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Geography of Havelock Island

Costing Rs.13,000 per person, game fishing in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep) is one of its kind adventurous activity in India. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are relatively untouched and that is why, you can experience natural beauty at its best. There is limited commercial fishing in the huge ocean and also, fishing is restricted in reefs. As a result, a wide range of fishes grows very big in size in the untouched and unexplored spots in Havelock Island. If you are lucky enough, then you can spot Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, Dogtooth Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, etc. in the Andamans. Game fishing in Havelock Island is like a day trip in the immense beauty of this tropical destination. 

You can go for an enthralling fishing adventure in the great Andaman Sea. The whole activity will take two-four hours. Right from the very beginning, learn how to fish while cruising along the sea.

Popular in the international community for game fishing, the Andaman Island is among the top places across the world if you are interested in going for game fishing. This adventure sport is quite famous and is done in Havelock Island. The island is home to huge fishes and that’s why, game fishing enthusiasts from all over the world travel to the Andaman Islands to witness big fishes. 

Havelock Island is known for some of the most gorgeous beaches, diving, and reefs. Along with all that, the island is a top destination for angling and sport fishing as well. As many as four varieties of Billfish have been seen around the island. Huge game in excess of 100 lbs have been caught further adrift. Divers have also spotted fishes exceeding 3 meters in length. Some of the fishes caught in the Andaman Islands and its surrounding waters include Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Yellow fin Tuna, Dogtooth Tuna, Dorado, and many more. However, the fishing community has a strict catch-and-release policy according to which you have to immediately release any fish that you have caught. Havelock Island is the perfect place for experiencing night-time fishing and adrenaline junkies love this extraordinary adventure in the middle of the sea. The Andamans is counted among the few places where such an ecosystem exists. Enjoy this activity at the best spots with Andaman Island Travels

Fishing boats in Havelock Island

The fishing boats are specially built, and have a fully-equipped galley and a washroom as well. Anglers are given the ultimate experience while fishing on these boats. Well-maintained and clean, the fishing boats in Havelock Island offer the guests a comfortable and safe fishing vacation away from their normal busy routine. 

Equipment included during the fishing tour

The specialized game fishing boats are equipped with all equipment for trolling, popping and jigging. Many people bring their own material for jigging and casting. For fishing in Havelock Island, one would require at least 80 lb braided line, 3x strong hooks on lures, strong rods, and reels. Moreover, if you are someone who would be interested in snorkeling also after getting tired of fishing all day, then snorkeling kits will also be available on the boats. Packed lunch, water bottle, soft drinks, and fruits are also available to the clients. 

Don’t wait anymore! Contact Andaman Island Travels to get the best deals on water sports in the island. Exploring the underwater world and other water activities here is definitely going to be an unforgettable experience.

Types of fishes found in the Andaman Islands 

  • Blue Marlin
  • Black Marlin
  • Sailfish
  • Dorado
  • Dogtooth Tuna
  • Yellowfin Tuna

Charges for game fishing in Havelock Island

The following charges are for four Anglers. Rs.13,000 extra have to be paid for each additional person per day/per trip):

  • Half day fishing around Havelock Island/Neil Island (4 hours): Rs.52,000
  • Full-day fishing around Havelock (Around Outram Island and Inglis Island) 8 hours: Rs.84,500
  • Fishing charter to Barren Island (10 hours): Rs.1,00,000
  • Fishing charter to Invisible banks 12 hours Rs.1,30,000
  • Single day fishing charters Havelock to Port Blair/Port Blair to Havelock 4 hours: Rs.84,500
  • Angling package around Havelock & Port Blair (3 days): Rs.2,35,000

Weather & best time for game fishing

Havelock Island is open for tourists throughout the year. However, the best time to visit here is from October to April when the weather is pleasurable. Most of the people preferring to come here plan their Andaman trip during this time. The summer season is likely to be avoided. Visitors can travel to the island at any time as it witnesses comforting weather throughout the year. But when comes to choosing the best season to visit there, winter stands tall as one of the best times of the year to visit the secluded isle. With the dry weather facilitating easy commutation, the summer season is also beneficial for tourists.

Summer (March to May):

The weather in the summer season maintains higher temperatures, constantly fluctuating between 25°C and 32°C. Early mornings and evenings are amazingly pleasant. If you are visiting the Andaman Islands during this time of the year, then you should also pay a visit to the popular Beach Festival that is held every year. It is a perfect time to soak in the sun on some of these shimmering beaches.

Monsoon (June to September):

Owing to its tropical proximity, the monsoons in the Andaman Islands witnesses a substantial amount of rainfall. With temperatures alternating between 25°C and 30°C, conditions turn extremely humid. Some brave adventurers visit the island during this time as well in order to experience exciting festivities such as the Monsoon Festival and the Food Festival.

Winter (October to February):

During the winter season in the Andaman Islands, temperatures sometimes hit a minimum of 20°C and occasionally touch 30°C too. This season is the most favorable time of the year to explore the island as it offers a very pleasant feel. As the sea waters remain calm and composed, underwater activities such as sea walking, swimming, scuba diving, and snorkeling are at their best during winter. You can also catch up on the Island Tourism Festival and the Film Festival on your visit during this time of the year.

