Neil Island is a small yet exotic island known for ultimate biodiversity, unmatched coral reefs, lush greens and white sandy beaches capped with beautiful vegetation and tropical forest. Hence, Neil Island has been the ultimate tourist destination of Andaman Islands. 

It is well known to have high density of forest and vegetation. This is why Neil Island is considered as the “Vegetable bowl of Andaman”. Its beaches are natively named after the epic Ramayana’s characters like Laxmanpur, Bharatpur, Ramanagar, Sitapur etc. You can easily walk around this tiny island and cover it within 2 hours. 

You can enjoy a lot of activities here while visiting Neil Island. These things are categorized into activities and sightseeing. You can visit this place for some of the natural and heart-warming views. You can enjoy all the fun activities listed here with family friends and others – 

 

 

1. Scuba Diving 

Scuba Diving is the most popular and exciting activity for your Andaman tour plan. Thousands of tourists visit Andaman just to enjoy this activity and get certification in this activity. The crystal clear water and soothing temperature makes Neil Island popular for this activity. You can witness favorable temperatures all year round. One can also get SSI/PADI certification for Open Water Diving. 

It is truly a wonderful sport which gives you some amazing experience to explore the underwater world with still sea and marine life to accompany you. You just have to follow certain rules while swimming and diving. Don’t wear jewelry or shiny clothes as they attract predators and sharks while diving. Keep in mind all the rules when diving in. 

Scuba Diving 

 

2. Snorkeling 

With plenty of corals, crystal clear waters and vivid marine creatures, Bharatpur Beach is famed for underwater sports. Snorkeling is one of the ideal sports for having meditative experience and exploration. Here, you can enjoy great underwater life without having to enter the deep sea. If you are on a budget trip, it is recommended to visit this beach. You can go for dedicated snorkeling trips if you want to reach the advanced level. You can even visit nearby resorts or shops to rent proper snorkeling gear.

 

Snorkeling 

 

3. Swimming 

Neil Island is known to offer an ideal environment with clear and shallow waters and beaches to enjoy swimming. It is a complete exercise and you can also please your mind and soul. This island has shallow waters which are ideal for swimming for the people of all ages. You can also rent floaters to swim in deeper waters. 

swimming

 

 

4. Game Fishing 

The sea of Neil Island is a breeding ground for a range of fish thanks to the presence of plaintiffs. Hence, this island is an ideal place for tourists who get there for fishing. A lot of groups or organizations offer a lot of fishing gears and boats. There are also guides available who have knowledge in all fishing grounds. 

game fishing

 

5. Other Water Activities 

If you don’t know swimming or don’t want to dive or perform any water activity, Bharatpur Beach also has other activities to try. You can ride a Glass Bottom Boat for a nominal price. You can have a 10-minute ride but it is super fun and memorable. You can enjoy the thrilling and adrenaline filled jet skiing here. Keep in mind that these activities are open from 9 am to 4 pm every day. 

 

6. Cycling 

Neil Island is a close knit, small island which is stretched over just 17 sq. km. A lot of tourists prefer to visit this island while walking and complete visiting in just two hours. But cycling is an even better way to explore this island. You can easily get around while cycling for recreational purposes. Water sports and beach explorations have different attractions and you can easily cycle around the roads while covering the rolls of greens, farms, and sweet breeze. You can easily rent a cycle at a lot of resorts. 

cycling

 

7. Relax on the beach 

Neil is a quaint, sleepy and slow-paced island. Here, life seems to go slow with a wet and calm breeze. It’s a great place to take a pause from your mundane life, rest, and stretch out on white sandy beach without any disturbance. You can take a sunbath, laze in the sands, listen to calm waves crashing around and see the sunset behind your eyes. In every breath, you will feel the time passing by. 

beach relax

 

8. Eating Out 

Neil Island is known to have peculiar restaurants where you need to order food up to 3 hours before. It is because the chef has to shop for fresh vegetables and seafood from the local market, come back and prepare your meal. Though it takes time but it is worth it. It will definitely tingle with your taste buds and refresh your mood. 

A lot of restaurants are known to offer Chinese and Indian dishes. You can definitely find a homely touch on all food items. French and Italian dishes are also available here along with local ones. You can find a few eateries here which open till midnight.  

