About North Bay Island
To the north of Port Blair and only a 45-minute ride from Aberdeen Jetty, North Bay Island is a convenient option for the hurried tourist.
The beach is home to the lighthouse which features on the reverse of the Rs. 20 note. The lighthouse rewards anyone who braves the tough climb up with a spectacular view of the nearby islands of Ross Island and Port Blair skyline in the expanse of brilliantly sparkling waters.
North Bay Beach also offers a variety of water sports and adventure activities which include glass boat rides, Sea Walking, Scuba Diving, and Snorkeling. The shallow water here makes for some quality coral viewing. Several companies offer dives at North Bay (duration of around 40 minutes each), with complimentary underwater photographs loaded to your mobile phone.
A visit to North Bay Island can consume about half of your day. It is advisable to carry something to munch on, though snacks (a few run-of-the-mill Chinese dishes, and pakodas) and beverages (tea and coffee) are available on the beach.
How to Reach North Bay Island?
Situated about 4kms via the sea route from Port Blair, North Bay is just a short (45 minute) boat ride away from Aberdeen jetty. This jetty is situated on the east coast of Port Blair, inside the water Sports Complex and one can easily get here by hiring a taxi, auto-rickshaw, or 2-wheeler.
When there, you can purchase a ticket either for a 2 island tour (7 hours) which includes Ross Island and North Bay, or Just North Bay (About 4 hours in total).
The boat that takes you there, waits and brings you back.
- Book Guided Tours of North Bay Island
- Book Sightseeing Tour of Port Blair