Travelling to the Andaman Islands during the pandemic? Keep these things in mind

The pandemic crisis brought almost the whole world to a standstill. Nations went into lockdown and everyone was restricted to their homes. Companies relying heavily on an office presence for the completion of their tasks found a way to work from home. But this was temporary as industries had to open to prevent an economic meltdown. The world as we know it can’t function at such a slow pace.

There were a lot of changes. And most importantly, something had to change from our regular way of doing things. As a result, the way we travel changed, the way we communicated modified, and we even altered our way of greeting each other.

Remember the below mentioned points when in the Andamans:

  • Everyone has to wear a mark keeping their nose and mouth covered at all times, especially when in public settings.
  • Social distancing should be maintained. You should avoid close contact by staying at least six feet apart (about two arms’ distance) from anyone who is not with you.
  • Regular sanitisation of hands is mandatory. We have dispensers installed across the resort.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth, especially after touching other surfaces.
  • Wherever available, use contactless payment and no-touch trash cans and doors. Rather than by hand, the cash or card should be exchanged by placing them in a receipt tray or on the counter, wherever possible.
  • Stay away from crowded spaces as much as possible. Avoid group gatherings. 
  • Get thermal checking wherever required, including at our resort and activity centres.
  • Carry your own essentials such as water bottles, personal sanitizers, etc.
  • The safety rules set by concerned authorities are there to ensure the wellbeing of everyone in the wake of the pandemic. Kindly follow them for your own and others’ safety.

Where to stay in Havelock Island?

Far away from the hustle and bustle of the world, our amazingly beautiful and lavish beachfront property, Havelock Island Beach Resort, is nestled in the remote Andaman Islands. Located in Havelock Island (now known as Swaraj Dweep), our resort follow elevated safety protocols and stringent hygiene standards. Also, we conduct mandatory temperature checks for staff and guests on daily basis in order to ensure your safety and a worry-free stay. In case you are willing to go for a vacation to get rid of all the work stress, then a secluded paradise would be a great destination.

Reaching Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep)

Located about 57 kilometers from Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, you can reach Havelock Island via sea only. It takes nearly two to three hours to reach Havelock Island from Port Blair. There are frequently available ferries and cruises operating between the two places. You can choose as per your convenience and budget as both government ferries and private cruises are functional to the island. The ferries leave from Phoenix Bay Wharf.

Our Blogs


  • 1 Where should I go for game fishing in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands?

    When in the Andaman Islands, the most sought-after place to try your hand at game fishing is Havelock Island (officially known as Swaraj Dweep now). The experience here is surely for a lifetime. It is counted among the top places for witnessing rich marine life across South East Asia. A huge quantity and size of fish are found on the island. If you are lucky enough, then you can also spot fish weighing more than twenty kilograms in its waters. A number of species can be caught on popping, spinning, and jigging activities in Havelock Island.

  • 2 Apart from Havelock Island, which are the other good spots for game fishing in the Andaman Islands?

    Havelock Island is the preferred destination for game fishing in the Andamans. However, there are many other good places also on the island. You can book a complete game fishing trip to any of the below-mentioned places: 

    • Neil Island
    • Port Blair
    • Cinque Island
    • Rutland Island
  • 3 What are the charges for game fishing in Havelock Island?

    The below-mentioned charges are for four anglers. Rs.13,000 extra have to be paid for each additional person per day/per trip

    • Half day fishing around Havelock Island/Neil Island (4 hours): Rs.52,000
    • Full-day fishing around Havelock (Around Outram Island and Inglis Island) 8 hours: Rs.84,500
    • Fishing charter to Barren Island (10 hours): Rs.1,00,000
    • Fishing charter to Invisible banks 12 hours Rs.1,30,000
    • Single day fishing charters Havelock to Port Blair/Port Blair to Havelock 4 hours: Rs.84,500
    • Angling package around Havelock & Port Blair (3 days): Rs.2,35,000
  • 4 What all can I spot while game fishing in Havelock Island?

    There are many jiggling spots and drop offs where Giant Trevally can be caught by anglers within just ten to fifteen minutes from the jetty. During game fishing, you can spot a number of different types of fishes in the waters of Havelock Island. Some of the popular ones are mentioned below:

    • Blue Marlin
    • Black Marlin
    • Sailfish
    • Dorado
    • Dogtooth Tuna
    • Yellow Fin Tuna
    • Red snapper
    • Grouper
    • Coral Trout
    • Big Spanish Mackerel
    • Barracuda
    • Bluefin
    • Pilot Trevally
    • Wahoo
    • Giant Trevally (GT)
  • 5 What is the best time to go for game fishing in Havelock Island?

    There are a few species of fishes that can be spotted only during a specific season. The best time period for that is from October to April. However, fishes like Giant Trevally (GT) and Dogfish can be spotted throughout the year. So you can make plans as per your wish.

  • 6 Which boats are generally used for game fishing in the Andaman Islands?

