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Gilligan's Island

Road 333 | Guanica PR, Playa de Guanica, Puerto Rico
1-787-821-4941
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Islands, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Gilligan’s Island (the official name is Cayo Aurora) is a tiny island that is part of the Biosphere Reserve of Guánica. It is popular with locals for... more » Owner description: Gilligan’s Island (the official name is Cayo Aurora) is a tiny island that is part of the Biosphere Reserve of Guánica. It is popular with locals for swimming, snorkeling, beach-time, and kayaking. « less
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We were told that the ferry runs every hour. We took our snorkel gear. Saw nothing but sand and sea grass. Waited close to 3 hours for the ferry to return. My husband had to call them to come pick us up. They hung up on him! No communication. Lady at restaurant/bar was rude. Everyone seemed to be in a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was our second try on visiting the island and it was worth the efforts. When we got there the department of natural resources had already sold all of their tickets so we moved on to mary lees a little farther up. Mary lee's has two boats that for the fee will take you up to the island effortless they... More

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Tampa, FL
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7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The easy way to reach the Cayo Aurora (Gilligan's Island) is to take the ferry from the San Jacinto Restaurant, Road 333, Barrio Carenero, Guanica, PR 00653. Right at the restaurant parking entrance you pay for your tickets (about $8.00 per person) and any extras you bring along. You are allow to bring one back pack and one small cooler... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Visited Gilligan's Island with family and friends, we had the time of our lives. I highly recommend this island visit with lots of people our group was of twelve people it was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Located also in the south. Minutes away from the city of Guanica. Only reachable by boat. They take you there and pick you up at a set time. Open year a round. If you swim between the two small island at the end relax feel like Lazy river and the water would bring you back to the starting point. You... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If you are close, then you should go. Not worth making a long drive. But the water is nice. Not great for kids- great if you want to relax and have a drink.

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Gurnee, IL
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Twice in two trips to PR, we tried to get a boat ride to this "attraction" for a bit of snorkeling. One must have to be staying in the limited (and relatively primitive) South Coast resorts in order to go, because we were told by a snarling, haughty woman, guarding a parking lot chain, that "tickets" had sold out at... More

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San Diego, California
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My hubby and I stayed in the Copa Marina Hotel in Guanica for a week and we took a ferry to Gilligan's Island from there. The ride was around 10 minutes and when we got there we were surprised to see such a beautiful scene... clear water, warm water, so relaxing! Originally we would just to visit and spend a... More

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Raleigh, NC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

90 percent of the people on Gilligan's island are locals. Pack a lunch, bring your snorkel, and swim and wade through clear waters. Come early to get one of the 5 tables or bring chairs blanket something. We were told to arrive by 5 but actually arrived at 7 and where 10th in line on a Monday, come earlier on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great and beautiful little island off the coast of Guanica. After waiting for about 45 minutes we arrived in a beautiful small paradise. Nice clear water, although the amount of people visiting the area was well maintain and clean. 100 percent recomend to visit this island.

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