Havelock Island is 2 hours away from Port Blair and the only mode of transportation is the ferry. The departure of ferries begins at 06:00 AM and the last ferry departs at 02:00 PM. Tickets can be booked online and booking your tickets in advance is always a good idea. Timings and prices can be found online.
Hotels and resorts are easily available on Govind Nagar Beach and Vijay Nagar Beach. Most of the rooms in these regions are near the sea beach and east facing (watching sunrise becomes an easy affair).
06:00 PM – 09:00 PM
In the daytime, you are sure to get occupied in check-out formalities, transportation, and check-in formalities. However, you can put the nighttime to the best use by indulging in night kayaking for a bioluminescence adventure.
Night Kayaking in Havelock Island is a popular sports activity. The purpose of this activity is to spot illuminated phytoplankton. The chances of spotting are higher on a moonless night. However, the experience of rowing in the darkness of night into the unknown with a group of travelers is something you don’t get to experience more often.
There is a number of agencies in and around Havelock Jetty that organize night kayaking.
Our advice is to go to bed as early as possible because you should not miss witnessing the magical sunrise at Kala Pathar Beach.
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Sunrise at Havelock
05:30 AM – 08:00 PM
Kala Pathar Beach is just 5 km from Gobind Nagar Beach. Kala Pathar Beach is considered to be the finest place in Havelock to witness a sunrise. The white sand, black rocks, multiple layers of the blue ocean, and the sun rising above the clouds make it as picturesque as possible and something you don’t get to witness elsewhere.
Time Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours
Mode of Transport: Taxi/auto rickshaw/rent a bike.
After the mesmerizing sunrise, head towards our hotel and have a heavy breakfast.
Explore the Sea World
10:00 AM –05:00 PM
Mode of Transport: Rent a bike, taxi, or auto for the day.
Although scuba diving in Andaman can be done at multiple spots, Havelock Island is a better choice than the rest by a fair distance. The chances of spotting live corals are much higher, the variety of marine life is much larger, and the visibility underwater is much greater in Havelock. Nemo Beach / Nemo Reef is a popular spot where you dive inside the water. The place is named after the character in the movie ‘Finding Nemo’ because here you actually look for Nemo (clownfish) underwater.
Time Duration: 2 – 3 hours
Once done with scuba diving, head to Elephanta Beach for some water activities.
Elephanta Beach offers a complete experience of beach adventure for the visitors. Firstly to get there you have to trek for 2 km through mangrove forest and marshland. The beach is popular for water sports and activities and that makes it one of the busiest beaches in the Andaman Islands. Snorkeling, sea walk, banana ride, and jet skiing can be done here.
Time Duration: 2 – 3 hours
A perfect way to wind a really long day is to watch the sunset at Radhanagar Beach.
Radhanagar is a prime tourist destination in the Andaman Islands. It was declared Asia’s best beach and the world’s 7th best beach by Time Magazine in the year 2004. Therefore the beach is commonly called Beach Number 7.
Time Duration: 1 – 1.5 hours
Later in the evening, you can try out some nearby cafes and restaurants. Something Different and Famous Sea Food near JK resort are places you must try out.