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North Bay Island, Andaman & Nicobar Islands Overview

The Andaman Islands are blessed with some of the most stunning beaches in India. Covered with ash coloured sand and tropical trees; these islands make up for the best places to unwind at. Among the group of about 300 islands, North Bay Island in Andaman is most preferred by tourists for its breathtaking coral reefs and exhilarating adventure activities. Interestingly, the picture of an island on the back of a 20 Rupee note is of North Bay Island.

North Bay Island competes with some of the most beautiful islands all over the world when it comes to attracting tourists. Activities like scuba diving, snorkelling, sea walking, and glass boat rides are what allures tourists the most. You will find more things to do here than at Neil Island or Havelock.

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Things to Do in North Bay Island

There are a plethora of snorkelling and scuba diving operators at the island, verified by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). Witness the incredible marine life up close, swim with the vibrant schools of fishes and admire the beautiful corals. If you are not much of a swimming person, go for a sea walk or a glass boat ride (best for children and elderly). All marine activities here will leave you in awe.

You must choose the activities depending on the weather. If the sky is cloudy, the visibility will be low, and you won't be able to get the best out of the activities you choose. The guides and instructors are professional and friendly; there is no compromise on quality.

3 to 4 hours are enough on this Island to soak it all in. Whether you spend the day relaxing in a hammock or treat yourself with some thrill, you are surely bound to have a great time here.

Cost for Water Sport & Activities

Scuba diving – INR 3500 onwards per person
Snorkelling – INR 500 per person
Sea Walking – INR 3500 per person
Glass Boat Ride – INR 500 person for the shorter route. INR 800 per person for the longer route.

Best time to Visit North Bay Island

The best time to visit North Bay Island is between November and May. The island has a pleasant temperature all year round. It is advisable to not visit the island during the monsoon season (June to September) as the tides tend to get high, accompanied by a high amount of rainfall and strong winds.

How to Reach North Bay Island

A boat ride to the North Bay Island starts from 2 points depending on government authority – the Junglighat Jetty and the Andaman Water Sports Complex. These boats can carry up to 200 people at a time and are equipped with necessary safety measures. The boat trip also comes with a guide who briefs the passengers about the history of the island.

Boat trip cost – INR 750 (return)

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