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Girindra Pillai

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I was pretty much impressed to see a whole new and unexplored side of Goa. This is indeed an offbeat and unexplored location which has a magnificent be...

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Devika Mehrotra

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Mytrip to Grande Island was damn amazing guys!!! I just loved it, Goa is one the most beautiful place on earth, it was my third holiday trip to Goa and...

Overview

Trip Starting From: North Goa

Trip Location: Candolim

Starting time:  7:30 AM

End time: 2:30 PM

Pickup and Drop: 
Calangute/Baga/Arpora/Candolim/Senquerim/Porvorim/Panjim in a fully insured Boat ride with all safety equipment starts your Grande Island trip from Dona Paula.

Light snacks and soft drinks are served on your journey to Grande Island where you will enjoy Dolphin spotting and chance to go fishing on the way. 
During the trip, enjoy activities like Snorkelling, swimming in the vicinity of Grande Island.

After the Grande island trip, we take you to the nearest beautiful HANSA Beach. 
In this beach, get a chance to have a sunbath, swimming, play football, volleyball & dart games.

We will serve you fresh B-B-Q ( chicken and fish), buffet lunch - Rice/Pulav, Daal Fry, Veg Kurm/Aloo Gobi, Chicken gravy, Bread, Salad and Pickle. After lunch, 
Return back to jetty for onward journey.  

Min number of people required: 1

Meal

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  • Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian Lunch
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  • Beer

Activity

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  • Snorkelling
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  • Fishing

Other Inclusions

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  • All Transfers
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  • Boat Charges
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  • Soft Drinks
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  • Beer
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  • Water
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  • Lunch
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  • Snorkeling Gears
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  • Fishing line
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  • Hook and Bait.

Things To Carry

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  • Comfortable clothes
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  • ID proofs
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  • Sunglasses
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  • Sunscreen

Advisory

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  • Please note that on certain days the island becomes overcrowded since it is a famous tourist spot, therefore, no exclusivity can be promised.
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  • Also, kindly note that it is a normal fishing session, not the professional one.
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  • In case of a weather issue or any government constraint if the activity got cancelled the amount will be refunded in thrillophilia wallet which you can use in future bookings with thrillophilia in one time.

Tour Type

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  • This is a group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 15 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
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  • If cancellations are made 7-15 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-7 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 15 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Booking Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 15 minutes of successful booking.
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    Story by Girindra Pillai

     Rated : 4.0

    I was pretty much impressed to see a whole new and unexplored side of Goa. This is indeed an offbeat and unexplored location which has a magnificent beach and great people too!

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    Story by Devika Mehrotra

     Rated : 4.0

    Mytrip to Grande Island was damn amazing guys!!! I just loved it, Goa is one the most beautiful place on earth, it was my third holiday trip to Goa and I still felt that it was my first one. Planning to go in my next holiday.

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    Story by Sunil Kumar

     Rated : 4.0

    Trip to Grande island was a good decision for me. The day was full of Fun. We could see 4-5 dolphins during our sailing. I could see many colorful fishes while snorkeling. Also, I have opted for Scuba Diving and that was awesome. The ambiance was good. I strongly recommend this trip to all travelers reaching out to Goa

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    Story by Rita Butt

     Rated : 4.0

    We had some water activity in the sea like boat riding and snorkelling which I think was the greatest attraction of the place, supplemented by the delicious barbecue lunch on the beach.

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    Story by Yoginder Gupta

     Rated : 4.0

    I am so glad to have taken this trip. It was last minute decision, but it was all worth it. I am super glad mainly because it was all so pocket friendly and hassle free.

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    Story by Ahalya Talwar

     Rated : 5.0

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    I have been to Goa many times before and loved chilling on the beaches. So this time, my friends and I decided to do something different and went with Thrillophilia. I wasn’t expecting to see the whole new side of Goa. This offbeat and beautiful location introduced me to the new side of Goa. And we loved the whole experience. The management was really good.

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    Story by mohan.naman

     Rated : 5.0

    Grand trip !!! N a Small package Explored a whole new side of Sea world at Goa.. A trip started with excitement and ended up with great memories. Snorkeling was the main attraction with beach side bbq was simply amazing. Our biggest adventure was coming back to the shore with a feeling of " LIFE OF A PIE". A definite place to visit once when in GOA. Thanks team for the great experience :)

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    Story by Govinda Chopra

     Rated : 5.0

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    After the instructor taught me the tricks of snorkelling it felt like an easy job. The instructor was friendly, we had chilled beer together since I was his last student. We cheered together and called it a day.

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    Story by Maruthi Reddy

     Rated : 5.0

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    Everything Was Almost On Time, Boat Journey Was For 1:30 hrs. We Were There For About 2 hrs in Island Snorkelling Meanwhile Some Where Doing Scuba. Beer Was Almost Unlimited. Food Was Good. Crew Was Very Friendly.

