News Latest Information on Travelling to Andaman Islands?
  • Andaman Tourism Opens

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    From 3rd August 2021 Tourism activities re-open in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. In view of the steady decline in cases of COVID-19 in Andaman Nicobar Islands an order has been issued by the Director of Tourism Department today regarding reopening of all Tourism activities in South Andaman and North Middle Andaman District from today.

  • What is the advisory to travel to North & Middle Andaman District?

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    The tourists are allowed to visit Baratang/North & Middle Andaman subject to compulsory RAT testing for Andaman Trunk Road commuters which will be carried out at Forest check post on the spot / same day on payment of applicable charges

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021
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  • The tourists need to carry COVID-19 negative test report from mainland based ICMR approved lab using Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RTPCR). However, the sample for RTPCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to starting the journey from the origin station. 
  • The tourists/visitors on arrival at Port Blair airport have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screening with RTPCR test free of cost. Thereafter the tourists/ visitors are allowed to move to their respective hotels.
  • However, they will have to be under quarantine at Port Blair in their hotel rooms until the result of RTPCR tests are received.
  • In case of RTPCR positive test results, the tourists/visitors shall remain in institutional quarantine in hotels notified by the Hoteliers Association in consent with the A&N Administration, on rate as specified or to the designated hospital/ Covid 19 care centre on case to case basis.
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General Guidelines defined for traveling to Andaman Islands during COVID :

  1. The Tourism Activities are permitted only in South Andaman & North & Middle Andaman District except Nicobar District.
  2. Persons above 65 years of age, persons with home co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years advised not to travel for tourism purposes.
  3. Tourists/Visitors who are at higher risk due to some medical history are advised to take extra precautions.
  4. Tourists/visitors shall minimize contact with other staff and visitors as far as possible and zero contact policy should be followed at all tourist destinations.
  5. All tourists/visitors shall be briefed by the hotel concerned about do’s & don’ts to be mandatorily followed during their stay and movements.
  6. While travelling tourists/visitors should wear a face mask and carry their own sanitizer and wet wipes for personal use.
  7. At all tourist destinations, staff must wear face masks and wash/sanitize hands regularly while performing their duties.
  8. Arogya Setu App shall be mandatory for all incoming tourists/visitors.
  9. Respiratory etiquettes to be strictly followed. This involves strict practice of covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing with a tissue handkerchief/flexed elbow and disposing off used tissues properly after use.
  10. The tourists/visitors on arrival at Port Blair airport have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screening with RTPCR test free of cost. Thereafter the tourists/ visitors are allowed to move to their respective hotels. However, they will have to be under quarantine at Port Blair in their hotel rooms until the result of RTPCR tests are received. In case of RTPCR positive test results, the tourists/visitors shall remain in institutional quarantine in hotels notified by the Hoteliers Association in consent with the A&%N Administration, on rate as specified or to the designated hospital/ Covid 19 care centre on case to case basis.
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What are the guidelines for testing for tourists coming to Andaman after August 03 2021?

On arrival at Port Blair :

1. The tourists need to carry COVID-19 negative test report from mainland based 1CMR approved lab using Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RTPCR). However, the sample for RTPCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to starting the journey from the origin station. (For e.g. if the tourist takes a flight from Delhi at 0600 hrs. on 1st September, 2021, the sample for RTPCR test should have been taken not before 0600 hrs. on 30th August, 2021).

2. The tourists/visitors on arrival at Port Blair airport have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screening with RTPCR test free of cost. Thereafter the tourists/visitors are allowed to move to their respective hotels. However, they will have to be under quarantine at Port Blair in their hotel rooms until the result of RTPCR tests are received. In case of RTPCR positive test results, the tourists/visitors shall remain in
institutional quarantine in hotels notified by the Hoteliers Association in consent with the A&N Administration, on rates as specified or to the designated hospital/ Covid-19 care centre on case-to-case basis.

