Jolly Buoy is one of the beautiful Islands of the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. The Island is known for its clear blue & green shades of water, its marine life and the various activities offered. JollyBuoy island is uninhabited and day time entry and exit is ensured by the authorities.
Scuba diving is not offered at Jolly buoy or Red skin
How to get there ?
The ticket cost for the ferry is 800 Rupees (750 for ferry + 50 for permit). Identity proof is required to purchase the tickets. The journey starts from Wandoor jetty and passes through many mangrove rich islands on the way for 45 minutes to reach Jollybuoy Island. The ferry stops at a floating pier about 100 meters before the beach. Small glass bottom boats are then used to transfer people to Island in batches of 10 to 15 people.
Important to knowJollyBuoy is a no Plastic zone and even plastic drinking bottles are not allowed. Water containers are available on hire for a refundable deposit of Rupees 200 + Rupees 5 as rent. Tourists are advised to stock all the required drinking water for the day long tour. Carry own metallic water bottles to avoid the deposit and rent.
All baggages are checked by the staff of Environment and Forest and all plastic containers and plastic covers etc. are shown their way to the dustbin.
Book the tickets in advance. Although it is possible to get walk-in tickets at the window but since only a limited number of tourists are allowed on the Island per day the tickets are often sold out.
Jollybuoy and redskin Island are open alternatively for tourists every year.
This island is open to tourists for 6 months only from November till May every year.