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    Story by Budhil Sethi

     Rated : 5.0

    This was a nice leisure trip. We were picked from our hotel in North Goa, and it was really nice to have taken this. This isn’t very adventurous or anything, but it was a very good and leisure trip. Also, there is snorkelling and fishing for the adventurous loving folks.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. What are the attractions in the Grande Island trip?

      Grande Island is one of the main hotspots in Goa which is known for various activities and natural beauty. It is said that your trip to Goa is incomplete without exploring this beautiful little Island. We provide a half day trip to the stunning Grande Island with all basic amenities and activities. On your trip to Grande Island, you will see dolphins and if you are lucky enough, you might see them in large groups playing around in the ocean.

      It is one of the most favourite places in Goa that offers exceptional views of Dolphins in their best mood. After dolphin spotting, you may try your hands on fishing. Grand Island is known to be a great spot for fishing. You will see many fishermen and even tourists just sitting and catching fishes in their tiny boats. We provide the fishing line, hook and bait if you wish to have the fishing experience.

      Next, snorkelling can be done in this Island. If you wish to go underwater and have the adventurous snorkelling experience, then it is a superb place. Have a lifetime experience of swimming along with the wild marine life which is exciting and truly memorable. Hansa Beach is yet another exceptionally beautiful attraction which is very close to the Grande Beach.

      You may play volleyball, have a dip in the cool water, watch the waves crashing on bay or simply relax and enjoy the serenity of the place. The area near Grand Island is famous for its natural beauty which brings in thousands of tourists every time. So, be sure to have a breathtaking experience at Grande Island Trip which will be remembered forever.

    2. What are the watersports I can enjoy at Grande Island?

      At Grand Island, Goa, it’s all about water sports. Snorkelling is best for those who want to dive in deep and enjoy the beauty of the marine world. Then there is fishing and dolphin watching for those who want to tread the water on its surface. The boat ride itself to the Grand Island is a unique experience for nature enthusiasts. You will get to witness dolphins twisting and turning and playing in their natural habitat as you sail along.
       The scenic beauty is enthralling, so make sure to keep your mobile phones and cameras fully charged and ready. Before reaching the destination, you will be given hooks and baits for trying your hand at fishing. It is not a professional fishing event. Tourists can also enjoy scuba diving for the taste of an adventure, and enjoy the rich marine life of the Arabian Sea. Swimming in the open blue waters of the Arabian Sea around the Grande Island is also a much-preferred activity.

    3. Which is the best season to visit Grand Island, Goa?

      Goa is at its best from October to March during the season of autumn or early summer. The weather remains perfect during these months, especially for outdoor activities. During summer, which lasts from late March to June, the heat becomes unbearable.  Monsoon months, between July and September, should also be avoided as the Arabian sea gets rough and remains out of bounds for boat rides and water sports. 

    4. While snorkelling, can I wear my contact lenses?

      Yes, you can wear your contact lenses while snorkelling, but it is advised to come prepared with doctors’ guidance and follow them strictly. Make sure that the snorkelling mask fits you well so that there are less chances of bacterial contamination.
      There are also certain risks of wearing contact lenses while snorkelling. For example, if the mask is not well fitted, the lenses may be washed off from the eye. In such a case, it is best to take extra precautions such as having an extra pair of lenses on the boat, just in case.

    5. Does the trip include lunch?

      The Half Day Package Trip to Grand Island, Goa, does include lunch. It also generally includes water, soft drinks and beer. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian lunch is provided. The trip also provides light snacks and beer during the journey. However, Make sure to mention your choice of lunch package while booking for the trip.

    6. Does snorkelling require special equipment?

      Yes, Snorkelling requires special equipment.  If you take a package tour to the Grand Island, Snorkelling Gear rent is included within the package. It generally includes life jacket, mask, fins, snorkel and wetsuits. You will also get a guide to help you throughout your underwater journey and experience the magnificent marine life.

    7. What is snorkelling?

      Snorkelling is swimming underwater with the help of a snorkel, swim fins and a diving mask. Normally, snorkelling is done in shallow water which allows you to see the marine life from the water surface. It enables you to experience the beauty of sea life, getting close to them without putting in much physical effort. Ideally, snorkelling is done in warm, calm seas which has clear water.

      The water bodies with coral reefs are the favourite spots for snorkelling as richness of the seabed and beauty of the marine life around the coral reef is simply amazing. These days, snorkelling have become one of the most favourite water activities which is easy and fun to experience.

    8. What is the difference between scuba diving and snorkelling?

      Snorkelling and scuba diving are great water activities which have gained more and more recognition in the last few years. Snorkelling is an easy way to enjoy the marine life simply by swimming on the surface of the ocean. You do not need any prior experience or training for snorkelling. Men, women and children without any knowledge of swimming may also do so. However, scuba diving is a lot more complicated and tougher.

