Mandovi River Cruise

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Mandovi River Cruise information

Location
Panaji , India
Prices
cruises ₹150, dinner cruises incl snacks & buffet dinner ₹500, dolphin-watching trips incl refreshments ₹250
Opening hours
cruises dusk cruise 6pm, sundown cruise 7.15pm, dinner cruises 8.45pm Wed & Sat, dolphin-watching trips 8.30am Wed, Sat & Sun
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The GTDC operates a range of entertaining daily hour-long cruises along the Mandovi River aboard the Santa Monica or Shantadurga . All include a live band – sometimes lively (sometimes lacklustre) performing Goan folk songs and dances. There are also twice-weekly, two-hour dinner cruises and regular two-hour dolphin-watching trips . All cruises depart from the Santa Monica Jetty next to the huge Mandovi Bridge. Tickets can be purchased here.

Various other companies offer virtually identical cruises also from Santa Monica Jetty. Head down to the jetty to see what’s on offer. In general, though, the GTDC cruises are a little more staid, while others – perhaps because of the promise of ‘free beer’ – can get a bit rowdier with groups of local male tourists.