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  • With the onset of summer and the sun brimming up high in the sky most of you have been planning for that adventure trip of yours. Bestowed with incandescent beauty of pristine coastlines, lush green forest and the far away locations make this place a complete heaven on earth. Not to forget Andaman provides you with some of the best adventure water sports in Andaman.

    With gleaming turquoise waters encompassed by primitive wilderness and mangrove together with the beckoning shorelines makes this place all more fascinating. Blessed with tropical woods, the archipelago makes it suitable for the wildlife residing in this region. Amble through aqua waters fringed with white sands and witness time stand still. Discover several islands and witness nature that seems from heavens. Unravel the mesmeric underwater kingdom with scuba diving. Not to forget Port Blair, Neil Island, Havelock Island and Ross Island each of the places has something special hidden right for you.

    But the principal attraction for tourists lies in the beaches and the pristine reefs that ring most of the islands. Loaded with colourful fish and multicolored corals, the crystal clear waters of the Andaman Sea will definitely make you fall in love with this place. While you are here you would never miss a chance to try out the water sports in this beautiful island. Let’s take a look at few which are a must try for you here.

    Here are some of the water sports activities in Andaman :

  • 01Snorkelling

    If you are in a doubt which sports to begin with then let’s make it easier for you with this thrilling activity in Andaman. Considered as one of the famous activity in Andaman, Snorkelling is a must try for you. Get a chance to snorkel with the coulourful marine life and discover the underwater marine life. 

    The crystal clear shallow water makes it perfect for the snorkeling. Snorkel in the pristine and undamaged reefs, right off white sandy beaches. Spot many fish, a lobster, or even clams on the coral reef. For this thrilling activity you will be provided with all your snorkelling gears for this activity. There will be a guide to assist you while snorkelling and also show you the best spots.  And if you feel like having anything then snacks and meals are available at the shacks near the beach.

    Location: This activity can be best enjoyed in the Elephant beach, North Bay and JollyBouy.

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

    Best seasons: The best season for snorkelling in Andaman is all year round.


  • 02Parasailing

    Experience the fun and thrill as you parasail above the twinkling waters of Andaman Islands. Parasailing is one of the favorite water sports in the Andaman. With a mixture of water and airborne adventure you will definitely fall in love with this sport.  

    A designed canopy is used to drag you through the wind as you experience the whole place from a different perspective. This activity is basically done in the calm waters. So, this time don’t miss a chance to try parasailing and experience the fun. Soak in the amazing beauty of the region while you are flying up high in the air. You can enjoy this activity for 5-10 minutes. Nothing can be better then enjoying the view of the whole place from high above the sky. Don’t miss your chance to try this activity in the Andamans.

    Location: Parasailing can be best enjoyed in the Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex in the Andaman.

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

    Best seasons: The best season for parasailing is all year round.
  • 03Underwater Sea Walking

    What could be a better way to discover the deepest secrets of the underwater then sea walking? Yes, you heard it right guys. With the serene beaches and the crystal clear water, Underwater sea walking is one of the favorite water sports in Andaman which is loved by the people around the globe. 

    With a colorful marine life the Andaman offers some of the best sea walking experiences. Explore the underwater stories of the marines as you walk underwater. A protective cap with a straightforward visor is set on your head. An extraordinary mechanical assembly permits typical breathing under the water. Lifeguards help with taking you submerged and go with you all through the stroll to ensure your most extreme wellbeing. Feel as if you are walking on the moon as you witness the majestic underwater life.

    Location: This activity is very famous in the Elephant beach in the Andaman.

    Difficulty Level: Easy/ Moderate

    Best Season: The best season for under water sea January to April as from May end until mid of September Sea walking will be closed


  • 04Jet Skiing

    For those of you who are looking for something different than the usual Jet Skiing is the perfect sport for you. Feel the thrill as you break through the turquoise water in a criss cross way. Get splashed right on your face as you ride in this amazing machine. Control your moves and the jet skii will give you the best experience of your life. 

    You should be acquainted with the controls of the machine and soon you will wind up drifting over the Seawater. If you are bold enough to take this up alone then you don’t need any training or guidance. But there will be people with your while you try this amazing activity. After all nothing can be a better experience then riding in the waters.

    Location: This activity can be best enjoyed at Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex.

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

    Best Season: The best time for Jet Skiing in Andaman is during the month of February and March.


  • 05Speed Boating

    Looking for something for that adrenaline rush? Well then now is the time you try this one of a kind experience in the Andamans. Speed boating in another water sports in Andaman which is a must try for you. Take a ride on the wild side.  

