Are you ready for a three-hour tour? TheS.S. Minnow is a charter boat that seven castaways were traveling on when they got beached on the famous Gilligan's Island. From the hit 1960's TV show. The crew of two were the skipper and his first mate Gilligan, and the five passengers were millionaire Thurston Howell III, his wife Lovey Howell, the movie star Ginger, the Professor, and Mary Ann.