Jolly Buoy Island Overview

Ranked 2 of 41 sightseeing in Port Blair
Jolly Buoy Island is situated in South Andaman Island. Located very close to Wandoor, Jolly Buoy Island is part of the famous Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park along with a few other islands.
Jolly Buoy Island is one of the prime tourist destinations in Andaman and Nicobar as the varied landscape includes mangrove swamps, tropical rainforests, pristine white sandy beaches, and coral reefs.
The main activities one can experience at Jolly Buoy Island are snorkelling and scuba diving. Boat trips can also be organized into the sea for dolphin spotting and fishing.
Jolly Buoy Islands is connected to the mainland by ferries. Just short of the Jolly Buoy Island, tourists are transferred into smaller boats with glass bottoms to view the coral reef as they approach the island. Permits are necessary to enter this island which can be obtained from Wandoor. The permit fee for Indians is INR 50 and that for foreigners is INR 500.
One can also visit Wandoor or the nearby Red Skin Island while at Jolly Buoy Island.
The quiet and serene surroundings make it the best destination for honeymoon couples.
Summer, though hot, is the best time to visit Jolly Buoy Island.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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4 reviews

One of the Best Beaches in Andaman

Need to purchase boat tickets to reach this island. No plastic Bottles allowed. Plastic bottles are available on rent with a security deposit which will be refunded on return. Need to carry food and cloths for change. The glass bottom boat ride is a must option for those who are not interested in Sea Volkswagen. Excellent Beach with shallow clear water.

S Raj

S Raj5.0/5

3 reviews

A wonderful place for swimming, snorkelling

It's a wonderful place for swimming, snorkelling etc. You have to travel by boat from wandoor jetty for 15 minutes. The moment you reach here you will definitely fall in love with this place. Corals are spectacular. And you get to see them in detail in glass bottom boats. Must visit when you are in Port Blair.

Shalini Roy

Shalini Roy5.0/5

1 review

Very beautiful beach

It's a very beautiful beach. Sea looks awesome there. You can see the colour shade of sea water clearly. You can watch Star Fishes and the Corals. The view was awesome there. But travellers should carry their swimming suit. You can't touch the under water animals. And while walking on the corals have to be careful.


Shashi                              3.9/5

6 reviews

Good and clean beach to enjoy Corals and Fishes

1. Enjoy sea and greenery for reaching from Wondoor to Jolly Buoy via Jetty.2. Enjoy watching Sea Corals and Fishes while boarding to Jolly Bouy from Jetty to boat.3.Very very good and clean beach.4. Very very good sand.5. Enjoy watching Corals via the jetty staff with whom you travel.

Vikash Agarwal

Vikash Agarwal5.0/5

126 reviews

Best Asia coral Island

It is very very beautiful island near to Wandoor beach. You have to take ferry from Wandoor beach for this island. It takes about 45 km to reach here. It is Asia's best coral island, it is one of the best place for snorkelling and glass bottom boat. It is very safe place for swimming in sea. This place is full of coral. Best place to take photograph.
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  • Best Asia coral Island

Amit Ghosh

Amit Ghosh4.6/5

581 reviews

Good for snorkelling

Jolly Buoy Island in the southern part of Andaman and Nicobar is a small and beautiful island. The island is a part of Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. The water here is crystal clear and hence is great for snorkelling. Jolly Buoy has to be reached via Wandoor.

Manoj K

Manoj K5.0/5

1 review

Snorkeling at Jolly Buoy

One the smallest island of Andamans. It was a memorable experience visiting Jolly Buoy Island. January, February are the best time to visit this place, full of tourists including foreigner. The place can be reached by an hours boat ride from mainland near National Zoological Park. It's a polythene free island. A must visit if you want to see underwater flora and fauna, variety of fishes including jellyfish. I personally liked snorkeling a lot. Nice and clear blue water with steady under current. Lots of small enclosures are made for changing clothes. No one stay there at night and every one has to return back by 4 pm. You have to carry your own food and snacks as there are no snacks or refreshment outlets. Overall a happy and memorable trip which one would always like to experience.

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6 reviews

Jewel of Andaman

Best part of our trip, enjoyed thoroughly, my son did snorkeling, it was fantabulous. He saw live corals & enjoyed well, we did glass bottom boat ride & it was great experience. We recommend to do both Snorkeling & Glass bottom boat ride, because both sites shows different fishes and corals.

Mr Seth

Mr Seth5.0/5

2 reviews

Seem it to believe it

The beaches of all these islands are simply marvellous and a must visit for every traveller to discover the romance in the air. It's just that the beauty of this place cannot be summarized in mere words. See it to believe it.

Agniva Basu

Agniva Basu5.0/5

10 reviews

Never to miss this place of interesting activities

This is invariably one of the best locations of Andaman. Serene crystal clear waters, white sand, perfectly clean. Highly maintained with wonderful views of the blue waters of the sea and distant islands make this spot a must visit in your itinerary. The best place for snorkeling and glass bottom boating. You can truly enjoy the beautiful aquatic habitat all around like corals and colourful sea fishes. The people taking the visitors by boat were very friendly too. Overall those few hours were the best part of my Andaman trip. Don't miss Jolly Buoy if you are planning a trip to Andaman.

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