7) Paddleboarding

The sport is literally just standing on an oversized surfboard and powering through open water with only one paddle.

paddle boarding goa
Places to try: Candolim Beach, Mobor Beach and Rajbaga Beach
Favourable Time: October to May

8) Kayaking

Kayaking is the perfect water sports activity in Goa for those who want to spend the afternoon paddling along the mangroves, backwaters and mini bays. If the weather allows, it could be amongst the most fun water sports in Goa during monsoon season.

kayaking goa
Places to try: Palolem Beach, Dona Paula and Hollant Beach
Favourable Time: October to May

9) Tubing

Ringo Rides involves riding on a circular tube over the water surface and get soaked in unlimited fun and excitement. The participants are made to sit on a circular tube that is consistently pulled by a speedboat for a certain period of time over the waters.

tubing goa

Places to try: Pindul Cave

Favourable Time: March to June

10) Wind surfing

Extremely thrilling and exciting, windsurfing in Goa is a unique blend of surfing and sailing on the waves of Arabian Sea. Ride the waters along the changing wind direction for an amazing time.

wind surfing
Places to try: Dona Paula Beach, Bogmalo Beach, Vagator Beach, Calangute, Colva, Palolem, Miramar, Baga Beach
Favourable Time: January to March

11) White water rafting

It is quite challenging as it requires navigating through tricky rapids in an inflatable boat or raft.

Individuals are asked to wear body hugging clothes, sneakers for a firmer grip.

Experience River Rafting in Rishikesh

Places to try: Mhadei River, Tilari River
Favourable Time: June to September

Check out: 8 Incredible River Rafting Destinations In India You Should Never Miss Out

12) Banana Ride

Enjoy the thrilling ride with your friends on this giant banana shaped boat as you move ahead against the ocean waves avoiding being flipped over. This one is nothing if not fun and is amongst the easiest water sports in Goa.

Banana Boat Ride
Places to try: Calangute, Agonda, Candolim, Palolem, Miramar, Baga, Vagator, Anjuna
Favourable Time: October to March

13) Snorkeling

The activity requires participants to wear a diving mask and have a shaped tube called a snorkel. This allows the individual to stay underwater for a considerable length of time to observe the beautiful marine life.

snorkeling goa
Places to try: Suzy’s Wreck, Bat Island and Navy Island situated near Bogmalo, Grande Island
Favorable Time: October to March

14) Water Zorbing

Water Zorbing is among the best water sports in Goa as it provides recreation by allowing individuals to roll on water in a transparent ball which is safe and secure. The orb can accommodate not more than two people at a time.

snorkeling goa

Places to try: Mayem Lake

Favourable Time: March to June

15) Parasailing

Fly off into the sky as a speedboat tugs you along and enjoy the spectacular view from

up above. Parasailing in Goa is an extremely popular water sport, one of the easiest and most enjoyable water activities to indulge in.

parasailing goa
Places to try: Dona Paula, Majorda, Anjuna, Bogmalo, Calangute, Colva, Candolim and Vagator Beach
Favourable Time: October to March

Read: 4 Exciting Places In India For Water-Sport Lovers

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