      You need proper training before going into the water. You dive into the deep sea and experience the marine life by getting very close to them. It is a little difficult but extremely adventurous and exciting.

    9. How safe is snorkelling?

      Snorkelling is a very safe water activity which can also be done by non-swimmers. You do not need any prior training to do snorkelling. However, it is very important that you do snorkelling or any other water activity only at the designated area. Ensure that the place you choose for snorkelling is a safe swim area and also boat free.

    10. Do I have to know swimming before snorkelling?

      No, you do not have to know swimming before snorkelling. You will be 100% equipped before going into the water that will keep you safe. You will be breathing through a snorkel and wearing a mask. The fins will help you to swim. So anyone interested in snorkelling can experience it easily.

    11. Will I be able to go underwater with my snorkel?

      No, going deep underwater only with snorkel is not recommended. You need to be fully equipped to go underwater. Carrying an air tank for underwater diving is a must. Snorkel should be used for snorkelling, which is basically swimming on the surface of water.

    12. What is the best time for Grande Island Trip?

      The best time to go for Grande Island trip is during winters, which is between October to March. The weather during this time in Goa is nice and pleasant. You can step out of your abode during any time of the day. Monsoons hit Goa early, which is from June to September.

      It receives heavy rainfall during monsoons and the sea becomes very ferocious. The boat rides during this time are mostly cancelled. Summers in Goa is extreme too. It is very hot and humid. It plays down all your excitement and makes you uncomfortable. Hence, monsoons and summers should be avoided.

    13. What are the pick up points?

      We provide numerous pickup and drop locations for your trip to Grande Island. You may choose as per your convenience. The pickup points include Calangute, Baga, Arpora, Candolim, Sinquerim, porvorim and Panjim. We organize a completely insured boat ride that has all safety equipment for the safety of our travellers.

    14. What are the meals included?

      You will be served with light snacks and soft drinks on your journey to Grande Island trip. After the trip, you will be given lunch which is vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Barbeque is included that has chicken and fish. Beer is included along with the lunch buffet.

    15. What are the timings?

      The timings for the trip to Grande Island is 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM. We will start early in the morning in order to witness the beauty of the sea. The crowd is lesser and the chances of dolphin spotting is much higher during this time.

    16. What should i carry along?

      For Grande Island trip, we recommend you to carry an extra pair of clothes along with you just in case you wish to swim in the island or play any sports. Wear a pair of sunglasses as the sun and wind can cause some discomfort.

      Apply sunscreen generously and keep one in your bag too. Carry 1 ID proof and a camera to capture the breathtaking views. We also recommend to wear a pair of beach-friendly shoes which gets dried up easily.

    17. Will i spot a dolphin and where?

      Yes, you will spot a dolphin and if you are lucky, you might even spot a pod of dolphins swimming and playing around in the group. Dolphin spotting is experienced at Grande Island which is very famous for sighting the beautiful dolphins.

    18. Is there any age limit for snorkelling?

      There is no age limit for snorkelling as such. Any person who is fit can go for snorkelling. However for kids, it is best advised to wait until they are 5-6 years before introducing the basics of snorkelling. Similarly, for the older age group, anyone who is healthy and fit can do snorkelling.

    19. What is Grande Island Famous for?

      Grande Island is one of the most famous places in Goa which attracts lakhs of tourists each year. Your trip to Goa is incomplete if you miss visiting this stunning place. To begin with, this gorgeous Island is famous for the natural beauty it offers. The unspoiled land has the most breathtaking amalgamation of sea, sand and greenery around which is quite difficult to find these days. Next, the dolphins make it a special place to explore.

      Grande Island is famous for dolphin spotting. You get to see them in groups, dancing and playing around freely. Grande Island is a great location for fishing. Tourists like to spend their time fishing in this island. Snorkelling is yet another main attraction which contributes to the popularity of the place. You can experience the fun of snorkelling at Grande Island as it is one of the finest locations for water sports. A great place for that adrenaline rush.

    20. Is it safe for solo or female travellers?

      Yes, the trip to Grande Island is completely safe for solo and female travellers. Majority of the guests with us are female or solo travellers and we dedicatedly arrange everything well in advance keeping their safety in mind.

    21. What are the days this package is available?

      Grande Island half day tour is available every day of the week. You can book your package for any day of your choice. You can call us directly or book your package online.

    22. What are the inclusion in the package?

      In your Grande Island trip package, pickup and drop facilities are provided from Calangute, Baga, Arpora, Candolim, Sinquerim, porvorim and Panjim. Light snacks and cold drinks during the tour is included in your package. Boat charges is included.

      Snorkelling gears are provided if you wish to do snorkelling. Fishing rods, baits and hooks are provided for fishing. Lunch is included in the package. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian food is offered. Arrangements of Barbeque is done which has chicken, fish and vegetarian snacks along with chilled beer. Water is also included in the package.

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