about 12 nautical miles from Bedi port. Its a 2
hours journey by the boats available. You have to
board the boat from Bedi port (20
minute drive from the city)
Sailing admist the
creeks, taking the curves covered with Mangroves on bothsides on
the way to Pirotan is also a wonderful
You are sure to see lots of birds on the
Islands and you also have a chance of spotting the
For access to the Marine
National Park, one has to take permissions from
the Forest Department, The Customs
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
one should checkup the tide timings with
organizers as to when the day will 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
Pirotan Island 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 day trip would cost
about Rs. 2100 per person (which includes Permits,
Passenger Boat rental, Guide, packed Meals and potable
Water - From Bedi port to Bedi port).
For organising a Pirotan Island trip, you
may email your interest with list of names,
age and your address atleast 2 days before
to Mr. Mustak at Hotel President,
As of now, The Forest Department - Gujarat, has restricted entry of tourists to Pirotan island for conservation purpose, but maybe if one gets in touch with Forest Dept. at www.gujaratforest.org/ifs-officers-contact-details.htm and request maybe they would restart.
. but if you dont wish to go through all that, then option of visiting Narara is open..