Sunset Cruise

Location: Goa, India
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Rs 2,016
one night

Sun Set Cruise

The sun set cruise is a one hour trip on the river during the time the sun is to set. The setting sun paints the sky in a shade of bright orange and the water looks as though it is golden yellow in color. The cruise is filled with fun activities like folk dances, songs and other entertainers like jugglers, magicians, etc.

This cruise is generally included in the North Goa Tours arranged by the GTDC. This is an hour long cruise on the Santa Monica which takes guests out on a leisurely sail down the River Mandovi from the Santa Monica jetty in Panaji. While the vessel sails serenely down the river past the beautiful Adil Shah Palace that was once the first building in Panaji City. This was the summer palace of the Sultan which was then used by the Viceroy of Portugal and finally by the government of Goa as its Secretariat. Now that a new Secretariat is in use on Porvorim Hill across the river Mandovi, the Adil Shah Palace will be turned into a cultural center with art galleries and concert halls, etc.

While you sail down the river local boys and girls treat you to some Goa's best known folk dances, the dekhni and the fugdi. They sing mandos and finally give over Centre stage to live musicians or a DJ and the guest can then sing and dance and generally make merry. This cruise is a huge success with people of all ages, men, women and children.

The Santa Monica then takes you past the Panaji riverfront past the jetty and old colonial buildings on past the Promenade with its lovely tree lined avenues past Miramar where you sit and watch one of Goa's spectacular sunsets. You can see the spread of the Mormugao Port and the mass of the Aguada Fort and as the shadows lengthen you find yourself transported back in history to the time when all visitors who landed on these shores loved Goa so much they wanted to possess her.

The Santa Monica then turns around and sails back to her jetty along the silent Mandovi, past the pretty cottages of Betim.

Rates and Timings

  • Dep. 6.00 pm onwards (1 hr duration)

  • Rs 200/- per head

This cruise is organized by Goa Tourism Developement Corporation, for booking and other details; they may be contacted on following details:

Telephone:    +91 9881465776/ +91 9881283262/ +91 832 2424001/ 2424002/ 2424003

Timing:           10am-1pm & 2pm-5.30pm

Fax:                  +91 832 2423926 / 2430133




Important: Cruise may also be booked through the travels agents located all over in Goa.


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