Reaching Havelock Island The Sailor’s Way
Havelock is an island of white sandy beaches, turquoise waters with lots of aquatic activities taking place. This place can also surprise you with its variety in water sports and go fishing games in the Andaman Sea. This exotic island is a magnet that attracts lots of tourists as the stay can be bliss in the resorts featuring luxurious type and huts. But the only way to reach this island is taking a ferry from Port Blair to Havelock, which is equally an overwhelming experience.
Information you cannot miss on!
- Havelock has just 2 ATMs, so it is advisable to carry cash. Indian Rupee is the currency used
- All entry to this mesmerizing island is reserved and made only through the DSS inter Island Port.
- Havelock has a tropical climate most of the time, but being situated in the Bay of Bengal, it experiences heavy winds during the monsoon. Best time to visit is early November until mid-May when tides are calm and ferry from Port Blair to Havelock Island becomes an enjoyable experience.
Reaching Havelock Island
This part can be both fun and enthralling. Port Blair and Havelock being separated by water, there are no roadways to reach either of these locations. So, sailing the waters is the only way to reach the destination. To make this convenient for the tourists as well as for the locals, there are ferries or cruises. A ferry is a ship used to carry passengers/travelers or vehicles across short the stretch of the sea. Ferry from Port Blair to Havelock service is the most convenient, fastest and affordable way to travel. It can usually take 2-3 hours. There are two categories of ferry services in Andaman:
Government Operated Ferry:
Government ferries are the lifeline of the Andaman Islands as they are the oldest and the most affordable transportation. They act as a link for almost all islands in the Andaman Islands (including the Nicobar group of islands). Ferry from Port Blair to Havelock online booking is not allowed and one can only make a booking from the counter. For Indian nationals, ferry tickets can be booked only 4 days prior to the sailing day and all tickets and seats are subject to availability. Tickets are issued from the ‘STARS’ counters managed by the Directorate of Shipping Services.
|Port Blair – Havelock||0620 – 0900 Hrs.||Port – Neil||0630 – 0900 Hrs.|
|Port Blair – Havelock||1100 – 1330 Hrs.||Port – Neil||1100 – 1245 Hrs.|
|Port Blair – Havelock||1300 – 1530 Hrs.||Port Blair – Neil||1300 – 1445 Hrs.|
|Port Blair – Havelock||1400 – 1630 Hrs.||Neil – Port Blair||0845 – 1045 Hrs.|
Private Ferry and Luxury cruises operate daily from Port Blair to Havelock Island. They sail in the morning and afternoon trips from Haddo Jetty in Port Blair. These ferries are the most comfortable and favorite of tourists. Price for the ferry from Port Blair to Havelock ticket can be a little expensive than the government ferries but is worth the cost. They have three categories based on the parameters of comfort and luxury with a range in price as well.
There are two Private Ferry operators in Port Blair to Havelock (as on Nov 2018):
- MAK Logistics (Makruzz)
- Green Ocean Seaways (Green Ocean)
These ferries are known for being punctual, clean well organized with ferry staff to assist you at all points. Private ferry from Port Blair to Havelock online booking can be made either by yourself or through agents. Experience Andaman can help you with your ferry bookings, hotel bookings and even design customized travel packages to make your experience a memorable one. For more details or to book Ferry from Port Blair to Havelock, visit www.experienceandaman.com and one of our travel experts will be pleased to assist you with all your queries.