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Gilligan's Island

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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Road 333 | Guanica PR, Playa de Guanica, Puerto Rico
+1 787-821-4941
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was in Puerto Rico with a group of friends for a long weekend. We were staying in Ensenada for a few days and made a day out of visiting Cay Aurora (Gilligans Island). It did not disappoint! We arrived to the ferry stop just...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank EricaBT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a little mangrove island with tiny TINY areas where you can sit in the water or wade around. There is NO BEACH. The whole island can accommodate maybe 30 people. On weekends, there are 100+ that are trying to find a spot to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank Iryna S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favorite day trips when we visit PR for more than a decade with family & friends includes teenagers & kids to get away & relax together. We use the ferry from San jacinto restaurant. $10 per person & $5 per cooler, sets...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 17, 2019

Highly recommend you see this place at least once. The ferry dock has a place with food and I swear they are the best hamburgers I have ever eaten! Enjoy! Also nice place to snorkel, the current is strong as you swim up the channels...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Eric B
Reviewed January 2, 2019

We saw plenty of fish; the water was not very deep. Your trip will be best if you know what to expect: The "beach" is not your typical, sandy beach. It's small and you are best served by going right, when you get off the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank breakout35
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Guanica and the entire Southwest part of PR is my favorite, for the flat, super calm waters. I returned after 20 years, and still loved visiting Guilland Island (as we native spell it). You take a very short 10 min. ferry. Safe, you can see...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank IslandFeedback
Reviewed October 20, 2018

I'm glad we saw it, but I wouldn't go back. It's very pretty. The ferry from San Jacinto restaurant was fine (their food wasn't). There just wasn't much to do on the island. We rented snorkle gear which was a waste. The shelters and tables...More

Date of experience: October 2018
5  Thank courtenayg747
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful island worth visiting. It has very crystal clear waters. Has gazebos and bathroom services. We visited for a friends bday, took the trip with a private boat service that took us there early in the morning.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Pay no attention to those the call this rat island. This is a beautiful place to spend the whole day. If you don't wanna take the ferry you can get across by going to Mary Lee's by the sea and they will take you over...More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank Nadine L
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

A terrible experience. First of all, the ferry’s crew was bitter and unpleasant. They weren’t willing to let us board the ferry that was just about to leave to the island, so we had to wait an extra hour, till the next ferry. Don’t understand...More

Date of experience: September 2018
5  Thank NoaU5
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July 17, 2018|
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Response from AeOVA | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about the YouTube vid but we saw no fish. Just people people people
Lindsey C
June 8, 2018|
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Response from TainaPR40 | Reviewed this property |
Show early before it opens, we went an hour before they open and waited. We where the 1st to go and had the island to our self for a few. I think Monday’s are close.