    Get a chance to take those sharp twists and turn while you are thriving through the waters at a very high speed. And most of all you don’t have to be worried as you will be inside the speedboat as you get splashed by the cold waters. Soak in the amazing beauty of the region and stare at the distant sea as you take this ride. What’s more the feel of happiness while you sit at the tip of the speed boat is something you will never forget. Get ready for this adventure activity in the Andaman this time along with your loved ones.

    Location: This activity can be best enjoyed at Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex.

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

    Best Season: The best time for Speed Boating in Andaman is during the month of January to May.


  • 06Scuba Diving

    There is another activity which is a must try in the Andamans. Scuba diving had become one of the most favourite activities here. As the Andamans are known for its crystal clear water with the serene beaches scuba diving is the perfect fit for the exploration of the marine life. Witness the marine life and discover the undiscovered underwater.  

    Swim with the colourful fishes as dive deep into the sea. Enjoy the scuba diving experience for about 30 minutes and see sublime aquatic life. You will be also guided through your scuba diving activity. The white sand beach and the blue green water at the Elephant beach is enticing for almost every traveler and so one can see a lot of tourist here coming for scuba diving.

    Location: This activity can be best enjoyed in the Elephant beach.

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

    Best Season: The best time for Scuba diving in Andaman is during the month of January to May


  • 07Banana Boat Riding

    Guys hold on tight as you try this one of a kind banana boat riding in Andaman and make your adventure a lot more thrilling one. Out of all experience activities in Andaman, banana boat rides are considered as the best one. This is another adventure water sports activity in Andaman which is a must try for you. 

    At a time six people can ride these boats that are shaped like a banana and are tied behind a speed boat to gain rush. The Banana shaped boats consist of a Tube. The boats are perfectly safe and you will be provided with life jackets. Also there will be an instructor who will guide you through the end of you ride. Feel the thrill as you take those topsy turvy turns. Most of all you will be riding along with your friends which is lot more exciting.

    Location: This activity can be best enjoyed in the Havelock Island and Rajiv Gandhi Water sports complex.

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

    Best Season: The best time to try Banana Boat rides id during the month of Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov, Dec


  • 08Glass bottom Boating

    While you are visiting the Andamans this is another activity which you should definitely try. Most of you might have already heard about the one of a kind dolphin glass bottom boat in the Andamans. This is another most loved activity in the Andaman Islands which lets you explore the underwater marine life. And the best thing is that you will experience this everything like as if you are in the middle of the sea. Uncover the rich coral reef and the colourfull underwater marine life through this glass boat. 

    There is lot of boats in the Andamans which provides this exciting activity. The luxurious windows will take you through a journey of the underwater at a high speed. Make your 60 minutes the most memorable one as you enjoy this amazing glass boat ride in the Port Blair.

    Location: Opposite Premier Industry,Dairy Farm Road, Port Blair - 744103

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    Best Season: The best season for Glass Bottom ride in Andaman is during the month of January to May.


  • 09Sport Fishing or Angling

    Not all water sports oblige you to get soaked. Try the exciting angling and fishing which is among the adventurous waters sports in Andaman. Feel the thrill as you catch some large fish and witness the beauty of the vast sea at the same time. Generally these outings start toward the evening, post lunch. Angling in the untouched reefs of the Andaman Islands is something which is really worthwhile as you also get to explore the unbound beauty of this region. 

    These tropical islands of rainforest, mangroves and profound drop offs, makes a perfect area for any type of saltwater angling. This is something unique yet special, you will be awestruck as you take that long rides to these island while heading out for fishing.

    Location: Anarkali Colony, Shyam Nagar, Havelock, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744211

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    Best Season: The best time to try this amazing activity is during the month of February and March and November until Mid April.


  • 10Dolphin watching

    Who does not love the dolphins? Dolphin watching is another favorite activity in the Andaman’s. Those of you who are planning to spot some dolphins in the Andaman then don’t miss a chance to visit the Lalaji Bay Beach on Long Island, Jolly Buoy located in the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Havelock Island. Watch the playful dolphin tease you as you watch them.  Discover the world of dolphin from a different angle. Discover the marine life through the transparent glass while you cruise through the amazing island. You will totally end up in a magical world of the marine life. There are a lot of cruised from which you can choose from. Some of them are like Super saver cruise, Grand cruise, Sunset cruise etc.

    Location: One can go for dolphin spotting in North passage / Lalji bay or the Havelock islands.

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    Best Season: The best time to try this amazing activity is during the month of February and March and November until Mid April.


  • 11Sea Plane Ride

    Now heading out for something different than the usual is something all the wanderers wish for. This time if you are visiting the Andamans then you will definitely have a story of your own. Andaman is the primary spot in India to start the Seaplanes rides.  This thrilling ride is something you can't miss; it is effectively one of the best adventure water sports in Andaman. These gorgeous sea planes can carry 9 travelers at a time and ply between Port Blair and Havelock Island. The ride takes only 15 minutes which otherwise by ferry would take 2 hours. Try this exciting activity in the Andaman and cherish these moments for a lifetime.

    Location: This activity can be best enjoyed at Port Blair.

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    Best Season: The best season to try this activity is all year round.


  • 12Mangrove Kayaking at Mayabunder

    While visiting the Andamans a lot of you might be planning for some thrilling adventures. Mangrove kayaking in Mayabunder , Andaman is another activity which is a must try for you.  The lush green mangrove of the Andaman comprises of 1/5th of India’s total mangrove cover. 

    Sea Kayaking is one of the most preferred activities by the people around the globe in the Andaman Islands. You will indulge in this activity for around 2.5 hours. Listen to the birds chirping and enjoy the serenity as you cruise through the greenery. Those of you who are looking for some peaceful environment this is the perfect place for you.  Most of all you can click some of the best shots with the amazing background.

    Location: You can try this activity in Mayabunder, Andaman or Havelock Islands.

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    Best Season: The best season for Glass Bottom ride in Andaman is during the month of January to May.


  • 13Surfing

    There are a lot of beaches which are best for surfing in the Andamans. Get a chance to surf at the most serene and subtle water at the Andamans.  This is another adventure water sports in Andaman which is slowly becoming famous among the people. For surfing the surfers use a 2-4 m long surfing board which depends on the wind which will help him to surf in the waters. Feel the thrill as you glide through the water and take those sharp. 

    This is the best way to overcome your fears while you surf. Most of all you will be in some of the best location here in the Andamans which are very less explored by the people. Head out to try this exhilarating activity in the Andmans.

    Location: This activity can be best enjoyed at Little Andaman.

    Difficulty Level: Difficult

    Best Season: The best season to enjoy this amazing activity is during the month of mid February to April




Attractions

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Havelock Island

Being one of the topnotch attractions in Andaman is the sublime Havelock Island brimming with silky beaches and exuberant greenery. A lot of tourist locations, resorts, hotels, attractions and much more are creating the perfect background to Havelock Island to host as many tourists as possible. This is the largest of all the islands in Andaman and comprises of a lot of small islands. The administration in Havelock promotes eco-tourism on a large scale.

 The lighthouse established in 2005 at the northern part of the island gives additional recognition for the island. The accommodation options on Havelock will let you be surprised. Ranging from high-end, luxurious resorts to camps with basic amenities, the stay arrangements done by the administrative people here are unbelievable.

Highlights: The long stretches of different types of beaches are the main highlight to be pointed out. Declared the best beaches in the world, almost all of them are blissfully located on Havelock Island, connected to closely to the main boat jetty on the island.  

Elephant Beach, Radhanagar Beach, Vijaynagar Beach, Kalapathar Beach which are known in numbers also are proclaimed to have the highest number of tourists every year. The green fringed shorelines, the clear sea water, the colourful marine animals, the long coral reefs, the wild fauna and flora bring forth the astounding picture of Havelock incomparably beautiful.

Activities: Snorkeling and diving are the favourite activities done on the islands though other major water based activities like boating and kayaking are frequently done.

Distance from Port Blair: Havelock Island is lying 42 kms northeast of the capital city, Port Blair. There are regular boat services by the Directorate of Shipping Services which connect Phoenix Bay jetty in Port Blair to Havelock daily.

 

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Chidiya Tapu

As the name suggests, Chidiya Tapu is the perfect haven for unseen migratory birds and common native birds found in Andaman Islands. Recognized as the most enchanting beach in Andaman and tourists arrive here on a large scale as the beach extends the best ever sights for them including the eye catching sunrise and sunset views. This is a silent yet crowded beach encircled by evergreen forests on one side and the short hills on the other side. 

As it is considered to be the presenter of the most finishing touch of sunset and sunrise views, it is the main hub in Andaman Islands. The beach is filled with 46 varieties of endangered species of birds, and white spotted deer. There are a lot of seasonal orchids and other varieties of plants.

