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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 2013
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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Brooklyn, Ny
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54 reviews 54 reviews
45 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Hard to find but worth the trip. Off the beaten path in Guanica is a little known island nicknamed "Gilligan's Island" (Isla de Gilligan). (Probably named after the TV show). it is one of Puerto Rico's best kept secrets. Not easily even found. Once you reach Guanica's Caña Gorda Beach, ask for directions. Its a long road from there (apx.... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We heard about Gilligan's island while booking our accommodations at Mary Lee's By The Sea. After we checked in we could see the island from our waterfront apartment. Mary Lee's offers sea kayaks or a ride in a small motor boat. We opted for the ride and spent 2 hours there snorkeling and floating in the warm clear waters. It... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My family of four had a great half day swimming amongst the mangrove trees. My kids are 9 and 11 and are fair swimmers. But the island would work well for both older and younger kids. There are several small beach areas. These would fill up fast on weekends, but we were there on a Monday afternoon. There are several... More

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Sunapee, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

It's awesome. Mangroves with channels of crystal clear ocean water. Around 5'-6' in depth at its deepest point. Water temps around 80F. You'll need to take a boat ride to the island. And you must bring food and everything for the day. There's not much in the island besides the beauty df nature. I absolutely love this place.

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Middleton, Massachusetts, USA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We recently spent a week in Ponce, and took a day trip to Gilligan's Island (about 45 min drive). The ferry location was pretty easy to find with Google maps and an iPhone. When we arrived there was plenty of parking and we bought our tickets. They offered to sell us food, but we brought food and drinks with us.... More

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Toronto, ON
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This mangrove cay with a few small beaches to the north and a reef on the south is a favorite place for locals to visit on weekends. As such, it is crowded then. On week days it is essentially empty. Where the ferries land, there is a small swimming beach. On the opposite side of the island there is an... More

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Rockville, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We went on a Friday (Valentine's Day) afternoon around 2 pm expecting a private paradise, but found a water park instead. The island along the side where the ferry lands only has about 100 feet or so of waterfront space, all of which was fully occupied by yelling kids, people playing radios, and loud, partying grownups. We spent a few... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

This island is a most do. Totally inexpensive, relaxed and with lots of fishes. Take your snorkeling gear if you want to have a better view of the fishes. If you take bread you can cut it in pieces and throw it in the water, the fishes will start coming to you to eat it. It's amazing.

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Middletown, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We also took the boat from copramarine beach resort. Did not stay at this resort but day tripped there. We had a good time I loved the water! We will post pictures.

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Ostrander, Ohio, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We went during the week so it wasn't crowded. We rented a kayak to get there. Did some snorkeling and relaxing on the beach then Kayaked around the island and the other near-by islands, that was great. The snorkeling wasn't the best but it was alright. Water was warm. Nice waves a little off shore. If you are the adventurous... More

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