Jolly buoy island is one of the most visited destinations in the Andaman Islands. Jolly buoy island offers an amazing coral reef. The reef at Jolly Buoy Island is something that you will not easily experience in any other part of the islands. The reef and the coral life is amazing in Jolly Buoy. Jolly Buoy island comes under the Mahatma Gandhi National Memorial Park. You will need permission and tickets to visit this island. Prior booking is a must for the Jolly Buoy Island trip. A trip to Jolly Buoy is considered one of the best trip in the Andaman Islands.
To reach Jolly Buoy first you need to reach Wandoor jetty which is approximately 30 Km from the main city in Port Blair.
You need to start early around 7 AM to be able to take the boat to Jolly Buoy from Wandoor.
The route to Jollybuoy is the same as visiting Red Skin Island also. Both Jolly buoy and Red skin are located at Mahatma Gandhi National park. The normal time leaving for Jolly buoy island at Wandoor beach is between 8 AM to 9.00 AM. Make sure to reach Wandoor beach by 8.00 am. All the ships leave at the same time and come back together.
Things to Note - Jolly buoy is a No Plastic zone. Before leaving for Jolly buoy Island, people have to submit all plastic items at the Wandoor beach jetty just before the entrance. You are not allowed to carry any plastic bottles to Jolly Buoy Island.
Visitors can enjoy the underwater coral view through a glass-bottom boat. snorkeling is not allowed at Jolly Buoy Island. As a standard trip, while getting down from the ship and transferring to the island through small boats, visitors will be taken through a ride and will be shown these underwater corals through a glass bottom.
People willing to see more corals can hire a boat independently and enjoy it. An additional amount has to be paid for each ride for 30 to 60 minutes to view the corals
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