Latest Information on Travelling to Andaman Islands?
  • Runway Status for Port Blair Airport From October,22 to February, 23

    Updated: 19 Sep 2022
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  • Andaman Tourism Opens

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    Andaman Tourism Opens: The Andaman & Nicobar administration has announced that all tourist spots in the South Andaman district will be opened for tourism activities with immediate effect 8 Feb 2022.

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    A negative RT PCR report has to be presented by all passengers on arrival.

  • What is the advisory to travel to North & Middle Andaman District?

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    The tourists are allowed to visit Baratang/North & Middle Andaman on production of double dose covid certificate/ All other passengers viz. unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers (those who have taken only 1S1 dose of COVID vaccine) shall have to produce RT-PCR negative test report

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  • All asymptomatic fully vaccinated persons coming to these islands from mainland are exempted from the requirement of carrying RT-PCR negative test report,irrespective of the type of vaccine received and country of origin. Such fullyvaccinated individuals shall produce the final vaccination certificate at the origin airport, sea port in the mainland and at Port Blair Airport / sea port.
  • Alt asymptomatic children below 5 years of age are exempted from carrying RT-PCR negative test report and further RT-PCR testing at Port Blair Airport.
  • All other passengers viz. unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers (those who have taken only 1S1 dose of COVID vaccine) shall have to produce RT-PCR negative test report to travel to Port Blair from the mainland, as is the practice now. Such an RT-PCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to commencement of journey from the origin airport connecting Port Blair. Such passengers will also have to undergo additional RT-PCR test on arrival at Port Blair. Such passengers shall remain in self-quarantine till the arrival of the test report.
  • If a passenger on arrival is tested positive then, the prescribed quarantine protocol is to be followed.
  • All Airlines shall ensure strict compliance of this order and observance of COVID Appropriate Behaviour. Any non-compliance shall invite action under Disaster Management Act and other applicable laws. 
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General Guidelines defined for traveling to Andaman Islands during COVID :

  1. The Tourism Activities are permitted only in South Andaman & North & Middle Andaman District except Nicobar District.
  2. Persons above 65 years of age, persons with home co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years advised not to travel for tourism purposes.
  3. Tourists/Visitors who are at higher risk due to some medical history are advised to take extra precautions.
  4. Tourists/visitors shall minimize contact with other staff and visitors as far as possible and zero contact policy should be followed at all tourist destinations.
  5. All tourists/visitors shall be briefed by the hotel concerned about do’s & don’ts to be mandatorily followed during their stay and movements.
  6. While travelling tourists/visitors should wear a face mask and carry their own sanitizer and wet wipes for personal use.
  7. At all tourist destinations, staff must wear face masks and wash/sanitize hands regularly while performing their duties.
  8. Arogya Setu App shall be mandatory for all incoming tourists/visitors.
  9. Respiratory etiquettes to be strictly followed. This involves strict practice of covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing with a tissue handkerchief/flexed elbow and disposing off used tissues properly after use.
  10. The tourists/visitors on arrival at Port Blair airport have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screening with RTPCR test free of cost. Thereafter the tourists/ visitors are allowed to move to their respective hotels. However, they will have to be under quarantine at Port Blair in their hotel rooms until the result of RTPCR tests are received. In case of RTPCR positive test results, the tourists/visitors shall remain in institutional quarantine in hotels notified by the Hoteliers Association in consent with the A&%N Administration, on rate as specified or to the designated hospital/ Covid 19 care centre on case to case basis.
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What are the guidelines for testing for tourists coming to Andaman after August 03 2021?

On arrival at Port Blair :

1. The tourists need to carry COVID-19 negative test report from mainland based 1CMR approved lab using Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RTPCR). However, the sample for RTPCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to starting the journey from the origin station. (For e.g. if the tourist takes a flight from Delhi at 0600 hrs. on 1st September, 2021, the sample for RTPCR test should have been taken not before 0600 hrs. on 30th August, 2021).

2. The tourists/visitors on arrival at Port Blair airport have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screening with RTPCR test free of cost. Thereafter the tourists/visitors are allowed to move to their respective hotels. However, they will have to be under quarantine at Port Blair in their hotel rooms until the result of RTPCR tests are received. In case of RTPCR positive test results, the tourists/visitors shall remain in
institutional quarantine in hotels notified by the Hoteliers Association in consent with the A&N Administration, on rates as specified or to the designated hospital/ Covid-19 care centre on case-to-case basis.

3. Tourists may also have to undergo random Rapid Antigen Test conducted from time to time on payment basis as prescribed by A8N Administration.

What if the tourists test positive after arriving at the Andaman Islands?

If the tourists tests positive during their stay in the Islands, he/she will need to undergo institutional isolation as per existing health protocols. The
cost of such isolation for govt. facility will be paid by the tourists as fixed by the administration from time to time.

If the patient wants to stay at hotels, he/she can stay in the hotels if all the conditions below are met:

a) Patients are not symptomatic and not more than 60 years old.
b) Request/ undertaking is made by patient in writing.
c)lf allowed by doctors.

Hotels will make necessary arrangements to designate a part of their rooms for institutional isolation for this purpose.

