Water activity

From Rio de Janeiro: Arraial do Cabo Boat Trip with Lunch

3.7 / 5

24 reviews

Activity provider: Rio Carioca Tours

From Rio de Janeiro: Arraial do Cabo Boat Trip with Lunch

Activity provider: Rio Carioca Tours

From US$ 49.97 per person

Embark on a boat trip to the stunning beaches in Arraial do Cabo. Marvel at the natural beauty, and swim in the crystal-clear water. See Caribbean stunt beaches in the sea of Arraial do Cabo and admire the white sands and very smooth waves.

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, Spanish, English
Pickup included
Hotel pickup and drop-off from Copacabana. Meeting Points in Leblon, Ipanema, Botafogo, Flamengo, Catete and Centro. Contact the local partner to confirm hotel pickup. Sometimes access for the transport could be impossible due to the narrow streets if so, there will be an agreed meeting point. If you are staying outside the pickup route, you will be provided with the closest meeting point available. Pickup is between 6:45 AM and 8:30 AM, depending on the hotel location. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time. The guide will call you by your name in the hotel lobby.


  • Enjoy a boat trip through the shores of Arraial do Cabo
  • Admire and swim in the crystal-clear water in shades of blue and green
  • Marvel at the natural beauty and the landscapes
  • Rent a snorkel equipment on spot and explore the rich marine life
Full description
Enjoy an early morning pickup from Rio and relax on the 3-hour drive to the city of Arraial do Cabo. A quick pit-stop on the road is made to stretch the legs, have a bathroom break, and buy a snack. Explore the Arraial sea which is special for a very particular reason. In the region, there is the phenomenon of a resurgence, which brings to the surface deep waters rich in marine life. The abundance of food turns Arraial into one of the best diving spots in the country, with clear waters and lots of life. Leave the bus upon arrival in the docks of Arraial do Cabo, around 10:00 AM, and hop on the schooner. Enjoy a schooner ride through the best beaches of Arraial do Cabo. Marvel at the waters in shades of green and blue, ready for a swim. Explore 4 different stops in places like the Forno beach, the Praia do Farol, or famous Atalaia beach. Take in the panoramic view of the Blue Groot, a hidden cave with deep blue water. Revel at the crystal-clear water and white sands before leaving the boat around 3:00 PM and have a buffet lunch. Then, it is time to leave Arraial. Hop on the bus to make the journey back to Rio where you will arrive around 8:00 PM.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Multilingual Guide
  • Boat tour
  • Lunch
  • Drinks and dessert (drinks and snacks are available for purchase in the schooner)
  • Snorkeling equipment (can be rented on site)
  • City Tax of R$ 10 per person
  • Transit tax of R$ 5 per person
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • Boat trip may be cancelled due to weather conditions. Alternatives will be presented on location.
  • Pickup between 6:45am-8:30am according to hotel location. Contact local supplier to find out pickup time.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 /5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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Very friendly provider guide from start to finish takes care of all participants. The crew of the schooner created a crazy atmosphere with choreographed dances, cocktails and meals served on board the boat at a very reasonable price. Just follow the atmosphere of the group and you will have an excellent excursion

November 19, 2022

The trip was good, however, the time you have is very short and sometimes it is not enough to enjoy the islands 100%, so if you want to enjoy more and rest, it is not the indicated tour. Additionally, it must be taken into account that it is a very long trip and the agency should make the times more respected so as not to affect other people. For the rest, a very good guide, the atmosphere of the boat very pleasant and we had the opportunity to see whales.

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July 25, 2022

They picked me up at my hotel at the right time. A very attentive guide took me to the transport, which had all hygiene and distance care respected. A peaceful and safe trip to Arraial. Getting there the boat ride was sensational. A very spacious boat, there were not many people, I was able to enjoy the view of the most beautiful waters I have ever seen and also dive to know the places where they took us. The lunch stop was also very good, quality food, which I was very pleased with. Upon returning, they dropped me off at my hotel safely. A wonderful ride, which I was able to enjoy in the best way! An incredible experience.

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January 13, 2021

Product ID: 388484