About Red Skin Island
Part of the 15 islands in the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Red Skin is one of the two islands (the other being Jolly Buoy) that is open to tourists. It is generally open for the public between June – November when Jolly Buoy is closed. Alternatively, Red Skin is closed between November to May. The beach here is small and the island is covered in bushes and vegetation. However, the corals on this beach are what draw the crowds year after year. It is a fabulous spot for snorkeling and swimming and makes for a fun family outing. Carry snacks and drinking water. Glass bottom boats are worth the experience.
How to Reach Red Skin Island?
An island, within the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Red Skin can be reached by taking a boat from Wandoor Jetty.
Wandoor is a 25kms (45 minutes) drive from central Port Blair.
Rented Taxis, 2-wheelers, or auto-rikshaws are the most convenient options. Buses ply to and fro but timings may be inflexible.
From Wandoor, you must take a shared boat (35 minutes) to reach the island. The boat waits there and brings you back. It is suggested that you book a cab to and fro Port Blair as it’s difficult to find rentals when there. Bookings can be made via your hotel travel desk, at the airport, or via Go2andaman.com.