Grand Island Trip in Goa

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    Half Day Trip
    Availability : Oct - May
    North Goa Hotels
    Grand Island
    Min Age : 3+
    Tour Details

    Ilha Grande popularly known as the Grande island Or Bat Island, it is one of the most exotic locations for watersports like snorkeling in Goa. The only way to reach Ilha Grande is by sailing on a boat. A Complete Boat tour to the Island includes snorkeling, fishing, and a scrumptious lunch. The aroma of the barbequed fish is too magnetic. One can enjoy swimming after lunch. You will be served drinks and fruits on board. Bat island is an ideal picnic spot.  If you are lucky, you will spot dolphins twirling in their natural habitat. A lot of tour operators offer this trip at pocket-friendly prices. 

    Island Trip

    To seek the fact behind the quote, one needs to definitely go ahead and enjoy nature only at the pearl of the orient-Goa. Before planning a trip to any place, you need to know about it. If you type Grande island Goa, you will get so much information about it but still, I have jotted some points which will definitely help in your Grande Island tour.

    This is the best package happening in Goa. It’s the best because, at a pocket-friendly price, you can enjoy the best place of Goa. The Grande island or monkey beach trip starts in the morning. It is a daylong package which is rejuvenating as well as exhilarating. The trip starts from the boat jetty near coco beach. You will be taken to the destination on a boat. The Cost of this boat tour starts from Rs. 1299.

    It’s not only a trip to the destination, but it’s a trip where sightseeing from the water is included. You will see so many places which look absolutely different from the land. You will see Aguada fort, merchant’s bungalow, central jail, and a few beaches from the mid-sea. The monkey beach trip has all of it in it. You just have to book your trip and the fun follows.

    Snorkeling at Monkey Beach

    Grand island trip is not only about the island visit but it is about the various refreshing water activities too. Once your journey starts, you will be welcomed by the lovely dolphins. Watching them twirl and twist in the blue Arabian Sea is really remarkable. The feeling when we watch it can’t be described in words. The dolphin sighting is followed by snorkeling and swimming in the mid-sea, which is exciting watersports too.

    When you almost reach your destination, your boat halts for another fun activity. Yes, the best activity of the day is fishing. You will be given a fishing rope and bait. Try your luck at fishing too. I was quite unlucky as I didn’t catch any fish, but yes on another boat, someone caught fishes twice. So, the excitement was double. And finally, after your fishing experience, you reach the beach. On the beach in the middle of the sea, you will be served the best barbeque fish /chicken / veg along with a buffet lunch. The aroma of the food is amazing. We really enjoyed our veg and non-veg Goan cuisines.

    How to Book Island Trip?

    The booking price starts at Rs. 1299 per person. If you make a group booking, you can also ask for a good discount if you are a group of 10 members and above. This half-day trip is a breathtaking experience and should not be missed by anyone. This trip is active from the months of October to March. Booking this package is just a click away. There are different packages but the Grande island tour is a favorite of many. For further assistance, the agency will assist you and answer your queries. – Book Island Tour

    Tour Review

    The journey starts in the morning 8:00 to 8.30 am and continues till 3:00 – 3:30 pm. Though the timing depends on various possibilities. This Island package is a favorite of bachelors and groups. (Grand Island Photos) For couples, it is less recommended as couples might want their privacy but with a group of people around, their privacy might get hampered.

    The Arabian Sea, golden sand, silver dolphins, delicious food, chilled beer, and Snorkeling, this package is one in all. Make your bookings fast, book your tickets to Goa, book your hotel rooms, and last but not the least, book the best and the most memorable trip to Grande island package.

    Departure & Return Location

    Pickup from North Goa Hotel

    Departure Time

    08:30 am – 08:45 am

    Price Includes

    • Pick and Drop from Hotel in A/C Shared Vehicle
    • Life Jackets & Bottom Fishing
    • Snorkeling Equipments
    • Mineral Water/Beer/Rum
    • Boat Trip with sightseeing of famous location
    • Dolphin spotting
    • Light Snacks and Fruits
    • Buffet Lunch with BBQ (Fish/Chicken/Veg)

    Price Excludes

    • Breakfast
    • Swimsuits
    • Towels

    What to Expect ?

