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Goa Kayaking in Spike's River provided by Goa Kayaking - Day Tours

Goa Kayaking in Spike's River

Goa Kayaking in Spike's River
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Spike's River (Nerul River) is one of the most popular kayaking destinations in North Goa. Connect with wildlife, paddle into the famed mangroves, and also spot various types of kingfishers, osprey, sea eagles, red wattled lapwings, egrets, herons, cormorants and more. You will also see some strange formations and man-made structures as well as some historical churches and temples from the waterline.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Arrive at the meeting location near Spike's Bridge in Nerul and, after introductions to other guests, our tour guides and assistants, we will start with a briefing on the river, the flora and fauna. It is important for you to know how to use and handle the kayak properly as well as what to see and what look out for during the trip. Let's begin this 2.5-hour kayak adventure! Off on the water, you can see the temple, listen to the temple bells, enter and marvel at the intricate mangroves, and spot huge fruit bats or birds. If you are lucky, you can also spot frolicking river otters and mud crabs. Out of the mangroves, kayak down on the scenic flat water of the open river with fishing jumping in front of your kayak. You can also see historical churches, some unbelievable man made structures while you happily pose for the camera! Before you begin your return paddle, we will make a brief stop to take a break and refresh with water and fruit juice. Arrive at the departure location after a wonderful and satisfying day!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • Arrive at the meeting location near Spike's Bridge in Nerul and, after introductions to other guests, our tour guides and assistants, we will start with a briefing on the river, the flora and fauna. It is important for you to know how to use and handle the kayak properly as well as what to see and what look out for during the trip. Let's begin this 2.5-hour kayak adventure! Off on the water, you can see the temple, listen to the temple bells, enter and marvel at the intricate mangroves, and spot huge fruit bats or birds. If you are lucky, you can also spot frolicking river otters and mud crabs. Out of the mangroves, kayak down on the scenic flat water of the open river with fishing jumping in front of your kayak. You can also see historical churches, some unbelievable man made structures while you happily pose for the camera! Before you begin your return paddle, we will make a brief stop to take a break and refresh with water and fruit juice. Arrive at the departure location after a wonderful and satisfying day!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8075P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Fruit Juice
  • Local guide
  • All kayaks, paddles, life vests, leashes, etc.
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Meals
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Location Name: Near Spike's Bridge in Nerul close to Candolim Location Address: Detailed directions to the departure location along with approx. distances, cab fares and travel times (this will help you to negotiate a better cab fare) will be provided to you via email after your booking is confirmed
  • Goa, Goa
Additional information
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Not recommended for pregnant women or participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Fruit Juice
  • Local guide
  • All kayaks, paddles, life vests, leashes, etc.
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Meals
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Location Name: Near Spike's Bridge in Nerul close to Candolim Location Address: Detailed directions to the departure location along with approx. distances, cab fares and travel times (this will help you to negotiate a better cab fare) will be provided to you via email after your booking is confirmed
  • Goa, Goa
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Not recommended for pregnant women or participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
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Thulasiram karnam
1 contribution
Great, Excellent, Awesome
Aug 2021 • Couples
Awesome experience!!! Ketan explained things and helped us through out the trip. Must try for everyone who visits Goa.
Written 28 August 2021
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Bhavya Pathak
1 contribution
An unforgettable experience!
Aug 2021
Loved it!! We opted for the 2.5 hour long Spike's river paddle mangroves magic kayaking trip - couples premium package in the monsoon season. It was one of our best experiences in Goa, hands down!! We were lucky to see otters, stork billed kingfishers, brahminy kites, purple heron, oysters and crabs among other life in mangroves. Even the rains were a delight during kayaking. The whole ecosystem of mangroves was mesmerizing. Mr. Ketan is a patient and knowledgeable instructor. Even the kayaks seemed to be of great quality and easy to balance. The owners of Goa kayaking were quite responsive through the whole booking process and even later. The chilled beer offered by Ketan at the end of the trip was a cherry on the cake! Overall, it was relaxing and exciting at the same time. Would recommend anyone visiting goa to definitely keep this on their itinerary.
Written 14 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jo_travels17
Kolkata (Calcutta), India1 contribution
A must do activity in Goa for any season and for any age!
Think Goa and think sun and sand? Well thanks to Prakash and Ketan, Goa should be known for kayaking. I took my 7 year old and my almost 70 year old (68 actually) mom along and we had an amazing time. We were in Goa during the rains and every activity shuts down but we came across them still operating and said “why not?”
Can’t deny that initially we were a bit circumspect- scared even. But we went for it and after the first 10-15 minutes of getting the hang of it, it started to be fun and then we couldn’t have enough of it. Ketan was our guide and after the initial instructions he got us onto our individual kayaks. My son insisted on doing it himself and after getting towed initially he got a chance and took to it like fish to water. While they didn’t have small kayaks and oars for my son, he was able to manage and manage well. Ketan kept an eye out for him and ensured he kept his balance and didn’t topple over till he got used to it. Ketan also helped get us out whenever we got stuck in the reeds. Even my mom was able to do it. And then the skies opened up for a downpour which added to the fun. We were drenched, and kayaking for the 1st time in our lives through mangroves on the river Nerul. It was amazing. We did see some crabs, oyster rocks, the Brahmini kite, a heron and cormorants- but the highlight was the kayaking itself. Must say at the end of more than 2.5 hrs it did get tiring as you are going back upstream but all of us ended it totally happy- overall an amazing experience and definitely a must do in Goa with Prakash and Ketan- don’t miss this!
