Grande Island

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Timings : Jetty Timings: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Time Required : 1 day

Tour Price : Start from INR 1200

Tour Timings : 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Grande Island, Goa Overview

Originally known as Iha Grande, Grande Island in Goa is one of the most sought after destinations, owing to its serene and tranquil environment and the availability of a plethora of thrilling activities like snorkeling, dolphin spotting, and scuba diving. The island can be reached through a short boat ride which is organized by several centers and small companies in the city of Panaji itself. The one-day trips start with a jetty ride where you can witness the famous Aguada Fort, lighthouse, Central Jail, etc. from the middle of the sea. Another most popular activity to do from the boat is dolphin spotting.

In addition to that, the management can provide you with a rope and bait (if that is included in your package), and you can enjoy fishing from your boat itself. The island is also known as Bat Island due to the presence of a number of bats inhabiting the place. Besides, Grande Island offers peace and calm. Tourists generally opt for a tour package of Grand Island 

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Snorkelling at Monkey Beach at Grande Island

Once you are done with the mid sea sightseeing and fishing and exotic dolphin spotting, the boat haults at the last stop for snorkelling and fishing. The most ideal stop for this activity is the gorgeous Monkey Beach. While some people prefer to sit in the sun with a rope and a bait and try their hand fishing; others prefer to plunge into the sea and witness the rich marine life live. Equipped with a fishing gear and mask, the volunteers are first guided by the experts before they can finally leap into the blue waters. Considered to be one of the most thrilling activities at the island, the experience is the most exhilarating and rejuvenating, and you must definitely try it. 

The booking rates begin from INR 1250 per person. However, if you are in a group of 10 people or more, you can ask for a discount. The activity is open between the months of October and March and the time of pick-up is around 8:00 AM.

Scuba Diving in Grande Island

Scuba Diving is another one of the most thrilling activities available in Grand Island. There are several packages and deals available through which you can make your reservations. Plunging into clear blue waters and floating alongside vibrant and exotic fish and other aquatic creatures is an experience that is surreal and beyond description. The activity is performed in the presence of trained experts and guides and is completely safe. The volunteers are provided with scuba diving equipment, gear and masks from the management and they are also given a brief tutorial before they take a leap into the sea.

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