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Goa Cruise Trip

Mandovi River Cruise, Dinner Cruise in Goa, Casino Cruise in Goa, Catamaran Cruise Goa, Private Party Cruise in Goa, Deltin Royale Casino Cruise, Casino Pride Cruise and many other amazing cruises.

One of the best ways to enchant yourself with the beauty of this tropical paradise is to go on a cruise. The fun filled, hour long activity sailing down the river provides a magical experience for an adventure trip. Enjoy the mesmerizing events of sunrises and sunsets sparkling the sky or go for an adventure in backwaters of Goa on a cruise.

The experience of cruising is unparalleled to any other adventure activity in Goa. This city offers both river and sea cruises and you may also like the idea of staying in a Houseboat for a unique adventure. There are amazing cruise tours in Goa that are filled with fun and amusement as there are professional troupes indulging you in traditional dances of the city.

Being one of the best activities, you should not forget putting a cruise tour in your itineraries when travelling to Goa. To allow yourself the treat of navigating through the tranquil backwaters and thrill of marine exploration, a cruise in Goa does the trick. To find out the best cruises, scroll up for our handpicked selection.

Here is the list of best Cruises in Goa:

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  • A negative COVID-19 test result is required to enter Goa, which must not be older than 72 hours. 
  • All public places in Goa are open for the tourists while maintaining basic COVID-19 guidelines. 
  • However, places like the villages of Calangute, Candolim and Arpora-Nagoa will remain under strict lockdown.
  • In case the tourist is carrying a COVID-19 negative certificate, they will be allowed to move to booked accommodations. 
  • In case a tourist is not carrying a valid COVID-19 negative certificate, he/she will be directed to undergo testing for COVID-19 at designated testing centers / hospitals. Thereafter, they will have to go into self isolation till the test results are received. 
  • The isolation facilities will be provided by the accommodation units themselves, where the tourist made a pre-booking. 
  • Once results are received, only and if found COVID-19 negative, the tourist shall be allowed to travel outside the isolation facility. 
  • In case any tourist is found COVID-19 positive, the accommodation unit will act as per the extant protocol issued by the State Health Department. 
  • All costs for COVID-19 tests including the stay at the isolation / quarantine facilities shall be borne by the tourist themselves.

Goa is well connected by airline services to most major cities in India. All flights, national and international, to and from Goa, operate from the Goa Airport at Dabolim near the port town of Vasco-da-Gama.


All major trains are functional to and from various parts of India.

Local Transport

Public transport like cab, taxi and bus services are operational.

Thrillophilia recommends you to follow all government guidelines to stay safe. We also recommend you practice good personal hygiene to stay safe as you travel.

Goa is now open for tourists with some restrictions Updated: 14 Jul 2021

Goa is welcoming tourists now, however people will be required to take cautions of the lockdown situation in several cities.

COVId-19 report is mandatory for visitors Updated: 14 Jul 2021

 Inter-state movement of persons will be prohibited, except for persons carrying Covid negative report (RT-PCR/ TruNaat/ CBNAAT/ Antigen Test or any other test as approved by ICMR) from the test conducted within 72 hours from the date of arrival, or those having a medical emergency (on the production of proof).

Goa will not open for tourists until all the locals have taken the first jab of vaccine Updated: 19 Jun 2021

In a major policy announcement, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday said that the state will not open for tourism until it fully administers the first shot of COVID-19 vaccine to its entire population.

Negative RT-PCR certificate required to enter Goa Updated: 03 Jun 2021

Only if a is carrying a negative RT-PCR certificate, they will be allowed to move to booked accommodations.

Goa to undergo strict lockdown till further notice Updated: 03 Jun 2021

The council in Goa told, "We are going to continue a strict lockdown in the villages of Calangute, Candolim and Arpora-Nagoa". This is because these are tourist hotspots and remain crowded throughout the day.