    • Carry along swimwear and a pair of any comfortable clothing, hat, jacket, and sunscreen.
    • The pick-up and drop facility are included in your package, Pick up & Drop Facility Available from hotels booked only in Baga, Nagoa, Calangute, Arpora, Candolim, Sinquerim, Nerul Area
    • Also, snacks, drinks, snorkeling, fishing, barbecue and lunch with 3 beers will be included in your package.
    • Hard beverages and personal expenses are not included in this package.
    • There are no changing rooms on the island.
    Tour Highlights
    • You will be picked up by a sharing Vehicle around 8:00 am from your hotel in North Goa to sinquerim boat jetty and dropped back to your hotel around 3:30 pm.
    • The fully equipped boats with safety kit will take you to your destination that is the Grand Island. The ride will take around 45 minutes to an hour. Meanwhile, on your way
    • On your way to Grand Island, you can try your hand at fishing and interact with the friendly dolphins. It will be a moment worth capturing from your cameras. In this trip, you get a glimpse of the Fort Aguada, Goa Jail and the Millionaire’s Palace.
    • One of the major attractions of the Island trip is that all the waters sports enthusiasts will experience Snorkeling. The experts will guide you, and you will have the safety gears and equipment required for Snorkeling to explore the underwater aquatic life.
    • Buffet Lunch at Monkey Beach will satiate your taste buds and enjoy some lip-smacking buffet at Monkey Beach. The meal will be a mix of delicious chicken and fish and the vegetarian spread.
    Itinerary

    08:00 am - 08:30 amPickup

    Pickup from North Goa Hotel to Coco Beach area

    08:30 am - 08:45 amBoarding and Departure

    Boarding and Departure from Boat Jetty

    08:45 am - 10:00 amBoat ride

    Enjoy boat ride to Snorkelling location near Grande Island with Sightseeing of famous location. Snacks, mineral water, soft drinks, beer provided onboard.

    10:00 am - 11:30 amActivities at Island

    Enjoy Snorkelling and Swimming session (do not consume alcohol before entering into water)

    11:30 am - 12:00 pmHead to Monkey Beach

    Head to Monkey Beach at Grande Island

    12:00 pm - 02:30 pmBuffet Lunch

    Enjoy your time at beach and relish on Buffet Lunch

    02:30 pm - 03:30 pmBack to boat jetty

    Back to jetty with Dolphin sighting on the way.

    Can we stay at Grand Island?

    No, there are no possibilities for you to stay at Island as the place comes under the Navy. A night stay here is not allowed by the higher authorities. However, it is quite a popular location for various water sports and recreational activities that are held by licensed operators throughout the day.

    The activities and operation of boats to and from Grand Island stope sharp at 3 pm. You can book Island Trip to take you to and bring you back from Grande Island.

    How are the operator boats?

    There are various operators offering boat rides to and from Island. The sized of the boats vary from small to big. It is not recommended to take a ride in a small-sized boat as safety must not be compromised at any level. Bigger boat rides are highly recommended which feature a capacity of around 50 riders in a go. However, all the boats are comfortable and well-maintained.

    How good and safe is Snorkeling in Goa?

    Grand Island is one of the topmost places to try of Snorkeling in the country. It is one of the most picturesque places that one can visit. Apart from being suitable, it is also a very safe location to try out Snorkeling. The visibility of the water is good and you can expect to view some excellent marine life throughout the activity. The temperature of the water is also moderate throughout the year which further makes the entire experience a soothing and memorable one. Owing to safety, the performers are made to wear life jackets before stepping into the water.

    I dont Know Swimming, Can I do Snorkeling in Goa?

    Absolutely. Any non-swimer can do Snorkelong in Goa and enjoy the activity as much as any swimmer would. There is a well-explained training given to the performers before the actual activity begins and a life jacket is provided as well. One can also have an instructor along while performing the activty for any immediate concerns or help.

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

    The ideal time to visit Grand Island in Goa ranges from October to June. Monsoons are not apt to visit Island, Goa as the boat tours are mostly non operational during the season. The visibility is also not good at this time of the year.

    What are the restrictions? Who cannot go for it?

    There are a certain medical conditions that might not allow an individual to indulge in Snorkeling at Grand Island in Goa. They are as follows:-

    • Pregnancy
    • Back injuries
    • Heart Conditions
    • Neck injuries
    • Epilepsy
    • Osteoporosis

    Will I be able to spot a dolphin in Goa?

    Grand Island bost tours have been quite successful in spotting dolphins now and then. While riding a boat you may spot a playful dolphin swimming around. This experience is quite a memorable one.

