Is it good to travel to Andaman in the month of June, July and August?

Aatika Fatima
May 28, 2016

Now, no one wishes to mess up their vacation because of bad planning, weather conditions or any other challenges that can ruin ones vacation. Today, we wish to address the major questions that people have while travelling to Andaman in the month of May, June, July, August and September.

  • Whether Andaman islands are a good destination in the month of May, June, July, August and September or not?
  • Do these months fall under off season?
  • Will rain affect the plan and many more questions…

Many raise these questions and there are different opinions floating all over the web. As a local expert of the islands, we will be genuine with our opinions here and will cover all the various aspects of what things one may or may not consider while planning a trip to the islands. If you are planning any time to visit this exotic destination then, you have just landed at the best page, and we can assure you about it. So here is our insight about Andaman trip in May, June, July, August and September.

What does the Andaman Tourism say?

We are not sure whether many are aware of this or not? The Andaman Islands are promoted as an all season Eco destination by the Andaman Tourism Department. What it means is that the islands can be visited all throughout the year without any doubt and it is an Eco destination. Eco destination means that the islands will be more inclined towards the natural ecosystem that the islands already have.

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Is there any particular season in Andaman?

Usually, the season when most travelers visit Andaman is from October – April, however until May end, all things are absolutely fine. It is only during June, July and August many have a concern as what to do. In fact, anytime from September to May you can travel to the islands without any significant changes to the planned itinerary.

Can we do water Activities, such as Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Boat Ride and Sea Walking?

In fact, all activities will be opened until mid of May. Only from May end until mid of September Sea walking will be closed. Travelers can do the activities such as Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Jet Ski ride, banana boat ride, Glass boat ride etc. except for Sea walk and Elephant Beach trip by boat at Havelock Island. These activities and attractions are closed because of Government orders. The Elephant beach at Havelock Island and few other destinations are closed by the Government authorities to revive the beauty of the destination. To preserve the natural beauty and the coral reef at Andaman some destinations are opened only for 6-8 months in a year this includes Jolly Bouy Island in Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park and Elephant beach. However, if you are very much inclined towards visiting Elephant beach at Havelock Island then you can reach Elephant beach via trekking with a local guide. The trekking will take place for around 30-45 minutes. The best part of reaching Elephant beach at Havelock will be that you will hardly find anyone around there. The mainstream tourists will not visit this destination as boats will not go to Elephant beach as per Government orders. However, for those who are willing to explore an attraction where no one except you is present then make sure you are at Elephant beach in the month of June-July-August via trekking. You will love it for sure. Try to take a guide who will help you reach this destination by trekking through thick forest. The silence at Elephant beach is worth a visit, to be honest. Carry some food and water as you might not find anything there. If your earlier planned itinerary was snorkeling at Elephant beach then your trip will be changed either to Trekking at Elephant beach or you will be taken for snorkeling experience at any other location such as Light House(This destination opens when snorkeling is not conducted at Elephant beach.)

What will happen, if it rains on the day of our water activities?

Now, Scuba Diving, boat rides and Snorkeling are operated all round the year. Only during extreme cyclonic weather or during strong wind these tours get canceled. During strong wind conditions, these tours either get delayed or rescheduled to the next day. In the worst case, if for any reason the activity does not take place then a full refund of the amount is given. Such situations take place less than 5% of time in a year. However, you cannot ignore the chances of such situations taking place. It is absolutely fine to do Scuba diving in the month of May, June, July and August. For beginner or non-swimmer scuba diving course, you should never worry. For advanced diving courses, the locations might change as per weather conditions. In fact, as per the best diving centre in Andaman, July and August are a very nice time for diving. The site where you dive might change, but the experience to be honest will not be less.

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Will the Ferry and Cruises Sail?

