About Havelock Full-Day Tour
Find yourself surrounded by nature as you explore the stunning Havelock Island. Drive-by scenic vistas or trek through tropical jungles; expose yourself to the wonders of the marine world while snorkeling amidst stunning corals and colorful fish and spend a lazy afternoon enjoying the breeze of the sea. Take a refreshing drive all the way to the white-sanded Radhanagar Beach aka Beach No. 7 known to be one of the finest beaches in the continent and enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets the Andaman has to offer.
Pick up from Havelock Jetty/Hotel
Take a ferry ride to Elephant beach or drive to Krishna Nagar Circle and trek to Elephant Beach.
Enjoy a session of snorkeling surrounded by vibrant fish and exotic corals
Stop for lunch at a restaurant of your choice
Drive to Radhanagar beach and watch one of the best sunsets the islands must offer
This is an absolute gem!
We had an amazing boatman – a lot of your ability to do your activities depends on this guy! choose carefully (if you can)
You can get a fill of everything undersea, on sea, above sea here and the ride both ways is just too good!
Keep money and phone safe in a waterproof pouch, limit stuff you carry, change of clothes is desirable but not a deal breaker – keep it light. Leave footwear in the boat – absolutely safe
There are safes there to store, changing rooms and toilets
Lots of shade to chill out
Basic food is also available for hunger pangs!
Try and leave by 10, the boat is allotted only 3 hours parking at the beach. Departure at 10 means the crowd is less
Elephanta Beach is essentially a giant swimming pool =) The waters are light blue-green , crystal clear and warm. To get to Elephanta beach , we took a package boat trip – which included an auto rickshaw pick up to and back to our hotel , the up and down boat ride and some snorkeling . We were told that the beach is approachable , only via water.
The waters are lovely , but the beach itself is very small , usually crowded and dirty . By default – due to the reef , the clear waters and the proximity to the shore – we enjoyed the experience itself and saw myriad varieties of fish .
We did have some problems – We went with Mr. Ranjit Kulla – the owner of the rickshaw and the boat , and his nephew . It was the nephew who took us snorkeling. he was absolutely unenthusiastic and not very helpful when we faced difficulty with the snorkeling gear . We were promised unlimited snorkeling – however that was not what we got . A couple quick forays , not too far from the shore and we were done. The guide did not give us any information on the fish either. The regulations he imposed on us also seemed a little odd – even though my boyfriend is a fantastic swimmer he was unwilling to let him swim without the tube and then refused to accompany him on a longer trip.
I had a quick go on the water scooter for Rs 600. You are not allowed solo self drive , but it was a fun couple of minutes where you get to be privy to some daredevil antics at the end . There were also banana boat rides , water sofa rides and the sea walk available . There is no bottled water available and snacks are limited to fresh fruit , so bring your own food. There are no bathrooms either .
There are floats and tubes available for rent for a nominal price .
The trip was all in all about 4 hours and cost Rs 2600 . We found it to be fun , but would not consider it among the high points of the trip. Make sure you bargain with your guide and lay down clear conditions for the duration and terms of snorkeling .
We later found out and saw , that there is a walking trail to Elephanta beach that starts on the road to Radhanagar , so maybe the adventurous sort could pursue that .
What is Included?
- Air-Conditioned Car Included (point to point only)
- All Entry Fee
- Boat Tickets
What is Excluded?
- Snacks/Meals are not included
- No Car Diversions allowed
- Extra charges are applicable if large diversions are made from the Itinerary.
What Happens After the Booking?
- You will receive a call/e-mail in case if any extra info needed.
- You will receive the confirmation voucher on your e-mail ID.
- You will have to show the confirmation voucher to the driver on the day of your activity.
- All minors need to be accompanied by an adult
- Snacks and Meals are not included
- Extra charges will be applicable in case of large diversions from the mentioned itinerary
- Elephant Beach Treak is not allowed after 01.00 PM
The trip can be canceled upto 24 hours before starting time of the trip. Small 5% retention will apply on such cancellations.
Unfortunately, trips may not be canceled within 24 hours since entry tickets are acquired.
- The price shown includes the price for a 4-seater AC car with a driver- INR 4600
- Ticket charges for 1 person- INR 1000
About the Provider
Designed with you in mind, our experiences are tailored or built from scratch to suit your needs. We work with the choicest of drivers and car vendors and take careful measures to ensure your safety. With the help of precision planning, our team of experts, aim at giving you the best that there is to offer.
Where is Havelock island situated?
Havelock Island AKA Swaraj Dweep is a part of the Andaman and Nicobar Union territory of India. Officially, it is part of South Andaman administrative district. It is located towards the East and about 70 km away from Port Blair.
How many days do you need for Havelock?
We suggest you keep a minimum of 3 days for Havelock. This is ideal to enjoy Radhanagar beach, Scuba dive, explore cafes and try offbeat activities like Night kayaking and trekking.
How do you get to Havelock island?
The only way to get to Havelock (for tourists) is by sea. You can travel by private AC ferries (Makruzz, Green ocean, etc) which take about 1.5 – 2 hours OR by Government ferries which can take up to 3 hours.