The river cruises run by the Goa Tourism (GTDC) on the Mandovi river are a must for every visitor. There are different kinds of cruises – daytime, sunset, and moonlight. The two types of day cruises ply from the Panaji jetty, down the Mandovi into the Panaji Zuari bay and up the Mandovi to Aldona and a mineral water spring. Some private operators also offer a variety of cruises or boat tours for sunset views as well as for crocodile or dolphin spotting. GTDC operates three launches – Santa Monica, Radhika, and Malvika. The Santa Monica, a luxury launch built on twin-hull is the pride of GTDC. It is used for daily evening cruises with ‘live’ cultural programs performed by the best cultural troupes of Goa. For further information, enquire at the Panaji jetty ticket counter.

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