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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Top-rated Water Sports in the Andaman Islands

  • Nestled in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago, Havelock Island is a tropical paradise on Earth mainly known for its ultimate beauty, pristine beaches, and soothing destinations to unwind from the monotonous schedule. Well, Havelock Island is one of the most popular destinations in the region, which is mainly known for offering a plethora of exciting activities and attractions for travelers who are willing to seek an unforgettable experience away from the usual hustle and bustle of life. 

    So, whether you are an adventure freak, a nature lover, or a water baby, Havelock Island has something for almost everyone. Moreover, those looking to relax and rejuvenate themselves in the lap of serenity can also visit this beautiful paradise on Earth. Furthermore, Havelock Island is mainly known for its white sand beaches, which promise an immersive and memorable getaway destination. 

    Well, today in this blog, we will highlight the top things to do in Havelock Island so that you only return to your home with a smile and many memories. 

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    So, are you ready to delve into this blog and unlock the secrets of this enchanting destination? Continue reading.

    Best Things To Do on Havelock Island

    Havelock Island is one of the most beautiful getaway destinations in the region, which offers a wide range of activities to its visitors, making the vacation memorable and enjoyable. So, if you are looking to relax on a sandy shore or you are willing to enjoy water activities, Havelock Island will never disappoint its visitors. 

    Let’s have a look at what Havelock Island has for you:

    1. Enjoy the Pristine Radhanagar Beach

      Radhanagar Beach is ranked among the top best beaches in Asia. It is because of its clean and pristine waters, soothing nature, and soft-white sands. Moreover, for nature lovers, Radhanagar Beach is the best for getaways as it offers lush green surroundings. Furthermore, holidaymakers can also enjoy activities like sunbathing, beach combing, and also build sandcastles. Additionally, if you love swimming or want to indulge in any water activity, you won’t get a better destination than Havelock Island to fulfill your dreams. 

      Enjoy the Pristine Radhanagar Beach

    2. Witness the Marine Life at Elephant Beach

      Well, elephant beach is the next best beach on Havelock Island, mainly known for its natural beauty and vibrant marine life. At Elephant Beach, divers can have a good time as this beach is primarily renowned for snorkeling and diving opportunities. So, you are an enthusiast for exploring the underwater world and witnessing those colorful fishes, coral formations, and other marine creatures. In that case, then visiting Havelock Island is a must for you. It’s a place for certified divers who can explore deeper areas and rich biodiversity. 

    3. Scenic Boat Rides

      Havelock Island is a vast Island with many other small islands along its coastline. Taking a boat ride and exploring the scenic beauty, and capturing breathtaking views would also make your trip memorable and happening. By enjoying a boat ride, you can also explore the secluded beaches along the coastline of Havelock Island, which otherwise would remain untouched and unvisited. Neil Island, a neighboring Island to Havelock Island, can also be explored during the boat trip. Moreover, a boat ride would also let you witness the different rock formations. 

      Scenic Boat Rides

    4. Enjoy Sunset Cruises

      Are you accompanied by your lover or spouse? Then, it would be great to enjoy sunset cruises as this is ultra-romantic and lets you witness the mesmerizing hues of the sky as the sun sets over the Andaman Sea. So, enjoy the tranquility of the open sea with your partner and get romantic in the soothing ocean breezes. 

    5. Enjoy Scuba Diving

      Havelock Island is blessed with crystal clear water and diverse marine life; it has become the most preferred destination for enjoying activities like Scuba Diving. Moreover, there are experienced instructors and diving centers which would help and guide both beginners and certified divers. So, there are all the reasons you should go and explore the biodiversity of the Andaman Sea.


    6. Snorkelling

      The pristine clear waters of Havelock Island make it an excellent location for snorkeling. If you are a snorkeling enthusiast or want to try it for the first time, you can rent snorkeling equipment and embark on your journey of enjoyment and memory-making. 

