Konkan Explorers(Nautical Tours)

The trademark of our endeavour is to propose a rich yachting experience in associating cruises and nautical sports. An overriding interest is placed in engaging in a responsible outlook of proximity towards social and natural dimensions. Our two main vessels, designed in New Zealand especially for the Indian environment, presents for our activities an excellent blend of versatility, performance, and safety. Generally, the cruise takes the passengers to a certain point in a river or the sea, from where kayaking excursion, or sailing adventures, is launched. Then, the passengers attended and guided by the crew, return to the main vessel and enjoy a cruise back. Each trip is customized according to the wishes as well as the physical and technical skills of the passengers. We address the need of beginners with approachable programs. Besides, our long practice of expeditions and adventure activities is suitable for the more demanding sessions with well-trained passengers. All together it participates to make Konkan Explorers unique in India.


FAQs

Are you a houseboat/casino boat/party boat?
None of the above. Konkan Explorers’s aim is to provide an innovative approach, inspired by the yachting culture prevailing in the rest of the world. Our endeavour is to ofer the best conditions for fully experiencing the pleasures of the nautical lifestyle through activities which are selected for connecting one with nature and self.

Can non-swimmers take the trip too?
Most definitely! Our trademark is to ofer nautical activities to our passengers, thanks to the techniques we have developed, all our programs are are open to swimmers and non-swimmers alike.

What about our safety?
At Konkan Explorer’s we strongly emphasise on safety. As far as safety is concerned, the KE crew accompany our passengers at all times during activities. Passengers are provided with life jackets, rings and floaters. A high level of training is expected from the crew, who train and run drills every week besides the trips. In addition to that, all our passengers, crew and yacht are covered by insurance.

Do you ofer pick up and drop facilities?
Although we don’t provide pick up and drop ourselves, we can connect you with a few reliable services. Ask us and we’ll share their details with you.

What do we have to carry on your trips?
If you’re choosing the 1 hour formula, you don’t need to carry anything except for a cap/hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. If you’re opting for the the 2,3 or 4 hour formula, in addition to the above, do carry change of clothes and towels as we’ll be getting into the water for a dip or two. Please note that our boats come with a canopy and has ample shade and protection from the sun.

Is the price negotiable?
Konkan explorers strongly believes in not playing the price game. Did you know we haven’t changed our pricing structure for the last 6 years? Even during peak season when there’s a surge in pricing of a lot of other services, the Konkan Explorers pricing remains intact. If you’ve looked around, you’d know by now we ofer the most afordable pricing in the market. Therefore, our prices are nonnegotiable.

Are there any hidden charges?
The published rates includes all our services, including taxes. There are no hidden costs.

Is the boat child and senior citizen friendly?
Our crew are trained to handle people of all ages. Our programs are designed keeping in mind senior citizens and children alike.

Can pregnant women come too?
Pregnant women are allowed to enjoy the cruise, however taking part in activities is subject to a discussion with the Captain.

If I have health issues can I still take the trip?
Please notify us with your health issues prior to making your booking, so we can serve you better.

Do you have changing facilities on board?
As a matter of fact, we do! We have a pop up tent on board that goes up whenever our passengers need to change.

Do you have a toilet?
We have a marine toilet on board that is 100% biodegradable – that means, nothing is released into the water, therefore keeping the water clean, hygienic and safe to get in.

How many passengers can participate in a trip?
We are licensed to carry 23 passengers but we take a maximum of 15 and an average of 8. This means you travel with more space,comfort and safety than with any other operators.

What is your cancellation policy?
If you’ve looked around, you’d know that out cancellation policy is extremely customer friendly.
100% refund if cancelled 20 days before trip.
75 % refund if cancelled 15 days before trip.
50 % refund if cancelled 10 days before trip.
No refund if cancelled less than 7 days before trip.
Any bookings cancelled from our end due to weather or technical reasons, 100% paid amount shall be refunded.

Can we reschedule our trip?
Yes you can, provided there is availability on the day you wish to reschedule to.

Can we get our own food and drinks?
Yes, you may! Although, if you’ve consumed more alcohol than the permissible limit, you may not be able to take part in the activities. The final decision will be that of the captain’s.

Is alcohol or food available for purchase on board?
We do not sell anything on board. Included in all the packages are limited servings of beverages like beer, soft drinks, juice and snacks like fresh fruits, chips and sandwiches on board.

How far are you from Calangute/Baga/Candolim?
We are about 15 KMS away from these beaches. So its best to leave 45-60 mins in advance to arrive at the pick up location on time.

What kind of Kayaks do you use?
We have 6 expedition styled, sit on top kayaks, perfect for manoeuvrability in the river or sea.

