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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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Paradise island beautiful turquoise water

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

A short boat ride ($7) took us to the island which had a nice beach and and awesome cove which was a great place for our first experience snorkeling. Calm and about 3 feet deep, the mangroves were overrun with various tropical fish. You can ride over or back on the hour. There is a compost toilet on the island... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This Island is simply beautiful, is crystal clear and the trees surrounding it are very pretty, the only bad thing is that there is always a lot of people. I went twice and I found my trip more pleasurable when I went on a kayak by myself, it's easier to be around the island in the kayak because basically there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

wonderrfull place to spend the day. i stayed at Marilee by the sea with a view to guilligans island. Bring your steak and drinks and cook there.. its a great place for family or couples.....

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We rented kayaks from Copamarina Beach Resort (looked like a very nice hotel by the way with beach access out you back door and several activities). Cost was $30 for 2 hrs for a double. It was a fun trip. 20ish minute kayak each way. You can't cross the roped off areas with the kayak so you have to go... More 

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