At a distance of 28 km by ferry from Port Blair, North Bay Island is an island lies north of Port Blair in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. This island is famous for its beaches and mainly for water sports activities. This island is also one of the most visited places in Andaman Islands. North Bay Island is a lovely place to go for a day trip. This is one of the uninhabited islands of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The wide array of water activities available at the island attracts more tourists to this beautiful place. Almost all kinds of water sports activities like jet ski, speed boat ride, snorkeling and underwater sea walk can be covered here. All sort of facilities are available for the people like food, clothes for rent, lockers, huts for taking rest etc. The corals at North Bay are spread over a large area. During snorkeling one can spot many species of fish, often lobsters and even clams on the coral reef. One can also trek to see the Lighthouse in the North Bay Island. However, sometimes the light house is closed for outside travellers. North Bay Island can be reached by 30 - 40 minutes ferry ride from Port Blair Jetty or Marina Park. Most of the boats leave by 9 AM in the morning and they only come back by 3 PM. The boat timings can be changed according to the season and tourist traffic.
Sea walking is a different kind of adventure for you to see the corals and the numerous fishes swimming around you up close. You can also feed them and be ready to be swarmed by different kinds of fish. This is done by wearing a helmet with oxygen, so you can breathe underwater. You will be lowered down and guided by divers and lead you to walk on the sea bed and enjoy the corals and fish.
This takes your underwater adventure to the next level where you get to swim with the fishes. The sport is open to first timers and professionals. If you are doing this for the first time, you’ll need to spend quite a bit of time learning the ropes so be aware of the time you spend on this vis-à- vis other activities on the Bay.
For people who are not into scuba diving but still want to stay longer in or underwater, snorkeling makes a good choice. It doesn’t require too much equipment or training and can be taken up by people who aren’t adapt in swimming or diving.
Love to watch fishes but not a big fan of getting into the water? Boating is a perfect activity with the whole group as you will be riding a glass-bottom boat so you can see the fish and the corals under the clear blue waters. This is a great activity with children, as they do not need to snorkel to see the underwater marine life.
You may have seen it in numerous movies but this is your chance to try it out in real life. Jet skiing on water is not for the light-hearted. It is super thrilling once you get a hang of it.