Port Blair is accessed
by air either from Chennai (formerly Madras) or Kolkata (formerly
Calcutta) in India, the flights reach Port Blair the Capital of
the Andaman Islands by noon each day. If you want to there is the
option of taking the ship ride across although this is not recommended
as it takes over 2 days.The flying time to Port Blair is about 2
hours, in Port Blair you will be met and assisted on arrival.
is a 45nm long expanse of islands with diverse landscapes including
beaches, tropical rainforest, mangrove and reef, the continental
shelf is in some places no more than 6 nm off the islands. For more
information and detailed map of the area click
From Port Blair
we are able to access the spectacular fishing between the Middle
and Little Andaman Islands. These areas are upto 35nm away and are
difficult to access without a fast boat. Cinque, Passage, Sister
and Brother Islands along with their surrounding reef systems and
tides make them a fishing paradise. For more information and detailed
map of the area click
The reason for the
spectacular fishing in these waters is due to the rich and diverse
ecosystem, which provides huge amounts of nutrients and a rich supply
of baitfish to keep the food chain going along with the fact that
there is no commercial fishing along the reef systems.
At a glance:-
- Port Blair is the entry point and the Capital of the Andaman
group of islands.
- Havelock Island is in Ritchie's Archipelago and lies 22nm or
41km NE of Port Blair the Capital of the Andaman Islands.
- The Reefs of Ritchie's Archipelago are numerous and spread throughout
the Archipelago which to its northern most point is not more than
25nm or 46km away from your base at either No. 7 Beach or No.
- The Reefs between the Middle and Little Andaman Islands are
also numerous and untouched, these are more easily accessed from
- Dolphins and Pilot whales make regular appearances off Havelock
Island's No. 7 Beach voted as the best Beach in Asia by The Time