A visit to all the inter islands are possible during these month. Ferries/Cruises will be operational in the month of May and June; cruise tickets will be easily available from Port Blair to Havelock Island and return. The sector of Neil Island might get affected in case of bad weather. As of May 2016, only Makruzz and Government Ferry sail to Neil Island. In July and August, only Green Ocean Cruise and Government ferry will operate in the sector of Port Blair and Havelock Island. GovernmentFerry will sail in the sector of Neil Island as well. Makruzz may or may not sail in the month of July, August and Mid September and will purely be governed by the inflow of travelers. The ferry and cruise sailing are mostly affected because of the less inflow of travellers in the months of June, July and August.

Are all the Sightseeing places in Andaman opened in the month of June, July and August?

In Port Blair, all the museums and other sightseeing places will be opened such as Cellular Jail, Anthropological museum, Fisheries museum, Chatham saw mill, etc. The light and sound shows in Cellular Jail and Ross Island will be subject to the weather conditions. The Baratang Island in Andaman, known for its natural creation of limestone cave and the mud volcano will be operational. The Red Skin Island in Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park will also be opened during this time. Jolly Bouy island usually gets closed in the month of June, July, August and September to revive its natural beauty. North Bay Island and Ross Island trip will be subject to weather conditions. The Government issues notice to not run any boats in case of strong wind or cyclonic weather. These notices come on the day of the trip and getting prior notice is not possible.

The operation of any tours and activities that involve travelers getting into the water during bad weather can only be known on that day based on the local ground conditions. Sometimes the weather forecast on some website shows thunderstorm in the islands, however, the thunderstorm does not take place or is taking place at some other island and not specifically at the place where the tours take place. In such cases, the tour continues as normal. All ground conditions are monitored each day before any tour that involves water activities take place for the safety of the travellers.

In Havelock Island, only Elephant beach boat tour is not operational. All other sightseeing places in Havelock Island are open.

All sightseeing places in Neil Island are open.

Does it rain for the whole day? Which of the tours get affected because of rain?

Andaman is an all season destination. In the month of June, July and August it may be rain but not all for the whole day. If it rains heavily for the whole day, the trip might get reschedule or may get cancelled based upon the Government regulations for the safety of the travelers. Trips that involve boat rides(North Bay Island, Ross Island, Viper Island, Elephant Beach, Jolly Bouy island, Red Skin Island and sometimes Baratang Island) usually get affected during such time. These tours, if possible can be done on the next day or on any other day based upon the weather conditions.

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Is it expensive from May – August?

Because of less inflow of travelers, the prices in the island goes down. So, be prepared for some nice discounts during this period of travel. So if you want a little more economical trip in the islands with not much crowd around and are willing to be a little flexible with your timings then June, July, August and September should be absolutely fine and perfect for your travel to Andaman Island. We recommend check the package cost with some of the best local companies in the islands. They will be able to help you with the best pricing for any packages in the islands.

What will happen for travelers who are coming on tour packages?

For people visiting Andaman Island on packages with Experience Andamans such as the Andaman Nicobar Honeymoon Packages, Family and Friends packages or group tours then we will suggest alternative arrangements in the islands. The best possible solution that is available on the ground will be suggested to you for the best experience in the Andamans. We make sure that travelers are well informed about the ground situations. People who visit the islands on packages are much more updated and get better insights about what can be visited in the given time they have. Thus not wasting much time and properly utilizing your time in the islands. See, Andaman islands require careful planning so that you make the best use of your time. Its not just any other destination where you reach and then decide what to do. A good planning will help you explore the islands in the best way possible. You might want to check our How to Plan a Trip to Andaman section to know the best ways to plan a trip to this exotic island.

Government Ferry is the savior during rough weather conditions. It’s the oldest and the toughest

In a case of bad weather, all private cruises may get canceled, however, Government ferry will sail. Government ferry comes as the savior during bad weather especially during low season ie June, July, August and September. The Government ferry is the strongest of all the ferry that sail in Andaman Island.

What worse could happen, if any?

