Konkan Explorers
Konkan Explorers
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Boat ToursWater SportsNature & Wildlife ToursKayaking & CanoeingDay Trips
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Konkan Explorers is Goa’s award-winning nautical tour operator. We conduct water sports activities like Kayaking, Sailing, SUP along with Cruise Charters. Our aim is to provide a rich yachting and nautical sports experience, for relaxation, exploration, and discovery. Deep interest is placed in engaging in a responsible and safe manner in all our programs. We are honored that "The Goa Tourism Development Corporation" GTDC has awarded Konkan Explorers an Exclusive Partnership to conceptualize and develop Responsible Nautical Activities for the State of Goa. The more curious and active you are the more you take back from our tours. See you on board. :-)
Morjim, Goa, India

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2023

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ManishAg
Noida, India2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
This was my second trip with Pascal, Ponnam and Crew, and was the highlight of our Goa trip. We opted for the 3 hour formula.

The boat is top of line with a small washroom on board and provision for changing clothes discreetly, which made the girls very comfortable.

Pascal and Poonam are super hosts. We spent the first hour and half cruising into the sunset. We spotted some dolphins while Poonam helped out the photo enthusiasts with some beautiful shots. She claims she is an average joe, but does she kill it with the camera!

Post this, we were invited to jump into the river for a swim, followed by kayaking. Two couples with with me were novices, with zero swimming experience. However, the team was able to motivate them to try it out. The safety measures were more than adequate, and my friends thoroughly enjoyed it.

Throughout the cruise, we also had an unlimited supply of chilled beers and some lip smacking snacks (The homemade Hummus and tortilla chips served by Poonam deserves a separate review altogether)

The overall attention to detail, safety measures, and hospitality by the team is unmatched. I strongly recommend this to anyone looking to do something more than getting drunk in Goa (Which bdw is also an option on the boat). You will get off the boat smiling :)

Written March 11, 2020
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Anitha S
Hyderabad, India6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
We booked a private sunset and experience tour for a birthday and it was an absolute surreal experience. Poonam and Pascal are seasoned travel tourism hosts and Konkan Express again proved their risk-management protocols are always in place to ensure a stress free perfect trip. Being an adventure lover myself, i understand and appreciate their vigil on safety! Perfectly safe for young ones to aged tourists and everyone in between.

The place they choose for us was breathtaking and magical, with the sun going down and the calm waters with migratory birds flying and swaying as though on cue to music. We kayaked, swam in the sea, and quietly enjoyed the splendour of nature. Just the sounds of the oceans and nature and nary a soul other than us. Their team, as always were judicious with safety, and the hosts (depending on the guests) kept up a lively camaraderie atmosphere.

I got to know Pascal was an early seafarer and has a natural affinity to be at sea. His experience from a young age in this is evident with his knowledge of the sea, weather, tides, flora fauna and local regulations.

And very Punctual!! :)

Would highly recommend for a fantastic private experience in the sea!!
Written December 9, 2020
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Priyanka S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
This being probably our 20th trip to Goa, we had the urge to do something different and special and boy, was it special! My husband, teen daughter and I spent two glorious hours on a secluded stretch of sparkling waters with Konkan Explorers.

My daughter and I are both scared of the water, but the team is so gentle and so caring that soon you’re able to confidently splash about and have the time of your life. It was a treat seeing my daughter kayak, paddleboard, jump into the river water from the boat! I have nothing but the highest praise for Poonam and the excellent team who helped my daughter overcome her mental block and come back with memories to cherish.

If you are looking for a safe and memorable experience, look no further than Konkan Explorers. The vibey music, the delicious hummus and the drinks they serve- it’s an experience that you will thank yourself for booking.

