Goa Tourism operates a range of entertaining hour-long cruises along the Mandovi River aboard the Santa Monica or Shantadurga. All include a live band and usually performances of Goan folk songs and dances. There are also twice-weekly, two-hour dinner cruises and a twice-weekly backwater cruise, which takes you down the Mandovi to Old Goa, a spice plantation and then heads back past Divar and Chorao Islands. All cruises depart from the Santa Monica Jetty next to the Mandovi Bridge.