In case a lot of travelers get stuck in 1 island then Government ferry sails multiple time so that all travelers reach back to Port Blair safely to catch their onward flight to the mainland. The chances of this situation taking place are less than 1% of the time, however, it do happens and in such cases, Government runs special boat so that travelers are brought back to Port Blair. Until, May this year, none of such instance took place. During such instances there is a huge demand for the tickets and only the local travel companies can help you. Your travel company whoever is organizing your tour will seriously help you in such instances. The private cruise tickets may get refunded back to you in such instances.

What is it for travelers coming with kids?

For travelers coming with their kids or young children are advised to bring rain jackets. Actually, all travelers are advised to carry rain jacket or coat with them. Umbrellas might not be able to hold the strong wind, also other travelers standing next to you might get affected because of the rainwater pouring from your umbrella. Sea sickness pills can be carried or can be purchased from medical stores in Port Blair. These pills might help to avoid any sea sickness during your ferry or cruise ride from Port Blair to Havelock or Neil Island. In addition, make sure you do not drink water from any locality and drink only mineral waters, and purchase it from restaurants or shops that look neat and clean.

When it comes to Andaman Island, it is always better to come with someone who knows the turf so that travelers can feel safe and there is always a backing from the local ground staff who will help and rightly assist you about the present ground situations.

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So what’s the bottom line?

The bottom line from Experience Andamans will be that it is absolutely fine to visit the islands in the month of May, June, July, August and September. Heavy, rains do occur in the month of October, November and December as well. That’s the nature of the island, it’s a tropical climate. It can rain out of nowhere, and suddenly because of strong wind, some boat rides may get cancelled. All things take place just within few hours and travelers get agitated because they feel that their vacation gets ruined. We just recommend travelers to be a little flexible with their timings so that even in worst case if an attraction is not covered then some alternative arrangements can be made on that day.

Now, don’t worry and plan a perfect trip to Andaman Island. You don’t know, the islands look completely different during the rainy season and it is worth a visit. The greenery and the cool breeze here will make you fall in love with these islands. It’s worth a visit, to be honest. Couples, Students and Family you will be mesmerised by the beauty of the islands during this period of travel.

Written by Aatika Fatima

  • Sugan

    Thanks, planning travel mid august fir a 7 day stay. Just paranoid of the weather and ship cancellations

  • Simarpreet Rajat Arora

    Hi.. i am planning a trip to andaman in august for 4 nights.. can you suggest me a good itenary pls

  • samuel david

    Hi, I am planning for a trip with my family in June end! Should be any problem with the weather? Possibility of rain that may spoil the trip? Pls inform!

    • Hi Samuel it should be fine. Make sure you return to Port Blair atleast 1 day prior your departure.

      • samuel david

        Thanks!

  • Madhur

    Hi,
    I am planning to visit andaman coming 3rd week of June with my dad, wife and 8 yrs old daughter. My family love peaceful and green environment. They love beaches a lot too. Any piece of advise for me related to booking hotel and activities. I wanna try scuba diving etc.
    Thanks

    • Hey Madhur June should be fine. Our advise will be to not make a trip very hectic wherein you are hopping from one island to the other each day. Plan a more leisure holiday. In addition, you can carry sea sickness pills just in case if your family feels uncomfortable during the boat rides. Scuba Diving will be operational don’t worry about it.

  • Siva Sankaranathan

    Hi I am planning to travel Andaman for five days during first week of June. Please let me know if it is Ok to travel based on current Weather conditions.

    • In 5 Days you can go for a combination of 3 Nights Port Blair and 1 Night Havelock or 2 Nights Port Blair and 2 Nights Havelock Island. You can avoid visiting Neil Island in a 5 days trip. June should be fine for a visit plus you will get good deals for hotels. Elephant beach at Havelock will not be operational. After May 25, 2017 Green Ocean Cruise will be stopped for yearly maintenance. However, it will be back by September, 2017.

  • Rana Hassan

    Hi is it a good time to visit mid July, and how many days would be enough for the visit?

    • Hi, July you can expect some rain. However, it is a good time to visit Andaman. We recommend travelers around 5 nights and 6 days in Andaman so that they can explore the islands properly. However, it again depends how many days you have in hand.