All tourists will have to undergo a basic screening at the entry point Updated: 03 May 2021

Any tourist exhibiting sickness or COVID-19 related symptoms upon arrival will be subjected to a COVID-19 test at designated testing centers or hospitals at the tourist's cost

Pre-booking of accommodation has been made mandatory to vacate in Goa Updated: 03 May 2021

Proof of pre-booking of accommodations (registered with the Department of Tourism) for the entire duration of the stay will be checked at the entry points

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  • 1H
  • Goa, India
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₹1,400 ₹1,200

Activity Location: Mandovi River

Start Point: Britona, Goa

Activity Timings: 1 to 2 hour from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM

About Private Luxury Cruise In Goa

Immerse yourself into the luxury by setting sails along the Mandovi river aboard a private cruise. Trace down the breathtaking shoreline of Goa and cherish the beautiful seascapes with a dreamy sunset in the backdrop. Depending on your preference you can opt for either a 1-hour cruise or a 2-hour cruise. Cruise along the beautiful Ribandar stretch, with Ponte De Linhares on one side and overlooking the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary on the other. While on the voyage, you can further enjoy the delicious snacks and some of the finest blends of beers and cocktails.

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Dinner Cruise in Goa

If a grand dinner enjoying the breathtaking vistas of Goan landscape is on your itinerary, then a Dinner Cruise in Goa is the best way to experience the same. Indulge in various activities in Goa including the amazing dance forms like Dekhni and Fugdi as you move forward from the Jetty in the Santa Monica to river Mandovi.

The dinner journey sneaks past the excellent Adil Shah Palace (the late spring royal residence of Sultan). The voyage at that point pushes forward past the frontier structures, past the promenade towards the Miramar shoreline and after that moving back to the shoreline of Vetem and Betem and afterward to Santa Monica Jetty.

It could be a highlight of your entire vacation as you traverse the waters of River Mandovi away from the din of the city in the most tranquil setting. It also provides a great opportunity to relax with friends and family by engaging in dance and other entertainment activities on this cruise in Goa. The delicious buffet and complimentary beverages will make your day count as you go cruising on the Mandovi River.

From 8:30 pm (Wednesdays and Saturdays)

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  • 1H
  • Goa, India
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₹1,900 ₹1,750

Cater to your love for the sea, embark on a voyage to a one-of-a-kind vacation that will surely help you create some of the most amazing memories that you will cherish for a lifetime. You can sunbathe on the deck, while the cold breeze passes through your hair. The yacht is tailor-made to provide you with the most luxurious experience possible.

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  • 1D
  • Goa, India
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₹2,501 ₹2,500

Activity Location: Mandovi River

Activity Timings: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Start Point/End Point: Panaji Goa

Goa has been a hub for the people due to the diversity of activities that it has to offer. And if you are an enthusiast for casinos, Goa is certainly the place for you. Get your nights thrilled with the extraordinary experience and the never stopping fun at the Big Daddy Casino. Set off the coast of Mandovi river, Big Daddy Casino is an offshore casino that constitutes a bizarre blend of grand gaming and high living experience. The amusing neon lights, the eternal beat of the music, and the brook of games filled with entertainment are the ideal traits to define how this casino vibe you with Goa.

This offshore casino offers a regal ambience to professional and amateur gamers out to try their luck at the multiple table games round-the-clock. Housing 110 tables in an area of around 50,000 square feet spread over three decks, the casino includes all national and internationally played games ranging from Indian Flush to games such as American Roulette, Black Jack and various variants of Poker available for avid gamers.

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  • 3D/2N
  • Mumbai
  • 3D/2N
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₹21,000 ₹19,638

Check-in: 10:00 AM (day 1)

Check-out: 12:00 AM (day 3)

About the Cruise

Cordelia Cruise (Mumbai to Goa) is a fabulous 3-day retreat on the Arabian Sea that welcomes you to have an experience like never before. An experience where you will behold the amazing panoramic views of the ocean that will make your soul content with true bliss.

Embark on this 3-day cruising tour starting from Mumbai to Goa where you will relish a fantastic stay experience in the sumptuous cabins with all the modern amenities that ensures that you have a perfect vacation. A perfect amalgam of serenity and fun awaits you on this perfect cruise amidst the azure waters.

How to Reach?

The cruise sails from their home port, Mumbai. Arrive at the gateway of India that is the hub for the majority of the ships. The port is located at a distance of 25 KM from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International airport, 7.1 KM from the Mumbai Central railway station and can be reached easily via public and private transport.