    Is there any age limit for Snorkeling?

    Children below 2-3 years of age are not allowed for the activity. The bumpy boat ride might not be quite a comfortable and convenient one for small kids. Also, the water conditions of the sea might not be quite favorable for the kids to participate in the activity.

    What are the other things we can do on Grand Island?

    Grand Island boasts several recreational activities for one to participate in. Some of them are as follows:-

    • Boat rides
    • Barbeque lunch
    • Dolphin watching tours
    • Strolling on the beach
    • Play Vollyball
    • Group Games
    • Angling or fishing
    • Dining

    Should I have my bookings done in advance?

    Booking in advance is quite a convenient choice which lets you enjoy your trip to the core. You can make your payments using following Payment Modes. 

    • Google Pay
    • Credit Card
    • Debit Card
    • Online Payments
    • BHIM/UPI
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    Raj Kashyap

    Family Traveller

    Last December I visited Goa with my family during the winter vacations. Let me tell you I was amazed by the packages offered at the Grand Island trip of Goa. Though I do not know swimming yet, I never had any problem snorkeling here in the Arabian Sea. The tour included water sports activities and dolphin watching at the price of just Rs 1299. We were amazed by the hospitality provided here, and the delicious BBQ lunch was definitely the highlight of the trip. Since we stayed at the Candolim Hotel of Goa, we were picked up for the trip to Grand Island from the hotel.

    October 19, 2019

    Ashu Tripathi

    Couple Traveller

    It’s Monday, back to work. I am lucky to opt for Goa trip. Grand Island trip was really memorable. I have seen the beauty of Arabian Sea. The car picked me up from Calangute Hotel. That was real advantage to comfort zone. Enjoyed snorkelling, water sports etc. They organized an awesome barbeque lunch. Captured lot of photos as memories. Truly, I had real fun watching dolphin show. I must praise them for offering such an economical package. Visit to monkey beach was entertaining. It’s a beautiful experience overall.

    October 16, 2019

    Diksha Thakkar

    Group Traveller

    Now I also came to know that why people are mad to visit Goa. Their first I have chosen for Grand Island Tour. It is in island in goa, located in North Goa. I like lot of water activity available at baga. Beat ride there was thrilling. They provide variety of dishes in buffet lunch. But I suggest them to provide better vegetarian too. The sea food was the focus. They serve unlimited Soft drinks with lunch. Fishes became my friend after snorkeling and fishing.

    The area was surrounded by boat jetty. Bat Island is great place for fishing. They kept good safety measures by providing life jackets. It is a perfect place both with friends or family. I wish to spend more time on monkey beach. I was unaware that the Arabian Sea is known for one of the world’s busiest shipping tracks. Guys if you are looking for real fun, then go have trip in Goa. The beached there were insane. Snorkeling trip was the most unforgettable out of all experiences.

    April 26, 2019

    Rahul K Rawal

    Group Traveller

    I had some of the best moments of my life on this tour of Grand Island in Goa. Before coming to Goa, I did not even hear about the island and boy what a surprise was it! Since I went with a considerably large group of friends, not everybody was excited about the water sports activities there. But to our surprise, being an expert swimmer is not compulsory for the snorkeling trip here. We were transported to Grand island from our hotel at North Goa and got to the island after a 45 minutes trip in their boat jetty. The ride was excellent since were had been served soft drinks throughout the journey. The boat ride was utterly safe since it was equipped with life jackets. If you visit Goa, you have to come to monkey beach of the Grand Island because apart from the adventurous water activities, you get to try your hands in fishing. This trip included a buffet lunch which we thought were delicious. We booked this trip through a travelling site and got a discount of 20%. If you do not visit Bar island of Grand island, you would be missing a lot of fun on your Goa trip.

    February 22, 2019

    Manav Singh

    Couple Traveller

    It’s Monday, back to work. I am lucky to opt for Goa trip. Grand Island trip was really memorable. I have seen the beauty of Arabian Sea. The car picked me up from Calangute Hotel. That was real advantage to comfort zone. Enjoyed snorkelling, water sports etc. They organized an awesome barbeque lunch. Captured lot of photos as memories. Truly, I had real fun watching dolphin show. I must praise them for offering such an economical package. Visit to monkey beach was entertaining. It’s a beautiful experience overall.

