Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is situated at Wandoor around 29 km west of Port Blair. It consisted of 30 islands and rocks out of which two islands – Jolly Buoy and Red Skin, are open to tourists depending on the time and season. Necessary permits and boat tickets have to be obtained a day before the trip.
I had booked the trip to Jolly Buoy Island with http://www.onlineandaman.com for the 2nd last day of my visit to Andaman after making payment of boat fare and necessary charges for the permit which I got on the previous day of the trip.
I started the journey towards Wandoor Jetty -the gateway of Jolly Buoy island by 5.30 am. The roads were empty and for the first time of my 8 days stay at Port Blair, I felt a little cold in the air. the roads were good and it took almost one and a half hour to reach there. It had yet to open so I went to take a peep into the adjacent Wandoor beach.