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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

Visited October 5 2014. There is no shore to lay out in.angroves everywhere. Not pretty. No where to sit or stand comfortably. Very small area. Water is pretty but no better than the one on Coparina Resort. Don't waste your time. Everyone returns on the first shuttle back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

It's a cay on the south side of Puerto Rico by the Guanica county. It's a natural reserved controlled by Natural resources, which means it has a schedule, most be out of the island by 5 pm. There is a ferry service leaving from San Jacinto it's about $7 per person round trip. It leaves as soon as the ferry... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

If you want to disconnect from the routine Gilligan's Island is the perfect place. To me Gilligan is one of the best beaches in Puerto Rico. You must arrive early to the dock from where the boat takes people to the island because it is always full. The cost of the boat trip is around $ 7. The food on... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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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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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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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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