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John's Boat Tours - Day Tours

Fort Aguada Road, Candolim, Bardez, India
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Ranked #1 of 4 activities in Candolim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
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English first
Buena Park, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I did the 2 day/1 overnight boat tour in goa and had a wonderful time! there's only 2 rooms so only 4 guests per tour. the boat itself is well kept and has an upper deck to lounge around in or sunbathe. showers and the room were spacious and the window inside the room overlooks the river.. so breath taking!... More

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New Delhi, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

These guys certainly know what they are doing - Erasmo (our guide) was very professional and a great guy to chat with. We started the tour at 9 AM and sailed to the part of the goa sea where Dolphins converge for their feeding in the morning. The boat itself was very well designed and also had an upper deck... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

We booked the houseboat before leaving the uk, as there were 3 in our party, we had to pay for 4 people but it was worth every rupee! We found the office on arrival in Candolim and confirmed booking and made full payment, taxi picked us up and transferred to boat, where we took a small motorboat to the houseboat.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Booked 3 trips with this company - 2 really poor, one amazing. Service from the shop was really poor, basically booked 3 trips agreed a price, told them we will pay a deposit there and then, with the rest to be paid the next day on credit card as the lady with the machine was not there until the next... More

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We took the dolphin half day tour which collected us from the main road near the hotel and shuttled us to the boats. The boats that we saw were all of the type described - long and thin with a thatched roof (thank goodness there was a roof) with a very skilled driver who could turn it on a sixpence.... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We booked onto the day boat trip. The only way I could describe it is ridiculous! Got to the port, where they shuttled all the Russians onto a lovely big boat, and all the English onto this tiny little fishing boat, with no toilet and no place to lay- just these horrid plastic chairs. I really did not understand the... More

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

We went to the office and booked 2 trips. The dolphins, sunbathing and beach, also the fishing trip. We were picked up from our hotel for the first boat trip and taken to the boat. It was a small boat with upright seats in the shade, no sunbathing space and no toilet facilities. Our boat had English customers and next... More

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

brilliant trip as stated on trip adviser all the dolphins swimming in the wild fantastic Wonderful day out good value for money

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Dolphin trip highlight of our holiday as we saw loads of dolphins (guaranteed to see dolphins or money back !) and had a great swim from side of boat off Candolim Beach definitely a 5 for that. . trip to waterfall felt a little rushed when we arrived before we went to jeep.only an hour at the falls not really... More

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Leeds
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This has to be the worse snorkelling trip in history. There were more fish in our hotel reception fish tank than we saw on this trip! We spent 3.5 hours on the boat 15 mins in the fish free water and 1.5 hrs on a crowded beach with smelly stagnant water. Do not waste your money on this trip!

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