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How to Reach Havelock Island from Port Blair

Andaman Island floats in the Bay of Bengal and remains divided from India's coastal boundaries by road. That leaves us with only two means to reach this cluster of Islands, one via ferry/ship that takes you from various ports to Port Blair and the other is via air travel. In comparison, the ferry takes around three to four days to reach Port Blair Harbor. In contrast, the aeroplane takes 3 to 6 hours depending on the Departure City, so air travel is the most popular and appropriate means to travel to the Andaman & Nicobar Territory.

Havelock Island lies 70 kilometres northeast of Port Blair, the capital city of Andaman and Nicobar islands. Owing to its geography, Havelock is not connected to other islands via roads, tendering sea route as the likely mode of transport. If you are travelling from Chennai, Kolkata, Or Delhi, you have an advantage of boarding in a direct flight, but if you are coming from any other city or town, you will have to first reach one of these airports to catch a flight to Port Blair. One of the frequently asked questions among travellers remains How to Reach Havelock Island from Port Blair.

Getting around on an island is a tad bit different from travelling within a city. First, people here are quite helpful, not that you would require much help due to the simple local transport system. The beaches in Havelock have numbers assigned to their names, and the roads are set-straight devoid of any traffic.The journey from Port Blair to Havelock takes less than 2 hours. Travellers can choose between government/private ferries. Green Ocean 1 ferry for Havelock Island and Neil Island. For transport from Port Blair to Havelock Island, take luxurious air-conditioned ferries or cruises to reach approximately ninety minutes. However, these private ferries are a bit on an expensive side but are the most convenient transportation mode from island to island in the Andaman Islands.

There are economical government ferry services available as well. Still, it takes a pretty long time of about 2.5 hours, so travellers often discard this option and opt for travelling via a private ferry. There is also a possibility of travelling by air through the operative choppers operated by Pawan Hans, a government body. Though choppers are not very common amongst the travellers those who suffer from seasickness may opt for the same with the advanced arrangements. Transport from Port Blair to Havelock Island has plenty of options; you have to book all your ferry tickets in advance, especially during peak season as last-minute bookings are dicey in this region. In short, to reach Havelock Island from Port Blair, you have to first land on the Port Blair Airport. From there you have to drive to the Port Blair Jetty. From Port Blair Jetty a private Cruise or a government ferry would sail you to Havelock Island ( Swaraj Dweep ) Harbor.

How to Reach Havelock Island Beach Resort?

You can again reach the Havelock Island Beach Resort in a chauffeur-driven car arranged by the Resort which is only 1 kilometre away from the Harbour of Havelock Island.

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  • 1 Which mode of transport is the best for reaching Havelock Island (officially known as Swaraj Dweep now) from Port Blair, the capital town of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands?

    You can reach this island by sea. Private and government ferries operate from Port Blair and Neil Island, which are the neighboring islands. These are the lifeline of the Andaman Islands as they connect so many islands with each other. The same can be booked through Andaman Island Travels for an easy and worry-free experience.

  • 2 How to reach Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep) via sea from Port Blair?

    Located about 57 kilometers from Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, you can reach Havelock Island via sea without any trouble. 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.

  • 3 Is taking a government ferry to reach Havelock Island a good idea?

    Lifeline of the Andaman Islands, government ferries cater to the needs of a huge number of passengers for transfer from one island to the other. The tickets of this ferry get sold out fast as it is taken by residents as well as tourists. Its ticket can be booked only a couple of days in advance. One has to book the tickets manually three days before the trip at the STARS counter by standing in a queue if someone wishes to take a government ferry.

  • 4 Can a tour company book a government ferry ticket for me on my behalf?

    You can make this booking by contacting Andaman Island Travels. The tour operator will book the tickets on your behalf and you will not be required to stand in a long queue. The seating categories are chairs and seats in these ferries and they have a capacity of up to 145 passengers.

  • 5 Are there any private cruises as well to reach Havelock Island?

    To reach Havelock Island from Port Blair, there are various companies that offer high speed and spacious cruises in the Andaman Islands. Tourists mostly prefer private cruises as these are convenient and also, their booking process is easy. Compared to government ferries, these cruises are more comfortable and faster. Their tickets can easily be booked online. But private cruises are costlier compared to the government ferries.

  • 6 Which are the available cruises in the Andaman Islands?

    The below-mentioned cruises are available in the Andaman Islands:

    Makruzz- Introduced in the Andamans, it is the first-ever high-speed luxury catamaran cruise that is dual-hulled. It offers its passengers more space and stability during their journey. It is fully air-conditioned and very comfortable. Having two decks, it can hold up to 280 passengers. There are three categories for guests- Premium, Deluxe, and Royal. In 2019, Makruzz has two succeeding editions that have joined its fleet by the names Makruzz Gold and Makruzz Pearl.)

    Green Ocean- Green Ocean 1 is the second most popular cruise. Its built is quite similar to the government ferries, but it has better seating facilities, is air-conditioned, and is more spacious. The cruise has an open deck where one can freely move around and have a look at the open seascape during the voyage. With three categories for passengers (Executive, Luxury, and Royal), its seating capacity is 220 passengers. It has a catamaran version of it as well. Green Ocean 2 is the faster version and the new edition that has joined the Green Ocean fleet.)

    Sea Link Cruise- It is the latest cruise to be introduced in the Andaman Island that has been imported from Singapore. The cruise has amazing looks and spacious interiors that are surely going to give you an unforgettable experience. Premium, Business, and Premium Plus are its different categories. Due to convenient timings and distinctive looks, Sea Link cruise has begun to gain preference from travellers. )

    ITT Majestic- Another high-speed luxury cruise transferring passengers to Swaraj Dweep, this cruise is air-conditioned and has comfortable seats. So that you can enjoy fabulous sea views from your seats, there are huge transparent glasses in windows running through the entire length of the cruise. There are two different categories- Silver and Majesty. The cruise has a seating capacity of 200 passengers. Cruises and ferries for Havelock Island are available from Port Blair as well as Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep)

  • 7 Which are some of the ways to roam around Havelock Island?

    It is quite easy to roam around Swaraj Dweep. Roads here are smooth and you will not get lost anywhere. And in case you get lost, then the friendly locals will help you for sure. Below mentioned are some of the ways to get around the island:

    • Tourist taxis
    • Bike rentals
    • Auto rickshaws
    • Public transport (shared jeeps and public buses)
  • 8 How much does it take to reach Havelock Island from Port Blair?

    Nearly two hours are needed to reach Havelock Island from Port Blair via private ferries.

  • 9 How much does it take to reach Havelock Island from Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep)?

    Around one hour is needed to reach Havelock Island from Neil Island via private ferries.

  • 10 What is the geographical location of Havelock Island?

    On December 30, 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that Havelock Island would be renamed as Swaraj Dweep. One of the largest islands comprising a chain of islands to the east of Great Andaman in the Andaman Islands, Havelock Island belongs to the South Andaman administrative district. Located between Peel Island and Neil Island, the island belongs to the Ritchie’s Archipelago. It is 41 kilometers northeast of the capital city, Port Blair. Politically, Havelock Island is part of Port Blair taluk.