North Bay Island (Coral Island) in Andaman
Destination: North Bay Island – Coral Island
Located at: Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands
How to Reach North Bay Island: By Speedboat or Ferry
North Bay Island Trip Duration: 03 to 04 Hours
Ferry Boat Ticket Price for North Bay Day Trip: 700/- Per Person
Speed Boat Ticket Price: 700/- Per Person
Speed Boat Charter for 06 Person: 3500/-
Sightings: Reef Fish, Schools of Snappers & Fusiliers, Macro
Activities in North Bay Island: Swimming / Glass Bottom Boat Ride / Snorkeling / Jet Ski / Scuba Diving / Sea Walk / Coral Safari Semi submarine / Andaman Dolphin High Speed Glass Bottom Boat Ride
This island is mainly for water sports activities. The iconic light house of North Bay appears on every 20 rupees Indian currency note. North Bay beach which is north part of Port Blair provides snorkeling opportunities around its fringing coral reefs. The corals at North Bay are spread over a large area which is and attractive point for the visitors. During snorkeling & scuba Diving one can spot many species of fish, lobsters and even clams on the coral reef.
Sea walk is the most adaptive water sport activities which lets one to watch life under water. North Bay Island is a lovely place to have a day trip.
North Bay Island can be reached by 30 – 40 minutes ferry ride from Water Sports Complex. Most of the boats leave by 0900 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.
Activities in North Bay Island (Coral Island):
There are various adventure sport activities available at North Bay beach.
- Scuba diving
- Sea walk
- Dolphin Glass Bottom Boat Ride
- Coral Safari
- Speed boat ride
- Glass Bottom Boat Ride
- Jet Ski
- Wilderness trekking
Things need to carry
Below is a list of equipment and documentation that we suggest you take with you. Please use this checklist as a guide when packing for your holiday.
CLOTHING & ATTIRE
- Sunglasses, Hat or Cap for shade from the sun
- Light cotton clothing, sarongs, sun dresses, light shorts or pants, light shirts
- Bathing suits, Board shorts, bikinis etc
- Slides, slippers & comfortable open shoes
- Raincoat / poncho / Umbrella
- Sunscreen with high SPF
- Insect repellent
- Sunburn relief products
- Your own skin care or face wash cream
- Vital medications
- Toiletries/roll of toilet paper/travel wipes
- Bathing / swimming attire
- Hand sanitizer
- Clothes-washing soap
- Extra bag for Wet Cloths (After Water Sports Activities)
- Digital camera or video camera
- Mobile / camera Charger
- Extra film, batteries, and memory cards. Bring more than you think you’ll need.
- Basic first aid kit (band-aids, aspirin, disinfectant / antiseptic, tweezers
- Water bottle
- ID proofs for Indians (Either Passport, Drivers License, PAN card, Voter’s ID)
- If you have special medications – a doctors certificate
- Instructions on medications if you have special requirements for attending doctor.
Do not bring expensive items such as family jewellery, family heirlooms, costly watches, or any keepsake items you would greatly regret losing.
DO’S AND DON’T
In Andaman & Nicobar Islands there is the availability of numerous sandy beaches and coral reefs. Even though only few of these beaches are govern for safe swimming, snorkeling and diving. Radhanagar beach is also one of the user friendly and amazing. In generally, it is safe for swimming and looks inviting but may have some potentially dangerous marine animals, which may come in conflict due to mistaken identity such as prey or to defend their territory. Though such incidences are extremely rare, visitors are advised to observe the following precautions for a safe and enriching swimming experience. Few do and don’t can make your trip more joyful and memorable.
- Collect information and Find out about safe swimming or diving area from the Tourist Information Center, Local Tour Operators and Forest Department Staff.
- Do not swim in Protected Areas to avoid dangerous animals.
- Look for the safety sign boards.
- Ask a lifeguard on duty for some advice on swimming conditions like local currents, tides, visibility, and the presence of dangerous marine creatures etc.
- Raise your hand up for help if you get into trouble in the water. Stay calm and wave your arm for help.
- Take back only photographs and sweet memories leave behind only footprints and ripples.
- Do not dangle your arms or legs in the water during boat rides.
- Do not pluck or damage corals.
- Shiny jewellery or bright colored clothes resembles fins of small fishes and may attract predatory fishes. Avoid such accessory or clothing while swimming.
- If you have an open wound, please avoid swimming. Many predatory fish are attracted to blood odour.
WOUNDING MARINE ANIMALS
Their sting may cause pain and giddiness. Don’t touch or play with them. Get ashore if you see a large school of Jellyfish. In case of a sting, apply vinegar or an ice pack. Do not rub.
Some sea snakes are poisonous and are usually recognized by their paddle-like tail. They can be aggressive if handled or stepped on. Stay well away from them.
Present in shallow coral and rocks or camouflaged in mud and sand. It has venomous dorsal spines and its sting could be lethal. To avoid sting never walk on coral reef area. Never lift rocks or corals. Wear sturdy sandals while walking in shallow coastal waters.
Noticed in creeks, mangrove areas, sheltered waters and mouths of creeks. Please avoid swimming or diving in these areas. If you spot a crocodile, get ashore and alert the authorities. Crocodiles can move large distances in the open sea and can be found in coral reefs as well.
Hope the above details are informative.
Feel free to contact us for any further clarifications.