3. Tourists may also have to undergo random Rapid Antigen Test conducted from time to time on payment basis as prescribed by A8N Administration.

What if the tourists test positive after arriving at the Andaman Islands?


If the tourists tests positive during their stay in the Islands, he/she will need to undergo institutional isolation as per existing health protocols. The
cost of such isolation for govt. facility will be paid by the tourists as fixed by the administration from time to time.

If the patient wants to stay at hotels, he/she can stay in the hotels if all the conditions below are met:

a) Patients are not symptomatic and not more than 60 years old.
b) Request/ undertaking is made by patient in writing.
c)lf allowed by doctors.

Hotels will make necessary arrangements to designate a part of their rooms for institutional isolation for this purpose.

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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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Jet Skiing in Andaman Islands

Jet Skiing

Feel in control as you zip in your high-motored jet ski as your cruise through the ocean at your own pace. As the powerful motor splits the water and heads into the ocean, the adrenaline is sure to kick in. It truly is an experience worth trying. Tourists enjoy the scenic ocean plunging right onto their water scooter, at such high speeds that thrill in itself cannot be undermined. Every child and adult’s dream is to ski ride through the water. People tend to satisfy their adrenaline rush by going crazy in the water. It is an activity full of fun and amusement. If you are looking for a water sports adventure like never before, a jet ski ride is the one for you. It lets you feel as if you are the queen or king of your jet, marching along the turquoise water.

How to Jet Ski?

Jet skis are jet-powered water scooters run by powerful engines. With no need for professional training to try jet ski rides, they are easy to operate and full of fun.

Tips

  • Jet Skiing is an activity for both adults and children.
  • It is a safe ride and is best enjoyed during summers. 
  • Jet ski riding is strictly prohibited during monsoon and storms. 
  • The price for a jet ski ride in Neil Island is rupees 500 for a single ride and rupees 850 for a double ride. 
  • You can rent the jet ski for an hour or three depending on your convenience and the time available at hand. 

Overview

If you are an adrenaline enthusiast, and ever dreamed of spinning in the water in high powered vehicles, this is the place you should be in. Riding around stunning islands and rich green limestone outcrops on the sea while on a jet ski is a lifetime experience in the Andamans.

Where in Andamans? 

Havelock Island

Havelock Island is the best place to do jet skiing in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The crystal clear water gives you a vibe of adventure, thrill, and excitement. You do not need to be a professional rider to go for jet skiing. The professional riders are always with you to guide your way. It is one of the best water sports in Havelock Island. You can enjoy the open sea from a whole new perspective. The best time to do jet skiing is during March and April. You need to go along a professional rider if you do not know how to ride. The price of jet skiing in Havelock Island is rupees 650 per person for a single ride and rupees 850 for a double ride.

Neil Island

You can enjoy a jet ski ride on Neil Island with wholesome delight and vigour. The island is a picturesque beauty, lying at a distance of 37 kilometres from Port Blair. It provides for a mesmerizing water surface for jet ski rides. You can enjoy jet skiing with your friends and family on this beautiful island.

Andaman Islands FAQs

  • Q1.   For how long can I take the jet ski ride in the Andaman Islands?

    Normally, the slot for jet skiing in the Andamans is for ten to fifteen minutes. Indulging in the
    adventuresome side of your personality is a great experience here.

  • Q2.   Can I ride a jet ski in the Andamans on my own?

    If you are a beginner, then going with an experienced rider would be best. He will ride the jet
    ski and you can enjoy sitting behind him. It is exciting this way also. Enjoy zooming on the calm waters
    and feeling the wind all over yourself.

  • Q3.   Which are the best places for jet skiing in the Andaman Islands?

    The most sought-after places for jet skiing in the Andamans are as follows:

    • Water Sports Complex, Port Blair
    • Corbyn’s Cove Beach, Port Blair
    • Elephant Beach, Havelock Island
    • Bharatpur Beach, Neil Island
    • North Bay Island
  • Q4.   Is there any safety concern while jet skiing in the Andamans due to harsh tides?