    7. Kayaking

      For those who love to be in peace and enjoy the wonders of nature, Kayaking is another memorable adventure in Havelock that you can witness. So, paddle through the Island’s mangrove forests and explore the intricate network of waterways. Also, enjoy and observe the unique flora and fauna throughout your kayaking paddling.


    8. Experience the Thrill of Jet Skiing and Banana Boat Rides

      Do you love speeding? Do you love to run on the stubborn waves of the sea? If yes, then experiencing jet skiing and banana boat rides would be one of the best thrills you can witness here on Havelock Island. If you are accompanied by a group of people who love adventure too, this could be a memorable affair. So, hold on tight and glide over the water waves by hopping on a banana boat ride. But one thing which you should never forget is about taking safety precautions. Don’t be negligent towards safety and always wear safety jacks, and follow other professional guides to ensure uninterrupted fun and secure experience. 

    9. Trekking to the Elephant Beach

      Elephant Beach is known for its adventure activities. Still, holidaymakers like you can also embark on a trek to elephant beach, known for its breathtaking beauty and rich biodiversity. During your trekking tour, you go through the dense forests, which also offer glimpses of the exotic flora and fauna. So, if you love serenity and want to explore the trail of nature, you must always say yes to the trek to the elephant beach. But remember that the tour might include some challenges. So, only go ahead if you are capable of facing the challenges. Upon your arrival at elephant beach, you will be awarded stunning nature views, tranquil surroundings, and a lot of soothing beach relaxation. 

      Trekking to the Elephant Beach

    10. Visiting the Kalapathar Beach

      Do you love picturesque destinations, and are you an Instagram freak who loves to capture and publicize on social channels? If so, Kalapathar Beach would be the perfect destination for you. Why? Because it is not just picturesque but also categorizes sparkling turquoise waters, which would be worth capturing. Additionally, as a secluded region surrounds Kalapathar Beach, it would be the best destination to regain your lost peace as there are many small gems that would help you to introspect. So, come and relax on the shores of Kalapathar Beach and capture the scenic beauty of this secluded beach. 

    11. Explore the dense forests and wildlife.

      Havelock Island is home to Havelock Island Wildlife Sanctuary and a haven for nature lovers. So, embark on guided nature walks and treks to witness various bird species, reptiles, and endemic wildlife. Moreover, you can also engage in birdwatching at the colorful avian species which inhabit the Island. For an enhanced and breathtaking experience, watch for unique fauna, including deer, butterflies, and unique fauna.

    12. Interaction with the Local Population

      You can’t believe how much pleasure you would get when you indulge in small talks with the indigenous tribes of the Andaman Islands. Doing this would help you learn about indigenous tribes like Jarawa, Sentinelese, and Onge. Moreover, you will gain in-depth insights into their lives, how they live, how they earn a living, and their traditions and cultural practices. 

    13. Visiting the Local Markets and Shops

      Apart from enjoying the beaches, Havelock Island has much more to do and witness. As you’ve come for a vacation, you must be very excited to buy the famous things of Havelock Island for your family and friends. Hence, a tour of the local markets wouldn’t be a bad idea. You will get a lot of shopping options like handicrafts, souvenirs, and traditional artifacts. So, buy the products which you think would suit a particular personality. Not just this, you can even interact with the local vendors and learn about how they make a specific craft and where they get the inspiration. You can also buy products from the local vendors at Havelock Island to support the local economy by purchasing authentic handmade products. 

      Visiting the Local Markets and Shops

    14. Try out the local cuisine

      As Havelock Island is an Island and seaside region, the most popular cuisine here is seafood delicacies. Indulge in the unique flavors of Andaman cuisine, influenced by the abundance of seafood. The most popular variety of seafood includes prawns, lobsters, fish curry, crab, and more, providing you with a delightful culinary experience. 

    15. Visit the Vijaynagar Beach

      Accompanied by lover calls for long water on a sandy shore. So, for this, visiting Vijaynagar Beach wouldn’t be a bad idea. You can bask in the sun, admire the scenic vistas, and make many memories here in this part of Andaman Island. Moreover, if you and your companions are in a picnic mood, you can prefer this beach and relax amidst the serene surroundings. 

