Bioluminescence night kayaking in Havelock

This night kayaking adventure is one of the most magical experiences you'll ever have. You'll head out into the sea just after sunset and paddle over an ocean that glows and sparkles with bioluminescence. With every swish of your paddle, the sea is lit up as if the stars themselves have fallen into the water.

All around you, the sea is calm and the lights from the shore are not too far, but you'll feel like you're in a different world. It only lasts for 3 hours, but this adventure is one that you will remember all your life.


For this kayaking trip in Havelock, but you should not have any fear of the dark or of water.

The departure time for this trip changes based on the tide and the changing time of the sunset. Please call your operator one day before to confirm the start of your kayaking session.

Please note that you finish your kayaking trip by 20:00 hrs, and it will be very difficult to get transport back to your hotel. It is recommended that you rent a Scooty or moped at Havelock.


Of all the natural wonders of the world, bioluminescence is one of the most stunning. This unearthly blue-tinted glow is caused by phytoplankton, tiny organisms, that move with the water. Havelock Island in the Andamans is less crowded than Port Blair and therefore has less light pollution from the shore. You'll be able to see the best bioluminescence here when the moon is at its lowest phase.

Destination highlights

Witness the rare phenomenon of bioluminescence. | Head out for a thrilling night kayaking trip in Havelock. | Do some star-gazing from your kayak as you bob in the sea.

Sea kayak



3 hrs



1- and 2-person kayaks

1- and 2-person kayaks

Big Bite Restaurant, Havelock Jetty

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Havelock Island Jetty


Big Bite Restaurant, Havelock Jetty

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You'll have to report at the Havelock Island Jetty at the time specified by the operator at the time of booking. You'll go through a short round of briefing, and then kit up and board your kayak. You'll head out into the ocean just after sunset, watching the surface of the water carefully for signs of the glow starting. Over 3 hours, you'll enjoy the fun of night kayaking with the group, but the most magical moments are when you spot the bioluminescence. Finally, after experiencing this incredible phenomenon, you will return to Havelock Island Jetty. Your trip ends here.



Day 1 Milestone

Havelock Island Jetty

Havelock Island Jetty

16:30 PM

Includes / Excludes


  • 1 session of kayaking for about 2.5 hrs
  • Certified instructor
  • Life jackets
  • Paddles
  • Use of a 1- or 2- person kayak
  • All applicable taxes


  • Transport to and from the start point
  • Any meals
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

What to Wear

What to Wear

  • Swimming costume or quick-dry clothing
  • Waterproof sandals with securable straps
  • Not to wear - Expensive jewelry or watches

What not to Wear

  • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
  • Restrictive clothing
  • Flip-flops

Equipment / Gear

We Provide

  • Life jackets
  • Paddles
  • 1- or 2-person kayaks
  • Any required kayaking equipment

You need to get

  • Cameras
  • Waterproof bag
  • Extra money
  • Identity proof
  • Towel
  • Dry snacks (optional)

Medical Kit

  • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.

Cancellation policy

For cancellations made 48 hours or more before departure date of this kayaking trip in Havelock Island: Full refund, minus any transaction charges.

For cancellations made 0-48 hours before departure date of this kayaking trip in Havelock Island: 50% refund will be given, minus any transaction charges.

Rules on trip

Participants should adhere to the instructions of the instructor at all times during the kayaking trip in Havelock island.

If you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you will not be allowed to participate in this kayaking trip. This decision is left to the instructor, and no refunds wil be available.

Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

You need to know how to swim for this kayaking trip in Havelock Island.

You should not be water-phobic or afraid of the ocean at night.

Kayaking in Havelock Island is a peaceful, slow-paced activity, but it can be tiring. If you have any health conditions that may affect your ability to paddle, such as spinal injuries or cardiac or respiratory issues, do inform the operator in advance.

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