Goa Kayaking Excursion of Sal Backwaters

TT910

 Sal, Goa

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  • Meet up at Leisure Vacations Goa By The Sal near Dongrim Nuvem in Goa and, after an introduction to other guests, your tour guides and assistants will 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 what to see and what look out for during the trip.
  • 1st trip starts between 8.30-9.0 am; 2nd trip 11.30 am; 3rd trip 3.30 pm. (timings can be customized for big group bookings)

  • As you slowly and silently weave your way along the narrow waterway, spot hundreds of birds at hand shaking distance! 4 types of kingfisher, 3 different cormorants, peacocks, lapwings, pin-tailed ducks, pheasants, purple moor hens,  w+hite, purple and grey herons, egrets, black headed ibis and many more among more than 40 different types which live here. If you are lucky you will see the shy otters frolicking and feeding in the mornings and late evenings.
  • Silently glide into the lotus ponds of our Gods and ancestors! This is one unforgettable experience and the feeling is hard to describe!
  • For a part of the trip, you will even be kayaking in the tall grasses/scrub. Slowly glide under the overhangs of mango, cashew, bamboo and the overpowering mangroves, teeming with birdlife on all sides. Stop in the shade of a mango grove to relax, rest and enjoy some snacks. Continue kayaking until you reach the bridge.
  • The excursion ends at the departure point.
  • Duration: 2.0-2.30 hrs.
  • Price: Rs.4499; Couple: Rs.5499; 3 persons: Rs.7499.
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
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Inclusions
  • Bottled water, fruit juice.
  • Trip leader and guide
  • All kayaks, paddles, leashes, life vests and required safety devices
Exclusions
  • 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 precise directions to the meet up location
  • These expeditions are normally of 2.0-2.5 hrs.

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.

Equipment

  • 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

Book one of the most popular kayaking excursions of Sal Backwaters in Goa. This popular and celebrated excursion on flat dammed up waters takes you on a winding journey through narrow waterways deep in the mangroves, sighting different birds, fish, otters and exotic local plants like cashew, bamboo and mango, on the waters. Red and whit lotus and loads of migratory birds make this a must do trip for all ages of visitors to Goa.

Duration : Day
Trail Type : Any Date
Location : Sal, Goa
Maximum number of people : 30
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