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Address: Road 333 | Guanica PR, Playa de Guanica, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 1-787-821-4941
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Gilligan’s Island (the official name is Cayo Aurora) is a tiny island that...
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.
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Cayo Aurora or Guilligans Island

Great place to visit if visiting the Copamarina resort. It cost 8 dollars each for a round trip boat ride. Take your own water, snacks and a towel . Mangrove trees growing out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Waddell, Arizona
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Waddell, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit if visiting the Copamarina resort. It cost 8 dollars each for a round trip boat ride. Take your own water, snacks and a towel . Mangrove trees growing out of the water. if you have a snorkel set up, you can see the local fish swimming around the tree roots. Plan on staying for an hour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Awesome!! Totally worth it!! Locals come here you know its good. A gentleman is posted to watch and help you as needed. Water was swallow and easy to enter at many points. Bring charcoal since there are many fire pits. Tons of shady spots, bring the goggles and fins, chairs to sit in water and rafts. Pack a picnic basket... More 

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Las Piedras, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The place is so beautiful it makes you feel out of your body. Relaxing. I go there at least twice a year. I'm from the east part of the island, like 2 hrs drive, but REALLY worth it!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We rented an ocean kayak from our hotel and paddeled out to the island on our own. This way we could choose to land where we wanted on the Island. We found A beach on the other side of the island from where the ferries comes in. This beach is not reachable from the rest of the island and We... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We arrived at 12:20 pm staff was rude made the corner to board the ferry and they close the gate. She says we have to wait 10 minutes. Ridiculous. Only 2 people went in the island ferry.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

This small island is not even a mile away from shore I believe, but it's beautiful, cristal clear water, with restrooms and changing rooms, and tables. You can take the ferry at the restaurant wich I loved by the way it's like a sand bar, and it has outdoor showers. We paid 6.00 per person including parking and if you... More 

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Rincon, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The water is clear and the bottom is sandy. Although there are only small patches of beach, there is plenty of room in the water for the number of people who visit the island daily. We really enjoyed ourselves! There is a transportation fee to get to the island which is about 5 minutes from the mainland.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

If you're looking for a nice beach and good snorkeling spot, I totally recommend it. The water is very clear and clean. But be aware that you need to get there early if it's high season. The only problem is the customer service. The website says that the ferry starts at 8am, but the captain started the first trip at... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We have been to Gilligan's Island twice and both time we only stayed for at most 3 hours. This is the perfect place if you have a big group of friends, rafts, and a cooler of beer to just hang out and float around for the day. We were told that there is a lot of great snorkeling here and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Guanica is a very well known for its beaches, one of my favorite is Gilligan's Island. To get there you take a boat and it takes a couple of minutes. Unlike other beaches in Guanica the water is very clean and it is very well kept. The island itself is very beautiful and it's a very good place to take... More 

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