  • Vivek Gupta

    Hi I am planning to travel Andaman for six days during first week of July for honeymoon. Please let me know if it is Ok to travel based on current Weather conditions. Is it good for honeymoon in July month.

    • Hi, July you can expect some rain, but its a good time to visit Andamans. You can go head and plan your trip as the weather will be pleasant.

  • Sparsh Kaeley

    Hi I’m planning to visit andaman in the first week of June. Currently it’s raining there. I’m more inclined towards the water sports, will they be available? Or they may get canceled due to rains?

    • Hi you can go ahead with planning your trip. Its just a slight drizzle and everything are expected to be operational.Usually all underwater activities are effected by strong winds or cyclone not by rain.
      You can very well Plan your trip at the Islands and we would be honored to be your travel partner.

    • Sahil Gupta

      Hi may i have your contact details please
      I m also planning same trip

      • Hi Sahil, you can reach us at +919932089771, +919932089787, +919932089778

  • Charmi Shah

    Hi, I’m planning to visit andaman around 19-23 June. What should be the travel plan? What are the minimum days that should be kept for the visit?

    • Hi Charmi, please share your contact details with us or drop in a mail at info@experienceandamans.com and we will arrange a call for you from our Andaman expert and they will help you plan your trip to Andamans

  • arihant jain

    Hi I am planning a honeymoon trip to Andaman for the next month I.e July 2017……plz guide me for the same
    My mail id- dynamicarihant@gmail.com

    • Hi Arihant we will be assigning you a sales representative and they will drop an email with the requirements you have mentioned us.

  • rustam-NITW

    Hi, I am planning a honeymoon trip to Andaman for next month i.e 16th July for 5 days. Can we visit Havelock and all in this period..

    • HI rustam,

      Yes you can visit both the islands i.e havelock and neil as well.

      • Inaayat

        Hello , I am visiting Port Blair on 16th July for 8 days , but I want to stay in havelock ,how can I get ticket from Port Blair to Havelock?

  • Kunal Saxena

    sir i want to comedown for family trip to andaman from 22nd June to 27th June for 05 days. Shall we visit havelock in this period or other places. please share the reviews as it is very important for me.

    • Hi Kunal,

      Yes you can visit haveock and neil as well during your trip to Andaman islands.

  • siddhant jain

    HELLO!
    I AM PLANNING A TRIP WITH MY FAMILY FROM 25-30TH OF JUNE.
    ARE THERE ANY KIND OF PARTIES GOING ON THERE?
    ALSO TELL ME IF THERE ARE ANY GROUPS COMING SO THAT WE COULD GET SOME GOOD COMPANY?

    • Currently we donot operate group tours. We concentrate on personalized and private tours only.

  • neha bhagat

    Hi, I’m planning to visit andaman with two of my frnds on 19-24 June. Could you help me with the itinerary? what all places an we visit and how will be commute the local areas there. my mail id is neha.bhagat2187@gmail.com.
    Thanks,
    Neha

  • Shats Kaushal

    Hello. We are planning to visit Andaman during 26th to 30th June. The weather forecast predicts thunderstorms. Will we able to visit Havelock island and perform water activities? Thanks in advance.

    • Hi, June you can expect some rain. However, it is a good time to visit Andaman.Yes you can visit Havelock island but water activities are subjected to weather conditions.

  • Himanshu Agrawal

    Hi, I’m planning to visit andaman with my frnds on 12th to 17th august. Is it good time to visit there?
    My email id is : singhal.himanshu111@gmail.com.
    Thanks…!!!

    • Yes it is a good time to visit Andamans. We have assigned you an Andaman expert. He will drop you a mail and help you customize your trip as per your requirement.

      • Vrundesh Moroney

        Hi team, I am also planning for and man trip from 12 to 17 Aug. My email I’d vrun08@gmail.com
        Can you share details

        • Hi, we have assigned you our Andaman Expert. She will be dropping you a mail.

