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From Rio: Arraial do Cabo Day Trip with Boat Tour

1. From Rio: Arraial do Cabo Day Trip with Boat Tour

Begin your 12-hour tour through paradise with a drive from Rio de Janeiro to the region of the Costa do Sol (Sun Coast). When you arrive in Arraial do Cabo, hop aboard a majestic schooner to sail through the warm, clear waters of what’s often called the Brazilian Caribbean. Gliding through the sea, you’ll make a 40-minute stop to swim and snorkel near the Ilha do Farol, a peninsula famous for its lighthouse, and Prainhas do Pontal, a coastal zone flanked by towering cliffs and verdant mountains. Continuing on your boat tour, you’ll stop for photos at the Gruta Azul, a grotto known for its shockingly-azure waters, and the Fenda de Nossa Senhora, where a statue of a saint is placed between a massive rift in between 2 cliffs. To cap off your boat tour, you’ll enjoy another 20-minute stop at one of the region’s most famous beaches, the Praia do Forno. After swimming and relaxing on the boat, we will have the lunch break. We have the option of an authentic lunch at a local restaurant, should you wish to include it, please be mindful to choose the "with lunch" option and enjoy a full experience. Then re-board your transportation to Rio, arriving back in time for dinner.

Rio de Janeiro: Sunset Sailing Tour

2. Rio de Janeiro: Sunset Sailing Tour

Marvel at the scenery of Rio de Janeiro, the Marvellous City, on a sunset sailing tour in Guanabara Bay. Admire the beautiful sunset, and savor all-inclusive drinks and snacks aboard your boat. Enjoy a small group tour or opt to splash out on a private tour to make your experience extra special. Set sail from Marina da Glória and pass by 3 fortresses — São José, Lage, and Santa Cruz — on your way to Boa Viagem Island in Niterói. Cruise past Oscar Niemeyer's striking Niterói Museum of Contemporary Art and enjoy the views in Guanabara Bay. Then, sit back and appreciate the sunset over the city of Rio de Janeiro. Delight in scenic views of the city's most famous landmarks, such as Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer, as the sun sets on the horizon. Throughout the tour, relax with drinks on board, such as the famous Brazilian cocktail Caipirinha, beer, and sparkling white wine. The tour concludes back at the marina in Glória. Hotel pickup and drop-off options are available.

Rio de Janeiro: Ilha Grande with Boat Tour and Lunch

3. Rio de Janeiro: Ilha Grande with Boat Tour and Lunch

Begin your full day tour with a 130 km ride from Rio de Janeiro to Costa Verde region. Once there, onboard your schooner to Ilha Grande in Angra dos Reis. Sit back and enjoy the views of this paradisiacal landscape. Make your first stop at Cataguases Islands. Its calm blue waters are a perfect invitation for a swim. Then, discover the Blue Lagoon and its colorful fish, corals and starfish. This natural pool is perfect for snorkeling and swimming. Visit the Freguesia de Santana, a small beach that houses the first church of Angra dos Reis, built in 1843. Then, enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant in Japariz Beach and take a refreshing dip in the sea. After a day in paradise, begin your comfortable return to Rio de Janeiro.

Rio de Janeiro: 3-Hour Sailing Trip on Guanabara Bay

4. Rio de Janeiro: 3-Hour Sailing Trip on Guanabara Bay

Enjoy a 3-hour sail and see the iconic sights of Rio de Janeiro from Guanabara Bay. You will meet your guide at the Marina da Gloria, downtown Rio, at the pre-arranged time and board the Kamehameha for a short introductory session to the boat’s main facilities and safety systems. You will motor out of the marina and then sail towards the protected, calm waters of the bay. Your guide will point out the sights of Rio surrounding the bay, including Sugarloaf Mountain, and the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Hill. You will also learn a bit about local history. At the end of the tour, you’ll be dropped off back at the starting point at the marina.

Rio de Janeiro: sunset sailboat tour with drinks

5. Rio de Janeiro: sunset sailboat tour with drinks

Ride off to the sunset on this sailboat tour of Rio de Janeiro most iconic views. Start your afternoon in Urca where you’ll get taken to a spacious and beautiful sailboat. Experience a 3 hour tour of Baía de Guanabara while sipping caipirinhas and learning a little about the history behind some of the most iconic views in Rio, you can also go for a swim in this amazing scenario. Follow the sunset to get amazing shots of Corcovado, Christ the redeemer, aterro do Flamengo and get back to Mureta da Urca tô explore one of the famous points for early evening gathering in Rio.