    February 8, 2019

    Trehan P Ramesh

    Couple Traveller

    Goa is the prime location on everyone’s bucket list and I booked goa for my honeymoon. The booking process was hassle-free and booked everything online.

    I booked this Grand Island trip online and did payment through google pay. Bhim App payment was seemingly smooth and got confirmation on my mail id. This trip was for my family. I and my wife were picked from the hotel and we were taken to our boat at the beach. The staff was very polite and cooperative.

    Even the caretaker took my camera and clicked amazing pictures of me and my wife. When we reach Grand Island, we were served delicious food and beer. Unlimited memories for this trip and I will thank their staff for assistance. The staff was knowledgeable and very helpful to us. I will advise everyone to book this trip online to avoid the hassle and enjoy your trip. Thanks for everything. Loads of love to all of you.

    November 24, 2018

    Bangalore Lions Group

    Group Traveller

    Now I also came to know that why people are mad to visit Goa. Their first I have chosen for Grand Island Tour. It is in island in goa, located in North Goa. I like lot of water activity available at baga. Beat ride there was thrilling. They provide variety of dishes in buffet lunch. But I suggest them to provide better vegetarian too. The sea food was the focus. They serve unlimited Soft drinks with lunch. Fishes became my friend after snorkeling and fishing. The area was surrounded by boat jetty. Bat Island is great place for fishing. They kept good safety measures by providing life jackets. It is a perfect place both with friends or family. I wish to spend more time on monkey beach. I was unaware that the Arabian Sea is known for one of the world’s busiest shipping tracks. Guys if you are looking for real fun, then go have trip in Goa. The beached there were insane. Snorkeling trip was the most unforgettable out of all experiences

    October 28, 2018

    Dheeraj Verma

    Couple Traveller

    I would like to express my heartiest thanks to the entire team of Grand Island trip for organizing such a marvelous trip. Initially, I was not sure whether I should go with this tour since I was traveling with family and safety was something that I did not want to compromise on. Anyways, I did not regret at all for choosing you guys for this half-day trip to Grand Island. Here, I would like to give you a very constructive feedback which might be helpful for other travelers too as there is a need to create awareness among travelers. Goa is not about just beaches, night clubs but in recent times, it has developed many more interesting things which can not be missed. Firstly, I was doubtful about the authenticity of the company as they are new in the market but the way the website was developed, somehow I got convinced. On top of it, the online booking interface was so simple and user-friendly. From trip beginning till end, everything was certainly exceptional and we will recommend to our family members and friends about the Grand Island Tour.

    October 12, 2018

    Kathy Bernett

    Group Traveller

    Best Package of goa!!! Grand Island trip is the best activity to do in goa. I is my first tour to India, We, 4 friends, booked this trip online and got a discounted offer. Transportation from Calanguate hotel was provided to us. The driver reached on time and he greeted us. It took us hardly an hour to reach there. The drive to the beach was amazing as the weather was nice. When we reached their first thing, we did was to drink coconut water and clicked amazing beach selfies. Later we joined the water sports. First, we did the water sports later we did snorkel in the cold water. A barbeque was set up and lunch was prepared. The bear was offered to us and an amazing breeze in the air created an amazing mood. We clicked amazing photos of dolphins and even we found some amazing fishes. The Arabian Sea trip was the best trip of our lifetime.

    October 11, 2018

    Sai Chandra Reddy

    Couple Traveller

    The best trip. Thanks! You have saved my reputation in my company. As being the HR of the company, I have the responsibility to book Goa trip for the employees. I enquired online about this Grand Island trip and later got an exciting deal on company package as we were 55 members. When we reached the hotel, we were welcomed by the staff. Pickup and drop from the hotel were arranged and the driver reached the hotel on time.

    I have no words to describe the beauty of Grand Island trip. We reached the beach on time and our journey started. All of us enjoyed soft drinks on the boat. Let me tell you about the sightseeing from the boat. The boat instructor guided us about the agora fort and lighthouse. On the way, we enjoyed dolphin watching also. It was a good team-building activity and my whole office staff loved it very much.

    I can’t explain the advantages of Boat ride, but all I can say is that I enjoyed it. The snorkeling trip was done at the Bat island and we rode on the boat jetty. North Goa has always been the most famous site and now I got to know the reason of its fame. It has so many things to experience. These are more than enough to make it a favorite of many. Many have said that the buffet lunch was just okay, but I loved it. There is not even a single doubt on that. Everything was so perfect there.

