As of June 2, 2020, Gilligan’s Island remains closed due to Covid19 but should open in the coming days. Once it opens to the public, access to it will be limited to 100 people and 10-15 per boat.
One of the most beautiful offshore Caribbean locations is this tiny island located off the southwestern coast of Puerto Rico in the town of Guánica. The Department of Natural Resources manages the island as a part of the Biosphere Guánica Reserve. The locals call it “Cayo Aurora.”
This tiny mangrove island is surrounded by pristine sandy beaches and a lazy current that makes it possible to swim the perimeter of the island with little effort. The gentle shallow waters and picnic areas make it a perfect place for children and families alike. The island is a haven for birds, so bring your binoculars.
Kayakers have a great time navigating the waters to and from the nearby islands. The waters are so clear that you just need a snorkeling mask to enjoy the full beauty that resides under the warm gentle waves. There are unlimited snorkeling options around the mangroves and beyond. Expect to see colorful living coral, varieties of tropical fish like yellow-tail red snapper, red starfish, and barracudas among many more.
There are some local boats and companies that transport travelers to/from Gilligan’s Island. If you are a guest of Copamarina Beach Resort, they have a private boat that runs exclusive trips to/from the island. Our tour includes all snorkeling equipment, unlimited snacks, beverages, a light lunch, and terrific guides on board in addition to Vámonos’ hosts. We’ll first discover a lovely coral reef on our way to the island as our first stop. Then, we’ll park on a remote section of the island where we’ll snorkel around mangroves, beach hop, and sunbathe.
The island is totally uninhabited even though it is heavily visited during holidays and on weekends. It offers great sights of the mainland’s mountains, coast, and of Guánica’s other attractions such as the Dry Forest..
For more information about our private Gilligan’s Island tour and packages, contact us.