      Visit the Vijaynagar Beach

    16. Enjoy Spa and Wellness

      As you are on your rejuvenation vacation, it’s time for more relaxation. Pamper yourself with a rejuvenating spa session at one of the wellness centers on the Island. You can even indulge yourself in therapeutic massages, body treatments, and wellness therapies, which would help you revitalize and relax. 

      Now that we’ve covered the best spots to witness in Havelock Island, it’s time to know the best time to cover all these destinations.

    Best Time to Visit Havelock Island

    • November to April 

    From November to April, Havelock Island witnessed a dry season; hence, it is known that this is the best period to visit Havelock Island. Weather remains in pleasant conduction during these months with clear skies and lower humidity levels. Moreover, the sea is also calmer, making it ideal for water-related activities like diving and snorkeling. 

    • December to February

    If you are among those who prefer fewer crowds, then plan your vacation between December to February. During these months, you can enjoy favorable weather conditions and have a more relaxed experience. 

    • May to September

    From May to September, Havelock Island witnesses southwest monsoon and hence receives heavy rainfall, rough seas, and a higher chance of tropical storms. Moreover, many water-related activities remain restricted during these months or would have reduced operations. Therefore, avoiding your vacation to Havelock Island during these months would be advisable due to the monsoonal weather.

    May to September

    How to Reach Havelock Island?

    To reach Havelock Island, you must travel to Port Blair, the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. From there, you would have to take a ferry or seaplane to reach Havelock Island. 

    Here are two standard modes of transportation:

    By Ferry

    • Most travelers go for this mode of transportation to reach Havelock Island as it’s a reasonable commute and readily available. 
    • Many regular government-operated and private ferries connect you from Port Blair to Havelock Island. 
    • It takes approximately 1.5 to 2.5 hours to reach Havelock Island, depending on the ferry you have taken. 

    By Seaplane

    • Plan your travel by seaplane if you want a quicker and more scenic option. 
    • It would take approximately 15-20 minutes to reach Havelock Island from Port Blair through a seaplane. 
    • Compared to a ferry, it is an expensive option.
    • However, you could witness breathtaking views of the Island, a more convenient mode to reach Havelock Island. 

    Havelock Island: Where Paradise Beckons and Adventure Awaits!

    Havelock Island is a tropical paradise on Earth that offers visitors a wide range of activities and adventures. If you want to rejuvenate from the usual monotonous schedule, you should mark your presence in this tropical region. The best time to visit Havelock Island would be between November and April, as the weather is pleasant and ideal for outdoor activities during these months. To reach Havelock Island, you must take a ferry or a seaplane, depending on your budget. Additionally, if you plan your trip during the peak months, you must make bookings for a smooth experience.

    Have a happy vacation!

  • Overview:

    Among the reigning landscapes of Andamans, Diglipur's crowned glory lies the tranquil village of Kalipur. What comes to mind when we talk about Kalipur are images of famed Kalipur beach, volcano grey sand, and turtle nesting. Kalipur beach is one of the few beaches in the world, where four rare species of sea turtles, Olive Ridley, Leather Back, Hawksbill and Green Turtles, come to nest their eggs. When the tide is low, the usual serene beach looks glum with corals scattered throughout and some mangrove trees embracing the coast. There are amenities rendered by the Forest department for turtle nesting at Kalipur beach. In fact, it is one of the few beaches where the government has built a hatchery for solely this purpose.

    Wherever you go in Andamans, crystal clear water follows, making it perfect for swimming and snorkelling. Kalipur beach is no exception to it. Snorkelling and scuba diving here offers a chance to dive deep in an ocean of rich coral reefs, fishes, and endangered species of turtles. Jellyfish, dead corals, mangrove plants at the beach shore grants it a warm and subtle vibe. Kalipur beach is a blend of sand and rock shores with a fishing village nearby. Visitors are advised against sunbathing as sandflies frequent the beach often. Despite the reports of spotting saltwater crocodiles around the stretch, no crocodiles have been found for quite some time now.