    The blue Arabian sea and the clear sky, oh my god its beauty is always at its height! The hotel in which we stayed was clean. I have always been a person who is into hygiene. Hotel passes my test. The staff was readily available whenever I wanted anything. But the vehicle came up a little late when we had to go to the Grand Island. I had to wait for approximately half an hour. Overall the journey was satisfactory. Our tour guide had a good knowledge even about the corners of Goa.

    I tried out the water activity in Goa, it was exactly what I used to see on television. I was very sacred to do them but later on, it was okay! Also, we went to the Baga Beach and you might have heard about it too. Unluckily, it was very crowded that day but I was able to maintain a space for myself.

    There I spent some time with me away from the hustle of cities. What a feeling it was! I can’t even explain that. You must be its part. What are you waiting for?

    November 24, 2017

    Tirthankar Chakraborty

    Group Traveller

    I am an English teacher and its a time for our annual school trip. Every year, the school used to select multiple locations for the students where they can go. Each of them used to be a hill station. The students were bored of the same kind of locations every year. Thus, this year they showed no interest in participating in the trip. I wanted this trip to be a hit! I decided for Goa and also, the children loved the plan.

    They decided to participate the moment they got to know about the destination. We checked reviews and decided to go to this best rated place. The management did online booking and we were glad to see the safe boats maintained for our group. We stayed near calangute beach, so pickup was free. Also, they enjoyed the snacks, dolphin show, and sightseeing of aguada and millionaire palace on the boat. The Grand Island trip is a memory, indeed!

    October 29, 2017

    Hyderabad Group

    Group Traveller

    I am proud to say that I have done Scuba Diving during Grande Island Trip. Proud because I am the first one amongst my friends to do this. We all used to see the photographs of Goa on the Internet and in the magazines, newspapers too. Actually, it can also be said that visiting Goa was in my bucket list. My parents never allowed me to go there with my friends. But I wanted to go. So what? I went there with my family. We all had nice time with each other. While planning, we check all information about water sports here and also checked the cost. It was under our budget, thank god! My parents went to the office and booked at office in Calangute.

    They liked the staff and also praised about them to me. When we started the activity, before that we were given a brief about the diving session. A pool training session was organized for us. This is because we applied for the same at extra cost. The trip was a half day tour.

    The activity is easy to do if you hear each and every thing informed by the instructor during the session. My mom and dad were scared since they didn’t know swimming. But later, when they tried it, they enjoyed it. But it had some disadvantages too. during dolphin spotting I saw only one dolphin and that was also very far away from us, fort aguada, millionaire place sightseeing from Boat not very close but its okay. overall it was good as trip price.

    December 16, 2016

    Kavirasan k Parthipan

    Group Traveller

    It was a marriage of my friend in January 2018. So, we decided to do a bachelors party in Goa. We were a group of 8 friends and each one of us were very excited for this! Thanks for never letting our excitement down. The tour was planned in such a manner that we were having surprises every day. We were loving Goa a bit more as each day passed. My friend booked it online. This was not our first time in Goa.

    Since, we have always enjoyed our stay in this site we have always chosen it as our hub for partying! My friends are just fond of nightlife in Goa and we enjoyed it every time we are here. This trip was different. We were suggested about the Grand Island Trip by many. I did some are and, on the same, after reading some Grand Island Goa reviews, I got amazed. Waiting no more, we decided to do it this year. The buffet lunch at monkey beach is okay.

    We can rate it 3 on 5. Snorkeling is amazing. To be true, I was inspired for water sports on seeing the movie ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’. While trying out these games, I was remembering the film. The trainer equipped me with new life jacket and other snorkel equipment. Dolphin watching was cute, I must say. Overall a good package with sightseeing of fort aguada from boat and you must also try it out.

    December 8, 2016

    Tirthankar Chakraborty

    Family Traveller

    Before me, my office colleagues went to Goa and tried out the water sports at Grand Island. They told me about their experience. Since then, I felt so excited to be a part of the same. Finally, I and my three other school friends decided to go there. Our reunion was pending since many years and the trip’s going to serve as a perfect reunion plan.

