Since October 2020, Gilligan’s Island remains CLOSED for visitors. Alternatively, contact us to book a full day or multi-day excursion with us or visit our walking tours page.
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.
The island is totally uninhabited even though it used to be 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. After the 2020 earthquakes, the island’s dock and infrastructure suffered much damaged. There are currently no facilities open to the public.
Copamarina Resort offers a variety of scenic cruises from daytime to sunset. One of them is a Beach Cruise around Gilligan’s Island. Feel free to contact the hotel for more information. Before 2020, there were some local boats and companies that transported travelers to/from Gilligan’s Island. If you were a guest of Copamarina Beach Resort, they used to have a private boat that ran exclusive trips to/from the island. Past private tours included snorkeling equipment, unlimited snacks, beverages, a light lunch, and terrific guides on board.
For more information about our multi-day or day-long tour packages, contact us.