          • satish

            Hi team, we are planning to visit andaman from 18 AUg to 21 AUG.Is it good time to visit there?
            My email id is : satish20k@gmail.com.
            Thanks..

          • Hi Satish, Our Andaman expert will be reaching you through mail and will help you plan your trip.

  • Archita Jain

    Hi, I’m planning to visit with my family from August 10 to 15. Can you
    please guide me. My email id is – aj.architajain@gmail.com

    • Hi Archita, we have assigned you to our Andaman expert he will be helping you plan your trip.

  • Venetia

    Hi, we are planning on visiting Andaman from 23rd-31st august?? I know it may rain, but when it is not raining, is it sunny or just cloudy and warm? My email is huddvep@gmail.com Thanks in advance!

    • If its not raining it is usually cloudy,we will be dropping you an email with the packages please have a look.

  • Suriyaa

    How about trip between 8th July to 10th July.? Havelock island visit, water activities?

    • Please share your contact number with us at info@experienceandamans:disqus.com so that we can arrange a call for you and plan your trip accordingly.

  • arjun darshi

    Im planning to visit andaman from 16th to 20th august, please let me know if its fine to visit during that time. my email id is darshi.arjun@gmail.com. Please do let me know incase I have to postpone my travel plans.

    • Yes its a good time to visit Andamans. Our representative will be reaching you shortly through email. Please let us know your updates.

  • Aruns

    HI, I am planning to visit during 19th August week. can you let me know if its best? my email id: mlarunkumar@gmail.com

    • Yes its a good time to visit Andamans. Our representative will be dropping in an email to you and he will guide you accordingly.

  • mohan

    hi me and my would be are planning for our honeymoon from aud 22 to 25 aug. please send the package details to my email; mohansaras777@gmial.com

  • Ishita Goel

    Hi, I am planning to visit Andamans from 9th – 14th August with friends. Please send the package details @ishita.goel1991@gmail.com

    • Hi Ishita, our customer executive will reach you shortly with all the necessary details.

  • rahul

    Hi I am planning my honeymoon in July 5 to July 10, is it good time to visit andamaan and nocobar

    • Yes you can plan, and keep in mind the above mentioned points in the article.

      • HIMANI CHAUDHARY

        HIMANI CHAUDHARY
        Hi I’m traveling to Andaman in June with my parents , for about 10 days can you privpro me a suitable itinerary with best price as prices would be low in June.

  • Savio Peter

    I am planning to visit from 1st Aug to 8th Aug. Please contact me on ashish.ritss@gmail.com

  • Tapajyoti Deb

    Is it worth to travel during in the 2nd week of june. Will all the water sport activities be available at that time since its monsoon season, like i heard coral reefs cant be seen at that time. Should I consider travelling in other season. Please reply and I want to know your packages as well. tapajyoti.deb@gmail.com

    • Now in June Sea Walk wont be operational, however, all other activities will be operational during that time. If only it rains on the day of the trip your visibility will go bad, if not it should be fine. Weather forecast can’t predict weather water activities will take place or not. Many times the rain is taking place at some other location in the islands and it doesn’t affect the activity. Whether a water activity or a trip will take place or not solely depends on that specific moment and is monitored by local officials who monitors the wind, the visibility and difficulty to do a tour on a day to day basis.

    • Now in June Sea Walk wont be operational, however, all other activities will be operational during that time. If only it rains on the day of the trip your visibility will go bad, if not it should be fine. Weather forecast can’t predict weather water activities will take place or not. Many times the rain is taking place at some other location in the islands and it doesn’t affect the activity. Whether a water activity or a trip will take place or not solely depends on that specific moment and is monitored by local officials who monitors the wind, the visibility and difficulty to do a tour on a day to day basis.

  • Viju Vj

    Hi ,

    Me and my friends are planning to visit on the second week of june or the first week .Could you please help me with the packages keeping in mind its an all girls trip?

  • Kshitij Kumar

    I will be coming to Port Blair on 29 of June 2018, what islands and places are a must to visit during this time of the year? I will be staying there for 5 days or so.

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