The sooner you paddle, the better you explore. Kayaking is one such experience that can give you the much-needed thrill and make your holiday one-of-its-kind. Andamans is a prominent destination for water sports, and kayaking is often received very well by travellers all around the world.
How is Kayaking Done?
Kayaking is when you make use of a kayak to move across the water. A kayak is a canoe-like boat in which the paddler sits with his legs facing forward. A kayak usually uses a double-bladed paddle to pull front-to-back on one side and the other side in rotation. Most kayaks have closed decks, but there are also sit-on-top and inflatable kayaks that are highly popular. Kayaks were created thousands of years ago by the Inuit, also known as Eskimos of the Arctic regions. They used driftwood to construct the frame of the kayak along with animal skin to create the body.
Get a duck’s eye view of untouched places with a kayaking tour that takes you through the dense green mangroves and the serene backwaters of the Andaman Sea. Paddle along the calm waters and surrender your senses to the canopy of trees; hear the rhythmic chirping of birds, and learn about the rich and diverse ecosystem –we promise that you will be back for more.
- Do not sway your hands or feet in the water at any time during boat rides.
- Wear comfortable and quick-dry clothes. Avoid fabric that tends to stay wet for long.
- Avoid night kayaking if you are afraid of darkness or water.
- You can book online during a seasonal period for your friends and family. Only ten people can participate in one go for three hours.
- Few essential items to carry along with you while going for kayaking include a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, comfortable shoes, and comfortable clothes. The price for kayaking roughly starts from 3500 rupees per adult.
Where in Andamans
Far away from the coast of Havelock Island, the water gleams like a zillion fireflies, mesmerizing the human eye, occurs a stunning natural phenomenon termed bioluminescence. On account of the presence of phytoplankton in the water. If the image of a million stars dancing in the dark above your head, and the same image reflecting below your feet, intrigues you, night kayaking excursions are a sublime means to bring this image to life. Though bioluminescence is observed best on new moon nights, one can avail the experience of night kayaking for stargazing as well.
It is the right place for newbies to try this experience. The mangroves of the coastal paradise constitute 1/5th of the nation’s total mangrove population. Kayaking primarily focuses on exploring beautiful islands and paddling across the water.
You will indulge in this activity for around 2.5 hours. Listen to the birds chirping and enjoy the serenity as you cruise through the greenery. Those of you who are looking for some peaceful environment this is the perfect place for you. Mostly you can click some of the best shots with the splendid background.