India’s cosmopolitan city of Mumbai offers its visitors a cultural haven, a global financial hub, various shopping outlets and delicious food options. Set on the west coast of India, Mumbai’s access to the Indian Ocean is evident from the cool city breezes and the number of outdoor activities both locals and tourists regularly partake in. From those who run through Juhu beach every morning to visitors who explore Mumbai through its coastline, there are a number of outdoor activities to take advantage of your seaside location during your time in Mumbai. We have compiled our favourite outdoor and water-related activities, so read on to find one that works for you. Here is a list of the top water sports and activities in Mumbai, India.
Take advantage of those incredible Indian Ocean sunsets by sailing through Mumbai harbour on a world-class racing boat. A guide will sail you through the coastline of this iconic city where you will enjoy views of the Taj Mahal Hotel as well as a number of other iconic sights, including historic lighthouses, naval ships, and the whole cityscape. This is a great experience for groups who want to beat the evening rush hour crowds and take in Mumbai from a calm and serene atmosphere.
Sunset Sailing in Mumbai Harbour
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
This experience is ideal for those who love being outdoors and spending time on the water. A two-hour private class where you learn to sail a Beneteau sailboat, with the added flexibility of several different departure points in Mumbai to choose from. As well as the experience of learning a new skill, you will be treated to iconic views of the Mumbai coastline including the Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Hotel and several lighthouses. The Beneteau boat is ideal for beginners learning to sail, as it combines performance with comfort on the water.
2-Hour Private Beginner Sailing Course in Mumbai Harbor
Duration: 2 hours
Gain an AYA Certification in two hours with this fantastic course for beginners. Learn to drive a powerboat, a world-class Beneteau Flyer 650 WA, which has the benefit of a very seaworthy temperament and great stability. During this private course, you will learn the basics of a powerboat, to use the safety equipment and the basic maneuvers from qualified instructors. The Beneteau Flyer 650 is spacious, which makes it perfect for sports cruising, fishing parties or outings with friends.
2-Hour Private Beginner Power Boating Course in Mumbai Harbor
Duration: 2 hours
Take in the city of Mumbai with this all-day tour. The experience covers 10 places of interest, including the Gateway of India, Jahangir Art Gallery, the Prince of Wales Museum and the Taraporewala Aquarium. Drive through Mumbai’s Juhu beach, Marine Drive to see the mansions of Bollywood stars and the Hanging Gardens. To really take in the city skyline from a different perspective, this tour also includes a ferry tour as part of the experience. This all-inclusive tour encompasses the cost of all transport, ferry rides, selected entrance tickets, and hotel pickup and drop-off for groups of four or more.
Mumbai Sightseeing Full-Day Tour with Ferry Ride
Duration: 10 hours
A perfect experience for those looking to get away from city life but with limited time on their hands, this tour takes you to the backwaters of Kumarakom in Cochin, Kerala. The experience includes a return flight where breakfast and dinner will be served. Your day will be spent in a houseboat in the middle of Kumarakom’s lakes and canals and will include welcome drinks, lunch and tea. A great way to enjoy and experience a day of natural beauty that India has to offer.
Private Same day backwater Houseboat Cruise tour from Mumbai
Duration: 13 to 14 hours
Mumbai from a different perspective
Mumbai is a great city to be outdoors. As one of India’s largest metropolitan areas, Mumbai has been called ‘the land of dreams’, making it a fascinating place to visit and enjoy. Take advantage of seeing Mumbai’s iconic sights from the sea, ideally in the late afternoon to really take in the beauty of those dazzling Indian Ocean sunsets. Or why not include some adventure during your visit to Mumbai, by learning new skills and exploring Mumbai from the waters. We hope that the recommendations we give you inspire you to spend more time outdoors and take in Mumbai from a different perspective.
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