Pirotan Island is
about 7 nautical miles from Rozi port. Its around 1
hour journey through the beautiful Chejja creek. You have to
board the boat from Rozi port (about 25 minutes drive from the Hotel President)
Sailing on the
tranquil waters of Chejja creek, taking the curves, with mangroves forest on both sides is a wonderful
You are sure to see lots of birds
also have a chance of spotting playful dolphins, sea turtles, ray fishes..
For access to the Marine
National Park, one has to take permissions from
the Forest Department, The Customs
the Port. In case of foreign tourists
additional permission from the Police Department
is also needed.
The fact which makes it worth
planning a trip beforehand is that, one has to
confirm the tide timings, as the boat can reach
the pirotan island only when its full tide, the
high tide has a 12 hours cycle...ie; if today high
tide is at 6AM then next high tide will be at
The tide timings keep changing everyday, so
please check the tide timings with
me, as to which date would be favorable..
As a rule of thumb, the lunar or the
Gujarati dates of 5th, 6th & 7th
are the most favorable, when the high tide
time is at day break
One should be able to go to the island for
the adventure trip, in the morning and come back
in the evening as the Island is so unexploited
that no facilities have been developed yet... Not
even drinking water is available on the
The only people there on the island are Forest Guard, Light House people &
Mujhavar (Server) at the shrine of holy Saint Khwaja
Sailing of tourists in fishing boats is prohibited.
For doing the coral walk, its
advised to wear thick soled shoes or sandals,
because some of the places in the reef are sharp.
In winter it gets quite cold and the boats
available do not have covering, so its always
better to wear warm clothes and carry cold creams
to protect your skin from getting dry and in
summer, lots of sun block cream, cap and dark
For a group of 12 people (Indian
nationals) a Basic 3 hour sailing trip would cost
about Rs. 2,000 per person (which includes Entry Permit,
Passenger Boat rental, Guide, packed Meal and potable
Water - From Rozi port to Rozi port).
Visiting the reef of Pirotan island would be possible from around 1/11/2015, with regular day-trips on the dates when high tide would be in mornings..
As of now, options for cruising for about 3 hours, in the Marine National Park are:
- Rozi Port to around Pirotan island through Chejja Creek
- Rozi Port to Khijadia Creek
- Rozi Port to around Bhains Beed island.
For organising these sailing trips, you
may email your interest with list of names,
atleast 2 days before
to Mr. Mustak at Hotel President,