Snorkeling at Jolly Buoy

Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India


Snorkeling at Jolly Buoy Jolly Buoy is something which is a MUST SEE for everyone and you can watch much better Corals and fishes here snorkeling as compared to Havelock Island. To reach here, first you have to reach Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park at Wandoor. Wandoor is around 30 km from Port Blair. There is only few ferries which takes you from Wandoor to Jolly Buoy and generally leaves at around 9 am. In peak season (December - January), you might want to book those tickets in advance as they are limited. Tickets cost ₹650 per head. Ticket cost includes one small round of trip around the corals in glass bottom boat as well as one small round of snorkeling. You can pay some more money to the guide to take an extended trip. At Jolly Buoy, everyone should do Snorkeling as it is a wonderful experience (No, you don't need to know swimming for Snorkeling and it is completely safe). It's a great experience to actually touch Star fish, Sea Cucumber and watch fishes at arm's distance. If you are going to do snorkeling, don't spend money on extra trip of glass bottom boat. It is a MUST TO CARRY eatables and water as you won't find anything at all there to eat/drink. It is restricted to carry plastic bags to Jolly buoy, so you can rent the Jute bag at 1Re/bag (with a deposit of Rs. 100).

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