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Jolly Buoy Island and Wandoor Beach Day Trip

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Trip Overview

Jolly Buoy Island is a stunning destination and is one of the famous attractions of the Andaman Islands. The island is known for its pristine beaches with crystal clear water.

Highlights

  • Watch beautiful marine life, awesome underwater corals from glass-bottomed boats.
  • Take a swim or a dip in the pristine blue waters and watch the white silk sands at your feet.
  • Have a memorable excursion surrounding the perfect pristine sea.
  • A visit to one of India's most well preserved Natural Eco-system

 

Detailed Overview

Jolly Buoy Island is famous for its underwater corals and the pristine, untouched clear beach. Turquoise coloured waters, scenic views, preserved beaches and breathtaking rides are what Jolly Bouy Island has to offer. The white sand is comfortingly warm and the crystal waters wave invitingly. It’s a part of the Mahatma Gandhi National Park and is therefore protected well – allowing the native species to thrive without much human interference 

Wandoor Beach only 25km from Port Blair, Wandoor Beach is vast and overlooks Jolly Buoy Island. The sand is bright and clean – perfect for lounging – and the water is famous for its corals. Boats to Jolly Buoy island leave from Wandoor Beach (by 7.30am) and back (1.30-2.30pm). Little shacks for food and refreshments are dotted all over the beach - leaving no tourists wanting nothing else. 

 

Itinerary

  • The driver will pick up the guests from their hotel/accommodation by 6:30 am and drive to Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park.
  • At 7:30 am the boat journey to the island starts from Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park by boat.
  • The permits and boat tickets are arranged for the guests and are included when booked through Trodly.
  • It's 30-40-minute boat jetty ride to reach near Jolly Buoy Island/Red Skin Island.
  • Just before the island, guests are shifted to a glass bottom boat which goes to the island.
  • See underwater corals and marine life around the reef of Jolly Buoy on the Glass bottom boat ride.
  • Explore Jolly Bouy Island on foot by taking a walk on the pre-defined route.
  • Enjoy the swimming and other water activities at the beach of Jolly Bouy Island.
  • From Jolly Buoy island take the boat ride back and start the road journey to Wandoor beach in a private cab.
  • During the road journey, the guests can stop for refreshments.
  • At end of the day tour, the guests will be dropped back to the hotel by 3:30 pm 

Basic Details

Start Point
Port Blair
Finish Point
Port Blair
Start time
6:30 am
Category
Tours & SightseeingCruises & Boat ToursFamily-friendly
Trip Code
O364A535

Inclusions

  • 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
  • Transportation for Wandoor beach visit

Exclusions

  • Any meals and accommodation
  • Any watersport (Controlled by local authorities and can be availed on the spot)
  • Anything not specified in the inclusions above
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Important Information

  • Jolly Buoy Island is closed on Mondays.
  • Make sure to reach Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park beach before 7:30 AM. 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, swimwear, extra clothes, towels.
  • Boats are operated by the administration and there are some time delays in boat departures.
  • 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

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₹ 925/person
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Yes all government on forest department permits needed for this trip are arranged by us and included in package. We would take each passenger's details from you once online booking is confirmed.

64 travellers found this helpful

No Jolly Buoy is an uninhabited island which means there are no such facilities available here. There are toilet and facilities to change clothes though. Marine Park department does set-up a temporary stall which sells cold-drinks and snacks.

15 travellers found this helpful

You can get your breakfast packed from hotel and have on the way in morning or have it at a restaurant near Wandoor docks/Marine Museum. For the trip carry enough eatables to last till afternoon. You can have proper lunch once back from trip by afternoon/late-afternoon.

73 travellers found this helpful

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.

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Reviews (10)

4.7

Arunabha

14 Oct 2019

Booking process was hassle-free. Our Driver Rehmaan was local and very courteous. Visited Redskin during the trip as Jolly Buoy was closed that time. Overall experience was nice and this platform is recommended.

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Velayudham

23 Mar 2019

The tour was well planned.

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Ravishankar

10 Nov 2018

Team were great. We had a long day, I would suggest you bring some food and water with you.

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Prateek

10 Sep 2018

Trip was better than our expectations. Team was very helpful and island is too good.

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Vivek kumar

19 Feb 2018

This was a mind blowing experience for me. My wife enjoyed a lot, Very nice island among all the islands I visited. Special thanx to Trodly for managing my trip in such a wondrful way.

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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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