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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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Beautiful swimming and snokeling for beginners to advanced

Often overlooked by tourists Gilligan's Island is a popular hang-out for locals, and for good reason. Situated on the south-west side of Puerto Rico the attraction is a stunning... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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College Station, Texas

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Often overlooked by tourists Gilligan's Island is a popular hang-out for locals, and for good reason. Situated on the south-west side of Puerto Rico the attraction is a stunning location to picnic or to enjoy the nearly unblemished beauty of a mangrove forest and the ecosystem protected among its roots. Accessible only by ferry or kayak the island is completely... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice place to swim/pull yourself up in one direction and return on another channel by floating with the nice ocean current. Not a place to visit during weekends or when large crowds might be because there are very scarce spots to put your stuff. We took the ferry from the Copamarina hotel.

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Cornville, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We parked free. The little ferry makes the short 5 minute trip out to what is actually a mangrove cay surrounded by crystal clear usually calm water. The bottom is white sand and varies in depth close in from 2 to 6 feet. Very clean and well maintained with picnic tables and BBQ grills. The boat comes and goes with... More 

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Princeton, nj
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The water is shallow and warm for family fun. The scenery is also beautiful. Getting the ferry tickets is not the best experience -- we were about 10th in the line and waited for about 30 min as people were order the tickets and food. We then waited for another 40 min for the next boat ride. At the island... More 

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O.C., California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Gilligan's Island is closed on Mondays, gov't mandated. Our group did extensive research online night before and did not find this information anywhere. It's a two hour drive from San Juan to Guanica, which is where the Copa Marina resort is located, and around USD120.00 with an Uber. If you are not a Copa Marina Resort hotel guest you will... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful reserve to see tropical fish. Enjoy the iguanas and local birds. Lunch was ordered in the morning and brought to us on the island. Some people were barbecuing and everyone was having a good time.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

This was awesome boat ride was great I always thought that Gilligan's island never excited but there I was my visit to guanica was awesome

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

My wife Marianne and I, her brother Michael and sister-in-law Barbara all visited Guilligan's Island while we visited the Guanica area on Puerto Rico.The area around Guanica is just a great laid back spot on the island that is not overrun by tourists. In fact we were told that it is a favorite spot for the island's residents to visit... More 

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Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

I arrived at the parking lot where you catch the ferry at about 8:30 am on a Sunday morning. We had plenty of time to buy our tickets, and were on the 3rd ferry out. The 1st one left at 9, the second at 9:20 and our ferry left at 9:40 am. it was a 10 minute ride to the... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

I went there with a group of friend a day trip. I has been my first time over there and i had no idea how good or bad it would be. You should go to small inn next to the island which provide transportation services to the island for a fair price (ranging from $8-10). Some of our group brought... More 

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