By Debal Das
Paddle along and explore the oceans sitting atop a
kayak in the Andaman Islands
You could sit on the beach and watch the ocean or sit on a kayak and reverse the view as
you paddle past the beaches and explore the greenery of the mangroves. Kayaking in
the mangrovesis an opportunity to come close to nature and experience the beauty of
Mangrove forests in Andaman. Kayaking allows you to enjoy a whole other view of the
Andaman Islands. The shades of green and blue surrounding you are sure to take your
KAYAKING IN ANDAMAN
What is Kayaking?
Kayaking is an activity in which you use a paddle to move on the water surface while
sitting on a narrow watercraft or boat known as a kayak. You will be wearing a life-jacket
while sitting on the kayak and an instructor will teach you how to use the paddle
effectively to be able to move and take turns.
How is kayaking conducted?
There are a few different kayaking experiences to enjoy in the Andaman Islands. Kayaking
is conducted with an instructor who teaches you the basics and leads you on a tour either
through the mangroves, along the beaches or during the night to explore bioluminescence
and enjoy a view of the night sky. You have the option to be on a single-seater or a double-
seater kayak. The activity lasts 2 to 3 hours depending on the tour you sign up for.
What is the best time to go Kayaking in the Andamans?
Kayaking is best experienced when the seas are calm especially if you are a beginner. Sea
conditions are typically suitable for kayaking at any time between October and May.
What can be experienced during a kayaking tour?
Depending on the kayaking experience you sign up for, the experience could be varied. In
case you choose a mangrove kayaking experience during the day, you can observe birds
that inhabit the mangroves, juvenile fish that hide between the roots and on shallow edges
of the reefs and the different trees that make up the mangrove forest.
The night kayakin