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If anyone is there or has been very recently and wants to add current ferry times to and from Havelock to Port Blair and also Neil Island and upward to Long Island, please help! Cacahuate 10:52, 17 October 2006 (EDT)

Island Vinnie's[edit]

Great news that he got it open! They were talking about it when I was there in March... is it safari-style tents the way they had planned? Is there a restaurant or one being planned? Anyone got specifics on the prices? And where is it in relation to Wild Orchid or Orient Legend? Further towards the center or out towards Emerald Gecko? Cacahuate 01:21, 29 October 2006 (EST)


So I made a map... if anyone sees anything that needs to be added, let me know and I'll stick it in. I think it covers what's in the article now, but the article is lacking a few things... , there's more sleep options, etc... we don't have anything in at all that's up near Beach #1, and there are a few people who like to stay up there for some reason. There may be more things up in that area too that are worth noting, but I was literally only there when I arrived and again a month later when I left so I didn't look around really.

Some trails could be added, like the one to Elephant Beach from the Radhanagar road. And there's another little place to stay along the road about 1/2 way between the beach and village #3 junction... but I can't remember the name and it's not in the article.

What's south of Emerald Gecko? I didn't go down there, but heard people talking about a couple trails or something, maybe to some limestone caves? And that you could see a couple elephants down there on someones property? Anything else? If you talk me through it I'll add that stuff to the map, tell me in detail where to put it or do it yourself if you know Inkscape or can mock it up for me in photoshop or Corel Draw or something.

Thanks! – cacahuate talk 18:47, 29 April 2007 (EDT)

see the talk page of the shared map for my comments. Upamanyuwikitravel( Talk )( Travel ) • 05:54, 5 May 2007 (EDT)

Andaman Dive Club[edit]

When I was there last year these guys had gone out of business long ago... has that changed? Did they reopen? Their website is still up, but I'd be surprised if they're up and running again... I think they were kicked out of India for working on tourist visas or something like that. Anyone know? – cacahuate talk 22:32, 21 May 2007 (EDT)

  • Andaman Dive Club [1] is located at Beach #1.

I took it out for now, I'm fairly sure it didn't reopen. Let me know if I'm mistaken – cacahuate talk 02:04, 22 May 2007 (EDT)

Andaman Diveclub is that oldest dive club At Havelock..I beleave its a small place for serious divers..i dived ther long time ago and my son is also dived from there..and three years back another friend who is diabtetic patient dived from there ...ther are subtile, but very much alive! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs)

Silver Sand[edit]

If you describe to me where it is exactly in location to the other places in the area then I can add it to the map too... Also I noticed on their website that they offer scuba diving, did they set up their own operation with their own boats or are they just referring people to Dive India or Barefoot? – cacahuate talk 00:50, 17 March 2008 (EDT)

Map additions[edit]

I've added Silver Sand and Mahua to the map... having not been to either of these, I think I got their locations pretty well, but let me know if they should be positioned differently... thanks! – cacahuate talk 21:05, 25 June 2008 (EDT)

Would also be great if someone can guide me with where exactly to place "Gold India" and "El Dorado" on the map – cacahuate talk 04:00, 11 July 2008 (EDT)

Glass bottom boats[edit]

Under "Elephant Beach" it states While snorkeling, keep an eye out for the glass-bottom boats!.... who has these? I never saw any that I recall – cacahuate talk 13:01, 29 June 2009 (EDT)

Dunno, but they seem to be quite the in thing now -- almost got run over by one of the darn things. According to this [2] you can rent them straight off the beach...? Jpatokal 23:08, 29 June 2009 (EDT)
Ah yes, so that's what those staying at Dolphin Resort are up to during the day. Renting a mask and fins would require one to get wet and dirty whilst on vacation.... eww – cacahuate talk 10:50, 30 June 2009 (EDT)
elephant beach is banned —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs)


I removed the following from the article as it sounds rather agenda-ridden, and is of course complete nonsense. Tourism and dangerous animals co-exist successfully all over the world.


Earlier, people never saw a crocodile in Havelock Radhanagar area but still yesterday there was a deadly attack of crocodile on a US bases tourist.

This is not a healthy sign for the promotion of tourism. If the Administration wants to breed and nurture the man-eater crocodiles, then promotion of tourism especially in the beaches should be stopped. The Administration should not play with the lives of the tourists and local people.

Either these Islands should be declared as crocodile sanctuary or a tourist destination. Both the things can not go together. It is the need of the hour to decide whether these Islands will be promoted as a tourist destination or a crocodile Sanctuary. DO NOT GO. --Burmesedays 03:07, 4 May 2010 (EDT)

See [3] —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs)