The Andaman Islands or the Andaman Archipelago has some of the most adventurous trips you’d want to take if you’re looking for an off-beat experience! Well, you might have heard that about most of the adventurous places that vouch to be a perfect location for a vacay. But here’s what! We have not only listed the most amazing and exotic places in Andaman, here but the ones that will prove to be the most adventurous ones you must visit, making your trip the most unforgettably amazing one. Here’s the list: –
Try Scuba Diving in the Havelock Islands
Heard about the amazing experience of Scuba Diving in books or in movies? …If you’ve ever thought of doing it yourself in real life, we have just the right place for you to make this wish of yours get ticked off the bucket list! Sounds thrilling! Doesn’t it? What’s more thrilling is the actual experience of it. While the Andamans have a good number of coral reefs in the clean waters, the best that we can think of to make this experience of yours all the more adventurous are the ones in the Havelock Islands.
Well, as it is one of the adventures one shouldn’t miss out on if you visit the Andamans, some people have some misconceptions regarding the same. If you think that a previous experience of having done this activity, or for that matter, swimming skills are something that is required to explore this adventure, then it’s purely a myth. We say so because this is an activity that can be explored by anyone, even those who don’t know swimming under the supervision of a guide. It is only for taking advanced courses that you’ll need to have had a prior experience of this activity and you also might need to carry the certificates of your prior experiences.
However, for those having some health issues, it is advisable to first consult a doctor whether you can perform this activity or not.
Sea Walk in Andaman
Now, water activities aren’t restricted to just swimming, scuba diving or boating. There’s a lot more you can do in the waters. Sea walking is the thing we’re talking about. Yes, you read that right! You can now walk underwater without having to know swimming because you’ll be given a proper suit with a helmet to give you a constant supply of oxygen along with assistance to explore the waters. And this will become an unforgettable experience when you try it by exploring the rich marine wildlife of the waters in North Bay Island, Port Blair or the Elephant Beach, Havelock Island.
Watch the Turtles Nest at the Diglipur Islands
Diglipur Islands are visited by turtles for the process of hatching, during the month range of December-March. So, if your visit to the Andamans is about a 6 Day long one or maybe more, anytime during the months of December, January, February or March, you can try to visit this place to watch the turtles nesting. And trust us! It’ll be an experience of a lifetime.
Visit the Only Active Volcano in India, Barren Island
The only Active Volcano in India, Barren Island is worth a visit if you’re looking for an adventure in the Andamans. But again, it needs some mettle to visit the destination, because of course, a Volcano it is! Well, we think all that will be worth it because of the offbeat experience you’ll get by visiting an actual active volcano. If you do visit this place you’ll have to do so by hiring a private charter boat from Havelock Island or Port Blair to Barren Island to visit the Volcano. You cannot land on this place due to laws passed by the Government in regard with the safety concerns. No night stays are allowed at the Barren Islands, so you will have to make a visit only during the day time.
Ride the Seaplane and the Helicopter
Seaplanes have been an amazing thing which helped people gather an aerial view of the water bodies and islands in the Andaman archipelago. However, their operation has been put to close since a year, by the Government of Andaman. Well, that having been said we’ll now open the good news block for you. While the operationality of the Seaplanes has now been ceased, Helicopters are something that are still operational in the Andamans. Think about how thrilling would be the experience of seeing the beautiful islands from such a great height while you’re in a helicopter. And we hope you find a booking for one when you go to the islands because there are only a limited number of seats (six seats) available for each ride and there are no pre-bookings available. The booking opens on the day of the ride itself. So, you’ll be really lucky if you get the chance of experiencing this adventurous ride.
Explore Kayaking at the Havelock Island
Ever heard of a Kayak or about Kayaking? Don’t worry if you haven’t because this being one of the activities that have recently acquired fame in the Andaman Islands is the one for which you need to have had no prior experience of it. The Havelock Island is a great place to give yourself a chance to explore the same. Its operation is only seasonally available, can also be affected by weather conditions. Otherwise, it is operational at all times during the year except for the months of July, August, and September. Hope you enjoy it!
Try Snorkeling in the Turquoise waters of Jolly Bouy Island, Port Blair
Snorkeling is another adventure you cannot afford to miss out on, once you are in the Andamans. It is again, a water sport performed under complete guidance, keeping in mind your safety underwater. This place is really clean and safe but there are a few things that you need to keep in mind before you visit this place. These are that since this place comes under the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, it is a no-plastic zone. Secondly, whether or not snorkeling is your motive to visit this place, do keep an extra pair of clothes because we are telling you well in advance that the waters there are way too tempting! The last and the utmost important thing is the time that you plan to visit that place at. Since this place has beautiful coral reefs, it stays shut for six moths (and is thus only enabled to be visited during the months of October to April) to protect this natural treasure. And you’re not allowed to stay here at night so if you have to visit this place, you’ll have to plan one in the daytime. And then you’re good to go!
Trek to the Elephant Beach, Havelock Island
Elephant Beach is a very beautiful beach in the Havelock Island. And to visit this beauty many people prefer taking a boat ride. While that may sound cool to many, what’s more adventurous and thrilling is Trekking to this place. And we particularly suggest to try to trek to this place through the marshlands, forests and mangrove lands to make it an all the more offbeat and thrilling experience.
Explore Fishing in the Havelock Island and take a Trip to the Inglis Island in Black Marlin
Fishing is an adventure that needs no introduction. After all it has been known for the thrill of it since centuries that have passed. So, why to miss out on it while in the Andamans! And we have got a way to make it all the more interesting a game for you. The Black Marlin is a boat made especially for the purpose of fishing. It is a fishing boat which is anchored around the Havelock Island and can also be used for the purpose of exploring the beautiful islands around Havelock, if not for the purpose of fishing. If you trying to go with the latter option so these are the places you can try to explore while taking a ride in the Black Marlin: Inglis Island, the South Button Island, Wilson Island and Peel Island.
Take a Trip to one of the Remotest Places in Andaman—The Virgin Island Cinque
Now, when we talk of adventure and thrill, how can the drill of travelling to the remotest of places be left out. The Virgin Island Cinque, in the Southwest part of the Southern Andamans, is just that kind of a place. The Sea Horse is a boat which has been exclusively customized to help you reach this destination from Chidiatapu. This one will be the perfect way to make your adventure trip one that is worth being called one.
These are some of the most adventurous things you can do on your trip to the Andaman Archipelago. So, go ahead and plan your trip.