    Thus, it all started. I have always heard that monkey island is the best place for snorkeling ! I have got the proof the moment I started experiencing these activities. Thankfully, the weather was suitable for these activities. Also, the water clarity is nice. We were able to see the marine animals underwater. I was surprised on seeing so many people trying out their guts in Snorkeling at monkey beach. My friends didn’t do it. Their hard luck, what else! But, I did it and I am way too happy when I did the activity.

    Our trainer talked to us very gently and he had good knowledge about this activity. All thanks to him for being polite. We were given free transportation from the diving center to the diving site. We are quite impressed with every facility. A good number of praises from my side to the staff who was there to help me out. I was not well; they gave me the medicines too and took great care. I don’t think any other tour operator would have taken care of me just like they did. Thanking you all wholeheartedly.

    December 8, 2016

    Kartar Singh Bajwa

    Family Traveller

    Hi, it was an urge from within me to write an important aspect of my recent Grand Island Goa review so that’s why here I am to share my blissful experience of this trip. As you all know Goa is a very lively place and provides you complete freedom to explore your inner self. I suppose this is my 4th time in Goa which means Goa is like a native place for me. Even people in Goa are very friendly, cooperative and humble. I had this thought in mind that this vacation would be just to relax on south Goa beaches but then my research ends up after reading about this amazing island which I was not aware of. I visited the website of the Grand Island trip which made me more curious to explore this unexplored beauty. I booked online this trip and that’s how it should be as the customer experience in booking any package should be smooth and hassle-free. My journey starts early in the morning and as it’s an island so but obvious I was taken in a boat. the early morning sightseeing from boat was mind-blowing. Keeping in mind, I was also provided with a new life jacket. It was a very good package as it included everything like snorkel equipment. Even, I watched dolphin – a beautiful and intelligent creature. In one word, everyone should make their visit to Grand Island.

    October 20, 2016

    Nagma K

    Couple Traveller

    On my wife’s birthday, I planned a surprise vacation with family and I chose Goa famous for pristine beaches. We stayed in Calangute due to easy accessibility to beaches, a variety of restaurant, night clubs. My family is very fond of water sports so after doing a little research, I got to know about Grand Island trip which has recently emerged as the most visited place in Goa. I made a booking for Grand Island trip and even free transportation from the hotel was a part of a very economical package. The only way to go to the island is by jetty and believe me, it’s not just an island as we enjoyed many adventure activities such as dolphin show, snorkeling at Monkey beach was certainly the best experience we ever had. Meals were just scrumptious.

    October 8, 2015

    Suresh Rao

    Group Traveller

    The Grand Island trip with family turned out to be a memorable one. We stayed at Calangute. The free transportation evoked our interests to tour the Grand Island. We were picked up from the doorway of the hotel. The island consisted of snorkelling, delicacies, and meals, monkey beach, dolphin show, Arabian Sea, etc. The beach had many food stalls which served their exotic traditional snacks and dishes. It was astonishing to know that technology in Grand Island was equally advanced like that of the cities. Payments at each stall were accepted both by cash and card. We roamed around the entire island and captured some beautiful views of it. Besides beauty, we played
    volleyball on monkey beach, Grand island is also a great place for scuba diving, It is very safe and are operated by certified professionals, the entire trip of the Grand Island was budget-friendly and hassle-free.

    June 13, 2014

    Khalid Travel Company, Hyderabad

    Group Traveller

    I hail from hyderabad. I have a company group and every teammate is very enthusiastic and passionate about traveling. After a long discussion, our next place in our wish list turned out to be Goa and we booked it 03 months before just to get a better flight deal. Question arose why Goa, the answer was a very simple experience snorkeling and water sports activity. We got to know about Grand Island trip through google and geographically, it is located in Arabian sea. Starting from boarding the boat for Grand Island till the return, it was a life-enriching experience and most of us never done snorkeling and water sports activity. Must go for it without thinking much guys.

    April 8, 2014

    Bhattarai Sonal

    Couple Traveller

    Being a nature lover as well as an adventure junky, Goa was always there in my to-visit list. So me, and my three friends planned a Goa trip. I was unaware about Grand Island, but a friend who recently visited Goa recommended this to us. I booked my trip and started packing accordingly. The pick-up vehicle arrived at 8 am at our hotel. We reached the jetty and took our seats in a big boat. The Arabian Sea welcomed us with open arms and the dolphins were too amazing to watch. It seemed they were enjoying just as we were. Water and cold drinks were complimentary.
    While we were enjoying the dolphins, the boat took a short break. It stopped. We were asked if we want to enjoy fishing or snorkelling, to which two of my friends turned down snorkelling and chose fishing instead. Two of us went for snorkelling and the experience was fun. The guide was there around always. He guided us what exactly to do, we wore the snorkel tube and started peeping under water. I was too lucky to spot a swarm of colourful fishes. My friends enjoyed fishing sitting on the boat. All those who chose fishing over snorkelling were given a rope and bait. Fishing means patience. Some people caught fishes too only to send them back to the sea.
    Finally we hopped back to the boat and we sailed to the Grand Island where our lunch was waiting for us. The aroma of barbeque fish and other Goan delicacies just reached our noses, we ran to eat and drink and relax. Then after enjoying the island, our return journey began. We were given bananas on our way back. Finally we were dropped back to our hotel by 5 pm. The day will always remain fresh in my mind.

    March 14, 2014

    Nidhishree Naik

    Couple Traveller

    Hello Grand Island Team,
    If somebody ask me which is the best place to see in Goa so instead of popular sites, night club, I will certainly advise everyone to undertake Grand Island trip that too through you guys. Frankly speaking, I was very confused while I was placing the booking with you, the reason was simple. I never heard about such trip in Goa, but once I checked with one of my friend in Goa, I got an assurance that if I want to experience snorkeling and scuba diving then trip to the grand island can fulfill my long awaited dream to be in sea water doing snorkelling and scuba diving. My journey began in the morning boarding the boat to Grand Island and it made it easy since free transportation service from the hotel was very much needed. It was quite strange that many of the localities ever is not aware of such island but gradually people are getting aware of it.
    Here was my moment, I was preparing myself for snorkel and scuba diving and my trainer just amazing as he gave me every tinny information since it was my first time and made me relax and calm. The good thing was the weather – it was a sunny day, water temperature was suitable for dive and even water was crystal clear which make the visibility very good for scuba diving. Even, my trainer joined me so ensure that I don’t panic and he made me very comfortable. I can’t describe my whole experience in words how pleasant I felt after doing snorkeling and scuba diving. I am going to return back to you guys and this time with my office colleagues. Cheers

    October 10, 2013

    Palla Sai Reddy

    Family Traveller

    Everything was very well planned, be it our stay in Goa or even airport transfers. We were a group of 15 friends who just completed their schooling and was damn excited about this tour. I always wanted to do snorkeling, since we will be in Goa so we got to know from the hotel itself which we booked for our stay that we can make a tour to the grande island and even we will be provided with the pickup drop from the hotel. We booked this trip online and it was a very easy process. Even making the payment was done through BHIM app. First of all, I wish to congratulate every staff in Grand Island trip for discovering such an amazing place which is pretty far from the hustle and bustle of North Goa. From the hotel pick, till we landed onto the island by the jetty, everything was well organized, the staff was very polite, courteous and knowledgeable who knows how to keep their guest happy. It was once in a lifetime experience and we are glad we did it and we shall recommend everyone coming to Goa to experience the trip to Grand Island Trip. Keep it up guys.

    February 15, 2012

    Anuj Rathi

    Couple Traveller

    Grand island is a nice place to visit with family. When searched online, we found a good place to stay in calangute. For spending nice time with sight-seeing and activities, We opted for Rs.1,299 package to have a complete fun at the islands. Our jetty reached monkey beach and had meals, which is nicely crafted for tourists. Barbeque and cocktails are something bachelors shouldn’t miss out. Our children enjoyed snorkelling along the Arabian sea. Dolphin shows were a visual treat to the eyes. Overall it is a good experience to cherish and it made our day.

    April 7, 2011

    Sambu Gowda

    Group Traveller

    What’s interesting about Grand Island trip, plenty of reason I have with me since I am the one to experience this spectacular island. It’s a best trip I have done so far. I made an online booking after checking reviews and now are days, it’s a best rated place in Goa. On many social media, people are sharing their experiences which is quite useful for first-time travelers.
    I did not find any cons as they are one of the best organizer for Island tour. Key points to be noted.
    They take all safety measures to ensure life-enriching experience to customers. Children can also come with their parents and can enjoy water sports under the guidance of well trained staff. Snacks and meals is a park of the package and even soft drinks on the boat are available. Sightseeing while on the boat is itself seems like fairy tale. Blue shiny water, clear sky and wind. It was so peaceful

    October 24, 2010