    It is true that tides may get a little rough sometimes on the island, but you don’t have to worry
    about your safety as you are accompanied by an experienced instructor. He will take care of everything.

  • Q5.   Is there any age limit for jet skiing in the Andaman Islands?

    Anyone between the age of ten and 60 can enjoy this adventure water sport on the island.

  • Q6.   Do I need to know how to swim for trying my hand at jet skiing in the Andamans?

    No, absolutely not. You are not required to know swimming to go for this activity. Moreover,
    you are given a life jacket as well.

  • Q7.   Why should I go for jet skiing in the Andaman Islands?

    Jet skiing in the Andaman Islands is counted among the most enthralling water sports in India.
    The island is the best destination for trying this enthralling water sport. It has the perfect amount of
    pleasure and thrill that any adventurer could ask for. The best part here is that the clear waters of the
    ocean and lush greenery on the coast let you have a mesmerising jet skiing experience. Riding on the
    powerful waves of the Andaman Sea is a memorable experience for sure. Anyone can go for this activity
    here. Also, the charges for jet skiing in the Andamans are low in comparison to other water sports.

  • Q8.   How much does it cost to do jet skiing in the Andamans?

    The price for jet skiing on the island starts from INR 750. The adventure water sport is definitely
    worth every penny spent.

  • Q9.   Is jet skiing in the Andaman Islands affected by weather conditions?

    This water sport stands out among all the activities on the island. However, weather conditions
    affect it. One cannot go for jet skiing during a heavy downpour or a storm. It is really risky under such
    conditions. Don’t forget to check the weather conditions first before heading out to enjoy this superb
    activity.

  • Q10.   Is it safe to do jet ski in the Andamans?

    Yes, it is completely safe to do jet skiing in the Andaman Islands. First of all, you are
    accompanied by an experienced rider. And secondly, you are given a life jacket as well. All you need is to
    sit and enjoy the ride. And for your own safety, don’t stand up while jet skiing.

  • Q11.   Is Corbyn’s Cove Beach a good destination choice for trying jet skiing?

    Corbyn’s Cove Beach is in Port Blair, the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is
    one of the best places for adventure water sports in the Andaman Islands. This tourist hotspot offers a
    fair amount of thrill as well as fun. Jet skiing is a preferred water sport here. Jet Skiing in Port Blair lets
    you enjoy the thrilling ride on the powerful waves of the beach and gives you the much-needed
    adrenaline rush. In comparison with other beaches, the tides at Corbyn’s Cove Beach are higher. It is like
    flying above the water and diving through it. You will get to experience all this in total comfort as an
    experienced jet skier will accompany you throughout the ride.

  • Q12.   Can I go for jet skiing at Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex?

    Located in Port Blair is another incredible destination for jet skiing. Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports
    Complex, commonly known as Water Sports Complex, is a popular tourist attraction place in the
    Andamans. There are various activities that you can do there and jet skiing is one of them. This complex
    serves as a memorial for the Battle of Aberdeen that took place in 1859. It was the battle between the
    British and the Andamanese. It is spread across an area of two kilometers. This is the perfect place for
    relaxation. Just take the stairs down from the Cellular Jail to reach there.
    Jet skiing is a popular water sport at Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex. Ride a jet ski and have fun on
    the mighty waves. It is an ideal water sport for you if you love speed and want to whizz over the
    powerful waters. Just sit behind the trainer and enjoy the exciting ride.

  • Q13.   Where can I go for jet skiing in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep)?

    Havelock Island is the most frequented island in the Andamans and jet skiing is a very popular
    activity here. Elephant Beach is where you should go for this amazing water sport. Jet skiing here is what
    you need to do if you are seeking an adrenaline rush while vacationing on this island. Fans of adventure
    sports and speed opt for this enthralling water ride in Havelock Island owing to its natural charm.

