Birdwatching Tour in Andaman: Full & Half Day
Day tour prices vary according to the destination you wish to visit, with the full-day tours being great value for money, however the half day trips are poorer value as the guides usually end up doing large mileage even for such a short trip. Most people travel singly, in couples, or they bring their own small group along. Please refer to the advertised day tours to find prices or where prices are not advertised, please contact us and we will inform you of these prices.
Price: Variable, Please see below
The Guide Fee for 1 Day is ₹3000 for a 1-2 person plus ₹500 per additional person, if you provide a vehicle and cover all the expenses (Entrance Fee, Ferry Tickets, Fuel etc. for you and the guide). You can add an additional ₹3500 for us to provide a vehicle and take care of all the expenses.
Full Day Tours
Generally involves two birding sessions. Morning Session in the Forest Habitat along with a Afternoon Session at Wetlands.
The birding guide will fetch you from wherever you are staying around 5.30 am. Drive to either Chidiyatapu, Shoal Bay or Mt. Harriet National Park for the morning birding session. The sites will yield birds like Andaman Shama; Andaman Bulbul; Andaman Woodpecker; Andaman Coucal; Andaman Drongo; Freckle-breasted Woodpecker; Black-naped Monarch etc. Return back to hotel for Lunch.
Post Lunch, visit Sippighat or Ograbranj Wetlands at 2.30 pm. Here you are likely to find the waterbirds and waders namely Andaman Teal; Cotton Teal; Watercock; Pacific Golden Plover; Red-throated Pipit; Long-toed Stint; Red-necked Stint; Whimbrel; Yellow & Cinnamon Bittern; Pin-tailed Snipe etc. Our Guide will then drop you back at hotel after sunset.
Half Day Tour
Generally involves one birding session and can be done as either Morning Session, Afternoon Session or Night Session specifically for Owls.
Similar to Full Day Tour, Our Guide will fetch you from wherever you are staying at Port Blair. Travel to either a Forest habitat or Wetland habitat to spot birds like Andaman Coucal; Andaman Shama; Andaman Serpent Eagle; Andaman Treepie; Changeable Hawk Eagle; Andaman Teals; Lesser Whistling Ducks; Yellow Bittern; Watercock; Blue-eared Kingfisher; Collared Kingfisher; Andaman Hawk Owl; Hume’s Hawk Owl; Oriental Scops Owl depending on the the habitat and session type selected.
Price: Variable, Please see below
The Guide Fee for Half Day is ₹2000 for a 1-2 person plus ₹500 per additional person, if you provide a vehicle and cover all the expenses (Entrance Fee, Ferry Tickets, Fuel etc. for you and the guide). You can add an additional ₹2000 for us to provide a vehicle and take care of all the expenses.
Please Note: We always recommend you to use our vehicle as our drivers are trained to drive for wildlife tours. They often acting as an extra pair of eyes to spot birds or provide assistance carrying the heavy telephoto lenses on field.
We strongly recommend that you book far in advance. At certain times of the year our birding guides get booked particularly far in advance, but even at the best of times we recommend booking as far in advance as possible. On the other hand, we can often accommodate you even if you book a week in advance (sometimes even the day before).
You are required to pay a deposit in advance to book our tours. You are welcome to just pay the balance to the guide on the day of the tour.
Please note: Any of these 1-day tours can be run as 1-day photographic birding tours – to convert them into birding photo tours we modify the sites visited and slow down the pace.
We can run our birdwatching tour in Andaman privately at any time and we can also tour in Havelock Island to suit your needs!