Booking Information :

  • Operational Month : October – May
  • Rates are on per cabin basis.
  • Single supplement at INR 8000.
  • Extra person from age 5 – 10 yrs INR 3200.
  • Pick and Drop facilities from North Goa is included.
  • All in-house drinks included except wines.
  • Kindly check cabin availability before booking.
  • Follow all safety instructions.

Starting From: 12,500.00

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Overnight Houseboat Tour on Chapora River

12,500.00

Overnight Houseboat Tour on Chapora River

Chapora River is North Goa’s charm and happens to be one of Goa’s beautiful rivers. Running west ward into the Arabian Sea, it divides the Talukas of Pernem and Bardez. This river was the clear divide between Portuguese Goa and India in the yesteryears. This beautiful river in the typical village set up is known for its scenic beauty. You’ll only see greenery, coconut trees and natural vegetation along this river. We at Travel Adventures Goa bring to you an overnight experience full of tranquil, peace and bliss. All this will happen on a boat known as a Houseboat which will turn into your home for this period of time.

Let’s get sailing

You will be picked up from your hotel from North Goa and taken to Siolim Jetty, from where you will need to board the Houseboat.  This Houseboat has 3 cabins and is a non-air-conditioned boat with an upper deck. We will depart from the jetty at 5:00 pm. As we begin sailing in the beautiful waters of the Chapora River, we will go past the Chapora Fort, commonly known by many Indians as the ‘Dil Chahta Hai Fort’ after a famous movie that was filmed there. This Fort dates back to being built on 1717 and served as a point of defence for many rulers of the past. You will be able to get decent glimpses of the structure as you sail past it.

The belt has a large fishing community and you will see local fishermen in their small boats out into the river doing their daily activities. These sights totally speak of traditional Goan culture. As we move out into the seas, you’ll get a chance to go to the deserted beach in Morjim, which is untouched making this trip even more exclusive for you. You are free to swim in the waters and have some fun, before all eyes turn towards the mesmerising scene of the sunset.

As we sail back onto the backwaters, you’ll catch a twilight scene of the village set up in Goa. Have some fun while you try your luck at fishing before the boat docks for the night. Enjoy your drinks which are all complimentary except wines that need to be purchased, go up to the upper deck and experience the celestial beauties. You’ll soon be served delicious Goan and Indian dinner on-board, making this dining experience truly memorable. With a lot of chatter and fun and happy faces the night will slowly come to an end and you’ll be tucked up in your very comfortable room.

Wake up the next morning amidst nature literally on the waters of Chapora. Misty views, fresh air, bird chirping and silence of nature will be your waking up scene. You will be served your breakfast and also have a chance to try your luck yet again at fishing.

As you begin to sail again, you will have clear morning views of the village, people fishing and farming as they get along with their daily chores. If the tide is low and your luck good, you’ll be able to spot crocodiles. The trip culminates with you being dropped back to the jetty at 1:00 pm after which you will be dropped back to the hotel in a vehicle.

Rates:

The rate for this trip is INR 12500 per cabin. One couple can reside in a cabin. Child of 5 years & above will be charged INR 3200/ (Rate applicable for children only) and will be allowed to share the room with a couple. For a single person the cabin rate will be INR 8000.

Things To Carry:

You need to carry a camera, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion and change of clothes for the trip. All linen in the room is provided.

This overnight trip will be your getaway from the fast paced noisy lifestyle, thus giving you the peace of mind and calmness that your body usually craves for from time to time. The trip portrays Goa in its traditional natural setup and gives you a glimpse of what a typical river side village looks like.

Faq’s

What is the point of departure of this trip?

The point of departure is Siolim Jetty at 5:00 pm.

Will I be provided a pick-up facility for this trip?

Yes you will be picked up from your hotel in North Goa for this trip.

Who should avoid this trip?

Guests with walking difficulties are not recommended to take this tour

What type of boat will I be travelling in?

You will be travelling in a boat called as a Houseboat, which is specially designed as a dwelling place. It has bedrooms, bathrooms, a kitchen and adequate place to move about. This Houseboat has 3 cabins and is a non-air-conditioned boat with an upper deck.

How many people can reside in one room?

Only one couple is permitted to reside in a room. If they have a child, only the chid is allowed to share the room at an extra cost. No third adult is permitted to share the room.

What does the trip include?

The trip includes sightseeing, tea, snacks, drinks, dinner, breakfast and lunch.

What would I need to carry with me?

Swim wear, change of clothes for the trip, sunscreen lotion, sunglasses and your camera.

Are there any activities on board?

Fishing is one of the activities. Other than that there are just a few board games. You can carry your own and a pack of cards too.

Is this trip safe for children?

Yes this trip is absolutely safe for children.

Is there alcohol on board?

Yes there is a well-stocked bar on board.

What is the process for booking?

The entire booking process can be found on our website with details of payment and confirmation.

What is the process of cancellation and refund?

The entire cancellation and refund process can be found on our website.

Is pre booking necessary?

It is ideal to pre-book due to the demand for this excursion. We are busy through the season, so pre-booking will avoid disappointments.

Is it open during all year?

The trip is available from November to Mid May.