    Offering the ultimate adventure experience, jet skiing is an incredible water sport here. It is an action-
    packed ride that makes your Andaman holidays fun-filled and memorable. Admire the clear azure
    waters and splendid coastlines of Swaraj Dweep that are sure to leave you spellbound.

  • Q14.   What if I want to ride the jet ski in the Andamans on my own?

    Jet-powered water scooters, jet skis run on powerful engines. You don’t need any extensive
    professional training to try them. It is quite easy and fun to operate them. For an invigorating experience
    on the seas, just hop on a jet ski at a gorgeous beach.

  • Q15.   What is the best time to go for jet skiing in the Andaman Islands?

    Jet skiing can be best enjoyed during the months of October to May in the Andamans. The sport
    is strictly prohibited during monsoon season and storms.

  • Q16.   I am travelling to the Andamans for my honeymoon. Can I make the booking for jet skiing in advance?

    Yes, you can do that by contacting Andaman Island Travels. It is a trustworthy travel agency
    located in Port Blair (the capital town) and is a well-known name across the island. Owing to the oozing
    natural charm, honeymooners from all over the world visit the island. They also try their hand at jet
    skiing, especially those who are adventure lovers. Along with this, you can book your slots for other
    water activities in advance as well. Dive into this amazing jewel of the Bay of Bengal. Get set go for an
    ultimate journey!

  • Q17.   What is the time duration of the jet ski ride in the Andamans?

    The jet ski ride in the Andaman Islands is usually for ten to fifteen minutes. The adventure sport is so exciting that you will not even realise how fast the ride will end.

  • Q18.   Can an experienced instructor ride a jet ski for me in the Andaman Islands?

    Going with an experienced instructor would be great if you are going for jet skiing for the very first time. You can just sit behind him and enjoy the speedy ride while he rides. Enjoying riding on the azure waters and feeling the wind over your face would be a great travel memory for sure.

  • Q19.   Where can I try jet skiing in the Andamans?

    The best locations for jet skiing in the Andamans are mentioned below:

    • North Bay Island
    • Bharatpur Beach, Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep)
    • Corbyn’s Cove Beach, Port Blair
    • Water Sports Complex, Port Blair
    • Elephant Beach, Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep)
  • Q20.   Is there any safety concern while jet skiing on harsh tides in the Andaman Islands?

    This is a fact that tides may get a little rough sometimes in the Andamans. But still, you need not worry at all as an experienced trainer will accompany you at all times during the ride. You will be in absolutely safe hands.

  • Q21.   Is there any age limit for trying jet skiing in the Andamans?

    If you are between the age of ten and 60, then you can enjoy this exciting water sport in the Andaman Islands.

  • Q22.   Do I need to know swimming for trying my hand at jet skiing in the Andaman Islands?

    No, you need not know how to swim for going for this water sport. Also, you are given a life jacket as well.

  • Q23.   Is jet skiing in the Andamans worth it?

    Jet skiing in the Andaman Islands is an extremely popular water sport across India. It is counted among the best places for this exciting water activity. With an ideal amount of thrill and fun, this adventure can be the highlight of your Andamans holidays. The jet skiing experience is further enhanced owing to the crystal-clear waters of the sea and lush greenery on the coast. Gliding on the mighty waves of the Andaman Sea is definitely an unforgettable experience. The activity can be enjoyed by young and adult both. Moreover, the charges for jet skiing in the Andamans are low in comparison to other water adventure activities.

  • Q24.   Is jet skiing in the Andaman Islands costly?

    The charges for jet skiing in the Andamans starts from Rs. 750. The experience will offer complete worth to your money.

  • Q25.   Does jet skiing in the Andamans depend on weather conditions?

    Jet skiing, the most sought-after water sport on the island is affected by weather conditions to a large extent. During a heavy downpour or a storm, it is not advisable to go for it as it is quite risky under such conditions. Before heading out to enjoy this incredible adventure, check the weather conditions.

  • Q26.   Is jet skiing in the Andaman Islands a safe sport?