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    How to reach:

    The tourist season in North Andaman is between November and March in a year. 90% are domestic tourists, and the rest are foreign nationals. Kalipur Beach is 300 kilometres from Port Blair, just 18 kilometres from Diglipur and is easily accessible via taxis or local buses. Tourists can take the bus from the main market (bazaar) in Diglipur to reach the beach as it lies behind the idyllic village of Kalipur.


    With an endless number of turtles that belong to rare species, Kalipur Beach in Diglipur is a beautiful beach where these magnificent creatures arrive annually to lay eggs. Turtle nesting takes place during the winter season, and visitors can witness this must-see occurrence between October and March. Female turtles lay their eggs late at night, and baby turtles begin crawling in morning hours. Visitors can expect to watch a plethora of hatchlings crawling through the soft sand towards the ocean for the first time. A sight to watch, if lucky, people can witness both phenomenons, the nesting and the hatching.

    Wondering what to do on Kalipur Beach?

    1. The beach is famed for its turtle nesting, and four kinds of turtles come here to lay their eggs. The site is preserved, and security guards are present 24x7 to ensure the safety of the turtles. One might need a guide at night to witness turtle nesting.

    2. If you want to witness the picturesque coral reefs in abundance and a variety of marine animals, then you must go for snorkelling and scuba diving at Kalipur beach. You might even get to see an octopus or a sea turtle deep in the water if you get lucky. If water adventures are not your thing, one may also enjoy swimming along the seashore. The ambience of the beach and lush mangrove backdrop makes swimming a surreal experience indeed.

    3. A twenty-minute swim away from the beach lies Craggy Island where the water is clear as a crystal and one can see fishes swimming beneath it. With vibrant coral reefs that are home to a range of colourful fishes and sea beings, Craggy Island is a beautiful sight to behold, swim and relax in.

    4. Saddle Peak, which is the highest point in the Bay of Bengal lies in close vicinity to the beach, and visitors can either trek to the peak or simply get the view of the same from the Kalipur Beach. You can see Kalipur Beach, Craggy Island and Lamia Bay once you reach the top.

    Closing statement:

    The beach relishes the geographical advantage that ensures the annual visits by four kinds of the turtles, namely Olive Ridley, Leather Back, Hawksbill and Green Turtles. Fringed by dense forest and sparkling sapphire waves, the grey-sand beach at Kalipur is one of the most loved spots for locals and tourists alike in Andaman and Nicobar Island.

    Getting There: Kalipur Beach can be easily reached from Diglipur by either hiring a car or travelling in public buses that run from Diglipur Bazaar.
    What to do: Snorkelling, scuba diving, turtle nesting, craggy island.
    What not to miss: Witness what the beach is famous for, turtle nesting.
    Best time to visit: Turtle nesting season is between the months of October to March making it the best time to visit the Kalipur beach to have experience of this natural phenomenon. Being close to the ocean, the climate remains pleasant throughout, welcoming visitors throughout the year.

    What to carry: Bottled water, sunglasses, cap/hat, flip flops, and swimwear to enjoy beach time. A camera to capture mesmerizing moments spent at the beach. You can get snorkelling gear from rental hire in Diglipur Town or Kalipur Beach.

    Nearby Attractions: Craggy Island, Lamiya Bay Beach, Saddle Peak

    Essential Info:

    Medical Facilities in Kalipur Beach- There is no medical facility near the beach, the closest community Health Centre is at Diglipur and the nearest medical facility is the G.B.P Hospital at Port Blair offering a team of super-specialized Doctors in the various departments.

    Timings- Kalipur Beach remains open throughout the day. The turtle nesting occurs most often at night.

    Mobile Connectivity- You might find a functional 2G network, and experience call drops, voice breaks during calls throughout.

