'Down by the Riverside' - an unique river excursion like no other!

The Zuari river is one of the seven major rivers of Goa. It is in fact, the lifeline of the mining and shipping industry.

Meandering through sleepy villages, with thick mangroves teeming with birdlife on both sides, the river slowly and majestically flows down to the Arabian Sea.

Goa Kayaking's excursion for 2 in a Walker Bay 10 tubed dinghy with bimini(canopy), takes you to some of those places never visited and inaccessible to other craft.

Watch carefully as local fishermen, cast the 'maag' - a local fishing gill net, in use for centuries.

Casting/setting 15-20 'coble' crab nets/traps and expertly casting and throwing the 'pagel' - an 8' ring net and pulling it in, this trip has it all!

River angling at favoured secret spots, with all tackle, gear, bait provided and all safety equipment;

See river fish species like, Mullet, Lady fish, Darker Pearl Spot, Perch, Flatfish, Butterfish, crabs, small prawns, etc.

Explanation and identification of the different types/species of fish in the river.

Crabs and fish guaranteed!

Cruise slowly upriver along the mangroves, check out the bird and marine life - a photographer's and bird lovers paradise from a stable platform - you could even set up your tripod in the boat!

A trip which includes a little bit of everything of daily life by the riverside - see boat building activity on the

riverbanks, locals fishing or extracting sand from the river bed,

iron ore barges traversing up and down the river, we may even stop by the river banks for a cup of chai at the local tea stall!

Every trip is of 3-3.5 hrs. duration and we tend to cover a distance of 10-15 km/trip.

Includes optional lunch in a riverside seafood restaurant - we could even perhaps persuade the owners to serve the morning's catch of crabs and fish!

Starts daily 8.30/9.30 am.mornings in the Zuari river, at the Cortalim/Agassim jetty and from San Jacinto Island depending on the tide.

Snack pack, fruit sack of fresh fruit, 1 tetrapack of fruit juice, 1 bottled drinking water for each guest;

Not more than 3 persons/trip with a max. load of 200 kg.guests. (i.e. 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults)

1 trip/day/boat (our most popular)

(3 boats available)

Only pre-booking, (spot bookings not accepted) minimum 2 days in advance and subject to availability.

Call Prakash on +91 9422056037 or mail goakayaking@gmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it