Specially in Covid times, you will appreciate being far away from crowds, with the highest safety standards.
Written December 22, 2020
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Yogendra Banasode
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
This was my first trip with my mother to Goa and I was very lucky that I got a slot for the Adventure Formula provided by the Konkan Explorers. Even though my mother is aged 62 years, it was only because of the constant motivation and safety measures taken by their professional instructors that made her confident enough to take up all the activities(which included cruising, swimming in the Chapora river, stand up paddle, kayaking in the mangroves and also taking a dive into the water from the yacht) without giving a second thought. The instructors were all polite, professional, friendly, constantly engaging and well versed of their surroundings(i.e. Flora and Fauna). They were even kind enough to click our photos of the entire tour of 3 hrs on their corporate phones which they shared to us later via Google drive. The on board complimentary drinks, snacks and the sandwiches made from authentic Goan bread Poi were simply amazing. The gist of the story being, me and my Mother truly enjoyed each and every moment with the Konkan Explorers and I am really thankful to Glefi(for co-ordinating so well on the calls and making me get a slot available even on a weekend) and all the instructors Viraj, Vikram, VB, Kamran, Hiren for making this experience so amazing. Me and my Mother highly recommend to add Konkan Explorers to the Itinerary of your next Goa Vacations.
Written February 21, 2023
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hayleyandbrett
Northampton, UK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
We wanted to do a boat trip in Goa but nothing that the usual tour companies offered seemed to provide what we wanted. We then came across Konkan and we are so glad we did. We booked a 3 hour explorer cruise with kayaking - communication with the company beforehand was superb giving us information on the different tours available etc. Being English, without an Indian credit / debit card meant we couldn’t pay for the tour without taking cash there the day before. Not a problem for us as it just meant a taxi ride costing us £10 but if you’re far away you may want to ask for a local to pay for you.
The trip itself was amazing - personalised attention from staff referring to us all by our names, gorgeous setting, kayaking through a mangrove definitely will be remembered forever, delicious snacks and sandwiches. We had 3 teen boys with us and we all thoroughly enjoyed the kayaking, with explanations of the surroundings by Pascal and his crew. Two of the boys then also went paddle boarding with one of the crew and we all swam in the beautiful water.
We would highly recommend this quality trip. It is worth paying that little bit more money for such a high quality, educational & stunning trip. Definitely topped off by seeing a hump dolphin at the end.
Written April 11, 2023
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This is so beautiful Hayley, thank you so much. It's is a delight to have responsible traveller's, such as you join us. Wish to see you soon.
Written June 19, 2023
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elizabeth_lindley
Leeds, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Had a fantastic time cruising on the river, swimming in the warm water and kayaking in the mangroves. Our 3 joir trip ended with a spectacular sunset as we passed by an island completely packed with birds of all kinds. The Konkan team were charming and knowledgeable. Easily the best excursion we had in Goa.
Written January 17, 2020
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Radhika Parankusam
Bengaluru, India7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
We're so glad to have discovered Konkan Explorers thanks to our friend's friend who recommended it. We went on the 3 hour trip and didn't want it to end. Our first preference was the sunset cruise but they were booked for our dates so we opted for the 3 hour, morning package instead, The experience is truly top-notch from the time they pick you up from the jetty till they drop you back. Their gear, kayaks and the yacht itself is top of the range. The crew is warm and ensure that you have the best time. The highlight of the trip had to be kayaking through the mangroves all by ourselves, these guys are probably the best India has to offer both in terms of the quality of the kayaks and the experience. Even the other experiences on the trip: just cruising through the Chapora river, bird watching, jumping and playing in the water, the music, refreshments (the hummus is to die for!), they make sure that you take a lifetime's worth of memories and also make sure that next time you're in Goa you do a repeat. Folks in Goa should definitely have this on their to-do, it should not be missed and make sure you book in advance!
Written November 19, 2021
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Shaurya Dhadwal
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
I was fortunate enough to get a slot at the last minute since I was booking it alone. Was easily able to find the location of the map and reached before the designated time. Met 5 other young travelers and I have to say that meeting strangers and making memories with them on such experiences is truly a god send.
Finally about the Konkan Explorers, every person involved was compassionate, warm and professional. The people made the trip exceptional. Talked to a bunch of them and had good conversations while basking under the sun on the deck of the ship, while kayaking and while swimming. The equipment was in great condition. Would recommend to solo travelers and families alike.
Written December 22, 2021
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Satya K
Sydney, Australia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
This was my first Kayaking experience.i was a bit hesitant given i don't know how to swim and also bit of a hydrophob as well . Once i reached the river bank i was received with a warm welcome from VV and Raghu ,the kayaking instructors . I did express my above concerns and they immediately put me at ease. Then started the kayaking expedition which lasted for almost 90 mts including stepping into a mangrove island. VV did a fantastic job in explaining the flora and fauna and the various sub species of mangrove forest! Eventually, we kayaked our way back ( paddling upstream against the current) and made it to the pontoon on time. This was followed by a couple of beers cheering to the sense of first Kayaking achievement. Thanks to Glefi as well !! Overall ,I would definitely recommend this to all those who want to try kayaking for the first time ..
Written May 5, 2023
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Thank you so much Satya I am so glad that you could participate in the whole program with such ease. Congratulations on that!
Written June 19, 2023
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weboflifeDelhi
Delhi62 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We did a trip with Konkan Explorers on 10th February 2023. It was out first exploration along the Chapora. We booked a cruise for 75 minutes and it was a marvelous evening. We really appreciated the attention and follow-up from the staff at Konkan explorers who took time out late into the evening to call us, share information and follow-up the next morning - thank you Glefi. The cruise on the yacht was very special and very well organized. The crew comprising Vikram, VB and Shradhha were very attentive and extend a lot of care, warmth, joy and fun which adds immensely to the whole experience. Also the attention to detail on the yacht is excellent including the small bites, drinks etc. The yacht is very well maintained, with beautiful details, enhancing the whole experience. We also appreciated very very much that there was no loud music played on the yacht.

This cruise takes you along the Chapora river, to the edge of the sea, to anchor and watch the sun set on the Arabian sea.
Written February 17, 2023
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