Unwind and explore North Goa’s beautiful and biodiverse mangrove forests with this guided kayaking trail through the Candolim river. This immersive experience blends adventure and learning as you paddle through intricate ecosystems and observe first hand the diverse wildlife they house and protect.
Kayak through the scenic mangroves.
Learn about Goa’s mangrove ecosystems and the critical role they play.
Spot indigeneous wildlife – including birds, crabs and otters.
Be part of a zero-waste, low-carbon footprint experience.
Please also carry your own cap/hat/sunglasses (as the weather dictates).
What is the best time for kayaking?
Early mornings & evenings. Time slots beyond 8:30am are not ideal.
I have never done kayaking before, how long does it take to get the hang of it?
Donu2019t worry, kayaking is easy and you will get the hang of it within 5-10 minutes. Our kayaking experience is done around the Khazan lands where the tides are easy to handle. For first timers we practice turning and stopping till you get the technique right before heading out.
Should we keep specific health conditions in mind before signing up?
People with severe lower back problems and severe knee issues might find it difficult to sit on the Kayak for the whole duration of the experience.
What are the typical group sizes?
The average group comprises 6 people.
Are the experience timings flexible?
No. Unfortunately, the dates and timings of the experience are dependent on the tide. The high tide calendar keeps changing everyday - so the exact timing of the experience will be fixed based on the high tide schedule for that particular day. We will still need to start before 8:00am as there is plenty to discover at the sanctuary beyond birds - including the fascinating mangroves and exotic fauna.
Is the experience kid friendly?
Yes, absolutely. We always pair 1 adult to accompany each child to help maintain the kayaku2019s weight balance.
Is kayaking a physically challenging activity?
Kayaking is not a very strenuous physical activity.
I cannot swim. Is it safe for me to participate in this experience?
Absolutely. The currents at the location of kayaking are not risky at all. To reassure you, our experience is also led by a trained rescue diver, so we always have your back!
Can we carry beers or alcohol during the experience?
No. Consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited during the experience.
All our tour presenters and hosts will be wearing a face mask.
We will avoid physical contact with guests like handshakes.
All guests are requested to provide a double-vaccination certificate at the time of booking.
If the guest cancels, then no refund would be provided
If we cancel, a full refund will be provided.
This experience is organized by Terra Conscious - a homegrown social enterprise that integrates marine & coastal conservation, social development and environment education. Terra Conscious offers nature-based travel experiences run in partnership with local communities to sensitize both locals and the visiting public to environmental concerns. They have received numerous awards and global recognition for their impact work and educational experiences.