Grand Island Boat Trip with Snorkeling

  • Snorkeling
  • Monkey Island
  • Sept to May
  • Max Guests : 100

Located on the west side in South Goa, the Grand Island is a perfect place to enjoy the sea at its best. This island is one of the most sought-after vacation getaways by Indian tourists and that too at pocket-friendly rates. One can reach the island in a boat ride. There are many tour operators which will provide budgeted trip to the island and this will be an all-inclusive trip which is a package of sightseeing, Dolphin Spotting, Fishing, Snorkeling, Food, and Drinks. So when you are in Goa, The Grand Island trip should be in your must-visit list. It is a half-day retreat in the middle of the Arabian Sea.

The Half-Day trip to Island & Monkey Beach

Also known by several other names like Ilha Grande or Bat Island, this trip to Grand Island will be your once in a lifetime experience as many surprises await you in the middle of the sea.

So contain your excitement because you are going to witness marvels throughout your journey to an exotic destination.  And how can we forget mouth-watering delight for our stomach – Barbeque (both Veg/Non-Veg) served as lunch in authentic Goan style with the drink of your choice.

So start planning your Goa trip and reserve a day for the Grand Island Trip!

Includes / Excludes

  • Boat Trip with sightseeing
  • Life Jacket
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Snacks & Beverage
  • Dolphin Spotting
  • Mineral Water / Soft Drink
  • Island Visit
  • Swimsuits

What to Expect

Sightseeing Attraction

You can marvel famous sightseeing attraction like Millionaire’s Palace, Governor House, Aguada Fort and Asia’s First Light House, Aguada Jail to name a few in your beautiful boat trip

Snacks, Lunch and Baverages

Enjoy lunch on boat Veg and Non-Veg (Chicken / Fish) Goan delicacies are waiting to find their way to your stomach. And you get beer, what else does one need to be happy!

Snorkeling & Swimming

You can swim, snorkeling and be awe-struck by the diverse underwater life. Feel the life beyond land and under the sea and be thankful to God for creating such beautiful creatures.

Dolphin Spotting

While sailing through the sea, before reaching the island, you will be lucky to spot dolphins in their natural habitat, performing their cue like artists, twisting and flipping through the sea.

Safety First

Safety First is our priority. We ll provide a life-jackets and you are completely out of danger. Just close your eyes, float with the help of life-jacket and feel the tranquility.

Boat Ride

You will be taken by a boat to the island which is an experience in itself. Sailing in the sea with your beloved, light waves of the sea dashing against the boat giving you thrills.


  • Trip Cost

    There are many tour operators who offer this trip but the price varies, so before you book your ride, check the price provided by all the tour operators and then decide the best fit for you. Usually, the price of a cumulative trip starts from Rs. 1399/- and includes food, beverages, sightseeing, dolphin watching, fishing, swimming, snorkeling depending on the services provided.

    Operational Time

    This tour is active from October – April and there are chances that you might get discount for a large group!

    After reaching the jetty and occupying your seats on the boat, be ready to rejuvenate yourself. This boat ride offers a different view of the places you might have already visited like the Aguada Fort, the Central Jail and the bungalow of a rich merchant so keep clicking these views. While on the boat, the spot will come where you will be thrilled to see the sight of the playful dolphins. Take back memories from here into your camera. After your excitement of having seen the dolphins subsides, another adventure sport is in store for you.

    Amazing Boat Ride Experience in the Arabian Sea

    The boat will make another stop in the middle of the sea and you will be given fishing rope and bait so you can enjoy a good sport here. If you are lucky, you might catch some fish and if not, you can still cheer up because you tried!

    Another interesting water sport for which the Grand Island is famous is Scuba Diving due to its rich underwater life. The water depths here, support the scuba diving for both, entry-level and expert divers. One can book the cheapest package for Scuba Diving in Grand Island through various tour operators.

    After savoring the fun activities, the air surrounding you will be filled with the heavenly aroma of food as you reach the island.

    After enjoying the lunch, you can have fun on the beach, swim there or take photos or talk to strangers who will eventually become your friends.

    Things to keep in mind:

    • Wear comfortable clothes so you can enjoy the adventure journey to the fullest
    • If possible wear swim-suit because you may want to take a dip in the wonderful sea
    • Carry a towel and an extra pair of clothes (no changing facility is available though)
    • Carry appropriate medicine if you have sea-sickness
    • Bring along your camera for capturing the moments
    • Don’t carry any valuables
    • You can bring caps and sunglasses as per your comfort


What are the attractions included in the Grand Island trip?

Millionaire’s Palace, Governor House, Aguada Fort, Asia’s First Light House, and Aguada Jail

What activities can you enjoy during the boat ride to the Grand Island?

Dolphin spotting, fishing, snorkeling, and sightseeing

What is the cost of the Grand Island trip?

The price starts from Rs. 1399/- and includes food, beverages, sightseeing, dolphin watching, fishing, swimming, and snorkeling

What sightseeing are included during the trip ?

Adil Shah Palace, Floating Mandovi Bridge, Penha De Franca Church, Floating Casinos Cruise, Reis Magos Fort, and Fort Aguada

What is the operational time for the Grand Island trip?

It is active from October to April During monsoon there is no permission from Officials due to high tide and bad weather.

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