ADVENTURE CRUISE – EXCLUSIVE!
ANDAMAN ISLANDS IN THE BAY OF BENGAL, INDIA
isolation, mysterious Stone Age cultures, uncharted waters and a
history give the Andamans an exotic charm and appeal all of their
& Nicobar Islands are a group of picturesque islands, big and
small, inhabited and uninhabited, comprising five hundred and seventy
two islands, islets and rocks, lying in the south eastern part of
the Bay of Bengal. They lie along an arc, in a long and narrow broken
chain, running approximately North-South, stretching nearly eight
hundred kilometres. Belonging to India, but geographically related
to Myanmar and Indonesia.
Islands have been shrouded in mystery for centuries, due to their
inaccessibility and hostile tribes. The islands shimmer like emeralds
in the Bay of Bengal. Their dense forests, innumerable exotic flowers
and birds, crystal clear waters and abundant marine life, exude
a charm unique to this forgotten Indian island paradise.
on the edge of a meandering coastline have palm trees that sway
to the rhythm of the sea. The beats of tribal drums haunt the stillness
of the islands’ forested interiors, where Shompen, Onge, Sentenelese,
Jarawa and Great Andamanese tribes live unaware and undisturbed
by the worrying modern developments of time. Large areas of the
Andaman’s have been set aside as restricted zones, leaving these
Stone Age people in peace and their unique cultures intact.
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands have great maritime importance.
During the British Raj, political leaders considered dangerous to
the interests of the Empire, plus other criminal elements were deported
from the Indian mainland to the British Cellular Jail; the Indian
Bastille of Port Blair. Thus these islands came to be known
as the Black Water Prison.
We are offering
an exciting eight-day exploration. Starting with a two-day discovery
tour of the richly historical Port Blair, taking in its culture,
monuments and highlights. Then board our yacht Crescent
for a seven day Adventure cruise, exploring the remote outlying
islands of the archipelago, their forests, beaches and pristine
Using our extensive
experience and knowledge of the Andamans, we offer an itinerary
of continual delights. Giving everything from swimming elephants,
an active volcano island, rewarding jungle walks and of course world-class
fishing, snorkelling and diving.
The 'Gaea' is
also available for charter if required.