Written 8 August 2021
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Diya Dasgupta
1 contribution
A must do for everyone
Feb 2021 • Friends
This is a MUST DO for everyone visiting goa. We had a wonderful experience kayaking through the mangroves of Nerul river. Ketan has been an amazing guide. He was very informative and showed us all different kinds of birds, fruit bats and Crabs... At first one might find it a bit difficult to handle the kayak but once you get the hang of it, it's quite easy... İ would definitely wanna do it again...👍
Written 20 February 2021
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njyot
Bengaluru, India3 contributions
Awesome experience through the mangroves
We had an amazing time together with Ketan from Goa Kayaking. The 2.5 hours of unforgettable experiences. Beautiful sights, light exercise and a host sharing all his experiences across multitude of adventurous sports. We were glad that we did this and didn’t imagine earlier that it would be such fun!
Written 9 February 2021
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Ullas P
Bengaluru, India57 contributions
Amazing off-beat experience in Goa
Who says Goa is all about partying and beaches.
Try this kayaking tour with Prakash and Purushottam who accompanied us in the backwaters and mangrove tour in kayaks and it was so refreshing to see the land from the river side. Everything was organized well from timing to refreshments during the tour and wet wipes and even a beer to celebrate at the end of the tour!!! We had fun and will definitely try their other tours in our next visit to Goa.
Written 6 December 2019
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KirstyyyyM
Manchester, UK7 contributions
A brilliant trip! Would highly recommend!
Oct 2019
We had a brilliant kayaking trip with Goa Kayaking! It was excellently organised and Prakash was great at communicating and the booking process was really easy.
Prakash met as at the start and gave us a really good explanation on how to use our kayaks safely and gave us our life jackets.
We had a brilliant guide who was lovely and helped us with spotting all the different wildlife! We kayaked at a lovely pace.
We had a brilliant time kayaking through the mangroves and the still river - we saw loads of interesting wildlife and amazing birds - it was a brilliant experience.
We would highly recommend booking an excursion with Goa Kayaking.
Thank you so much!
Written 22 October 2019
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Siddharth V
2 contributions
A Delightful Excursion
Oct 2019
My friends and I had a great time kayaking along Spike's River! The jovial Mr Prakash met us at the starting point, and gave us a thorough explanation of how to work with our kayaks safely and efficiently. We then set off with our guide, Mr Parshuram, who set a comfortable pace that allowed us to quickly get used to propelling and manoeuvering the boats. What followed was a lovely couple of hours spent exploring the dense mangroves along the River, spotting plenty of Crabs and Mudskippers in the trees, and basking in the peaceful environment.
I would most definitely do this again the next time I'm in Goa- Highly recommended!
Written 15 October 2019
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Jack McBride
3 contributions
Perfect chilled day out and experience
Dec 2018 • Friends
What an experience this was! was a perfect chilled day out kayaking down the river and seeing all the various wildlife, eagles, kingfisher and many more birds. the guys on the tour were very helpful and didn't rush us, it was entirely at our own speed. would highly recommend if you are in Goa to do this trip.
Written 5 January 2019
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Lay2014
London, UK3 contributions
Interesting trip
Oct 2018 • Couples
Go Kayacking team are very safety conscious and helpful. Interesting and not too intrusive. gentle kayacking for a complete novice. Lots of wildlife seen.
Written 22 October 2018
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KomalSingh123
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Splendid experience !!!
Goa Kayaking in Sal waters was an amazing, peaceful and calming experience. It was a relaxing and fun morning, yet
sengmein
sengmein
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Had a relaxed kayak ride.
Lovely kayaking experience going through the beautiful mangroves, lots of birds and lots of beautiful sights along
rbhoir123
rbhoir123
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Good equipment, sweet short intro dos &donts for the Kayaking ride, Superb for first timers....
As said on call by Prakash, the trip is exciting & exactly fulfilling as said, Superb Experience. Loved it
sriramgeetha23
sriramgeetha23
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Awesome experience at Sal backwaters
Ours was a family trip with 2 children in their twenties and a 12 yr old. It was a great experience, no problem if
SKuNair
SKuNair
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Awesome experience of kayaking
I went to this kayaking trip yesterday with my wife. Ketan our kayaking guide, made the experience seamless and wor
zainabk607
zainabk607
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The mangroves magic experience
Loved the experience and Ketan's company! Kayaking in between the mangroves was definitely a worthwhile experience.
ramakrishnav2014
ramakrishnav2014
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Goa kayaking
Kethan instructor is very Jovial and phenomenal guy, vote up for kayaking. Eventually complementary beers are chill
Daknsta_7
Daknsta_7
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Majestic, Serene & exotic
Great soothing experience through the exotic mangroves & backwaters. I had the fortune of seeing lush green fields
sreenivasarvind
sreenivasarvind
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Great experience!
It was a breathtaking experience seeing such a huge variety of birds. It was a good decision going in the lake inst
MiteshD186
MiteshD186
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A side of Goa you got to see
We had an amazing time with Prakash and his crew experiencing a side of Goa we had never seen before. It was a mag
Abha J
Abha J
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Must-do in Goa!
During this trip to Goa, we had the kayaking trip in our plans, and finally did the much-anticipated Sal Backwaters
dsoagn
dsoagn
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A must activity
Every GOAN must go for this!!! Mr. Prakash Alphonso, best instructor. We learnt about SAL river too. We saw pink lo
anjali10593
anjali10593
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Kayaking in the mangroves
Mr Prakash is one gem of a person. I showed up at the corporate office instead of the meeting spot and he patiently
User1088
User1088
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Great experience
Great experience, definitely worth a try especially for bird watchers! Good and friendly guides too.
agaur11
agaur11
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Awesome
It was a great experience and Prakash's introduction about the location and what to expect, added that touch to mak
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