    The Andamans is an absolutely safe place to try jet skiing whether you are a beginner or an expert. In case it is your first time, then an experienced rider will accompany you during the ride. You will be given a life jacket as well for your safety. Do not stand up while skiing as it may be dangerous. Just listen to your trainer carefully and follow his instructions.

  • Q27.   Can I go to Corbyn’s Cove Beach to try jet skiing?

    Located in Port Blair, Corbyn’s Cove Beach is a popular beach in the Andamans. It is also a great location for trying different water sports. This tourist hotspot offers a fair amount of thrill as well as fun, and jet skiing is a popular water sport here. Doing it in Port Blair will let you ride on the powerful waves and gives you the much-needed adrenaline rush. An experienced jet skier will be there with you so that you can make the most of this adventure ride.

  • Q28.   How is Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex as a location for jet skiing?

    Located in the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex is one more excellent location for jet skiing. Also known as Water Sports Complex, it is a popular tourist hotspot as it offers a lot of water sports and adventure activities. The complex serves as a memorial for the Battle of Aberdeen that took place in 1859. It was the battle between the British and the Andamanese. The complex spans across an area of two kilometers. You can visit this place after Cellular Jail as it is nearby. Just take the stairs down from there. A sought-after water sport at Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex, jet skiing on powerful waves is a wonderful experience. It is an ideal water sport for you if you love speed and want to whizz over the powerful waters.

  • Q29.   Is jet skiing available in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep)?

    The most frequented island in the Andaman Islands, Havelock Island is a preferred place for jet skiing. You can try this activity at the beautiful Elephant Island. If you are seeking an adrenaline rush while vacationing here, then this water sport is what you need to do. Fans of adventure sports and speed opt for this action-packed water sport in Havelock Island owing to its natural beauty. This thrilling ride will make your Andamans vacation even more memorable. The cobalt waters and lovely coastlines of Swaraj Dweep are sure to leave you awestruck.

  • Q30.   Can I ride a jet ski in the Andaman Islands on my own?

    Jet skis are jet-powered water scooters that run on powerful engines. No extensive professional training is required to operate them. Riding them is a fun-filled experience. Just hop on a jet ski at a gorgeous beach for an invigorating experience in the ocean.

  • Q31.   What is the best time to go for jet skiing in the Andamans?

    Jet skiing can be best enjoyed during the months between October and May on the island. This is also the best season to visit the island as its natural beauty is at its peak during this time. However, during monsoon season and storms, this water sport is strictly prohibited.

  • Q32.   Can I make an advance booking for jet skiing in the Andaman Islands?

    If you want to make advance bookings for jet skiing or any other water sport, then you can contact Andaman Island Travels. A reliable travel agency located in Port Blair, AIT is known for giving complete customer satisfaction to its esteemed clients. Apart from any water sport, you can also book your ferry transfers, airport transfers, accommodations, sightseeing tours, etc. with Andaman Island Travels. Its experienced staff will take care of all your requirements by offering you customised services.

  • Q33.   Is jet skiing in the Andaman Islands a difficult task?

    Jet skiing is quite an easy water sport. These jet-powered water scooters are run by powerful engines. You can easily operate them and have fun. There is no need for any professional training for riding a jet ski.

  • Q34.   What is the best time to try jet skiing in the Andaman Islands?

    The weather in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is quite pleasant throughout the year as there is no extreme winter or summer season. The temperature remains the same. However, humidity starts to decrease on the island in the month of October. Thus, the best time to visit the Andaman Islands and try jet skiing is between November and April. The sport is strictly prohibited during monsoons and storms as weather conditions affect this water sport to a great extent.

  • Q35.   Which are the best places for trying jet skiing in the Andaman Islands?

    In the Andaman Islands, the topmost places for jet skiing are in Port Blair, Havelock Island, and Neil Island. Their azure waters and stunning landscapes are ideal for jet skiing. The coastlines are gorgeous here and these will take your breath away.

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