The serene and peaceful waters of the the llha de Grande located in the
middle of the Arabian sea have made it the “Blue Gold” of Goa
as far as tourism is concerned.
Approx 80% of the tourists that visit Goa insist on going to Grande Island
not only to enjoy the Marine life, but also to get, “I was there” feeling when
they go back home.
Your 1st leg of the Journey starts after your board the “Sea
Fearers” / “Wooden Cruise” boats on which you are served Beers/ Soft
drinks/ Water and a light snack while you catch the Dolphins dancing about like
crazy in the sea all around you. We also show you famous attractions like, “The
Asia’s 1st Light house, Fort Aguada Jail, Billionaire’s Palace and
others while you sip and enjoy the waves!
Did I forget to mention that the Indo Pacific Humpback & Finless
Porpoises Dolphins are the rarest of their kind and found nowhere expect on the
Isles of Treasure Island?
After about an hour you set foot on one of the most exotic and ancient Islands
called llha Grande, where a Portuguese Merchant ship filled
with gold had sunk in the 14th Century.
Who knows? You can get your share of “Gold” by “Snorkeling” near the island.
The Snorkeling gear and life jackets are provided to you free of cost. With the
help of our instructors, you near to “Snorkel” and go on a treasure hunting
adventure to find the, “Real Gold” of Grande Island, “Coral, Fishes, Flora and
You can also try your luck at fishing and the catch differs accordingly to
your fishing skills!
On Monkey beach, we then treat you to a Barbequed buffet
lunch of Fish, Chicken and Veg cuisine! After you have had your bounties full
and had the life of your life, you can view the beauty of “llha Grande”
one last time before you step aboard our wooden cruise boat.
Get you Snorkeling mask, become a treasure hunter in Grande Island!
Pick and Drop in Ac transport
Breakfast, Fruits, Soft Drinks, Mineral Water
Unlimited Beer and Rum
Unlimited buffet Lunch with Veg/ N.Veg Option
Snorkeling, Fishing and Dolphin Sighting
Snorkeling Kit will be provided
Nylon Lines will be provided for fishing
What does snorkeling mean? Snorkeling requires you to wear swimming goggles with a snorkel i.e. a breathing tube, and a pair of swimming fins that allow you to swim on the surface of the water while facing your head down and still be able to breathe. It is a fun activity for family and friends to indulge in, that lets you explore the vibrant ocean floor.
Is there a difference between scuba diving and snorkeling? Yes, there is. Snorkeling enables you to breathe on the water surface with your head turned towards the water, while scuba diving lets you breathe underwater.
How safe is snorkeling? It is extremely safe as it encourages people of all ages to participate.
Does snorkeling require me to have special swimming skills? Though a good swimmer would be more comfortable in the water, it is not necessary to have any special swimming skills as such.
Does snorkeling require special equipment? Yes, namely three things: 1. A face mask which enables you to watch the marine life without wetting your nose and eyes, 2. A Snorkel allows you to breathe on the water surface while your head is facing down through a curved hollow tube that is fixed to your mouth, and 3. Swimming fins are artificial webbed paddles that fit on your feet like shoes and assist in swimming effortlessly.
While snorkeling, can I wear my contact lenses? Indeed you can, however make sure to fasten your face mask carefully onto your face so as to avoid it filling with water.
Will I be able to go underwater with my snorkel? Yes, you can with a deep breath. It is not uncommon for seasoned snorkelers to go to the ocean floor on a big gulp of air and pump out water from their snorkel’s hollow breathing tube with a powerful exhale once on the surface.
Is there any favoured time to snorkel? Yes, bright sunny days are the best as the sunlight improves water clarity bringing out the vivid colours of the sea bed with its beautiful corals and marine life.
How do you insure safety while snorkeling? At Atlantis Watersports we employ certain safety practices that assist beginners as well as experienced snorkelers. One of them is by limiting snorkeling groups to make sure every snorkeler gets one on one time with our instructors.
Is it necessary to be an experienced snorkeler? No, it is not as our trained personnel have the expertise to cater to beginners as well as experienced snorkelers.
What is included in the fee? A. The fee of our Island Trip includes all activities mentioned in its itinerary like, meals, snorkeling, snacks, drinks and local taxes.
How long does it take to reach Grande Island? The time needed to reach the snorkeling site is approximately 1 hour.
Besides snorkeling what else can I do on the trip? There is plenty to do besides snorkeling like, relaxing on the boat, sipping on some beer by the sea under shade, taking a dip in the sea and sunbathing, to name a few.
What time does our journey begin? We embark on our journey from the boat jetty around 9 AM.
Is there anything in particular I should carry on this trip? A towel, a pair of comfortable shoes with good grip (flip-flops not advised), sunscreen and sunglasses. If you are prone to sea sickness or think you may get it, we advise you to take a pill to counter it prior to us leaving the boat jetty.
Does the trip include lunch? Yes, it does. Along with our Goan style buffet and barbeque (Chicken/Fish/Veg) we also provide an unlimited supply of beers, mineral water and soft drinks.
How do I keep myself from accidentally choking on water? In case your snorkel gets filled with water, don’t panic, ensure you’re on the surface of the water and the snorkel is above it and then exhale powerfully to clear the water from it.
Can I snorkel even though I can’t swim? Yes, you can. We will fasten a life jacket onto you that will help keep you afloat at all times.
What type of equipment is needed for snorkeling and do you provide it? Yes, we provide the following equipment: life jacket, snorkel, face-mask and fishing equipment.
How long a drive is it to the boat jetty? It is usually between 15 to 20 min depending where you stay in North Goa.
Is there a 100% guarantee that I’ll catch fish? There is an abundance of fish in the chosen fishing spots, therefore there’s a 99.9% chances you will catch a fish.
Will I see monkeys on monkey beach? No, this is just a name given to the beach.
What is the highlight of the entire trip? The highlight of the trip is snorkeling and the fact that Grande Island is the only place for snorkeling in Goa.