  • Sea walking is the most exclusive and unique water activity as in India, it can only be done in the Andaman Islands. The best thing about it is that it can be done by people of all age groups and with anyone- family, partner, or alone. While doing it, you can explore the magical marine life as you go down and walk on the seabed of a serene beach of the island. You can walk past the exotic aqua life and the breathtaking coral reefs with the help of a visor and a special helmet. You will be taught the basics and sign language before diving in. This will help you in communicating under the water. While exploring the jewels of the ocean, you can treasure these miraculous moments even more by getting clicked by a professional photographer. Underwater sea walking is the most magnanimous experience to have in the Andaman Islands. This water sport combines the very best of the scuba diving experience without having to swim constantly.

    A superb fun adventure sport, absolutely no experience is required to do underwater sea walking. There is not any complicated equipment to handle. Just wear the helmet and walk on the smooth and clean sand of the seafloor. You will get a close-up view of the underwater world without any hassle. The instructors are there by your side at all times, thus it is perfectly safe to do. Neither your contact lenses/glasses nor your fancy hairdo will get messed up under the water. No wonder it is one of the most preferred water sports in the Andamans. Just walk on the ocean bottom like you walk on the land, but without putting efforts to balance or swim. Enjoy a smooth walk on the sea bottom surrounded by colorful life corals. 

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    Best place to do: North Bay Island and Havelock Island

    Level of difficulty: Low to medium

  • Glass bottom boat rides are perfect for those tourists who don’t want to get wet or for families who prefer having an adventure together. The boat starts from the jetty and explores the ocean surrounding the islands. While sailing, you can explore the vast sea, flying through the waves. You can watch the sea through a transparent bottom, making the experience wonderful and enjoyable for yourself. Kids and elders enjoy this activity a lot. To do this, you have to be in a tiny boat with the bottom made up of glass. As it sails through the sea, you can have a glimpse of the water. This is very popular in Port Blair. One can enjoy glass-bottom boat rides from Water Sports Complex to North Bay Coral Island or from Port Blair to Jolly Buoy Island. Yes, you have to wear a life jacket. One of the finest sea sports, it is a magical experience for sure. When in Andaman Island, do not miss this activity at any cost.

    Andaman Island, the untouched Indian union territory, is a storehouse of adventure sports for adrenaline junkies from all over the world. Especially famous for its water sports, the island is popular for offering such activities that can be enjoyed by swimmers as well as non-swimmers. Have a close encounter with the diverse marine life through a glass boat. This water activity can only be done in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. First, you will be shown a safety demonstration video. After that, you are all set for the fun and frolic boat ride. Without even getting your toes wet, you can unravel the vast mysteries of the ocean through the glass bottom present inside. The trained experts on board will explain you about the marvelous marine life. Don’t forget to capture the magic in your camera! 

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    Best place to do: North Bay Beach

    Level of difficulty: Low

  • Andaman and Nicobar Island is home to the richest marine life and the clearest underwater in India. While you are here, you have to go for one of the most incredible water sports in the waters of the island- scuba diving. The best part is that anyone can go for this enthralling activity as you don’t need to know swimming to witness its diverse underwater life. Before diving, the instructors will train you a bit in the shallow water and teach you the underwater signals for communication. Once you get accustomed, take the plunge! You will be amazed by the undiscovered underwater life that will unfold before your eyes. You will be completely comfortable and safe as expert divemasters will accompany you at all times. And if you want to cherish these awe-inspiring memories for life long, then don’t forget to take a picture or two while you are surrounded by fishes.

    The Andaman Island is the hub of popular water activities. Beyond the shallow waters above the shoreline, it offers the richest and diverse underwater life that presents a great world for the divers. The underwater currents are moderate. Some of the very rare species of fishes can be spotted there more often than not. Scuba diving is the greatest action that you can get in the Andaman Isles other than beach hopping and tasting the delicacy of seafood. November to April is considered the best time for diving here. However, one can indulge in scuba diving experience round the year to see a gorgeous life under the water. You can look at and appreciate the treasure of corals!

