Havelock Island Tourist Guide and Holiday Packages

Havelock Island Tourist Guide and Holiday Packages - Destination Overview
  • Package Prices
    Staring from Rs 16999/- including 2 nights/3 days Havelock Island hotel stay and full Havelock Island site seeing and excursions
  • Location: Andaman & Nicobar Island,India -744211
  • Altitude: 7 M
  • Longitude: 93.0000 E
  • Latitude: 11.9667 N
  • Nearest Airport: Portblaire
  • How to reach: By Air: The nearest airport is in Port Blair from there you can either take a ferry to Havelock Island or fly in an amphibious 8-seater Cessna seaplane from Port Blair to Havelock and back every day except for Sunday. By Sea :Ferries are the best way to reach this island and you can take ferries from Port Blair and Rangat.
  • Season to Visit: The best time to visit the island is between October and May as the weather during this time is ideal for diving and other aqua sports.

Havelock Island Tourist Guide and Holiday Packages

The Island (often just called Havelock) is one of the most beautiful and largest islands of Ritchie's Archipelago and is a placid heaven like no other. Situated 57 km north east of the South Andamans with an area of 92 Sq.Kms she offers a breathe taking trail of nature expeditions. The island is primarily populated by Bengali settlers. This picturesque Island with beautiful sandy beaches and lush green forest is also rated as the seventh most beautiful island in the world. It hosts two of the world’s most renowned beaches; Vijaynagar Beach and Radhanagar Beach. The Island also has the biggest concentration of breath-taking diving and snorkeling sites, thus acting as a paradise to marine world explorers.

Beach-walk, Snorkeling at Elephant Beach & Niels Cove Beach, Scuba Diving, elephant riding, Swimming with elephants, visiting Elephant Traing Camp, Walking up the Japanese Hill, Bird Watching, Ayur Vedic Massage and spending time with nature. It is also excellent for a super chill out, get away from it all experience!



Port Blair to Havelock by Ferry Guide

Port Blair to Havelock By Govt. Tourist Ferry

Ferry / Ships are leaving from Port blair harbour (Phoenix bay jetty) at 0600, 1100(via Neil Island) and 1400.
Speed boat takes 2.5 Hrs and slow ones 4 Hrs directly to Havelock. Indirect boats ( Via Neil Island ) take 1 Hrs more.

Port Blair to Havelock  Helicopter

please find the latest Helicopter schedule from http://www.and.nic.in/transport/helisch.php

Port Blair to Havelock by Private Luxury Ferry - M.V. MAKRUZZ

This is the first private ferry service playing in Port Blair - Havelock sector; she takes only 90 Minutes to Havelock.This Ferry leaves from phoenix bay harbor at 8.45AM as normal trip to Havelock Island and 4 PM from Havelock Island to Port Blair. By traveling by this ferry you can save 1 Hrs. on one way.This ferry having a coffee shop on board. If you are planning to travel by this ferry, better to purchase ticket in advance. you can buy tickets for this ferry from us or contact your agent / Hotel

Port Blair to Havelock by Private Luxury Ferry - Coastal Cruise

The Second Privet ferry to Havelock! This ferry can run in any weather conditions! She leaves Port Blair at 8 in the morning and thrice in a week they do go through NEIL ISLAND (it can be an extra benefit to you to sea an island close by). The prices are much cheaper than other privet carrier.

Port Blair to Havelock by Private Luxury Ferry - GREEN OCEAN

A new ferry survive, playing between Port Blair and Havelock. stars at 6 AM from Port Blair and leaves at 3 PM.

Portblair to Havelock ferry timings

  • Govt. ferry to Havelock - 6,11 AM & 2 PM
  • Govt. ferry to Port Blair- 9,2,3 AM & 430 PM
  • Makruzz to Havelock - 8.15 AM / (02.00PM-seasonal)
  • Makruzz to Port Blair - (10.30 AM-seasonal) / 4PM
  • Coastal Cruise to Havelock - 7.45 AM
  • Coastal Cruise to Port Blair - 3 PM
  • Helicopter to Havelock -9 AM
  • Helicopter to Port Blair - 9.15AM

"All those ferries are well designed to not match most of the flight timing and compel you to do one night in Port Blair".

NOTE: Coastal Cruise is scheduled 15th August 2016 onwards

More Details About Havelock Island

Havelock is a picturesque natural paradise with beautiful white sandy beaches, rich coral reefs and lush green forest. It is one of the populated islands in the andaman group with an area of 113 sq. km. and is located 39 km of north-east of Port Blair.

This island, with beautiful sandy beaches fringed with green canopy of the rain-fed forests beckons everyone to enjoy the frolic and fun at the azure sea.


Radhanagar Beach lies on the south coast of Havelock Island. It is about 12 kilometers from the Islands ferry pier. Radhanagar is a Grade A beach of outstanding quality. This beach is also rated as one of the best beaches in Asia by TIME Magazine. It has an overall length of two kilometers and an average width of 30 to 40 meters. The sand is white and very fine in grain. The beach has a gentle gradient of around 1:20 and continues out into the sea as a sandy bottom for over 100 meters.

Vijaynagar Beach

Vijaynagar Beach, Havelock, is a long stretch of sand on the east coast of the Island, punctuated occasionally by rock section. Most of the beach is lined by mahua trees, whose trunks grow along the ground for many feet before they begin to climb vertically. These trees have lent a distinct character to the sea front and provide shade, close to the water. Vijaynagar Beach is perfect for long walks along the sea. Dolphin Resort run by the Tourism Department and many other hotels are also located on this beach.

