BY APB Staff on 10 Jan 2023

The month-long adventure starts and ends in Port Blair

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands in India will once again play host to the ‘Sail the Andamans’ Yacht Carnival & Rally, to be held 20 February-21 March 2023.

The month-long adventure starts and ends in Port Blair, with yachts sailing and motoring into the heart of the Andaman Seas to the capital city. This floating festival promoting the pristine beauty of the undeveloped Indian Ocean islands introduces yacht owners and guests and captains and crews to a variety of events and cruising opportunities.

Comprised of hundreds of primarily uninhabited islands offering wide-open white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters, the natural beauty of the Andamans in sailing around the islands is the highlight of the ‘Sail the Andamans’ Yacht Carnival.

The exciting event includes both on and off-water activities and is supported by Asia Pacific Superyachts (APS) and the Tourism Department of Andaman Islands. APS is coordinating yacht arrivals and customs clearance to yachts from throughout the world and notes many boats will be voyaging from Phuket and other Asia Pacific destinations.

'Welcoming visitors to 2nd 'Sail andamans' at Port Blair, India

Welcoming visitors to the second Sail Andamans event at Port Blair, India

“Foreign tourists can directly fly to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Government of India designated International Veer Savarkar Port Blair airport, an authorised immigration check post for those with valid travel documents for entry into and exit from India”, says Rathnam of Asia Pacific Superyachts.

A two-day special event will offer a cultural programme during the month-long carnival and rally for visiting yachts and crew members. The carnival is organised in such a way that the participants not only get a chance to cruise around the islands, but they get the opportunity to explore the culture and cuisine of the islands.

A special itinerary is available from organisers APS and boat entries are limited, with many yachts already signed up. For entry process information and cost per boat/persons onboard inclusions/ exclusions, the cruising itinerary and preferred visa assistance, please send an email