Rio: Boat Tour of Guanabara Bay

6. Rio: Boat Tour of Guanabara Bay

Get a new perspective of Rio on a catamaran tour, on which you'll check out all the bright spots while exploring stunning Guanabara Bay. Your tour begins at Marina da Gloria, boarding a modern and well-equipped catamaran. Depart in the direction of the Museum of Tomorrow, one of the architectural icons of Porto Maravilha, Rio's port region. On the way, get a look at amazing Villegagnon Island, Santos Dumont Airport, Fiscal Island, and the Arsenal of the Navy. Continue towards Niterói, passing beautiful Rio-Niterói Bridge and the famous Concha Acústica (Acoustic Shell) before heading to the MAC, the Museum of Contemporary Art, designed by Oscar Niemeyer. Be enchanted by its unique disc shape. Before returning to Rio de Janeiro, get to know other remarkable sights that surround the shores of Guanabara Bay, such as Adão and Eva Beaches, Santa Cruz Fortress, Lage Fortress,São José Fortress, and São João Fortress. Take in views of the famous Sugarloaf, where you'll have a few minutes to take pictures of the mountain from the catamaran. Before returning to Marina da Gloria, you'll pass the old Urca Casino and Flamengo Beach. If you have chosen the option with breakfast, first enjoy your breakfast at Marina da Glória and then board the catamaran. The coffee shop is right in front of the embarkation point, so you can enjoy the experience with peace of mind.

Rio de Janeiro: Unforgettable Sunset Boat Tour

7. Rio de Janeiro: Unforgettable Sunset Boat Tour

Start the tourt in the middle of the afternoon at the pier in Urca. Board the charming sailboat and pass by the Fortress of São José, Fortress Lage, Fortress Santa Cruz, and close to the Boa Viagem Island in Niterói. Here is the perfect stopping point for taking pictures and enjoying a spot of swimming.  Next, you will pass by the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum and sail back to the pier with an amazing view of the sunset on the horizon. Central to the scenery of Rio's coastline, there are many gorgeous views of Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer throughout the ride. Along the way, enjoy a refreshing selection of drinks and snacks from your friendly onboard host. The tour finishes after sunset allowing you to make the most of the amazing views of the city.

Búzios: Catamaran Boat Tour

8. Búzios: Catamaran Boat Tour

Board at the downtown pier for a catamaran ride in Búzios, a city known for being one of the most charming seaside resorts in Brazil. Enjoy the paradisiacal views on a panoramic tour passing by Caboclo Island, Armação, Ossos, Azeda, Azedinha, and João Fernandes Beaches. Make a 30-minute stop to dive into the crystalline waters and observe the marine life of the Parque dos Corais (Coral Park). Continue toward João Fernandinho Beach, Branca Island, and Ilha Island. Enjoy another 30 minutes of diving. Then, head to Moças Beach, Enseada de Manguinhos, and Tartaruga Beach, the last diving stop. End the tour by exploring the unique scenery of the beaches of Virgens, Amores, and Canto. Finally, return to the pier in Búzios.

Búzios Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro

9. Búzios Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro

Visit the city of Armação dos Búzios, located on a peninsula on the northern coast of Rio de Janeiro, during this 12-hour excursion. Búzios grew from a fishing village into a charming tourist destination after a visit by the renowned French actress Brigitte Bardot in 1964. Take a walk in Búzios with your guide and enjoy a schooner ride that passes the main Búzios beach. Enjoy a lunch buffet at one of the best restaurants the city. You’ll have a choice of meat, fish or chicken, with an option for vegetarians. On the schooner ride you’ll see Bones Beach, Azeda, Azedinha, João Fernandes, Tartaruga, Boi and Rasa.

Rio de Janeiro: Sightseeing Cruise by Night

10. Rio de Janeiro: Sightseeing Cruise by Night

Begin our boat tour of Rio de Janeiro at Marina da Glória, boarding our exclusive catamaran. Enjoy the view of the Marvelous City while enjoying a glass of sparkling wine included in the tour. We depart toward the Museum of Tomorrow, one of the architectural icons of Porto Maravilha. On the way we will see Villegagnon Island, Santos Dumont Airport, Ilha Fiscal, and the Arsenal of the Navy. Take advantage of the stop to take incredible pictures! We continue to Urca, where we stop at the Sugarloaf, one of the most coveted postcards of Rio de Janeiro. It is impressive to be at the foot of the Urca and Sugarloaf hills, where we stop for a few minutes to enjoy the carioca landscape at night. Finally we pass by the old Urca Casino and Flamengo Beach returning to the Marina da Glória.

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4.9 / 5

based on 17 reviews

Pick up and drop off were easy at the Marina where there is a little store you can buy any last minute items you need for your trip, and a bathroom. Our guide, Wellington, did not speak English however we had a Portuguese speaker with us so all was fine. They had 2 medium sized coolers on board with ice and we put our food and drinks in there for the trip. There were four of us and we had ample room to be in the shade or lay/sit on the front to get sun. I wouldn't book for more than about 8 people. We stopped twice to swim in the water. We were able to connect to their speakers with Bluetooth and play our own music as well as request places to go. It was a great day!!

Everything about this tour was wonderful! Great hosts and endless champagne, what more could you ask for?! Book the tour and enjoy ☺️

It was what we expected. Really nice staff and you can buy a few drinks at the boat bar.

Very good boat tour We had great views to Sugar loaf, airport and Rio bay

Good organisation, friendly crew A must in Rio de Janeiro!