Located on the west side of Mormugao, 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.
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!
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Boat Jetty|
|DEPARTURE TIME||9.00 am|
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.
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.
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.
Pickup facilities will be provided by the tour operators from your hotel in a shared vehicle. The journey starts in the early morning around 8:00 or 8:30 and you will be back on the jetty by 3:30 pm.
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
Enjoy Barbequed 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!
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.
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 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.
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.