We pre-booked the ferry well in advance via online portal (http://uat.makruzz.com/online_user_booking) We took Makruzz (a private luxury ferry with comfortable seating) from Phoenix Bay Jetty which departs at 8:00 A.M. It was ~2 hour ride and we reached Havelock Island by 11:00 A.M. After hotel check-in we started for Elephant beach. One can reach Elephant beach via 20 minutes speed boat ride which charge ₹ 950 per person or a small trek ~2 km is also available through forest reserve. Elephant beach is famous for water sport activities like snorkeling, jet skiing, banana boat ride. Water was crystal clear and beach was picturesque. The beach closes by 4:00 P.M.
For local transport one can easily get an scooty or bicycle on rent at nominal price of ₹ 400. We went to Ocean Tribe center to fill form and a theoretical informative session (~1 hour) for Scuba diving so that we can directly go for dive early morning next day.
We went to Coco cafe for dinner, must try.