Do you do dolphin tours and is there a guarantee of sighting?
Yes, we do ofer dolphin sighting tours, however, we do not guarantee sightings. We practice dolphin tours responsibly, from a safe distance, with no loud noise of music or the engine, respecting the dolphins in their habitat.

What are your timings?
We are open to take you out to explore from Sunrise to Sunset – 7 am to 7 pm. For custom trips, we take special requests. Please get in touch with us for the same.

How early do I need to book?
Advanced bookings are advised for confirmed availability, especially during high season since we have limited seating on board.However, we do take last minute bookings if seats are available. But we strongly recommend advanced booking.

Can I choose if I want to go to sea/island or river/mangrove?
Since we are docked on a tidal river, we have access to both the sea and river. We take a call on which part to explore based on the tide as it keeps changing every 6 hours. If you have a preference, do let us know in advance so we can propose the best timing.

What if your number is not reachable?
Being a small team, we try to be available as much as possible on all channels. But on rare occasions, due to bad reception, we may not be reachable on call. Worry not! All you need to do is drop us a text/WhatsApp and we’ll get in touch with you as soon as we can!

THERE’S AN EXPLORER WITHIN YOU!!
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Packages, Timings & Rentals

Whichever formula you choose, the passengers will be welcomed with a drink followed by a general briefing. Different aspects of the tour will be approached and the passengers will participate to devise a program under the technical guidance of the crew. The trips and cruises we organize are from 75 minutes to a full day (customized). Each formula offers a different set of experiences. As such, please note that besides cruising, the possibility of indulging in diverse nautical activities like kayaking, SUP, or sailing, which are the trademark of Konkan Explorers, is available from the 3 hours trip formula. For a shorter trip, we propose a cruise on modern fibre Yachts. A satisfying and enriching moment in itself!

Please feel free to contact Shraddha or Kamran on our Whats App at 7838143884 for any specific requirements. In any case the Konkan Explorers team will work along with you to ensure a memorable experience.

Cruise Formula (75 mins)
Our Yachts, Red Mangrove or the Stoa will ply on the Chapora/Mandovi/Zuari River or the Arabian Sea. Light snacks, soft drinks, and limited beers are included.

From 1 to 6 passengers (per person) Rs. 1,650 /-
From 7 to 12 passengers (per person) Rs. 1,320/-
Minimum 4 passengers. Whats App on 7838143884 to check availability.

Discover Formula (2 hours)
This  includes a cruise on the Yachts Stoa or Red Mangrove along the Chapora/Mandovi/Zuari River or the Arabian Sea. The activities included are swimming in open water. Right of admission in the water reserved (for safety reasons).

Snacks, limited beers and cold drinks will be available on board.  (Included)
From 1 to 6 passengers (per person) Rs. 2,750 /-
From 7 to 12 passengers (per person) Rs. 2,200/-
Minimum 4 passengers. Whats App at 7838143884 to check availability.

Adventure Formula (3 hours)
This  includes a cruise on the Yachts Stoa or Red Mangrove along the Chapora/Mandovi/Zuari River or the Arabian Sea.

The activities included are swimming in open water, kayaking and/ or SUP on the river/the mangroves/ the sea. Right of admission in the water or on the kayaks reserved (for safety reasons).

Snacks, limited beers and cold drinks will be available on board  (Included).
From 1 to 6 passengers (per person) Rs. 3,850 /-
From 7 to 12 passengers (per person) Rs. 3,300/-
Minimum 4 passengers. Whats App at 7838143884 to check availability.

Explorers Formula (4 hours)
This  includes a cruise on the Yachts Stoa or Red Mangrove along the Chapora/Mandovi/Zuari River or the Arabian Sea.  The activities included are swimming in open water, kayaking and/ or SUP on the river /the mangroves/ the sea. Right of admission in the water or on the kayaks reserved (for safety reasons).

Snacks, limited beers and cold drinks will be available on board (Included).

From 1 to 6 passengers (per person) Rs. 4,950 /-
From 7 to 12 passengers (per person) Rs. 4,400/-
Minimum 4 passengers. Whats App at 7838143884 to check availability.

Address & Map

Operation Address

Point – Old Jetty, Chopdem.
Address – Chopdem, Morjim,Goa, Goa 403512

Contact Details-Konkan Explorers – +91 8080968171

Fare & Cancellations

Cancellation Charges:

* 100% shall be refunded if the cancellation happens a minimum of 20 days before the trip.

* 75 % shall be refunded if the cancellation happens from 19 to 15 days before the trip.

* 50 % shall be refunded if the cancellation happens from 14 to 8 days before the trip.

No refund if the cancellation happens less than 7 days before the trip. Any bookings cancelled from our end, due to unavoidable circumstances, 100% paid amount shall be refunded in three working days.