Divar Island


Divar is a beautiful island on the Mandovi River. Green and gorgeous, it is an unexplored paradise that very few tourists visit. The island has a mangrove swamp in its western and southern sides and four villages in its other areas. You will even find a few restaurants, bars, and cafes.

Divar is green and beautiful, so much different compared to the beaches, vibrant nightlife, and resorts of Goa. The villages are very laid-back. You can see churches, temples, and traditional homes. A luxury cruise to Divar Island will be a very fulfilling experience. You can kayak through the small channels in the mangrove swamp to get close the many birds that stay here.

What to See/Do in Divar Island

  • The mangrove swamp where you can see many birds
  • Saint Mathias Church dedicated to Mathias, the apostle of Jesus
  • Our Lady of Piety Church that was built in the 1700s
  • Kadamba Dynasty Ruins with its cemetery and a small chapel
  • Saptkoteshwar Temple built in the 12th century
  • The four villages – Naroa, Piedade, Goltim, Malar
  • Rural Goa with the beautiful old colonial homes
  • Fishing, crab catching

Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

Chorão Island, which is next to Divar, has India’s famous bird sanctuary named after the ornithologist and naturalist Sálim Moizuddin Abdul Ali. Spread over 440 acres, the sanctuary too has a mangrove forest with small water channels running through it. You can see western reef herons, striated heron, black bittern, little bittern, red knot, pied avocet, and many migratory birds like the pintail ducks. There are also fiddler crabs, mudskippers, and other habitants of the mangrove.

There are paved walkways through the sanctuary. You can also go on a guided canoe trip through the mangroves.

Luxury Cruise to the Divar Island

A cruise on a luxury yacht in Goa to the beautiful Divar will be an awesome experience that you are sure to remember for a long time.

We will pick you up from your hotel, resort, or villa and drive you to the jetty. You will then gently cruise on your yacht and pass through various landmarks to reach Divar Island. We will carry kayaks or canoes on the yacht. You can board the vessel and wade through the mangrove swamp, coming close to the many birds.

  • You can also combine your trip to the Divar Island with a visit to the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

On the opposite bank of Divar is Old Goa or Velha where you can see many historic and UNESCO heritage sites, like the Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, Tomb of St. Francis Xavier, and others. You can visit Old Goa as well. Just beyond Old Goa, there is a place where you can see crocodiles.

A luxury yacht cruise to Divar together with the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and Old Goa will be a wonderful half-day experience.

Call or WhatsApp +91 9552934534 for your Goa cruise. You can also send an email to info@goayacht.com.

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