Types of River Cruises in Goa Goa Tourism offers several types of River Cruising down the River Mandovi. Some of the important ones are as follows: Sundown Cruise/Santa Monica:One of the most enthralling river cruises in Goa, Santa Monica cruise gives you a chance to spend time above the water, under the beams of moonlight. Departing from Santa Monica Jetty Panaji, the cruise sails past Promenade, Adil Shah Palace, Aguada Fort, Miramar, Momugao Port, Reis Mogas Church, Betim and many other delightful sights. The trip also has dancers performing Goa's folk dance and a DJ rocking the floor. You must dance your worries off and enjoy the most entertaining tour in Goa.Price per person- INR 300Departure- 7:15 PMDuration- 1 hour Full Moon Cruise/Special Cruise:A perfect cruising for couples, this ride down the river goes on for more than the usual period. This cruise under the soft and smooth moonlight gleaming on the flowing water of the river is a moment to treasure forever. It takes place only during the full moon nights leaving the viewers all stunned by the natural beauty.Price per person- INR 200Departure- 8:30 PMDuration- 2 hours Dinner Cruise:How about having dinner under the stars as you float over the waters of Goa? The Dinner Cruise which leaves from Santa Monica Jetty has youngsters performing Goa's famous folk dances Dekhni and Fugdi as well. The live music and DJ allows you spend a jolly good time at your dinner. The boat takes you to the Adil Shah's Palace, the promenade and then to the Miramar shoreline. Following this, it returns from the shoreline of Betem and Vetem to Santa Monica Jetty. The delicious buffet with complimentary beverages is worth gulping.Prine per person- INR 650 (Adult, dinner included), INR 350 (children between 5-12 yrs, dinner included)Departure- 8:30 PM (Wednesday and Saturday)Duration- 2 hours Backwater Cruise:This five-hour long trip is assured to be a memorable experience. It sails through the Mandovi banks, Chorao, Old Goa, and Divar. It is popularly known as Shantadurga which carries around 150 passengers on one trip. The trip includes massive entertainment acts that relish a fantastic time. On this backwater cruise, you are a spectator of colossal fishing and angling nets, refreshing greenery, glittering waters, mangroves accompanied by the crocodiles. It takes you to a Spice Garden at Keri/Savoi where you get to learn about spice production. There you also get a chance to take a small elephant ride. Furthermore back on the journey, you are served with delicious Goan food which is served in all traditional style on banana leaves. The trip also involves Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary situated at Chorao Island which undoubtedly is a paradise for keen bird watchers.Price per person- INR 900 (Adult), INR 450(Children between 5-12 yrs)Departure- 9:30 AMDuration- 5 hours Deltin Royale:Perfect definition of Indian Casino, the cruise is a buzzing affair of jam-packed entertainment activities. The cruise premises has laughter club shows, international performances, and musical shows. It has a lavish Vegas Restaurant which offers mouth-watering buffets in multiple cuisines and a Whisky Lounge having the most elaborate collection of Single Malts and rare cigars. Furthermore, Skybar here gives you a chance to savour the most teasing cocktails as you view the night beauty of Mandovi River.Next, you can get your hands on some casino games like American Roulette, Teen Patti, Casino War, Baccarat, Black Jack, and much more.Price- INR 2000 (Monday- Thursday)Time- 24 hours active Best time to visit Cruise For the ultimate experience of the cruise in Goa, make sure you do not plan your trip during monsoon season, i.e. between July and September. How to Reach Cruise The best way to reach Santa Monica is via a good network of bus service. Apart from that, auto-rickshaw, taxi and motorcycle are the best way to commute. Top Tourist Places in Goa Baga Beach Water Sports in Goa Cruise Anjuna Beach Casino Basilica of Bom Jesus All Tourist Places in Goa Tips 1. You can purchase the tickets for the cruise from Santa Monica Jetty, next to Mandovi Bridge, from where all the cruises depart.2. Make sure to follow all the guidelines while on the cruise.
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