Planning a trip to Ross Island is simple if you keep the following things in mind. You can easily visit the Island in a half-day. Therefore you'll need to travel somewhere else to fill the rest of the day. Most visitors to this Island also take a journey to the nearby North Bay Island, which is fantastic for water activities and can be completed in less than a day. Numerous ferries are available that travel to both islands.
One of the nearest islands to Port Blair city, this island is easily accessible through a quick (15-minute) boat journey from the Aberdeen Jetty (inside the water sports complex). One may see this island from Port Blair's east coast without difficulty.
Where To Eat In Ross Island?
Ross Island has a small cafeteria & restaurant that caters to visitors and military personnel. Though, don't expect a large selection of dishes at the restaurant. Given that the goods are shipped there by boat, the food prices there will be higher than in Port Blair.
On the island, you can possibly find some drinks, and on your way back, when you get to the Water Sports Complex, you can grab some nibbles from one of the many little sellers that sell fresh coconut water next to the jetty.
Frequently Asked Questions About Ross Island
1) What is the best time to visit Ross Island?
Ross Island is best visited between October and March. This is because the Andaman Islands see clear skies, and there's little chance of sudden rain during these months, allowing for hassle-free touring.
2) What time does Ross Island open and close?
Ross Island welcomes visitors from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. At the same time, the final boat departs from the island.
3) Where can I catch ferries to Ross Island?
There are many boats available for rent in the Water Sports complex where you can find them. You must board the boat solely headed to Ross because the ones headed to North Bay will arrive at Port Blair immediately. Multiple boats travel to Ross Island and North Bay together.
4) Are there hotels in Ross Island where I can stay?
There are no hotels on this island because the government forbids staying there. After your trip, you must return to Port Blair because the island shuts down to visitors at 3 PM.
5) Is Ross Island accessible every day?
Yes, there are no certain weekdays when the island is closed. It is always open to travellers. Wednesdays were once a day of closure for Ross, but that practice was discontinued a few months ago. However, there are some government holidays when the island is closed, which varies a lot, so if you are travelling on a public holiday, you'll need to clarify with a local operator.
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