Highlights: The major attractions of Chidiya Tapu are the Chidiya Tapu Biological Park, the Sylvan Sands, the Munda Pahar Beaches etc. You will be able to stay at a forest guesthouse located nearby atop a hillock and from there, the panoramic view of Chidiya Tapu in detail.

Activities: Apart from sunset and sunrise views, people come in plenty toward this beach to identify the rare species appear in multiple colours and size. Even though many of the birds are commonly found on the beach, you would find it as a unique and unnatural scene to find the colourful gathering of them. Boating is an attractive activity done here as well as snorkeling and swimming are also a part of the adventure activities usually experienced by those who visit here.

Distance from Port Blair: It is located about 25 kms from Port Blair.


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Neil Island

A tiny island located to the south of Andaman is Neil Island, brimming with less explore marine diversity, coral reefs, long beaches and bewitching greenery. Being one of the tourist destinations in Andaman, Neil is so happy to become the host with revealing all what it has. A romantically silent island unlike the hustle of Havelock Island, Neil Island is termed as the vegetable bowl of Andaman. A perfect place to simply relax and chill is the beaches here and the deserted shores are favourite to those who love to relax in utmost peace.

In two hours, one can explore the island by walking around. It got the name Neil after the British Brigadier General James Neill who stubbornly dealt with the rebels during the 1857 Mutiny. The rich cultivation of paddy is found in Neil Island that belongs to the Ritchies’ Arhcipelago between Havelock Island and Rose Island.

Highlights: One of the major highlights of Neil Island is Neil Kendra, a beautiful curving bay full of white sand and holding the major jetty of the island made attracting by disarraying numerous colourful wooden fishing boats. Known to be the heart of the island, Neil Kendra has Bharatpur Beach on its left and Laxmanpur Beach on the right. The richest collection of marine lives and coral reefs have given Neil Island the peculiarity of being one of the most thrilling scuba diving sites on the island. In addition to diving, Neil Island is home to those who love snorkeling, swimming, birding, cycling etc.

Activities: Glass bottom ride and snorkelling are the major activities available on Neil Island though there are enough opportunities to do diving and other prime adventure activities.

Distance from Port Blair: The island belongs to the South Andaman district is located about 36 km northeast from Port Blair.

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Radhanagar Beach

Radhanagar Beach in Andaman has ranked 8th among the top ten beautiful beaches in the world based on travelers reviews and rating available on multiple sources and Radhanagar Beach deserves it for many reasons. One of the most ravishing beauty in Andaman with a lot of tourists visiting it every year, Radhanagar Beach is the gem of Havelock Island. 500 meters away from the beach, one can see only the expansive blue water and the lush green tropical forests but when you reach the beach, the sights are apparently awe-inspiring.

 Radhanagar is commonly called as Beach No.7 and this is one of the closest beach located near to Havelock Island ferry tier. The silky beach is kids friendly as well so that families are found in plenty on the beach to spend their vacation or a short holiday. There are nothing to be worried as the coast guards are roaming around always and the number of people here will be a pleasant sight to see.

Activities: Snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, boating, parasailing etc are some of the most commonly seen activities on the beach and among them Scuba Diving is the best as it offers the clear interaction with the wide range of marine animals and coral reefs around living in harmony. 

The turquoise water gives a rejuvenating experience while you swim across or do snorkeling and since the number of tourists are relatively higher, the Government opens more opportunities for them to spend an ample time on the beach. As it is a superb place adventure lovers also would covet, the fame it has achieved international importance in no time.

Distance from Port Blair: From Port Blair it will take more than three hours to reach Radhanagar Beach as it is located about 72 kms away from the capital city.

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Baratang Island

One of the aboriginal tribes of Andaman lives in Baratang Island, a highly blessed region with years-old wilderness. Earlier, the tribes did not let outside people to enter their community but presently, Baratang Island is a vibrant tourist destination as people love to spend time amidst the huge forests, limestone caves, mangrove ranges and the mud volcanoes.

Baratang is a part of the Great Andaman Chain with an area of 243 sq.kilometers and that marks it as the main island of the group. Middle Andaman is lying to the north and South Andaman in the south of Baratang Island. And it belongs to Rangat Taluk.

Highlights: The active mud volcanoes are the highlights of Baratang Island along with the abundant mangrove forests and evergreen rainforests and the limestone caves located beyond the forests. So adventure lovers find Baratang as a wise choice to indulge in mind blowing trekking and nature walk. Among the multiple number of mud volcanoes, jalki, as the locals call it, is the famous one.

Activity: Nature walk through the wild forests and the extensive mangrove forests is one of the prime activities done on Baratang Island. Boating, trekking, hiking etc are some of the other, identified activities available on the island.

Distance from Port Blair: The island is located about 150 kms north of Port Blair and one can reach the island by ferry services only.


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Elephant Beach

Settled on the sands of Havelock Island, Elephant Beach is a reveling beauty well presented by the long coral reefs and the shining shoreline. A peaceful beach with pure serenity and silent ambience will offer the visitors a soothing melody and that would be the perfect time to relax, to walk around with your love or just to do sunbathing. Among the different beach on Havelock Island, Elephant Beach has a special significance because of its friendly atmosphere and not so crowded shoreline. In addition to the adventurous activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving, tourists find time to do boating and similar activities on the beach. The clear water, the calm waves, the cool breeze and the magnificent sights on the shore have their own impacts on the number of people visiting the beach, and it increases only year by year.

Highlights: The long array of private boats, fishing boats and buoys extend a riveting beauty to the beach. Moreover, it is a kid friendly beach as well so that families are found here aplenty. The huge shoreline is the key factor behind the countless visitors appear on the beach every day. 

During monsoon also, tourists would love to come to Elephant Beach. People have reported that at times, the wild elephants from the nearby forests come to the beach and stroll along the white sandy bed.

Activities: An ideal place for snorkeling and scuba diving is Elephant Beach though boating and other fun, water based activities are also done by the visitors often. Tourists have experienced the best sea walking as well on Elephant Beach.

Distance from Port Blair: Elephant Beach is located on the famous Havelock Island. It is lying about 69 kms away from the capital city of Andaman, Port Blair. One can reach the beach via boat from Havelock jetty after reaching there from Port Blair by road or by boat.


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Diglipur

A marvelous town in the north part of Andaman Islands is Diglipur, an amicable tiny town with a lot of good people around. For eco- friendly tourists, this town is an inevitable choice. Though the marine life is the prominent feature of this town but the cultivation of orange and rice has enormous importance in the economy of Diglipur.

Highlights: Lamiya Bay Beach is a highlight of the town, it is located a few kilometers away from Kalipur Beach. The beach is lying in the foothills of Saddle peak, the highest one in Andaman. Around 20 kms from Diglipur is the green Shyamnagar covered by thick jungles and why Shyamnagar is a priority for tourists is because of the presence of mud volcanoes here. Kalipur Beach and Ramangar Beach are the other famous beaches at Diglipur and they are famous for turtle nesting. Moreover, visitors are quite eager to visit Alfred Caves as well where a huge collections of limestone structures are found.

Activities: Since there are plenty of beaches, caves, greenery etc, Diglipur offers the visitors a huge number of activities ranging from refreshing trekking through the jungles to the water based activities like island hopping, snorkeling, boating, fishing etc. Near to Diglipur there are famous spots to do multiple activities.

Distance from Port Blair: Lying 290 kms away from Port Blair, the small town of Diglipur that can be connected by boat from both Port Blair and Mayabunder. The boat services from Port Blair are available twice a week. But one can reach the town by road via ATR from Port Blair.

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Vijaynagar Beach

Known as Beach No.5 is Vijaynagar Beach in the north east part of Havelock Island. Very remote from the crowded locations on Havelock Island, Vijaynagar Beach is close to heart for those who love to spend time in utmost calmness. The regular touch of the sapphire blue water on the pearl like sandy beach makes no noise and it is one of the reasons why tourists chosen it as the perfect space for romantic couples and families. 

The beauty of the beach has been praised so much by those who visited it. It is always better to come here freely, just to roam around, or to float on the shallow water, or to read under the large shade given by the huge trees on the shore or to do sunbathing. The collection of Mahua trees and palms is the significant ornament making the beach a splendid place to sit back and relax as much as time one wants to. This is one of the magnificent attractions in Andaman.

Highlights: A photographer's paradise is Vijaynagar Beach; especially the sunrise views from the beach is incomparably magnificent. When the sun’s fresh rays spread all over the wide sea, the entire atmosphere starts blushing in all possible colours and there is no better sight from the beach would satiate a photographic mind. The native birds appear during the fresh mornings add effective colours to the sunrise pictures.

Activity: The beach is recognized for relaxed swimming and sunbathing. Adventure activities are not yet a fashion on this inevitable part of Havelock Island.

Distance from Port Blair: Vijaynagar Beach is located at a distance of about 38 kms from Port Blair but from Havelock jetty the beach is lying 9 kms away only.

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