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The Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) runs a variety of river cruises on the Mandovi river daytime, sunset and moonlight. There are two types of day cruises - from the Panaji jetty, down the Mandovi into the Zuari bay and up the Mandovi to Aldona and a mineral water spring. A few private firms also offer a variety of imaginative cruises or boat tours for sunset views as well as for crocodile or dolphin spotting.

Along with golden and intoxicating beaches, Goa has long and wide beautiful rivers and scenic lakes making Goa an ideal location for long and languid river cruises. River cruises have become major tourist attractions, giving a boost to the tourism industry. Today the thriving river cruise industry in Goa is increasingly becoming bigger.

Select from the number of options available such as daytime, sunset or moonlit river cruises, to make your tour to Goa a memorable one. Have dinner, while you sail out into the sea passing through the beautiful Goa coastline or relax, while listening to music on the evening cruise and have a chance of spotting dolphins or crocodiles.

Goa Tourism Development Corporation Limited (GTDC Ltd.) has introduced various cruises, namely, Dolphin Fantasy, Pearl of the Orient and Backwater Thrills to Savoi Verem on board Poseidon, a newly acquired 24-seater fibreglas luxury launch. Schedule of the cruises is given as below:

Pearl of the Orient is a mixture of natural and cultural heritage cruise cum walking tour.This cruise takes one to the enchanting world, along the river of peace, warmth and tranquility.One can feel the beauty of the endless sights and sounds, the luring beauty of nature.These sights fascinate and captivate the tourists,completely. It operates on every Sunday from 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.one can take this journey for just Rs. 250/- per person inclusive of snacks and cold drinks disembarking at Old Goa on a pilgrim trail one can visit the world famous heritage monuments like: The Viceroy's Arch, St. Cajetan's Church, Se Cathedral, Convent & Church of St. Francis Of Assisi, Basilica Of Bom Jesus, Tower of St. Augustine, Convent of Santa Monica, Church of Our Lady of Rosary.This is not a cruise to under go a journey but one can also get a sight of some famous heritage monuments.

Dolphin Fantasy Cruise
One can watch the dark graceful water beauties in a ever-playful playful mood enchanting the tourists with a rhythmic dance of love. while undergoining this journey Sights of Raj Bhavan, Aguada Fort and Reis Magos and their headlands jutting out can be seen. This journey reminds us of the bygone era of wars and dominance. It is a great way to relax on a hetic Monday morning.

This cruise takes one to the magical moments of happiness. It operates on every Monday,from 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.While taking the journey one is offered with snacks, cold drinks and a simple yet tasty food items. This is a economical journey for just Rs. 250/- per person inclusive of snacks and cold drinks.