Note: The departure location of Cordelia Cruise might change depending on the weather conditions.


Interior Cabin: Stay in the suave interior cabins of the cruise that can accommodate up to 4 people.

Ocean View: Watch the vast ocean from the window of the ocean view cabins of the cruise. The room offers a maximum accommodation of up to 4 people.

Balcony: Enjoy staying in the balcony rooms that speak for the comfort as well as luxury. The rooms offer a maximum accommodation of 3 people.

Suite: Stay in the luxurious suite that offers a maximum accommodation of up to 3 people.

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Deltin Royale Casino Cruise

Deltin Royale is a definitive Indian Casino to pay a visit for experiencing a universe of opulence in Goa. Enjoy the dazzling premises, each of which is inventively intended to offer an air of a rich way of life. The cruise is a buzzing affair with entertainment activities all the way from international dancers to comedy club shows, instrumental live performances to rock music bands.

Keeping you enthralled throughout, the Deltin Royale is definitely one of the most fantastic casino cruises in Goa. The lavish Vegas Restaurant offers a savoring buffet in multiple cuisines and the Whisky Lounge is a premier lounge hosting some of the most exquisite collection of Single Malts along with a rare collection of cigars.

The Skybar offers some of the most tantalizing cocktails while you enjoy the majestic view of Mandovi river under the brilliantly lit night sky. And when you are here, you can indulge yourself in the thrill and action a variety of games at the casino. The popular games organized here are Texas Hold’em Poker, American Roulette, Indian Flush(Teen Patti), Blackjack, Baccarat, Money Wheel, Casino War, etc.

24 hours a day, seven days a week

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Houseboat Cruise

Indulge yourself in a unique experience for a memorable day with a houseboat cruise in Goa. The cruise starts from Chapora Fort that dates back to the sixteenth century. The cruise offers glimpses of the nearby villages, churches and farms adding a rustic feel to this experience. The centuries old temples and churches are a sight to remember charming all the tourists on the cruise.  

Relax with a drink and enjoying the natural wonders on Goan backwaters for an unforgettable experience. As you sail away from the Goan backwaters heading towards the ocean, you can spot astounding dolphins swimming in synchronicity with the floods of the unblemished Goan waters. The cruise also allows having a try at fishing and an excellent trip for bird watchers.

While you enjoy the spectacular views of the surroundings on the houseboat treat yourself with a unique fusion of Goan cuisine. To experience this activity better, we recommend you to take up the upper deck of the house boat for an astonishing vista of Chapora River on your cruise.

You can choose from sunrise trip, sunset trip, backwater tours, fishing trip using a houseboat and or an overnight cruise in Goa. 

Timings: 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

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Mandovi River Cruise in Goa

Sail around the wonderful river Mandovi from the Santa Monica jetty in Panaji whilst enjoying the incredible views of the. You will be greeted with music and folk dance performances as you sail down the river. The performances are followed by a live band and DJ which light up the room with their vibrant music.

Goa river cruise is also a great way to enjoy the sunset as the sky brilliantly lights up with hues of orange. Another spectacular sight you will be privileged to witness when you are on this cruise is the Adil Shah Palace, one of the first buildings in Goa but a piece of beauty till now.

Then the Goa river cruise takes you past the old colonial buildings in Promenade, Mormugao Port and Fort Aguada revisiting the history and heritage of the city. The cruise tours in Goa will give a great experience for people of all ages, men, women, and children. The cruise will be an hour-long activity where you can enjoy a vacation in Goa like a true Goan.

Timings: From 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm


Casino Cruise in Goa

To enjoy a gaming experience amidst the pleasant landscape of Mandovi river in Goa, board on a cruise ship at Panaji for a refreshing day at the casino cruise in Goa. Cruise tours in Goa offers the mesmerizing vistas of Arabian Sea and you can revisit the historical remnants of Goa, most prominent being the Adil Shah's palace and Fort Aguada as you relax under the sun. Casino Cruises in Goa are best cruises in the country.

The casino in Goa engages the tourists in a lively experience with games like American Roulette, Blackjack, Rummy, Stud Poker, Baccarat, Pontoon, and Flash. The cruise also offers refreshments on the group tour when you board the cruise. Other features of this activity include an entertainment night, delicious dinner and amazing performances by professional groups.

