Kayaking in Andaman Islands

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Activity Overview

Kayaking in the Andaman Islands 5 Best Places to do Kayaking in Andaman with Pricing.

The Andaman Islands have been famous for their picturesque shorelines and unmatched greenery. What better way to experience this than Kayaking through the middle of everything, indulging in the experience firsthand?

The narrow path through the lagoons, shaded by dense forests and mangroves along with the birds of birds and animals makes this experience both relaxing and exhilarating.

Enjoy the up-close wonders of unexplored waters from cyan-colored crystal-clear lagoons to the wild green waters of dense mangrove forests, any kind of kayaking experience you have in mind can be enjoyed here.

Among the top places to experience it is Havelock‌ Island, closely followed by Port Blair and Neil Island. With the availability of night kayak trips and Biolumeniscence kayaking, you are sure to be exhilarated by choices.

Kayaking in the Andaman Islands is an outstanding way to explore the exotic beauty of these islands. Its rich biodiversity is filled with the green mangrove forest, pristine turquoise water, chittering birds, orchids, butterflies, bright blue sky, sunny sea beaches, and more. By kayaking on the shallow waters near the shores, you can reach the shadow of the mangroves and find a place perfect for unwinding.

Best places for Kayaking in Andaman:

Due to the number of available spots in Andaman, there are a lot of places that are fit for Kayaking. But to experience it you’ll have to find places where it’s permitted to Kayak. Below are the 4 places where the best Kayaking experiences are available in the Andaman Islands:

Kayaking in Havelock:

Havelock Island is simply the best place to kayak in the Andaman Islands, thanks to the wild forests and deep lagoons that adorn it. There are more than a few mangrove forests scattered throughout Havelock‌ Island, but Kayaking is available only at Beach No. 5. You can also opt to kayak through the sea, which is yet another decent experience to have here.

Mangrove forests in Havelock‌ Island are among the densest you can find in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The shade of these forests and the lagoons flowing through them is one of the best places to kayak. The stream is mostly steady with sudden jumps of small currents and mild turnings. As you explore further you can feel the shade surrounding you from all sides and opening into a wide view of the sea after a while. An experience to look forward to.

A usual kayak trip through mangroves is done with the assistance of an instructor, in a group of 6 or fewer.

Night Kayaking in Havelock Island

Night Kayaking is one of the best ways to add a bit of spice to your whole kayak trip. The experience takes place near the same mangrove brooks as the former one, but instead of focusing more on the surroundings, you get to explore what’s beneath the waters. Night kayak shows you the spooky side of the mangroves with decent lighting and lets you explore the wilderness from a different view. The whole pathway is lit up with lights that spread across the muddy waters and present wonderful scenery all around you. Moreover, the lagoon water currents are even wildered at night, making the whole experience exhilarating.

Tanaz, the instructor, or her experienced staff are always with you throughout the journey for maximum safety and guidance.

Bioluminescence Night Kayaking in Havelock:

Bioluminescence is one of the most stunning wonders of the world. The blue-tinted glow underwater is the cause of specific phytoplankton, that moves inside the water and glows at night. There are specific points in Andaman where they are visible and Havelock‌ Island’s mangrove forest is one of the best places to see it.

The experience begins near the shoreline during sunset, where you are given all the necessary instructions and soon you will head out to the sea. All lightings are turned off soon, and the glow inside the water will be visible due to bioluminescence, as you paddle through the lagoon and the ocean. The whole trip lasts for about 3 hours, after which the planktons stop glowing.

The glow of bioluminescence depends on the moon’s phase and departure time for this Kayaking trip is based on the specific sunset time of the day.

Best time to Kayak in Andaman:

The best time for a Kayaking trip in Andaman is from October to May. The weather is clear during these months and the water currents are medium, making it perfect for the activity,

You should also avoid Kayaking during the monsoon season as heavy rain can fill the kayak easily and the water currents are beyond control during this time. The flow of water remains unstable for up to 2 days of heavy rainfall so make sure to plan your trip accordingly.


  • Make sure to hire an instructor for the whole trip, for maximum safety.
  • Most areas in Andaman are protected by the Forest Department, so clear all the permits before leaving for a kayak trip.
  • Always wear a life jackets during the whole trip.
  • Make sure to keep close to the group, especially during the night Kayak, to make sure you are not left behind.
  • The water surfaces in mangrove forests are muddy, so try not to get off the Kayak during the trip.
  • Kayaking on the islands is more geared toward serenity and relaxation than energetic exhilaration.
  • Keep all your mobiles and wallets at the center before you begin the kayak trip.
  • If planning on taking your mobile with you, make sure to protect it with a waterproof cover.

Is Kayaking in Andaman safe?   Yes, the instructor takes you through the water that is known to be safe. Moreover, they always accompany you, so you don’t have to face any hassles during the trip.

Which is the best kayaking place in Andaman?   Havelock Island is the best place for kayaking in the Andaman Islands because it has the most beautiful lagoons and a lot of vendors that provide competitive pricing. This way you can both enjoy the whole experience and save more.

For kayaking, you need a short training on how to handle your kayak and paddling, and the trainer will help you reach the destination. As Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep) is the best kayaking spot, you should start your trial from here!

Things to keep

  • Medical kit
  • Water bottle
  • Energy bars
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Towels
  • Snacks
  • Hat


  • Always wear your life jacket during the entire journey
  • Must hire an instructor for the whole ride for your security
  • Arrange required permission from the Forest Department for a kayak trip.
  • Prior confirmation for this trip is mandatory.
  • A maximum of 10 seats are allowed per day.
  • Keep your mobiles and wallets at the center before beginning the journey. If you want to carry your mobile while kayaking, protect it with a waterproof cover.
  • The trip is directly related to the weather. So your trip may be canceled due to bad weather, and you will get back your trip’s cost.

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