How to get to Little Andaman
Daily government ferries connect Phoenix Bay and Haddo Wharf in Port Blair with Hut Bay (in Little Andaman). The journey takes about 6 to 8 hours depending on the ferry type and weather conditions. There are also longer overnight ferries. You can pick double or four-bed cabins, a seat or stay on the deck. For schedule of boat services check in advance or visit the web site www.and.nic.in. If you are eager to leave on the exact date get your tickets at least two days before. In peak season, make sure you book tickets in advance. Early morning queuing is also possible as sometimes you can get lucky and purchase your ticket 1 hour before departure at the ticket counter.
Another quick option for reaching Little Andaman is traveling via helicopter. This is pricier, the seats are limited, locals or government officials are favored and luggage is restricted. However if you manage all the above, you are guaranteed to have a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience. The joy of viewing the islands so clearly from the sky is unparalleled. One must book helicopter tickets a day before the scheduled travel date.