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John's Boat Tours - Day Tours

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Address: Fort Aguada Road, Candolim, Bardez, India
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idyllic!

We did the overnight rice boat trip. It was fantastic. There are only four of you and it helped that we got on really well with the other couple. The boat is quaint but bedroom... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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bradford
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

i will keep this short - DO NOT BOOK THIS RIVER BOAT TRIP IF YOU VALUE YOUR HEALTH. i booked this whilst in Goa on honeymoon and we thought it would be a lovely romantic break!! Ha!! not!! Taxi picked us up and another 2 ladies which we were sharing the river boat with. All fine. We arrived at the... More 

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scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We did the overnight rice boat trip. It was fantastic. There are only four of you and it helped that we got on really well with the other couple. The boat is quaint but bedroom and shower room were better than I had expected. We were well looked after- super food and drink and lots of information along the way.... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

If you are thinking of doing this tour please do it's amazing. Long journey on the train 7 + hours but really worth it just for the history and a fantastic tour. World heritage site so still a lot of excavation going on. Also sunset tour with monkeys was great. Worth every penny with johns boat tours

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Riga
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

When they put tourists for 6 hours on a boat without wc, delay start for an hour, forget to do a pick up - I could explain it with poor service! But going to an island, where entry is prohibited by a law and allowing tourists to get arrested by a police - how do you explain that!!?? Don't do... More 

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manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We were in Goa the last week in March 2015 and quite frankly can't wait to go again. We did 2 trips with Johns boat tours and can't praise them enough, good informative guides, nothing was to much trouble. We will definitely using Johns boat tours on our next visit to Goa.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Went to Goa in March 2015. Tours booked with Johns Boat Tours: the dolphin tour, flee market, waterfall, elephant ride & shower, snorkelling. I cannot recommend this superb company enough. The tour guides are so helpful & friendly. They don't rush you, happy to answer any questions you may have, they take the time to explain things, patient, unhurried &... More 

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

We booked a 3 hour fishing trip with Johns for £10 each and had a great time so great a time we went twice. Both times fish were caught, puffa fish, mackerel, cat fish and groper. The 2 chaps who take you out are knowledgable about the area and help you if you've never fished before. Beer and soft drinks... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

What a fantastic 24 hours, the trip started well when we got in the taxi to the boat the couple we were going to share the boat with were a young couple from Hull it was a relief and a pleasure to find they were a lovely couple and fun to spend time with. The 3 boys who looked after... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Have been on it on March 22nd..we left the place in the morning from Candolim..the guide was very patient in helping and serving all people on boat..lunch was good, which we had on cocoa beach..I suggest u to try this as u will be provided ur space instead of other overcrowded boats.Happy ending will be urs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

OK, so you can't pre-pay in the UK via a Gateway and the payment method used will cost you either a bank charge or a Western Union transfer charge (WU preferred as only costs 1.90 GBP charge) However if you are thinking of doing this, then please beleive me when I say, you will need to pre-book this one about... More 

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