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Adventure Activities in Andaman

Located in the southeast of India in the Bay of Bengal, Andaman is the archipelago of about 572 islands. Sandy beaches, turquoise waters, plentiful corals, rich wildlife, and tropical climate altogether make Andaman a beautiful tourist destination. Andaman is also known for its great nightlife, fun bars, and fancy resorts. It is one of the popular destinations among honeymooners, families, and adrenaline-junkies. With a plethora of recreational and water sports activities, tourists all around the globe visit here to enjoy a wonderful vacation. Scroll down and know about some of the best things to do in Andaman!


Water activites in Andaman Places where you enjoy
Scuba Diving
Havelock Island, North Bay Island, Neil Island and Port Blair
Jet Skiing North Bay Island, Elephant Beach in Havelock, Carbyn's Cove Beach in Port Blair and Bharatpur Beach in Neil Island
Parasailing Havelock Island, North Bay Island and Port Blair
Banana Boat Rides
North Bay Island, Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex and Elephant Beach 
Glass Bottom Boating
North Bay Island in Andaman
Sea Karting  Port Blair
Coral Safari Semi Submarine
Snorkeling Elephant Beach in Havelock, North Bay Beach, Jolly Buoy, Red Skin Island, Laxmanpur Beach in Neil Island


Things to do in Andaman

1. Banana Boat Ride

Enjoy this thrilling adventure and increase the level of excitement. Banana Boat Rides is one of the most fun-filled water sport activities. In this water activity, 4-6 people at a time and are towed by a speedboat rolling and pitching over undulating sea waves. The boat throws off the passengers as soon as the speed boat sprints across the sea.

The best time to visit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for a boat ride is during winter, as you can enjoy the views without being concerned about the heat.

Location: North Bay Island, Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex and Elephant Beach 

Safety tips:

  • Always wear safety gear like a life jacket while riding a banana boat.
  • Never exceed the capacity of the boat.
  • Do not try to pull off any stunts while on the banana boat.
  • Carefully listen to the instructor.
  • Avoid placing your hands or feet through the handles.


2. Glass Bottom Boat Ride

Are you afraid of deep water or swimming? Do not worry! Glass bottom boat ride will vanish all your fears. Explore the colorful oceanic world without getting soaked in water. This amazing water activity provides striking views of coral reefs through a glass-bottom in the boat as you sail through the sea. It is one of the most interesting and kid-friendly activities among others.

Location: North Bay Island in Andaman

Safety Tips:

  • Make sure you are seated upright and properly in your seat so as to avoid any sort of inconvenience to your co-travelers.
  • Listen attentively to the guide to know more about marine life
  • Do not dangle your arms and legs in the water while glass-bottom boating


3. Parasailing

Fly like a kite and enjoy the lofty views of the ocean. Parasailing is one of the thrilling water sports to enjoy in Andaman. In this activity, you are behind a speedboat, which is attached to a specially designed canopy wing that resembles a parachute.

Location: Havelock Island, North Bay Island and Port Blair

Safety Tips:

  • Always go with a reputable parasailing service provider.
  • Get updated about the weather forecast.
  • Do not panic.
  • Carefully listen to the expert’s instructions


4. Scuba Diving

Take a deep dive into the water with professionals, scuba diving is one of the exceptional water activities done in Andaman. The best part about this water sport is, it does not require any swimming skills. In scuba diving, the diver uses a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus, which is totally independent of surface supply, to breathe underwater. Explore the colorful marine life and make your trip memorable.

Location:   Elephant Beach in Havelock, North Bay Beach, Jolly Buoy, Red Skin Island, Laxmanpur Beach in Neil Island

Safety Tips:

  • Never hold your breath after diving
  • Always listen to the instructor properly
  • Dive within your limit Always check your diving gear before diving
  • Be confident
  • Never go alone


5. Sea karting

It is one of the latest water sports introduced in Andaman. Explore the enchanting coasts of Andaman during the ride. You get 30 minutes of excursion time starting from Corbyn’s Cove Beach to near Ross Island and back.

Location: Port Blair

Safety Tips:

  • Always wear a life jacket
  • Do not panic
  • Listen to the instructor properly
  • Make sure to keep appropriate swimsuits along with you


6. Snorkeling

If you love swimming then this water sport is made for you. Explore the rich aquatic life by swimming along the surface of the water with the help of a diving mask and swimming fins. It is one of the widely done activities in Andaman.

Location: Elephant Beach in Havelock, North Bay Beach, Jolly Buoy, Red Skin Island, Laxmanpur Beach in Neil Island

Safety tips:

  • Be confident
  • Buy good quality snorkel equipment
  • Do not snorkel alone
  • Do not consume alcohol before snorkel
  • Stay close to the shore


7. Trekking

Exploring the new surroundings and trekking on an Island is something exceptional. In Andaman, there are several natural trails where you can test your stamina as well as adore the natural beauty. Mount Harriet is one of the popular sites for trekking in Andaman. Trekking in Andaman is one of the best experiences you can get. The island has a plethora of options, and each has something distinctive to offer. Tighten your shoelaces and explore the best of nature.

Location: Mount Harriet, Baratang, Diglipur Island

Safety tips:

  • Always hike during the daytime
  • Check the weather forecast
  • Must carry equipment such as trekking poles, compass
  • Carry a map.
  • Hire a guide if you are new Must carry a medical kit
  • Always stay hydrated


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