The singing, dancing and other activities are a great way to enjoy with friends and family. The high energy casino cruise is surely one of the most fantastic ways to catch a glimpse of vibrant Goa on your vacation.


Catamaran Cruise

Experience the native Catamaran cruise on a country raft and beat the surf in a casual style while sailing on a cruise in Goa. Also called Hobby Cats, Catamaran boats are acclaimed for their vivid banana-shaped structures. They are designed in order to work without the use of daggerboards. And owing to their uniquely shaped hulls, Catamaran boats can operate in the sea without any kind of difficulty.

Thus Catamaran cruising is becoming a popular activity among the most well-known water activities in Goa. It is an extremely relaxing activity, much like customary cruising, which is all the more a laid back leisurely activity than water sports.

You can appreciate the normal excellence of the Goan beaches and the Arabian Sea and the relaxed pace of the catamaran is a great experience to enjoy the joyful climate of Goa. Benaulim, Dona Paula, Calangute, Colva, and Utorda are the major Goan beaches for Catamaran cruising in Goa. The best time to partake in Catamaran cruising in Goa is between the months of October to May.

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Casino Pride Cruise

One of the best premium floating casinos, Casino Pride is a luxurious cruise for an Indian traveler looking for great gaming experience. With a great range of Indian and international games, the award winning casino is a wonderful place to try your luck. With a plethora of events and tournaments, the casino cruise in Goa is always a vibrant setting for tourists travelling in Goa.

There are about 40 gaming tables plus slot machines attracting the Indian high rollers. The gaming setting is spread over 30,000 square feet, with a 10,000 square foot Weather Deck. Located on the Mandovi, the experience on Casino Pride is exhilarating with the beautiful vistas of the river and the city of Panaji.

The banquet and buffet offer delectable food and the bar is known for its lively ambience. The setting boasts of luxury and comfort with live entertainments and special kids zone to keep the children entertained. It is one of the best places to visit in Goa for a simple gambling experience as the casino offers big poker tournaments and has Bollywood-style live acts.

Timings: 24 hours a day, seven days a week

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Backwater Cruise

Sail along the Mandovi lined banks, Old Goa and the islands, Chorao, and Divar on a backwater cruise when travelling in Goa. The cruise in Goa is also popularly called Shantadurga in Goa carrying about 150 passengers on one trip. The five-hour long tour is an opportunity to indulge in various entertainment activities and relish a fantastic time.

Seeing bottomless greenery, colossal angling nets, dolphins, sparkling water, thick mangroves and even crocodiles sunning at the narrows anticipates you on this amazing cruise in Goa. The voyage stops at a Spice Garden at Savoi/Keri where you could learn spice production and the distillation process.

Another specialty here is the juice of cashew apples which are utilized to make Goan urak/feni. Also, be prepared for a short elephant ride at this Spice garden. Further on, tourists can appreciate the Goan food served traditionally on a banana leaf. Returning back on the voyage, you can invigorate your spirit with the panoramic sight of the city.

The journey likewise goes through Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary at Chorao Island which is a paradise for avid bird watchers.

9:30 am to 4:00 pm (Tuesdays and Fridays)