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    Best places to do: North Bay Island, Havelock Island, Neil Island, and Chidiatapu

    Level of difficulty: Medium

  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands are famous among adventure seekers owing to the diversity of water sports one can experience here. Having a multitude of activities available for one and all, no one can get bored on this little piece of paradise. Snorkeling is one such water sport that you should definitely try during your vacation here. The islands offer the best snorkeling experience in India owing to the clear visibility underwater and rich marine life. You can notice the colorful reefs of the ocean shining through your underwater goggles. You can have a look at the underwater life and the rarest corals while performing this activity in the Andaman Islands. All you need to do is just put on your mask and fins and gear up for the underwater dive. Before anything, a professional session of snorkeling will be conducted by experts. After that, you can take a dive and explore the unexplored. 

    The moment you take a dip inside the water, you are sure to get mesmerised by the underwater kaleidoscopic colours and the quietude of the ocean. Moreover, there will be a guide to assist you at all times in case you face any problem. Snorkeling is known to have the perfect blend of fun and adventure. This splendid and exciting activity is a must-try in the Andaman Islands. Don’t hold yourself back and go for this activity when on this stunning island. It is counted among the best sports here. Just switch on your adventure mode and swim with colorful and cute fishes in the splendor of the sea. This activity is better than swimming and much more affordable than scuba diving. It takes you to the infinite underwater world without the requirement for any complex equipment. The best thing is that you don’t have to prepare anything in advance.

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    Best places to do: Elephant Beach, North Bay Beach, and Jolly Buoy

    Level of difficulty: Medium

  • This water activity is especially for those travellers who are nature lovers. Paddle your way through the backwaters of the Andamans during this activity and explore the mesmerising sounds and lovely sights of the tropical mangrove forest. Along with the guidance of an expert, you will also be provided with a gear, equipment, and a life jacket while you go for this soulful water sport. While making your way to the mangroves, find solace in listening to the birds chirping and enjoy the peacefulness of the surroundings. Capturing the beauty of this splendid place in your camera would be a great thing to do here. The whole activity is especially loved by photographers owing to the breathtaking splendor. If you are looking for some adrenaline rush, then kayaking in Andaman Island is the perfect choice for you. Kayaking through the gorgeous surroundings and exploring the rich diversity of the mangroves would be an unforgettable experience for sure. 

    The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are popular all over the country for picturesque shorelines and unmatched greenery. Kayaking through the middle of lush green mangroves is the best way to experience natural beauty on the islands. This water sport is both- relaxing and exhilarating. The narrow water path is shaded by dense forests and mangroves. You will also see a number of birds while kayaking. One can have all kinds of kayaking experience on this island. You can enjoy the up-close wonders of unexplored waters from cyan-colored crystal-clear lagoons to the wild green waters of dense mangrove forests. Night kayak trips and Bioluminescence kayaking- both are available here and you are sure to have an exhilarated experience if you choose to go on any one of these. You can cherish these memories for lifelong. 

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    Best places to do: Havelock Island and Mayabunder

    Level of difficulty: Low

  • Not a swimmer but do you still want to indulge in a water sport while vacationing in the Andaman Islands? If your answer is yes, then parasailing is your best bet. The experience is sure to give you a chill down your spine. For gliding you through the wind and along the waters at the same time, there is a specially designed canopy that is tied behind a motorboat. For a safe and fun experience, you will be strapped by the experts with all the necessary safety requirements. It is an incredible water sport that anyone can enjoy in Andaman Island. Parasailing offers a fantastic combo of water and airborne adventure. While harnessed in a parachute, you are tied behind a motorboat with a rope. As the boat speeds off into the sea, you start flying like a kite in the sky! You may get to dip into the water as well. The whole experience is extremely enthralling! This activity is something that you should not miss at any cost in Andaman Island. And yes, wear clothes in which you can move comfortably. 

    While vacationing in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, give in to your wild side and indulge in parasailing- an adventurous water sport. Whether you are alone or with family and friends, this exciting activity should be on your to-do list in the Andamans. This thrilling activity will let you fly over the waters of the tropical Andaman Sea. Fully harnessed, you will ride into the ocean and will be let upwards gently at the right time. Bringing you to a high altitude, the wind will take your parasail higher. You don’t need any prior experience to go for parasailing. 

