Goa Moonlight Kayaking in the Zuari


 Zuari River, Goa

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  • Arrive at the meeting location on the St. Jacinto Island, Sancoale in the Zuari. After introductions to other guests, and your tour guides, start with a briefing on the river, the flora and fauna. It is important for you to know how to use and handle the kayak properly as well as learn what to feel and experience during the trip.
  • As you slowly and silently paddle into the silver waters, experience a magical feeling as you see your fellow guests paddle slowly creating silver whirls on the mirror flat waters. See lots of small fish jumping into the air, made silvery in the light of the moon.
  • Spend a few minutes lying on your back in your kayak as you stare up at the starlit sky and enjoy this incredible feeling of vastness. If the fishing nets are down, slowly make your way to a small riverine beach, made up entirely of seashells. Rest, stretch and enjoy your snacks and beverages before you re-embark to continue, sighting a the facade of a 400 year old church, the only remnants of a bygone era.
  • Finish your trip 2.5-3.5 hrs. later,  filled with peace, tranquility and a sense of accomplishment.

Available only on these dates:

  • November 2017: 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.
  • December 2017: 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5.
  • January     2018: 1, 2, 3, 4, 29, 30 & 31.
  • February   2018: 1, 2 & 28.
  • March       2018: 1, 2, 3, 4, 29, 30 & 31.
  • April         2018: 1 & 2.
  • Price: Rs.4499; Couple: Rs.6499; 3 persons: Rs.8499. (A min.of 4 persons are required to run this trip)
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
Stay Envisaged Stars Destination Nights
  • Bottled water, fruit juice.
  • Trip leader and guide.
  • All kayaks, paddles, leashes, life vests and required safety devices.
  • Resort pick up and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
Terms and Conditions
  • Confirmation will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 2 persons per booking is required. (maximum of 15 bookings/trip)
  • Adult pricing applies to all travellers
  • All children (min.age of 10 years and above) to be accompanied by adults
  • Not recommended for pregnant women or participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions.
  • All passenger heights and weights MUST be advised at time of booking
  • Please provide your hotel name and address so that the local operator can send you approx. distances, travel time and cab fares to the meet up location
  • These expeditions are normally of 2.0-3.5 hrs. duration and usually end between 11.30 am.-1.30 pm. when we bid goodbye.

What to wear/bring along

  • All guests/members are requested to wear board shorts/rash vests or alternatively any pair of shorts and light shirt /tshirt preferably long sleeves will do.
  • Wear any footwear which you do not mind getting wet, carry a change of clothing, towels and a bottle of mineral water.
  • Please note however that change rooms, washrooms, toilets are always not available at the start/end point as we use any convenient launching point along the river which sometimes, may change depending on the tide.
  • A cap/floppy hat covering the neck, sunglasses and sun block cream, (SPF 35 and above) will help keep you cool and make the time spent on the water, a memorable one! 
  • A camera is a must to capture those magical moments but please use carefully and safely and be responsible for the same.


  • Goa Kayaking provides all the equipment needed like top of the line single and tandem sit on top kayaks, paddles and life jackets. 
  • It is our experience, that these open SOTs’ (sit on top) are best suited for our tropical, humid climate.(sit in kayaks are very uncomfortable due to the closed area which tends to gets hot and humid).
  • These modern kayaks, are extremely stable and have a very high buoyancy of 110/150 kg. (solo) and 220/240 kg. (tandems) respectively.
  • We believe that it is next to impossible for any one to topple and fall out from our kayaks. We also make it a point before embarking and insist that every guest wears a life jacket (PFD) to make our expedition a safe and enjoyable outing.
Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations for any reason whatsoever/no shows, entail 100% penalties. (no refunds)
  • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund
  • Not recommended for pregnant women or participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions


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Trail Overview

Sometimes called a moonlit Sonata, this moonlight kayaking trip in the Zuari is something only a few get a chance to experience as it is only available 5 days every month (ask your local tour operator about availability). Lightly paddle as you glide in the silvered darkness of the night. Goa's Zuari river is one long, broad, silvery road where the moon is your guide and you the driver.

Duration : 2 Days
Trail Type : Any Date
Location : Zuari River, Goa
Maximum number of people : 30
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