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  • Regular flights to Port Blair (the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands) are operational now.
  • There are direct flights from Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Delhi.
  • Public transports like cabs, taxis, and bus services are also functional.
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Travellers should carefully follow social distancing norms and wear masks as well. Also, before making any booking, they should refer to the latest travel news on the government website of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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Private Boat Charters from Port Blair to Havelock Island

Private Boat Charters from Port Blair to Havelock Island
Date : 02 May 2023
Categories: Andaman Islands

If you're looking for a luxurious and personalized experience in the Andaman Islands, consider a private boat charter from Port Blair to Havelock Island. With your own boat, you can set your own itinerary, visit secluded beaches and coves, and enjoy the crystal-clear waters of the Bay of Bengal in privacy and comfort. Whether you're travelling with family, friends, or your significant other, a private boat charter is sure to be a highlight of your trip to the Andamans.

What are Private Boat Charters?

Private boat charters are when you rent an entire boat for yourself, your family, or your group of friends. You can choose the type of boat you want, the duration of your trip, and the destinations you want to visit. You'll have your own crew, who will cater to your needs and ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable journey.

In the case of private boat charters from Port Blair to Havelock Island, you can choose from a range of boats, including motor yachts, catamarans, and sailboats. These boats are equipped with modern amenities such as air conditioning, comfortable seating, and spacious decks. 

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Why you should take private boat charters

There are several benefits to choosing a private boat charter over other modes of transportation. First, you'll have complete control over your itinerary. You can choose the places you want to visit and the activities you want to do. You won't have to worry about being stuck in a crowded tour group or having to follow someone else's schedule. 

Second, private boat charters offer a level of privacy and exclusivity that's hard to find elsewhere. You'll have your own space to relax and unwind, away from the crowds of tourists. You'll also have access to secluded beaches and coves that are only accessible by boat, making for a truly unique experience.

Third, private boat charters are highly customisable. You can choose the duration of your trip, from a few hours to several days. You can also add on additional activities such as snorkelling, diving, or fishing. 

When you book a private boat charter, you can expect a high level of service and attention to detail. You can enjoy a luxurious trip with a crew that will provide you with everything from refreshments to helping with fishing and snorkelling gear. Since the crew is knowledgeable about the local area and can provide insights and recommendations on the best places to visit. You can bask in the sun on the deck, take a dip in the ocean, or enjoy a delicious meal prepared by your crew. 

Explore the route from Port Blair to Havelock Island in a private charter boat

The journey from Port Blair to Havelock Island is scenic and enjoyable. You'll pass by picturesque islands, rocky outcroppings, and lush forests as you make your way across the Bay of Bengal. Depending on the type of boat you choose and the weather conditions, the journey can take anywhere from 90 minutes to a few hours.

Since you’ll be travelling by private boat, you’ll be able to explore many places. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to stop at several points of interest, including Elephant Beach and Radhanagar Beach. These beaches are known for their clear waters, soft sands, and vibrant marine life, making them ideal for swimming, snorkelling, and diving.

How to choose the right charter boat 

When choosing a private boat charter, it’s important to consider your needs and preferences. Do you prefer the speed and convenience of a motor yacht or the elegance and grace of a sailboat? Do you want a boat that’s equipped for fishing or diving, or one that's focused on comfort and relaxation?

You should also consider the size of your group and your budget. Larger groups may require a bigger boat, while smaller groups may prefer a more intimate experience. Most boats usually accommodate up to 8 people Prices for private boat charters vary depending on the type of boat, the duration of the trip, and the activities included. 

Cost of taking a private boat from Port Blair to Havelock Island

There are many regular passenger ferries available from Port Blair to Havelock Island, but if you want to travel in luxury, you should take a private boat charter. The cost of taking a boat from Port Blair to Havelock Island varies depending on the size of the boat, the duration of the charter, and the services provided. On average, you can expect to pay between INR 20,000 to INR 30,000 for a day-long charter. This may include the cost of fuel, crew, and refreshments. It's important to note that prices may be higher during peak season and may vary depending on the specific charter company you choose. However, while it may be more expensive than a public ferry, the convenience and luxury of a private boat charter can be well worth the investment.

Why should you visit Havelock Island from Port Blair

Havelock Island is one of the most beautiful and enchanting islands in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India. It is a perfect destination for those looking for a serene and peaceful holiday in the lap of nature. The island is known for its pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, lush green forests, and abundant marine life. The beaches of Havelock Island are breathtakingly beautiful. The most famous one is Radhanagar Beach, which has been voted one of the best beaches in Asia. The beach boasts soft white sand, turquoise waters, and stunning sunsets. It is an ideal place for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports.

The island is also a haven for divers and snorkelers. The island is home to some of the best dive sites in India, where you can explore coral reefs, exotic fish, and even shipwrecks. The marine life here is diverse and abundant, making it a paradise for underwater enthusiasts. That’s not all: Havelock has a rich biodiversity and is home to many rare and endangered species. The forests of Havelock Island are home to a variety of flora and fauna, including giant robber crabs, sea turtles, and exotic birds.

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