About the trip
A trip to a place that you every day see at the back of 20 Rupee note without recognizing what that place is. Now, after this trip, you will for sure understand where this picture belongs to. Apparently, the picture seen at the back of 20 Rupee note is the North Bay Island and the lighthouse seen in the image, is the light house at North Bay Island also known as a coral island. Now, this trip takes you to North Bay in Port Blair and the first administrative settlement of Britishers in Andaman Islands, Ross Island. Visit these amazing destinations during your trip to these islands. Both of these destination is a must visit destination that one should not miss after coming to the Andamans.
Few miles from Port Blair is the Ross Island, once an administrative headquarter for the Britishers, before an earthquake rocked the Island in 1941. The British then left the island and took settlement at Port Blair, since then the Island could never recover from the decay and neglect which had set in. Slowly but steadily the nature took its toll, as banyan trees engulfed the buildings thus replacing the structures created by man. This island makes you nostalgic and takes you back in time when this was an administrative settlement for the Britishers. The Indian Navy has rebuilt some of the old buildings like the bakery and the local stores, from where souvenirs are available.
North Bay Island
North Bay island is a popular destination in Port Blair. The beach and the snorkeling opportunities in its fringing coral reefs are the closest ones you will find at Port Blair. A ferrywill take you across Aberdeen Jetty and bring you back after 3 hour. The corals at North Bay are rather good and spread over large area. You're very likely to spot many fish, a lobster, or even clams on the coral reef.When at North Bay, it is time to relax and enjoy. Options such as Snorkeling, Scuba Diving and Sea Walk are also available.
Guests will be picked-up from their hotel /accommodation by 8:30 AM(Depends upon how far you are staying). Following the journey, guests will be dropped back to their hotel or to an alternate location if required.
The trip begins from Andaman water sports complex where you board a boat to North Bay Island. The boat takes 30 Minutes to reach North Bay Island. Relax and spend your time enjoying the beach at North Bay Island. Ross Island is visible from North Bay Island. If you have booked Sea Walk then you can avail Sea Walk upon arriving at North Bay Island. Post completion of trip at North Bay you return back to Andaman Water sports complex. From here you board another boat to Ross Island. The boat takes approximately 20 Minutes to reach Ross Island. Spend approximately 2 Hours 30 Minutes at Ross Island before returning back to Andaman Water Sports Complex on the same boat. A private guide Anuradha is present at Ross Island and you may take a guided tour with her. Her knowledge about Ross Island and its history is amazing. Upon returning from Ross Island our chauffeur picks you and drops you back to the hotel.
Trip includes all transfers, boat tickets, pick up and drop and drop to the hotel. A personal AC Vehicle will be provided for the trip.
Note : A maintenance fee of 30 Rupees at Ross Island and 10 Rupees and North Bay Island has to be given by the customers after reaching these islands. These amounts cannot be paid in advance.