Elephant Beach

This beach is another ideal site for snorkeling. It has a rich coral reef formation and amazing underwater marine life. One can reach Elephant beach by small cruise boat from Havelock Jetty in about 40 minutes. By road one can go up to the Forest Camp which is 8 Kms from the Jetty towards Radhanagar side and from there by walk to the Elephant beach which will take another 40 minutes. Private ferry operators organize tours to Elephant beach from Havelock.

Kalapather Beach

This beautiful silver sandy beach located 12 km from Havelock jetty is slowly gaining visitors footfall, though proper facilities are yet to be established.

Things to do in Havelock

Beach-combing, sunbathing, scuba diving, seawalk, snorkeling, watersports, surf riding, swimming, game fishing, watching the sunset or sunrise, elephant ride, bird-watching, trekking, sailing, kayaking and many more.

Scuba Diving at Havelock Island

The abundance of marine life around Havelock provides a rich variety of varied diving sites.  ‘Seduction Point’, ‘Aquarium’, ‘Lighthouse’, ‘Pilot Reef’, ‘Mac Point’, ‘Minerva Ledge’ and ‘Turtle Bay’ are promising areas for diving. The following are the registered dive operators at Havelock. The ideal dive season is from December to May. 


One can enjoy swimming at the calm and clear waters of Radhanagar, Vijaynagar and Elephant beach. Snorkeling is available to view shallow areas of the coral reefs without going underwater with scuba equipment. Under the water, one can glide along the coral shelf and experience the strange and striking coral formations. One can see fish swim, nibbling at colorful algae, sea anemones and plankton right next to you.



Havelock Island is logged using elephants.  The spectacle of elephants working in the forest and bathing and swimming in the nearby sea is a special attraction. The Elephant Training Camp managed by the Forest Department at Kalapathar open its doors to tourists occasionally. 


The Island is surrounded by emerald lagoons and tropical evergreen forests. In some stretches, mangrove swamps line the shores. It is a landscape of primeval splendor. White-headed mynas or the woodpecker with a white-barred black mantle and red crown, fulvous-breasted woodpecker are endemic to the island. The olive-backed sunbird and Andaman swallow are other endemic birds in the islands, which are a birdwatcher's paradise.


GAME FISHING in Havelock

For fishing enthusiasts, the sea of the coasts of Havelock Island, in the Ritchie's archipelago offer some of the best catches.There are organizations that offer all kinds of fishing equipments and boats.

KAYAKING in Havlock

Kayaking is also gaining popularity in the havelock island. Safe and clam creeks offer an excellent scope for kayak lovers.

Do's and Don'ts in Andamans - Havelock

Andaman & Nicobar Islands have many sandy beaches and coral reefs.  But only some of these beaches are supervised for safe swimming, snorkeling and diving.  Though 

Andaman water is generally safe for swimming and looks inviting, it also has some potentially dangerous marine animals, which may come in conflict due to mistaken identity such as prey or to defend their territory.  Though such incidents are extremely rare, visitors are advised to observe the following precautions for a safe and enriching swimming experience.

Don't in Havelock Andamans
Do not dangle your arms or legs in the water during boat rides.
Do not swim under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
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.
Avoid diving or swimming amongst school of fish. This may attract predatory fishes such as sharks.
Avoid night swimming or diving.

Harmful marine animals Guide for Havelock Aandamans
Jelly Fishes   :   Their sting may cause pain and giddiness.  Don’t touch or play with them.  Get ashore if you see a large school of Jelly Fish.  In case of a sting, 
apply vinegar or an ice pack. Do not rub.

Sharks   :      Normally present in open sea and some parts of coral reef areas.  Avoid swimming or diving alone and don’t enter the water with open wounds.
Sea Snakes   :   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.

Stone Fish   :   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.

Salt water crocodiles: 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 also move large distances in the open sea and can be found in coral reefs as well.

More Information and Important Phone No.
For more information
1. Tourist Information Centre : Directorate of Tourism, Andaman & Nicobar Administration Port Blair,
     Phone: 03192: 232642/232694/232747(F)
2. Tourist Information Centre : Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair, Tel. No.: 03192-232414
3. Tourist Information Centre : Havelock Jetty, Havelock.


Foodoholic’s can cherish their time here with excellent fresh seafoods washed down with ice cold beer mostly available in small restaurants or beach shacks. Those wishing to travel a bit further can make a short trip to the nearby Radhanagar Beach and Vijaynagar Beach where even more variety is offered!. Lastly, you can have mouth watering cuisines too in one or two of the larger hotel restaurants. Something for every budget and every palet..

Best Hotels in Havelock

The Kingdom-Govind Nagar Beach 

Beach no. 2, Govind Nagar, Havelock Island 744101
For a great time on Havelock Island near Port Blair, The Kingdom serves as the best option, where your stay will not be any less than homely comfort. 

Munjoh Ocean Resort 
Beach no. 5, Havelock Island 744211
The white sands of Vijaynagar Beach fence the Munjoh Ocean Resort in Havelock Islands, whose name originally means mine. 


Sea Shell Beach Resort 
Govind Nagar Beach, Havelock, A & N Islands.NA, Havelock Island 744211
Situated in a beautiful and blissful location on the Havelock Islands, the Sea Shell Beach Resort offers a comfortable and amazing stay in Port Blair. The Sea Shell Beach Resort.


Silver Sand by Singhotel 
Vijaya Nagar Beach, Havelock Island 744101
Standing upright on the merry land of the Havelock Island, the Silver Sand Beach Resort proves to be the finest place to have a stay in Port Blair. 


Symphony Palms by Singhotel 
Govind Nagar, Havelock Island 744211
Experience a wonderful stay in the lap of nature at Symphony Palms in Havelock Islands, Port Blair. Featuring the main Havelock Harbor and the Helipad within the proximity of 1km.