Grand Island is an ideal spot for those looking to enjoy scuba diving

How to Reach Grand Island

Grand Island is a popular place among divers
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How to Reach Grand Island

For a memorable boat trip to the Grand Island, travellers in Goa can go on an exciting Grand Island day trip after reaching the Coco Jetty. On the boat ride to the Grand Island, visitors have a chance to spot a few dolphins in the sea. Most trips to Grand Island start at 8:30 am and continue till 4:00 pm. For those wondering how to go to Grand Island can also board a boat from Sinquerim Jetty in Candolim.

Marvel at the sight of the amazing scenery and indulge in some activities like snorkelling and fishing in the Arabian Sea. The best time to visit Grand Island is from November through March, this is when the waters are calm and the weather is pleasant for sightseeing as well as water sports. Reaching Ilha Grande or Grand Island by boat is a breath-taking experience.

The nearest airport to Grand Island is Dabolim Airport or Goa Airport. The airport is located only a few minutes away from the jetty at Hansa Beach. The nearest railway station from the island is Madgaon Railway Station in Goa. One can take a cab to reach the jetty from the airport or the train station to go on a trip to Grand Island in Goa.

DistanceBy AirBy RoadBy TrainBy Sea
Pune to GoaN/AN/A11.0 hours12.0 hoursN/A
Kolkata to GoaN/A3.0 hours50.0 hours33.0 hoursN/A
New Delhi to GoaN/A2.0 hours18.0 hours25.0 hoursN/A
Bangalore to GoaN/A1.0 hours14.0 hours14.0 hoursN/A
Mumbai to GoaN/A1.0 hours10.0 hours6.0 hoursN/A

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    No, there is no entry fee for visitors at Grand Island.

    Snorkelling, scuba diving, and dolphin spotting are popular activities to enjoy here.

    Regular boats leave from Coco Jetty and Sinquerim Jetty in Candolim. The boat ride is about 30 to 40 minutes on each side.

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