If you are taking a vacation here, North Bay Andaman is one place you shouldn’t miss. And it is quite unlikely that you will, considering most tour operators are sure to add a day in North Bay to their list.
North Bay Andaman, is best known for its extensive water activities. Weather it is your first water adventure or you have done it before, the activities here will leave you refreshed and wanting more. Activities here are also designed for all age groups, which mean you can visit North Bay as a family including children and elders and still find something for everyone.
What makes your North Bay visit worthwhile is the amazing array of corals. It is a delight to see them no matter which water activity you choose. It’ll be good to carry a day picnic basket packed from your hotel with drinks, snacks and lunch as the water activities are likely to leave you very hungry. After all the fun activities, you can find a quite corner in the beach to yourself to soak in some me-time too.
How to get to North Bay
Take a boat from Marina Park in Port Blair. Be early as boats leave around 9am and return at 3pm back to Port Blair. This gives you quite a bit of time to enjoy your day. Read up the blog below to decide in advance the activities you want to take up so that it saves time during your time there.
North Bay Andaman Activities
Sea Walk – This is a must-do for people who enjoy being in the water and marveling in underwater scene. Sea walking is a different kind of adventure for you to see the corals and the numerous fishes swimming around you up close. You can also feed them and be ready to be swarmed by different kinds of fish. This is done by wearing a helmet with oxygen, so you can breathe underwater. You will be lowered down and guided by divers and lead you to walk on the sea bed and enjoy the corals and fish. This activity is not recommended for people who have ear problems as they may feel uneasy underwater when using the oxygenated helmet.
Scuba Diving – This takes your underwater adventure to the next level where you get to swim with the fishes. The sport is open to first timers and professionals. If you are doing this for the first time, you’ll need to spend quite a bit of time learning the ropes so be aware of the time you spend on this vis-à- vis other activities on the Bay.
Snorkelling – For people who are not into scuba diving but still want to stay longer in or underwater, snorkelling makes a good choice. It doesn’t require too much equipment or training and can be taken up by people who aren’t adept in swimming or diving.
Boating – Love to watch fishes but not a big fan of getting into the water? Boating is a perfect activity with the whole group as you will be riding a glass-bottom boat so you can see the fish and the corals under the clear blue waters. This is a great activity with children, as they do not need to snorkel to see the underwater marine life.
Jet Skiing – You may have seen it in numerous movies but this is your chance to try it out in real life. Jet skiing on water is not for the lighthearted. It is super thrilling once you get a hang of it. If you want to take a boast factor back home then this is it!
- The lighthouse is another attraction tourists shouldn’t miss. The magnificent view of the North Bay from the top is certainly worth the 10 minute climb
- North Bay is one of Andaman’s tourist hot spots so you will have to jostle a little with the crowd, especially in the vacation season
- If you are the more private kind, consider exploring other islands offer same or similar activities but aren’t as crowded
Want to know the best way to customize your Andaman Vacation so that you get access to all the fun activities without jostling a crowd? Contact Andaman Holidays today!