‘Sail the Andamans’ Yacht Carnival & Rally


20th Feb to 21st March 2023

The Andaman & Nicobar Islands is truly a magical yachting destination. With well-charted seas, beautiful blue waters, many safe harbours and adventure options, it is one of the most perfect sailing destinations in South East Asia. Now the 3rd ‘Sail the Andamans’ is an excellent opportunity to experience all of this during the 20 February – 21 March 2023 event.

‘Sail the Andamans’ participation is for yacht and superyacht owners to enjoy exploring the islands at a leisurely pace. It also offers participants a way to experience local culture, island life, local entertainment options, cultural programs and more during their stay.

This exciting event is organised by Andaman Holidays and supported by Asia Pacific Superyachts and Andaman Tourism. The Sail the Andamans carnival will be on for 30 days during which time the participants can explore the local towns and famed attractions.

Asia Pacific Superyachts’ R. Rathnam enthuses, “The islands have enormous exotic appeal, are home to some of the best beaches and viewing of amazing marine life in the world”. But what makes this opportunity unmissable is the amazing price you can get this package for, if you book now! For cost, yacht services and other details email yachtagency@andamanholidays.com

Those registered are free to choose their sailing route, allowing time to enjoy island exploring and underwater activities such as snorkelling and diving. Participants can also take up sports fishing and kayaking at select locations after securing the necessary permits.

This wonderful month-long adventure starts and ends in the capital city of Port Blair. This floating festival promotes the pristine beauty of the undeveloped Indian Ocean islands, introducing yacht owners and guests, captains and crew to a variety of events and cruising opportunities.

Comprised of hundreds of primarily uninhabited islands, The Andamans offer white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. The natural beauty of the islands is the highlight of the ‘Sail the Andamans’ Yacht Carnival.

Interesting options for visitors to Port Blair include a visit to the famed Cellular Jail. This offers an insight into Indian history under British rule and the plight of the mainland Indian Freedom Fighters seeking independence from colonial rule. The Anthropological Museum offers an understanding of the prehistoric inhabitants of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Visitors can also enjoy the Mount Harriet National Park, one of the closest wilderness areas to Port Blair, along with shopping, and visiting local ‘Sail the Andamans’ villages and schools.


There will also be a Gala Dinner and Cultural Event organised for ‘Sail the Andamans’ participants.


Photos – Asia Pacific Superyachts

By Linda Cartlidge


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