Top Water Sports Activities In Andaman Islands

The Andaman Islands are popular amidst adventure seekers due to the variety of water sports one can enjoy here. No one can get bored as this place has a multitude of activities available for one and all. Here is a list of the exciting water activities along with cost of water sports in Andaman:

1. Banana Boat Rides

Out of all adventure activities in Andaman, banana boat rides are splendidly fun and exciting. 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. They are perfectly safe as you’re given life jackets and the instructor is always sent along on the trips. So, don’t hold yourself back, but jump on the banana boat ride in Andaman and enjoy the ride. This is the best kind of adventure in Andaman.

Best place: Havelock Island and Rajiv Gandhi Water sports complex

Cost: INR 500 per person

Tips: Always wear safety gear and equipment

2. Snorkeling

If you haven’t tried snorkeling before, give it a go and you’ll know what you’ve been missing. As the colorful reefs of Havelock Island shimmer through your goggles you’ll know what made Ringo Starr sing “Octopus’s Garden”. See the underwater marine life and view the rarest of corals while enjoying one of the best water sports in Andaman at the North Bay Island. We bet that it won’t leave you disappointed.

Best place: Elephant beach, North Bay and JollyBouy

Cost: INR 1000 per person

Tip: Always do an equipment check before you go into the water

3. Scuba Diving

There are numerous scuba diving centres in Andaman from where you can get your PADI certificate and no, you don’t have to know swimming for that. For other tougher levels and to go into open waters you have to be a little skilled in swimming but not for PADI. So, what are you waiting for, those colourful corals and enchanting water life is waiting for you. It is after all one of the best water sports in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Scuba diving in Andaman for non swimmers is an excellent water sports.

Best place: Elephant beach

Cost: INR 3500 – INR 6500 per person

Tip: Always listen to your instructor and follow their instructions

4. Parasailing

Another one of the incredible water sports in Andaman that non-swimmers can enjoy. Parasailing is a sport that is a wonderful mix of water and airborne adventure. You’re tied behind a motorboat while harnessed in a parachute. So, you fly like a kite behind the boat as it speeds off into the sea. Superbly thrilling it is! And you might get to dip into the water too, while parasailing. Water sports at Andaman are famous and rather exciting experience.

Best place: Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex

Parasailing cost in andaman: INR 3000 – INR 4000 per person

Tip: Wear clothes that are easy to move in

5. Undersea Walking

Undersea walking is another superbly fun adventure sport in Andaman. Absolutely no experience required, no complicated equipment to handle and you get to walk on the smooth and clean sand of the seafloor with a helmet which offers a close-up view of the underwater world without any hassle. No wonder it’s one of the most popular water sports in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Are you excited to try Underwater SeaWalk in Andaman?

It’s perfectly safe as well because the instructors are constantly available. Also, you could keep your glasses or contact lenses on and your fancy hairdo wouldn’t mess up either. One of the best places for SeaWalk in Andaman in Elephant Beach.

Best place: Elephant beach

Cost: INR 5000 per person

Tip: Always wear helmet before the underwater walk

6. Jet Skiing

Out of all the adventure activities, jet ski ride in Andaman definitely stands out! However, the sport is best enjoyed during good weather only. During heavy downpour or during a storm, jet ski in Andaman could be dangerous. So, check the weather conditions before you head out to enjoy this, one of the best water sports activities in Andaman.

Best place: Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex

Cost: INR 600 per person

Tip: Don’t stand up while driving the jet ski

7. Speed Boating

Ok, so you want to be in the waters but don’t want to get in; want to experience the thrill but still be secured- Don’t worry we’ve just the sport for you. Be inside the safety of a speed boat as it splashes through the waters at pulsating swift. It’s one of the coolest water sports activities in Andaman that you just can’t miss, swimmer or otherwise. Are you ready to enjoy this water ride?

Best place: Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex

Cost: INR 1000 per person

Tip: Wear life jackets before the speed boating

8. Sport Fishing Or Angling

Not all water sports require you to get drenched. One of these is sport fishing, which is one of the most popular water sports in Andaman. Go on a fishing trip in one of the swanky yachts. Mostly these trips begin in the afternoon, post-lunch. Oh, and yes, you can cook and eat the prizes you catch on your fishing trip. Isn’t it pretty exciting?

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

Cost: INR 13,000

Tip: Practice your cast

9. Glass Bottom Boating

Tiny boats with glass bottoms for you to have a glimpse of the water life as it sails through the sea, that’s glass bottom boating for you.  This water sports in Port Blair is very popular. You can take glass bottom boat rides from Water Sports Complex to North Bay Coral Island or Port Blair to Jolly Buoy Island. It is definitely an amazing experience and one of the finest sea sports in Andaman. So, do not miss out on the Glass Bottom Boating when you are at the Andaman Islands.

Best place: Opposite Premier Industry, Dairy Farm Road, Port Blair – 744103

Cost: INR 500 per person

Tip: Wear safety equipment

10. Seaplane Ride

Andaman is the first place in India to recently introduced, commercial Seaplanes. A ride in one of those is something you just can’t miss; it is easily one of the best adventure sports in Andaman. These seaplanes can carry 9 passengers 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. So, why not take the seaplane ride and enjoy one of the finest water sports at Andaman?

Best place: Port Blair

Cost: INR 2500 per person

Tip: Always check with the weather forecast

11. Swimming

Snorkeling or diving with superstar Rajan is one of the coolest water sports trip in Andaman and Nicobar Islands that you can enjoy. He is 63 years old and like any other elephant is friendly and loves the company of people. Diving or snorkeling with Rajan needs to be booked ahead of time so that the bookings can be sorted. Do not miss out on this amazing experience which you can only enjoy during your vacay to the Andaman Islands. And this activity doesn’t even cost much if you were worried about the water sports price in Havelock Island.

Best place: Port Blair

Cost: NA

Tips: Don’t wear accessories when going for a swim

12. Kayaking

Kayaking is one of the best water sports to experience while in Andaman. As the destination is surrounded by streams and seawater, this place can be best explored by peddling a kayak and sailing amidst the dense jungles and isolated islands. Through kayaking, the travelers can also take a glimpse of the natural rock formations. It’s one of the best water sports in Andaman in October for water babies and beach bums to try.

Best place: Havelock Island

Cost: INR 2400 per person

Tip: Always check the weather

13. Mangrove Kayaking

There are various kayak tours offered in Andaman and for the first time travelers, this will be an incredible experience. Sea kayaking in Andaman is another thing which makes this town a must visit place in Thailand. It is a specific kind of kayaking which gives a chance to explore the vastness of the sea sitting on a kayak and witnessing the exotic views on the way.

Best place: Mayabunder

Cost: INR 3500 per person

Tip: Always dress for the water

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