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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 2013
Type: Boat Tours
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English first
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

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
15 helpful votes 15 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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havant, hants, england
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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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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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We did the overnight house boat tour with John's. After being picked up by the taxi we collected another couple, Bill and Jackie in Calangute. It was about a half hour ride to the house boat where we were met by Victor and his crew. We soon set sale and the Goan countryside was beautiful. We saw a crocodile, kites... More

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dartford
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

When in Goa recently, we did two trips with John's boats. One was over night on the river boat, the other to the falls at Dudhsagar. both were excellent. The boat only accommodates two couples, we met a very nice couple who were from Germany and Switzerland, both spoke good English, so language was no problem. The boat captain "Victor"... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

we booked a fishing trip and found it fun and relaxing, very much value for money. They collect you and drop you off at your choice of destination. The coach is not english standard as in first class condition, but I guess its India.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We were sold a bamboo hut on stilts on a lovely quiet clean beach, travelling on a minibus with no more than 6 aboard....... What we actually got was a plywood shed that I wouldn't keep my tools in on a very dirty crowded beach......travelling on a minibus with 12 seats but carrying 14 passengers and the driver does detours... More

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