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    Best places to do- Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex, Havelock Island, and North Bay Beach

    Level of difficulty: Medium

  • Hold tight for this fun-filled and enthralling water activity in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands! As evident from the name, this special kind of boat is in the shape of a banana, and as many as six people can ride it at once. The banana boat is tied to a speed boat to gather the required speed. It makes the whole experience even more thrilling. You don’t have to be afraid of sharp curves and turns as the boat is absolutely safe. Also, life jackets will be given to everyone. There will also be an instructor accompanying you and taking care of your security. There are so many water sports in the Andamans that you can enjoy but banana boat riding is among a few that lets you do it with your friends and family together. So, you can share the fun and excitement with your fellow companions.

    Banana boat rides are known to have the perfect blend of fun and adventure. This splendid and exciting activity is a must-try in Andaman Island. These boats are shaped like a banana and are tied behind a speed boat to gain speed. A total of six people can ride on these boats, and that includes an instructor as well. It is absolutely safe as everyone is given a life jacket. Don’t hold yourself back and go for this activity when in Andamans. It is counted among the best sports here. It is rated among the top water sports in the Andaman Islands, and thus is a must-do for everyone. The boat is an inflatable boat having holders and an inflated foot padding on sides. All this lets you sit on it with proper balance. 

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    Best places to do: Havelock Island and Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex

    Level of difficulty: Medium

  • If you love speed, then jet skiing is the best water sport in the Andamans for you. Feeling the thrill as you zip through the waves in a criss-cross way would definitely be an amazing experience. It will be even more memorable and charming when the cool wind and ocean water will be sprinkled all over your face. The skilful experts will familiarise you with the basics of jet skiing once you reach there. And after the training session, you will zoom through the challenging sea waters and hustle against the breeze. This will surely satisfy adrenaline junkies’ hunger for adventure. Jet skiing definitely stands out among all the water sports in Andaman Islands. However, it is affected by weather conditions. It should not be done during a heavy downpour or a storm; otherwise it would be highly dangerous. Therefore, before heading out to enjoy this superb activity, don’t forget to check the weather conditions first. And for your own safety, don’t stand up while driving the jet ski.

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    If you are looking for a high adrenaline rush, then jet skiing is an ideal activity for you. You can choose to go with an expert or on your own. If going alone, then you should be able to handle the speeding jet skiing, over the waves. A jet ski is a jet-powered water scooter that gets its velocity from a powerful engine. Professional assistance makes this sport safer. Children as well as adults can do this water activity easily. Before the ride, everyone is given a life jacket and proper instructions. The lucky riders can even spot sea turtles and dolphins! Jet skiing is sure to give you complete worth for your money. 

    Best place to do: Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex

    Level of difficulty: Medium

  • If you are someone who wants to be in the waters but doesn’t want to get in, then this activity is particularly for you. By speed boating, you can experience the thrill but still be completely safe. This is the perfect water sport in Andaman Islands for you. While the speed boat splashes through the waters at a fast pace, you will be inside, safely and in your life jacket. Swimmer or otherwise, you just cannot miss this water activity when in Andaman Island. So, are you ready?

    Best place to do: Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex

    Level of difficulty: Medium

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  • Do you want to go on a submarine ride in the magical depths of the Andamans? A highly thrilling adventure, you should indulge in this amazing experience while vacationing on the island. Witness the rich underwater marine life closely while sitting in the comforts of a semi-submarine. It will take you on an exciting ride above the multicolored corals and amid a plethora of unique fish.

    Best place to do: North Bay Island

    Level of difficulty: Easy

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  • It is the latest and very famous adventure water sport in the Andaman Islands. In this, you get to drive in the sea along the coast of Port Blair. Giving you a combination of speed, excitement, safety, and comfort, it is a unique hybrid watercraft resembling a go-kart. Drive on your own in unexplored waters of the island if you are seeking some thrill with your travel companions. 

    Best place to do: Port Blair

    Level of difficulty: Medium

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