 

 

9. Embark on 3 Point Tour 

Neil Island is well known for its wonderful beaches. This 3-point tour is a worthwhile attraction here and it is something you shouldn’t miss. You can start with Natural Rock Formation or Howrah Bridge and reach Bharatpur Beach. You can enjoy a lot of water sports and underwater activities here. Don’t forget to cover the sunset at Laxmanpur Beach and Bharatpur Beach.   

Planning a visit to Neil Island? Be sure to book an Andaman trip package at reasonable prices. You can choose from the best packages from our experts.

 

If you are a non-swimmer, you might be wondering whether you should read this post. Of course, you should. Most people are used to feel that you should know swimming for water sports or you will end up watching others splashing into the water. But it is not valid, especially when it comes to Andaman travel

You can have as much fun as a pro swimmer in the waters to your heart content. Even though you can’t swim, there is no lack of water sports in the Andaman Islands, which would need you to plunge into the sea with a life jacket. Even if you don’t have mastery in swimming, there will be lifeguards to brief you and come to the rescue whenever you need it. Here are some of the best water adventures you should try –

 

Ride the Banana Boat 

The banana boat ride is one of the most exciting adventure and water sports in the Andaman Islands. These boats have a seating capacity of 6 people at a time and, as the name suggests, are shaped like a banana. These boats are also tied with a speed boat for speeding. They are completely safe as you will always have a guide and life jackets on the trip. So don’t worry and jump on a banana boat to rule the sea.  

Location – Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex and Havelock Island 

Charges – Rs. 250 for each

Banana Boat
Banana Boat

 

Snorkeling 

If it’s your first time to do snorkeling, do it, or you will never know what you have missed. Witness the vivid coral reefs shimmering through your goggles in Havelock Island. View the rarest corals and untouched marine life while enjoying this water sport at Northern Bay Island. We bet you won’t regret your decision. 

Location – North Bay Island, Elephant Beach, and Jolly Buoy Island

Charges – Rs. 600 per head

Snorkeling 

 

Scuba Diving 

Andaman Islands have a lot of scuba diving centers where you can get a PADI certificate, and you don’t have to learn swimming. However, you need to have proper swimming skills for more robust levels in open waters. But for PADI, you can freely explore the water life and colorful corals awaiting you. After all, it is among the best water sports in Andaman. 

Ideal Location – Northbay Island, Havelock Island and Neil Island

Charges – Rs. 3500 to Rs. 6500 per head

Scuba Diving
Scuba Diving

 

Sea Walking 

Sea walking is yet another great adventure and water sport in Andaman. You don’t have to handle any bulky gear, no experience needed, and you can walk on your feet under the clean and silky-smooth sand of the seafloor with a helmet offering a closer view to the marine life. It is one of the most exciting water sports in the Andaman Islands. It is entirely safe as instructors are available regularly. You can also keep your contact lenses or glasses on, and your hairstyle won’t mess up as well. 

Location – Northbay Island and Elephanta Beach

Charge – Rs. 3500 per person

 

Parasailing 

Another exciting and incredible water sport in Andaman Island for non-swimmers is parasailing. This water sport is an excellent blend of airborne and water adventure. You will be tied behind a speedboat while being harnessed in a parachute at the same time. You will fly like a kite attached to a boat. It is a thrilling activity, and you will also dip into the water. 

Location – Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex, Northbay Island, Carbyn’s Cove Beach, and Havelock Island

Price – Rs. 3000 per head

Parasailing

 

Speed Boating 

If you want to feel the thrill but still need to feel secure in the waters without getting in, speed boating is one of the best options. Watch the speed boat splashing through the waters at a rapid pace under safety. It is one of the best water sports in Andaman that you shouldn’t miss. 

Location – Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex, Carbyn’s Cove Beach and Elephanta Beach 

Charge – Rs. 750 per head

Speed Boating
Speed Boating

 

Jet Skiing 

Jet Skiing also stands out as one of the best adventure sports in Andaman. You can enjoy the game at its best only when the weather is favorable. During the storm or torrential downpour, jet skiing is closed. Be sure to check the weather before going for this water sport. 

