Jolly Buoy island is famous for its fun water activities like snorkeling, glass bottom boat. The island is surrounded with turquoise water, white silk sand and colourful corals. You should definitely do one or both the water activities to enjoy the underwater corals and fishes up close and get amazed.
A trip to Andaman without a visit to the Jolly Buoy island is incomplete. It is open for six months a year from October to March due to maintenance reasons. You can get there by taking a boat from Wandoor Beach in PortBlair. It’s a day long trip and you are not allowed to carry plastic. So it’s advisable to carry steel or water thermos. You can also take bottles for Rent before you board the boat.
Jolly Buoy Island :: One among the most popular excursion from Port Blair is to Jolly Bouy Island from WANDOOR,located at Mahatma Gandhi National park.The normal time leaving to Jolly buoy island at Wandoor beach is at 9.00am. Make sure to reach Wandoor beach before 9.00am. All the ships leave at the same time and come back together. Jolly buoy is a No Plastic zone. Before leaving to Jolly buoy island, people have to submit the list of all plastic items at Wandoor beach.Visitors can enjoy the island upto 2.00pm and the return journey starts around 2.00 or 2.30pm. Jolly buoy and Red Skin island are opened for 6 months alternatively in a year to protect live corals. Before planning your Andaman & Nicobar trip, make sure that Jolly buoy island is open for visitors (if you are planning to see this island). When the Jolly buoy island is closed for visitors, usually Red skin island will be opened for visitors.In this islands no food or water is available,therefore make proper arrangements before venturing out.Visitors can enjoy the under water coral view through snorkelling or glass bottom boat. 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 under water corals through glass bottom, snorkelling is usually included in this trip. Though this is only for a very short duration (5 to 10 minutes). People willing to see more of these can hire a boat independently and enjoy. Additional amount has to be paid for each ride for 30 to 45 minutes.
On day three,it was the turn of Jollybuoy Island, and it was here I had the experience of my life time. Truly Awesome. I did snorkeling here. Something that even my mother was afraid to do,I did it at the age of 11. The fear of water was there initially,but when we ventured with the help of our guide at Jollybuoy Island,all fears were let loose. Today,I don't fear the vast expanse of water anymore.Thank you Dad!What are you waiting for girls,go pester your dads and have a blast!
Go Snorkelling in Jolly buoy islandYou would need to get permit in advance along with your tickets to visit this little beautiful island. Do take care of ferry timings that operate from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm only. If you dont want to do snorkelling then do try glass bottom boat ride through which you can see fishes and corals underneath.