    As fast game-fishing vessels, the 30-feet ‘Halcyon III’ and the 37-feet ‘Rampage’ are used for reaching remote areas of Ritchie’s Archipelago and the South Andaman Islands. These are also used for long day trips to Invisible Bank and Barren Island.

  • 7 Is going for game fishing in Havelock Island worth it?

    Havelock Island had deep and enticing waters and that is why, the island is counted among the most suitable destinations for game fishing. The underwater world is extremely rich and colorful. Combining the sense of adventure and surprise, it is the perfect place for going for such an enthralling activity.

  • 8 How many people can go for game fishing at once in Havelock Island?

    At least six and not more than eight persons are required to board the voyage to go for game fishing in Havelock Island.

  • 9 Is there any permit fee for game fishing in Havelock Island?

    There is a fishing permit fee. The charges are Rs.500 per person for Indian guests and Rs.2,900 per person for foreigners.

  • 10 Are there any specific timing for game fishing in Havelock Island?

    One should leave by 8 am in the morning from Havelock Island and return by 5 pm in the evening in case you are willing to click lovely photos with a gorgeous view in the background.

  • 11 Are there any rules or policies for game fishing in Swaraj Dweep?

    The catch and release policy is strictly followed by the fishing community of the Andaman Islands. With this, the ecosystem of the place does not get disturbed at all. One can have a lot of fun while cooperating with the community and taking care of the natural ecosystem.

  • 12 Is game fishing in Havelock Island a safe water sport?

    Yes, it is completely safe to do in the island. One can have the best experience of same fishing here as there are experts with you to take care of everything. Also, you have to wear a life jacket at all times during the whole trip. There will be a container on the boat where your belongings will be kept safely. Food and beverages can also be kept inside it.

  • 13 Which travel agency provides the best facilities for game fishing in the Andaman Islands?

    Andaman Island Travels located in Port Blair is counted among the best travel agencies for making all the arrangements for game fishing in Havelock Island. Contact it today to get the best deals. Its expert staff will make sure that you get everything as per your requirements.

  • 14 Is there any age limit for going for game fishing in Port Blair?

    The age limit for game fishing in the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar is above fifteen years. This rule is followed strictly by the authority.

  • 15 While game fishing in Havelock Island, which spots can I cover?

    The following areas can be covered while game fishing in Havelock Island:

    • John Lawrence
    • Outram Island
    • Wilson Island
    • Nicholson Island
    • Peel Island
    • Henry Lawrence
    • Peel Island
    • Mangroves
  • 16 Is there any requirement to carry particular equipment when going for game fishing in Havelock Island?

    One should carry gears and lures when going for game fishing in Swaraj Dweep.

  • 17 What else should I carry with me while going for game fishing tours in Havelock Island?

    The below-mentioned things should be carried by you:

    • Sunscreen
    • Antiseptic wipes
    • Water bottles 
    • Medical kit
    • Sunglasses
    • Towel
  • 18 Where should I stay in Havelock Island?

    In the midst of greens and blues, Havelock Island Beach Resort is the perfect escape in the gorgeous Havelock Island (now known as Swaraj Dweep). This lavish beachfront property offers comfortable and peaceful stays in the most stunning union territory of India- Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The property gives its best to make sure that your island vacation is surely a memorable one while you stay at the resort. Just in case if you don’t know which places to see while holidaying here, then don’t worry at all. Its expert planners will plan and book each and everything for you at your convenience.

  • 19 Apart from game fishing, what else is popular in Havelock Island?

    Every year, travellers get attracted to the pristine beauty and untouched sandy beaches of the Andaman Islands. It has some of the most scenic spots for travel and nature lovers. This archipelago is visited by people from all over the world to uncover and explore its jewels. The entire island is amazingly gorgeous but there is one place that nature lovers and beach bums never miss- Havelock Island. It is known for some of the most unique sights. If Andaman Island is a crown, then Havelock Island is its most precious gem!

    If you are looking for surreal natural surprises, then your search ends at Havelock Island owing to its thriving biodiversity, unexploited coral reefs, white sandy beaches, adventurous experiences, a notable population of birds and animal life, and a lot more. A little slice of paradise in India, Swaraj Dweep boasts of picturesque shimmering beaches and lagoons of turquoise blue waters. Its beaches are known for pearly white sands and palm-lined shores. They offer some of the best diving options in India. The vibrant coral reefs and rich marine life will make your underwater experience the most unforgettable day of your life. The memories of this special day will never get blurred from your memories.

  • 20 Which adventure water sports can be done in Havelock Island apart from game fishing?

    For enthralling activities like sea walking, scuba diving, and snorkeling, pristine clear water is required, which is in abundance on Havelock Island. Its water proves to be an ideal setting for adventurous water activities. When you are on this wonderful island, you can see a wide diversity of colorful fishes with your naked eyes. The corals are present in abundance here. Havelock Island Beach Resort will also offer private sea walking and snorkeling sessions to its esteemed guests. Moreover, you can also go for scuba diving safari. The serene beaches of Havelock Island are the best spots if you want to have a diving experience in India.