Location – Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex, Carbyn’s Cove Beach and Havelock Island

Charge – Rs. 600 per person

Jet Skiing 
Jet Skiing

 

Glass Bottom Boating 

As the name suggests, there are small boats with glass bottoms where you can have a glimpse of marine life as it sails across the sea. You can enjoy the ride of glass-bottom boats between North Bay Coral Island and Water Sports Complex or Jolly Buoy Island and Port Blair. It is a great and one of the best sea adventures you can enjoy in Andaman. 

Location – North Bay Island, Jolly Bouy Island, Elephanta Beach, and Neil Island

Cost – Rs. 1000 per head

 

Hop on the Seaplane 

Andaman is the first place in India to bring commercial seaplanes. You can’t miss an exciting ride in one of these seaplanes. It is one of the fantastic adventure sports in Andaman. These seaplanes are capable of carrying up to 9 passengers at once and ply between Havelock Island and Port Blair. It takes around 15 minutes to complete the ride, while ferries take 2 hours. 

Location – Port Blair 

Charge – Rs. 2500 per head

Hop on the Seaplane 
Hop on the Seaplane

 

Angling/Sport Fishing 

You don’t have to get drenched in all water sports. Sports game fishing is one of them. It is one of the most anticipated water sports here. Choose one of the beautiful yachts to head to a fishing trip. These trips mostly start after lunch in the late afternoon. You can also cook and taste your rewards caught by you on the trip. 

Location –  Havelock Island, Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Charge – Rs. 15,000

Sport Fishing
Sport Fishing

Glass Bottom Boating 

As the name suggests, there are small boats with glass bottoms where you can have a glimpse of marine life as it sails across the sea. You can enjoy the ride of glass-bottom boats between North Bay Coral Island and Water Sports Complex or Jolly Buoy Island and Port Blair. It is a great and one of the best sea adventures you can enjoy in Andaman. 

Location – Dairy Farm Road, Port Blair 

Cost – Rs. 2250 per head

 

Coral Safari Semi Submarine

With a capacity of 130 people, this fantastic glass boat ride is a great water sport in Andaman Water Sports Complex. Sit inside a semi-submarine dome and explore the underwater life. The boat ride takes you to North Bay Island and returns to Andaman Water Sports Complex. It is one of the must-have activities for both elders and kids who are hesitant to try extreme adventure sports.

Location – Andaman Water Sports Complex

Pricing – Rs. 1850 

 

Kayaking

Kayaking is considered to be one of the best water activities to enjoy in Andaman. The destination is covered by seawater and streams, and you can explore this place at its best by sailing through the dense forests and calm islands by paddling a kayak. You can also visit the natural rock formations. It is considered to be one of the best water sports in October for beach bums and water babies. 

Location – Havelock Island

Pricing – Rs. 2500 per head

Kayaking
Kayaking

 

Mangrove Kayaking at Mayabunder

A lot of kayak tours have been offered in Andaman, and it indeed provides an excellent experience for those trying it for the first time. Sea Kayaking in the mangroves of Mayabunder is yet another incredible experience in Andaman. You can witness the vast and dense jungles sitting on a kayak and explore the serene views on the way. 

Location – Mayabunder

Pricing – Rs. 3500 per head

 

Andaman Dolphin Ride

This glass boat ride is completely different from the traditional glass boat ride offered in Andaman. It provides a clear insight into the underwater corals, and it is even better and faster than other trips. If you are afraid of getting inside the waters, you can easily indulge in this activity. Keep in mind that this activity is not available on Wednesday. 

Location – Andaman Water Sports Complex, Port Blair

Pricing – Rs. 1850

Dolphin Ride
Dolphin Ride

Swimming

There is nothing better experience than diving or snorkeling with Superstar Rajan in Andaman & Nicobar Islands that one can enjoy. Rajan is a 63 years old elephant, which is friendly for tourists and locals alike. You can book snorkeling or diving with Rajan in advance. You can also swim across naturally patterned and colorful fishes, colorful corals, and seabed gardens in calm waters. The clusters of these islands are ideal for diving.

Location – Andaman Water Sports Complex, Port Blair

 

Bottom Line 

We hope you enjoyed the article and are feeling excited to visit Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Get there and enjoy some of the most exciting water sports in these heavenly islands.