Sail into the heart of Andaman Seas for the premiering ‘Sail the Andamans’ Yacht Carnival & Rally from 20th February to 21st March 2018 - to begin and end at Port Blair, India.
Planned as an annual event, boats may sail from Phuket and other destinations to the Andaman Islands with friends, family and crew members to join in the ‘Sail the Andamans’ Carnival festivities and island exploring.
Come as a group by yacht or fly into Port Blair to join the event and enjoy delicious food and the unique culture during the Carnival. And of course, the natural beauty of the Andamans in sailing around the islands.
The exciting new event is superbly organized by Andaman Holidays and supported by the Ministry of Tourism, the Government of India and Andaman Tourism. Supporters also includes Asia Pacific Superyachts, with branches in 15 countries. The organisers and supporters are going all out to create a spectacular event to be held annually.
Yachts arriving from international waters will find one of the most picturesque and fascinating parts of the world with a diverse cultural heritage spread across a series of islands, large and small. The Andaman Islands are without parallel on the planet.
Apart from sailing in a beautiful area participants will have the rare opportunity to be introduced into an ancient culture and way of life. The first ‘Sail the Andamans’ Yacht Carnival offers a unique on and off the water itinerary:
Day 1 - 5: Arrive Port Blair and complete the CIQ procedure. Days free and on your own for shopping and exploring the unique town of Port Blair and the many charms of India
Day 6: Organized visit to nearby village to learn of the centuries old culture and traditions
Day 7: Inaugural ceremony followed by cultural programme and dinner
Day 8 - 25: Cruising around the Andaman Islands in picture-perfect weather to pristine uninhabited islands, one of the last few remaining paradise destinations in the world
Day 27: Gala dinner with enchanting entertainment and fun activities
Day 28: Closing ceremony
Day 29 - 30: Departure
All foreign boats taking part are helped with customs formalities, the route to Port Blair, pre-rally accommodation (if requested) and advice on yacht berthing and anchoring. There are a number of boats already registered; however, registration is still open though entries are limited. For boat entry process information and cost details, including preferred visa assistance, please register your interest by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org