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Gilligan's Island

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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

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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Nice spot, wrong attitude!

A beautiful cayo near to Guánica. Clear and shallow waters! You can take your own food or order for a reasonable price with free delivery to the cayo. People who should serve you... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
William R
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful cayo near to Guánica. Clear and shallow waters! You can take your own food or order for a reasonable price with free delivery to the cayo. People who should serve you are not customer service oriented. Need to change the bad attitude to complete a perfect experience!

Thank William R
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect for family trips. The ferry just cost ~$10 round trip. If you are planning to go get snorkel cus the water is pretty clear and the "cayo" has the perfect underwater scenario.

Thank Michemish
Corsicana, Texas
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Originally we wanted to go to Culebra to go snorkeling but the ferry seemed like a very large hassle. (Luckily we found Aqua Adventures and were able to go to Culebra.) So we got a recommendation for Gilligan's island. We rented a car and drove south to an adorable little town where we rented kayaks and went over to the... More 

Thank eburnett821
Waterbury, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great family activity. There are no concessions but you can order food when purchasing ferry tickets. Food and drinks will be brought out at time requested; which revolves around the ferry time. Ferry departs every hour. Food and drinks are reasonable. You can bring a cooler for a small fee. No glass bottles allowed only cans. Which we did... More 

Thank jvelez06
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a pretty amazing experience. If you are able, I recommend going early in the day/ morning. There are picnic areas and benches but they were taken by the time we got there at 11. Take a cooler if you plan to be there for a few hours and take your snorkel gear, it's pretty amazing! If you don't... More 

Thank Hollie C
Anchorage, Alaska
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a awesome experience in such a beautiful place, the ferry ride is short and your can order lunch from the restaurant at the ferry. A must for everyone...

1 Thank JR R
Bradenton, Florida
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47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed it so much that we went out twice to snorkle. It does get crowded in the afternoons. There are bathrooms, changing rooms, grills and a few picnic tables but not any concessions. There is a lot to see just around the mangroves but the reef is only a short swim away.

Thank Rautx
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We made the trek all the way from San Juan and wasted a day only to find that the island is closed Monday. There's nothing I read that indicates this so we are disappointed. I wish there was a way to write a review without a rating. It looked cool from afar and we heard really great things from tourists... More 

3 Thank Wesley M
Melville, New York
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88 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

One of the best spots in PR. From the boat ride to the lunch. Just get there early so you get good spot

Thank Doug S
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Its an absolutely beautiful wonder of an island! Filled with so many corals and fish of different kinds as well as many things to do there. perfect place even for kids to go snorkeling there, kayak through the calm opening that wraps around the island and the perfect place to get a killer tan. its a gorgeous reserve and a... More 

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