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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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San Diego, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Dunedin, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We went to the area to rent Kayaks, but it was too windy that day, so we took the ferry instead. We went on a Monday in July, and were surprised that the place was packed when we arrived. There is no beach to speak of, just open spaces between the mangroves, all filled with people who got there ahead... More

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Tampa, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This island get away on the southern coast of Puerto Rico is well known to the locals and a beautiful day trip for tourists. You can take a ferry over or bring your own boat or kayak. There is a fee for the ferry but no charge for boats or kayaks. There is a boat ramp available there. We were... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

90 percent of the people on Gilligan's island are locals. The name doesn't do it justice. Pack a lunch, bring your snorkel, and swim and wade through still aqua waters like you have never seen. it is like a mini Culebra that you can have to yourself (practically).

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Puerto Rico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Cayo Aurora is the name of this little cay in the Guánica coast. It is like 5 minutes in boat. The ferry is around $8 per person but charges you if you have backpacks or ice coolers. Some private boats charge $10 but nothing for the packs and cooler. The weekdays are the best days to go like with all... More

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Brooklyn, Ny
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56 reviews 56 reviews
46 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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7 helpful votes 7 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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