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  • A four week long curfew on the islands

    Updated: 26 May 2021

    There is an ongoing four-week long curfew on the island owing to rising COVID-19 cases.

  • Tourist attractions closed till further notice

    Updated: 29 May 2021

     Tourist attractions attracting large gatherings closed till further notice.

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 29 May 2021

    A negative RT PCR report has to be presented by all passengers on arrival.

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  • All passengers will be required to go through thermal screening.
  • All incoming passengers have to carry the RT-PCR negative test report issued from an ICMR approved lab. The test should have been taken within 48 hours. RT-PCR timeline begins from the swab collection time. Any passenger without it will be sent back to the origin. Also, handwritten reports are not acceptable.
  • Along with having the negative RT-PCR report, all incoming passengers will undergo Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) upon arrival at designated testing centers that are located within two kilometers of Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair.
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  • Activities attracting huge crowds such as the Light and Sound Show at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island and National Memorial Cellular Jail, water sports, beaches, and other such activities have been suspended across all three districts for another four weeks starting from May 20, 2021.
  • A new standard operating procedure for adventure water sports has been issued.
  • Travelling to North and Middle Andaman Islands, Nicobar group of islands, and Little Andaman Island is not allowed for tourism purposes as of now.
  • The ongoing night curfew has been extended by one hour from 9 pm to 5 am.
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  • Even if the test of the result conducted on arrival is negative, all passengers still have to home quarantine for a week.
  • Any passenger with a positive test result will be sent for institutional quarantine for further treatment.
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  • Regular flights to Port Blair (the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands) are operational now.
  • There are direct flights from Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Delhi.
  • Public transports like cabs, taxis, and bus services are also functional.
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Travellers should carefully follow social distancing norms and wear masks as well. Also, before making any booking, they should refer to the latest travel news on the government website of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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Water Sports at Port Blair

Feel the adrenaline rush running through your veins as you indulge in various water sports in Port Blair!

This vibrant and tropical paradise is a hub of aqua sports, and thus if you are a sea lover or love water sports, then you have a lot to do in the capital city of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. A vacation in the serene Port Blair will let you explore the ocean mysteries at their finest. The best thing is that you don’t need to be an expert in swimming. All you need is the enthusiasm and willingness to dive into the sea (of course with your life jacket!). If you want to have an action-packed experience, then the best time to travel to Port Blair is post-monsoon, that is, from November to May. During this time, the sky is cloudless and the water, peaceful and safe.

Andaman & Nicobar Islands, the untouched Indian union territory, is a storehouse of adventure sports for adrenaline junkies from all over the world. Especially famous for its water sports, Port Blair is popular for offering such activities that can be enjoyed by swimmers as well as non-swimmers. It is famous among adventure seekers owing to the diversity of water sports one can experience here. Having a multitude of activities available for one and all, no one can get bored on this little piece of paradise.

There are various adventurous water sports activities packages in Port Blair and you can choose as per your budget and other requirements. In this post, we present the top-rated water sports in Port Blair. Let’s get started!

Enthralling Water Sports in Port Blair

Port Blair is a hub of water adventure activities. You can try jet skiing, glass-bottom boating, and seaplane ride here. If you love doing adventurous activities, then Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex is the perfect place for enjoying different exciting water sports. Here, you will find paddleboats, rowboats, parasailing, speed boats, banana boats, and a lot more. The best time to visit the complex would be summers so that you can enjoy being in the water even more.

Banana Boat Rides

These rides are known to have the perfect blend of fun and adventure. This splendid and exciting activity is a must-try in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. These boats are shaped like a banana and are tied behind a speed boat to gain speed. A total of six people can ride on these boats, and that includes an instructor as well. It is absolutely safe as everyone is given a life jacket. Don’t hold yourself back and go for this activity when in Andamans. It is counted among the best sports here.

Parasailing

It is an incredible water sport that anyone can enjoy in Andaman Island. It offers a fantastic combo of water and airborne adventure. While harnessed in a parachute, you are tied behind a motorboat with a rope. As the boat speeds off into the sea, you start flying like a kite in the sky! You may get to dip into the water as well. The whole experience is extremely enthralling! This activity is something that you should not miss at any cost in Andaman Island. And yes, wear clothes in which you can move comfortably.

Jet Skiing

It definitely stands out among all the water sports in Port Blair. However, it depends on weather conditions. It should not be done during a heavy downpour or a storm; otherwise, it would be highly dangerous. Therefore, before heading out to enjoy this superb activity, don’t forget to check the weather conditions first. And for your own safety, don’t stand up while driving the jet ski.

Speed Boating

If you are someone who wants to be in the waters but doesn’t want to get in, then this activity is particularly for you. By speed boating, you can experience the thrill but still be completely safe. This is the perfect water sport for you. While the speed boat splashes through the waters at a fast pace, you will be inside, safety and in your life jacket. Swimmer or otherwise, you just cannot miss this water activity when in the Andaman Islands.

Glass-Bottom Boating

While doing this, you have to be in a tiny boat with the bottom made up of glass. As it sails through the sea, you can have a glimpse of the water. This is very popular in Port Blair. One can enjoy glass-bottom boat rides from Water Sports Complex to North Bay Coral Island or from Port Blair to Jolly Buoy Island. You have to wear a life jacket. One of the finest sea sports, it is a magical experience for sure. When in Port Blair, do not miss this activity.

Seaplane Ride

Want to have an awesome experience of being in a commercial seaplane? Port Blair is your one-stop destination to fulfill this dream of yours. One of the best adventure sports, a ride in a seaplane should not be missed by you at any cost. These planes carry a total of nine passengers at a time and take you from Port Blair to Havelock Island. In just 15 minutes, you will reach your destination which otherwise takes two hours via ferry. Just check the weather forecast before going for the adventurous ride.

Excited to try these water activities? All you have to do is contact Andaman Island Travels to make all the bookings for you. Its experienced tour operators will take care of all your travel requirements including accommodation as well. There are a number of adventurous water sports activities packages in Port Blair and you can pick as per your requirements and budget. If you are in the planning stage of your vacation in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, then contact Andaman Island Travels to make all your bookings. A well-known and trusted tour agency, it is located in Port Blair and is committed to help you in planning the holiday of your dreams as per your budget and requirements.

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