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Jolly Buoy Island, Chidyatapu & Munda Pahad Trip from Port Blair

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Trip Overview

Take a tour of Jolly Buoy island, Chidiyatapu and Mundapahad which are the famous attractions of Andamans. These places are known for its scenic landscape views.


  • Watch beautiful marine life, awesome underwater corals from glass-bottomed boats.
  • Experience an unforgettable sunset at Chidyatapu
  • A day trip to one of India's most well preserved natural marine eco-system in Andaman and Nicobar


Detailed Overview

Jolly Buoy Island and Red Skin Islands are known for the white pristine sandy beaches, inviting warm and crystal waters and colorful corals all around. The boat trip to Jolly Buoy Island in ferry takes about 45 minutes. From ferry travelers are taken to island in a Glass Bottom boat from which they can see the corals and marine life. Jolly Buoy Island, and the neighboring Red Skin Island, are part of the Mahatma Gandhi National Park. Being a marine national park it is well protected, allowing the native species to thrive without much human interference. This has made the surroundings even more beautiful. The water here is as clean and clear as it gets and visitors can experience the un-touched natural beauty there.

Chidyatapu is popular for amazing sunset views, bird watching, scuba diving, and colorful oceanic view. Chidiya Tapu is a great picnic spot for families. For the adventurous few a short hike to beach cliff at Munda Pahad is a great and must do option.

Mahatma Gandhi Biological Park (MGBP), a forest and wildlife biological park is an added interest for the nature enthusiast. Park is actually a closed wildlife sanctuary and has a wide variety of local flora and fauna. To visit this park you must reach here well before 12:00 noon.



  • The hotel pick-up for the guests will be done by 6:30 am.
  • Post the pick-up, the driver will take the guests to Wandoor Jetty.
  • Visit National Park Museum and Marine Interpretation Center at Wandoor before the boat journey starts.
  • The boat journey to the island starts at approximately 7:30-8:00 am from Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park jetty.
  • The permit and boat tickets required for this trip are included when booked online through Trodly.
  • It is a beautiful 30-45 minute ferry ride to reach near the Jolly Buoy Island. 
  • Board a Glass-bottom boat to witness the underwater corals and marine life around the reefs of Jolly Bouy Island on a ride of up to 5 to 10 minutes. The same boat takes you to the Island.
  • Enjoy the swimming and other water activities at the beach of Jolly Bouy Island.
  • We will start our journey back to Wandoor jetty.
  • Take a drive to Chidyatapu, which is an amazing coastal drive.
  • Witness the amazing scenic views and a mesmerizing sunset that awaits you at Chidyatapu.
  • Visit Munda Pahad beach and hike to cliff point if interested.
  • Finally, the guests are dropped back to the hotel in Port Blair by 6:00 pm.

Basic Details

Start Point
Port Blair
Finish Point
Port Blair
Start time
6:30 am
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  • Charges for the private air-conditioned cab for hotel pick-up and drop
  • Pick-up, drop from the hotel in Port Blair city limits only
  • Service of a professional driver
  • The island tour permit
  • Jetty boat ride to the Island 
  • Glass bottom boat ride
  • Tour as per the itinearary


  • Any meals
  • Any accommodation
  • Scuba-diving or Snorkeling (Can be availed by direct payment at Island)
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

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Important Information

  • Jolly Buoy Island/Red Skin Island is closed on Mondays.
  • Make sure to reach Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park beach before 7.30am. All the boats leave at the same time and come back together.
  • Jolly buoy is a No Plastic zone, so avoid carrying any plastic bags. 
  • Jolly Buoy Island is a no man's land, so nothing is available on the island. You can pack water, snacks, swim wear, extra clothes, towels.
  • Boats are operated by local administration and there are some time delays in boat departures or arrivals.
  • Children below 5 years of age are not charged.
  • The itinerary is for reference only and is subject to change due to the weather, traffic conditions or local government directives.
  • This tour is subject to weather conditions. 

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 7 days
  • 50% refund if cancelled before 3 days
  • No refund after that


1 - Add-on Available
Available during booking
₹ 925/person
Permit Fee for Foreign National
Select number of Non-Indian nationals if any.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Jolly buoy and Red Skin Island are open alternatively for 6 months at a time to protect underwater marine life and the live corals. Jolly Buoy Island opens from November to May while Red Skin Island is opened from May to November. Exact dates are announced by local administration.


Reviews (4)



25 Jun 2019

A perfect trip

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24 May 2019

Well planned & organized trip. Pick up was on-time & properly guided by driver. It was my first time using trodly & I must honestly admit that I'm impressed with their service only problem was that driver detail SMS was not received due to network issues in Andaman but that issue can be neglected as overall service was top notch :)

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10 Apr 2019

Very good experience, due to network issue, not able to receive the sms and details of the trip, before the, but overall good experience

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Kurva jagannath

09 Nov 2018

First of all it's not Jollybuoy trip, it's red skin trip. It's better to mention atlernate opening of Jollybuoy (Nov-April) and Red Skin (May-Oct). Better to advice customer at the time of booking or even atleast after booking so that customer can decide whether he wants continue or not. Red Skin was awesome, we saw different types of Corals and Fishes. It is recommended to have a glass bottom boat for atleast 45min. Our driver gave so much information about the places nearby.

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • Pick-up from the hotel in Port Blair city limits only
  • The government permit is required for the tour and the guests will be contacted by the operator 2 days before the tour start date
  • The driver will pick the guests from the hotel/pick-up point given during booking. Please enter the pickup location in detail while booking.
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