Water sports, Tarkarli Overview

Water activities off the Tarkarli beach are much sought-after by visitors. Dolphin spotting, Scuba and snorkeling at tarkarli are especially popular attractions.

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Its always a good thing to have medical or travel insurance before you partake in adventure sports.

Things to carry

1) Sunblock 2) Flip Flops, Hats, Bathing Suits, Sunglasses 3) Energy Bars 4) Waterproof camera bags, lenses and battery packs

General tips

The best time to visit the Tarkarli is from November to May. Avoid visitng during the months of July to September owing to monsoon season.

Safety Tips

Carry a small bottle of water during the day for emergencies. Stretch before participating in water sports. Make sure you choose operators that offer up-to-date safety gear.

Medical fitness

Contrary to popular belief, it is not necessary for one to know how to swim while going in for water sports. However, it is advisable that you can breathe easily while under duress.

How to reach Water sports

  • Air: Dambolin Airport of Goa serves as the nearest airbase to Trakarli situated 81 kms away. One can easily get a cab or taxi to reach Tarakrli from here. Kolhapur Airport (113 kms) and Chhartrapati Shivaji International Airport of Mumbai (500 kms) are the other alternatives.

  • Rail: Kudal is the nearest railway station to the town situated at a distance of 45 kms. Lying on Konkan Railway line, it is well connected to Mumbai, Pune, and Goa through regular trains. Take taxi or bus to further reach the town.

  • Road: Tarakari is not directly linked with its neighbouring states through bus. One can reach the beach resort via its neighbouring city Malvan situated 6 kms away. Auto rickshaws and taxi are easily available from Malvan.

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About Water sports

Activities offered : Scuba Diving, snorkeling, dolphin safari, water surfing, Jet skiing, Bumper Ride, Banana Ride, Water Scooter, Back water ride, Swimming, boating, house boating, parasailing, kayaking

Cost of Activity : Starts at Rs. 300 including equipment, depending upon the kind of activity.

Currents : Range from calm waters to strong, depending upon the tides and the dive site

Difficulty Level : Easy-Medium

Nearest Airport : Goa

Nearest Railhead : Kudal

Nearest road city : Malvan

Region : Arabian Sea

Time required : 4-5 days if you want to try out all the different sports

Water Temperature : 26 deg C to 33 deg C

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