Goa Kayaking Sal Backwaters Mangroves Magic!
About the Activity
Goa is one of India's top attractions, but getting to the most interesting sights takes local knowledge. During this off-the-beaten-track kayaking tour, you’ll get an insider’s peek at the laid-back beach state’s picturesque waterways and diverse wildlife as you glide through lotus ponds and mango groves. It’s also a popular migratory spot for birds, so keep an eye out for the famous Kingfisher.
An insider’s wildlife tour of Goa’s waterways:
- Enjoy an action-packed kayaking adventure on the open water
- Get a first-hand peek at iconic Indian birds, like the Kingfisher
- Learn about diverse flora and fauna in an informative, small-group excursion
Book Goa's most popular and celebrated kayaking excursion, Sal Backwaters. This premium experience on flat dammed up waters, is a winding journey through narrow waterways deep in the mangroves, sighting different birds, fish, otters and exotic local plants like cashew, bamboo and mango. Red/white lotus and loads of migratory birds make this a must-do for all ages. Meet at Water's Edge, Nuvem and after introductions, your tour guides will brief you on the river, the flora, fauna, how to use the kayak and what to look out for during the trip. As you slowly and silently weave your way along the narrow waterway, see loads of birds at a handshaking distance! Kingfishers, cormorants, lapwings, pin-tailed ducks, pheasants, purple moorhens, white, purple and grey herons, egrets, ibis and many more among more than 70 different types which live here. If lucky, you could see otters frolicking and feeding. Glide into the lotus ponds of our Gods and ancestors! An unforgettable experience - the feeling is hard to describe! For a part of the trip, you will even be kayaking in the tall grasses/scrub. Continue kayaking until you reach the bridge. The excursion ends at the departure point.
Things to Know
Use of kayaks, paddles, life vests, leashes, and other necessary equipment
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Booking Confirmation Policy
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
Not wheelchair accessible Near public transportation Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers Operated by Goa Kayaking
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties