Yachts in Goa

Yachting in Goa has become very popular in recent years. It is truly a wonderful way to enjoy the 101 kilometer long seacoast of Goa, and the many rivers of the state. You can hire your personal luxury yacht or catamaran and sail away for an unforgettable vacation. Take a break from the beaches and experience the calm and solace of sailing on the wide, open sea or the rivers. Reach the islands, enjoy the countryside, see nature, and get close to the birds and bats.

In Goa you can rent super luxury ships such as Yacht Prestige or the catamaran Lagoon 44, providing first-class comfort for smaller groups of 6-8 people. You can yacht in complete privacy, with your friends or family. You can also have a film shoot, private party, corporate event, or honeymoon on the yacht.

Some boats can accommodate up to 100 people, while others are good for 6-20. Many luxury yachts have stylish cabins, comfortable saloons, and an open-plan galley. They have microwave, fridge, ice makers, TV, and DVD player. You can enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, swimming from your yacht.

Yachting in Goa – Quick Facts

Types of yachts available in Goa

Motorized yachts – High speed vessels that can cover more distance in a day. In high demand. Costs more.

Sailing yachts – Offers a more serene experience. There is no motor, they are powered by sails. No noise. Spend quiet moments on the water for a romantic vacation. A private sailing yacht is a head-turner.

Where can you cruise?

Arabian Sea – On the sea. You can visit the Grand Island or the Canacona Island in south Goa.

River cruising – You can cruise on the Mandovi, Zuari, Sal, and the Chapora River.

Islands to visit

Grand Island, Canacona, Chorao Island, San Jacinto, Bat Island, Monkey Island, Divar, Corjuem, Butterfly Island

Yacht size

Can accommodate between 6 and 100 people depending on the size of the vessel.

Yacht speed

Between 40 and 80 km/h.


Sun decks, cabins, saloons, open-plan galley, cockpit, food and drinks on board, ice maker, refrigerator, microwave, TV, DVD player, bag of CD’s/DVDs, vacuum cleaner.

Length of cruising

Between 1 hour and 5 hours.


Between 5000 INR and 147500 INR.

What to do while cruising

Sunset viewing, nature, fishing, bird watching, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, jet skiing.

Best time for yachting

Between October and February.

Types Of Goa Yacht Cruises

  • Sunset Cruise – Hire your yacht in Goa for just 1-2 hours. Go to the open deck and relax, while seeing a glorious sunset. Wine, champagne, beer, snacks, and soft drinks are served to you.
  • Party Cruise – The nightclubs in Goa are all crowded. Party in private with your own group on your luxury yacht. Snacks, champagne, and drinks are served. If you want, dinner can also be served. You can also have a corporate party or a birthday party on board.
  • Film Shooting Cruise – Shoot a corporate film, promotional video, or music album on a yacht. Permission and all other arrangements can be made.
  • Wedding Cruise – Goa is now a popular wedding destination. Wedding on board a yacht is so much more special than a hotel wedding. The yacht can be chartered for 5-7 hours for a private and romantic wedding.

Top 6 Islands You Can Visit On Your Yacht

  1. Grand Island – About 5 kilometers into the sea from Vasco da Gama. This is a great place for fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and to see dolphins. You can have a picnic lunch on the beach or in your yacht. Water around the island is rich in corals and marine life.
  2. Butterfly Island – Technically this is not an island, but the best way to reach this beautiful secluded island is by the sea. You can also trek to the beach, but the sea route is better. You can see dolphins and enjoy the secluded beach lined with palm trees.
  3. Chorao Island – The Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is here, about an hour from the Panaji jetty. You can also see Portuguese-era buildings and beautiful churches here, apart from the many bird species.
  4. Bat Island – Very close to Vasco da Gama on the Arabian Sea. Small rocky beach and lots of greenery. A very good place for snorkeling. Chance to see angel fish, parrot fish, butterfly fish, snappers, groupers, squirrel fish, lobsters, trigger fish, sea urchins, and sea cucumbers.
  5. Monkey Island – A very small island with a secluded and beautiful beach. Monkeys on the beach, but they usually stay away. You can relax on the beach or have a barbecue lunch.
  6. Corjuem Island – A small island that is also called Khorjuve. There is a fort here you can climb to get amazing views of the surrounding areas. There is also a chapel and a temple on the island.

Who Should Rent A Yacht In Goa

  • Nature lovers, photographers
  • Those who want to see birds, bats, and dolphins
  • Tourists who want to see a different side of Goa.
  • Those who prefer luxury and opulence.
  • Tourists wanting to travel in privacy and only with their group.
  • Water sports lovers for snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, jet skiing.
  • To visit the islands in a private tour
  • To see the mangroves, explore the rivers, old churches, village life.
  • For picnic lunch on the beach, romantic dinners.
  • For corporate films, music videos, conferences, banquets.
  • To have a private party on board a luxury yacht.

To rent a yacht or to book an organized cruise, contact the travel agent, your tour operator or online:, where you will also find out more on the proposed types of vessels.

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