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Simply WOW!! Quite a thrillophilic journey with immensely warm hospitality, perfect planned schedules and of course amazing travel. As planned we were picked up @7 in the morning and were taken to the falls which happens to be around 100 kms. Bus they provide are very comfortable and AC will also be sufficient to beat the heat of sultry Goa. We also covered a landmark church of Goa enroute. They will give you around 15 20 mins to get that holy feel. Once we reached the venue we were given time to have breakfast, meanwhile the guide arranged tickets for the whole group and settled us up in the bolero which takes you from there further. It was again a Splendid journey of 45 mins through mahavir national park where you will cross several streams also. Pure off roading and adventurous experience. From the parking u have to walk for 5 mins to finally reach the destination which, you undoubtedly will feel deserving enough to have travelled for. Such a sublime scene and cool clear water with fishes around you will quench all the tiredness you might have had after traveelinh to several beaches. You get around 1.5 hours in total after final parking out of which for bathing you will get around 45 mins. Caution : please travel with good non slippery shoes as the rocks are too slippery and carelessness might get fatal. No worries though, you wont drown as they will provide you with life jackets so a good news for non swimmers. Post bath again you will be taken back and be served with complimentary lunch in goan style which is quite palatable. Then a short spice plantation tour followed by a return drop to the reapective pick up points. The trip will end in North Goa around 6 evening. ps : If you have time on your goa trip, do visit this place and thrillophilia is definitely a good option to consider coz it will wave off your trip organisational headache.
03 February 2020
Superb cycling experience, it was just the 3 of us including the guide and we were able to complete the trip real fast. The bird sanctuary is where we took most of the pics. We went off road through the forest area as well and we could find the railway lines located there. Couple of steep ups and downs which made cycling challenging. The total distance would be 30 kms. Best I've ever cycled
An unforgettable experience for me. For the first time got a chance to get into snorkeling and see the marine life. Thanks alot guys for an amazing experience.
12 December 2015
A well planned and executed sightseeing trip. Good for family tourists like us. We visited some of the famous beaches and churches of Goa. It was nice experience overall.
06 December 2019
Goa is famous for its beaches and its parties but amid all the chaos of Goa, this is one soul-soothing experience. This a must-do activity and should be part of any goa itinerary. A 01-hour long cruise journey will give you immense memories.
07 March 2021
Very Good
Overall experience was good Ambience was Owesome 10/10 Location was good 6/10 Fod was ok 4/10
06 March 2021
Very Good
Overall experience was good. Ambience was great and romantic 10/10 Location was good 7/10 Food was ok ok 4/10
18 February 2021
Abeer Arsiwala Cycling at Chorao Island
Had an amazing morning with the best people! Rohan and his team are amazing hosts and if you are looking to cycle along scenic views and connect with some good folks- you should definitely try this!
"good trip....dudhsagar was good, lunch provided was too good, spice plantation was not that good as I come from kerala all are same spices what i see at home, so was not that great for me.... overall its a good experience.. "
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  1. What is the price of a cruise in Goa?

    The price of the cruise in Goa varies depending on the type of cruise, the day of the week, and the length of the period you are going to be on board. The range is between 300 INR-20,000 INR. Also, some of the cruises don't include food and drinks on the ticket, so you have to pay for that as well.
  2. Which are the best houseboat cruises in Goa?

    1. Royal Yacht Charter: You can now explore the various swamps and mangroves in Goa by taking a trip with the Royal Yacht Charter. Tasty Goan meals and comfortable double bedroom accommodation are included in the Goa cruise trip package.

    2. Overnight Houseboat cruise by Tripraja: This overnight houseboat cruise along the magnificent Mandovi River will take your breath away. You can sit in the deck lounges, taste the delicious Goan foods, and take in the breathtaking sceneries around.

    3. Atlantis Watersports Houseboat Cruise: It is an overnight houseboat cruise that explores the picturesque beauty of the Chapora River. You can spot dolphins, enjoy the scenery, and taste the sumptuous Goan cuisine.
  3. Which are the best cruises in Goa for couples?

    1. Champagne Breakfast Cruise: You can choose from the various yachts like Ciao Bella, Sea Ray 290, etc. Here, you and your partner can dine with champagne and enjoy the panoramic sceneries around. board the Thrillophilia Sunset Charter Cruise.

    2. Deltin Royale: What better way to make new memories than by playing at this casino cruise with your partner? You can also enjoy the delicious meals and dance along to live music shows.

    3. Solita luxury cruise: Want to make the grand proposal aboard the best luxury cruise in Goa? Your partner will definitely be surprised, and then you can both enjoy the delicious food and various activities.

    4. Sunset Charter Cruise: What can be more romantic than proposing to your partner amidst the backdrop of the setting sun? You can achieve this and enjoy the moment more while exploring the waters on.
  4. What can you not do on a Goa cruise?

    - Bring personal food items inside the ship.
    - Bring outside drinks onboard.
    - Cannot disregard the safety rules of the cruise.
    - If you are under 18 years of age, you cannot enter areas that are strictly restricted to the adults.
    - Misbehave with other co-passengers onboard.
    - Threaten the safety of others in the ship.

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