If you’re looking for a quick getaway for a few hours then we have the answer for you. We have the perfect escape route that will lead you to the backwaters of the Chapora River where you can spend a day cruising in a houseboat basking in the sun and admiring the beautiful scenery that surrounds the tranquil backwaters. Emerald banks, abundant palm trees, quaint churches, Goan villages, fishermen in their boats, and a variety of birds are some of the breathtaking sights you will see. If you are an ornithologist or you love bird watching then you are in for a treat.
Chapora River is located in North Goa and flows west towards the Arabian Sea. Vagator Beach lies to the south of the river and Morjim Beach to the North. This river was the demarcation of Portuguese Goa and India during the Portuguese rule in Goa.
You will see the ruins of Chapora Fort on top of a hill. It was built in 1617, however the fort you will see was constructed a century later and replaced the old construction. The fort is now in ruins but the view from the top remains wondrous especially when you’re gazing at the expanse of the Arabian Sea.
The houseboat will sail west towards the Chapora river where you can swim or splash about in the azure waters. If you’re lucky you will be able to spot crocodile along the way.
This amazing day trip begins. You will step aboard the houseboat at 1100 hrs (11:00 pm) and begin a glorious afternoon. The day ends at 1600 hrs (4:00 pm). The houseboat will return to the Chopdem Jetty where your ride back to the hotel waits for you.
You will be able to sample an authentic Goan meal or Indian cuisine. You can also give fishing a try.
The cost of the trip is Rs. 2800 per person which is inclusive of lunch, tea or coffee, and mineral water. This is the perfect trip for a family or a group of friends. The minimum pax is a group of four. This is an enjoyable trip for children and adults alike.
You are welcome to use the upper deck. It is ideal for basking in the sun and working on your tan. Please supervise your children if they wish to go there. The afternoon rays are not as harsh as midday but using a sun block is always good.
This trip is held daily from the months of November to May. The waters are calm and clear which make cruising down the Chapora backwaters a pleasant experience. The afternoons can be hot so make sure your clothes are light and preferably cotton especially if you are not used to the Goan heat and humidity.
We have a competent team who will take care of all your needs during your day on the houseboat. They are well versed in both English and Hindi so you will not have any problems with communication. We have all the amenities that will make your trip comfortable and unforgettable.
We recommend that you book this day trip on a houseboat in advance since it is a popular trip and you will be sure to get to experience it. You can make the payments via our website using a credit/ or debit card.
Don’t forget to carry your camera so you can capture all the precious memories you make on the houseboat.
Boat Cruise started in river from Chopdem Jetty. Music and Dance floor while cruise guest can enjoy
On can see lovely birds watching, Mangrove trees, local fisherman, Island will be crocodiles spotted.
Houseboat will hold in Middle of river for Lunch.
The houseboat will return to the Chopdem Jetty
Snacks , Tea Or Coffee
Drop off at Jetty
A houseboat is a specifically designed boat that doubles up as a mode of transport and a dwelling place. It has all the comforts one would need namely a bedroom, a kitchen, bathroom, and enough space to move about. They are usually used in backwaters and canals.
You will board the houseboat at the Chopdem Jetty.
Your trip will begin at 11300hrs (11:00 am).
Your trip will end at 1600 hrs (4:00 pm)
Music, lunch, tea/ coffee, snacks, mineral water, sightseeing. The payment is inclusive of taxes.
You will see the scenery of the backwaters of Chapora River, the 16th century Chapora Fort, Goan village life, and a variety of birds. You will sail west into the Arabian Sea and head up north to Morjim Beach.
You will be served a delicious Indian or an authentic Goan meal. You will have a choice of veg and non-veg dishes.
Yes you can but that will be an added price. (Please do not enter the water/ swim if you have consumed alcohol.)
Yes, it is advisable to do an advance booking based on date availability because this trip gets booked quickly.
This is a daily trip.
The trip is available from November to May.
We cannot guarantee that you will spot crocodiles though there is always a possibility especially if the tide is coming in.
A change of clothes, swimwear, a towel, sunblock, a pair of shoes that has a good grip (you can wear flip-flops once you’re in the houseboat), a hat/ cap, a camera, and a pair of binoculars (if you have one).
You can pay directly via our website by using multiple payment options.
If you wish to cancel the booking please check our booking and cancellation policy.
If the trip gets cancelled from our end then you will receive a 100% refund within 7-10 working days.
You can communicate with us via email / whatsapp or on mobile number given on our website.
We have a few board games but if you wish you can bring games of your own choice, a deck of cards, or carry your favourite book along. You can try your luck at fishing when the boat anchors at Middle of River.
Of course you can. It will make your day experience a whole lot better.
Absolutely. Your children will love a day on board our houseboat .