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Jolly Buoy Island Day Trip

 Port Blair    8 Hours 10 reviews
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8 Hours
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Port Blair
Finish Point
Port Blair
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A postcard-worthy island, Jolly Buoy is just off the coast of Port Blair and accessible by boat from Wandoor beach dock. The white sand is comfortingly warm and the crystal waters wave invitingly. A glass bottom boat is used to get to the shore of Jolly Buoy. Jolly Buoy Island, and the neighbouring Red Skin Island, is a part of the Mahatma Gandhi National Park and is therefore protected well – allowing the native species to thrive without much human interference – and making the surroundings even more beautiful.

The glass bottom boat ride is unique experience because of the vessel it takes place in and the spectacular views it offers – all without the inconveniences and requirements needed to physically go under the water’s surface! It’s ideal for all ages and highly recommended.


  • 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 through the thick jungle surrounding the perfect pristine sea.
  • A visit to one of India's most well preserved natural eco-system.

Update: Jolly Buoy Island is open to Tourists from 19th Nov 2017 for this season.


  • Pick-up from their Port Blair Hotel by 6:30am and drive to MGMNP.
  • Your trip begins at 7:30 am from Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park by boat. The Permit and Tickets required for this trip are already arranged by us.
  • Visit to National Park Museum and Marine Interpretation Center at Wandoor.
  • The scenic 30-45 minute boat ride takes you to Jolly Buoy Island. Here you board glass bottom boats.
  • Glass bottom boats show you underwater corals and marine life around the reef of Jolly Buoy island before taking you to the shore of Jolly Buoy Island.
  • Spend your day swimming and snorkeling at the beaches of Jolly Buoy Island.
  • Return boat journey to Wandoor docks.
  • By 2.30pm - 3:00pm in afternoon we return to Port Blair and you are dropped at the hotel.
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  • All Transfers in Private AC SUV Vehicle (Scorpio/Xylo/Ertiga/Similar)
  • Including Pick up, Drop and Entry Tickets
  • Jolly Buoy Island Ticket and Permits
  • Visit to National Park Museum and Marine Interpretation Center (30 min. Visual Projection show is run by Govt.)
  • Drive to Reach Mahatma Gandhi Marine Biological Park
  • Boat Ride to the Islands
  • Travel Assistance by Our Team
  • 15 minutes in Glass Bottom Boat ride for Coral viewing


  • Any meals
  • Scuba-diving or snorkeling (Can be availed by direct payment at Island)
  • Any Accommodation

Important Info

  • 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 administration and there are some time delays in boat departures.


  • 30 days prior to check in date: 20% of advance booking amount
  • Less than 30 days and one week prior to check in date: 50% of advance booking amount
  • Less than one week prior to check in date: No Refund

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.

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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.

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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.

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10 Reviews


Saswata banerjee

27 Feb 2018

It was a wonderfully well organised trip. Underwater sea life viewing through glass bottomed boat in Jolly Buoy was simply mind blowing! The people who interacted with us were helpful and co-operative. We had a whale of a time! Thanks immensely for everything.

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Balasubramanian arunachalam

19 Feb 2018

It was really a great trip, I took this trip on 09.02.2018. Well organized and professionally executed by local team. Kudos to the team. About the island, a must visit place and snorkeling at jolly buoy island is the best memorable experience during my Andaman trip. Beautiful corals and very clear water.

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Dileep kolla

09 Feb 2018

Awesome coordination of the Trodly assistants

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Nibirh mandal

27 Jan 2018

Better price than seen anywhere else. Great service from operator. They delivered the permits and tickets right at my hotel room. We didn't avail the car service. We wanted to travel by scooty. To us, it was extremely overpriced for this reason. Possibly you could make the car drop optional. Otherwise it would be extremely reasonable.

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Bipin sethumadhavan

15 Jan 2018

It was really an excellent experience.. Trodly and the local operator Mr. Rakesh were awesome.. He requires special mention since he is polite and customer friendly.. We were taken and brought back in a private vehicle and they had arranged all the things needed for the journey.. Thanks a lot for your service

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