This day was easily one of the epic highlights of our trip to Andaman. Not everyone who plans for a trip to Andaman goes for this, but you are missing out on a phenomenal experience if you don't plan for this ;)
We had booked for a Night Kayak experience with Tanaz Noble (Kayakwalla). This is an experience which cannot be captured through photographs and where words fall short to describe the beauty, but let me give a humble try :)
We reached our Kayak Spot at the Mangroves. Initially we were given our Kayaks ( 2 people share one kayak) and the instructor first helped us understand how to use a Kayak and the basics. It was nearing sunset as we set out on our Kayaks, putting into use the newly learnt basics and navigating through the mangroves. As the sun set, we could see darkness envelop all around and slowly started spotting stars in the sky above. Crystal clear night, soon the sky was filled with stars and yeah we could spot our friend the Milky way Galaxy as well :)
But soon this experience really levelled up as we realised every time our oar hit the water, we were leaving a trail of blue tinted glow in the water, aka bioluminescence. We were absolutely enthralled by this experience and throughly enjoyed navigating through the waters and seeing this blue glow all around. Imagine a tiny Kayak, in the middle of nowhere, pitch dark all around and you look up to catch a dreamy starry sky and in the water below there is a blue trail glowing as you navigate the waters. ❤️
This phenomenon is actually caused by phytoplankton in the water, which emits that glow when disturbed and is such a beauty to watch.
Thoroughly impressed and awed by the entire experience. It costs around Rs 3000 per person and is a 3 hour session including the training