Water activity

From Rio de Janeiro: Búzios Boat Trip with Lunch

Activity provider: Rio Carioca Tours

From Rio de Janeiro: Búzios Boat Trip with Lunch

Activity provider: Rio Carioca Tours

From US$ 49.97 per person

Depart from Rio de Janeiro to enjoy a 4-hour schooner trip in Búzios. Have fun with the friendly boat crew and swim in the crystal-clear water. Have lunch and explore the boutique stores of famous das Pedras street.

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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 transport access can be impossible due to the narrow streets. If so, an agreed meeting point will be arranged. If you are staying outside the pickup route, you will be provided with the closest meeting point available. Pickup between is 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 Búzios
  • Explore beaches and swim in a relaxing trip
  • Walk through das Pedras street with its boutique stores and bistros
Full description
Enjoy an early morning pick up from Rio and relax on the 3-hour drive to the city of Búzios which is often called the Brazilian Caribbean due to the similarities in their natural beauties. Arrive in the docks of Búzios, around 10:00 AM, and hop on the schooner. Enjoy a boat ride through the best places to swim and relax.  Listen to some music playing and meet the friendly crew ready to assist on every matter. It is like having a small party on a boat.  Explore the 4 different stops in places like the João Fernandes beach, Azeda, and Azedinha beaches, Tartaruga, or Ossos beach at the end. Stops may vary according to weather conditions and the number of people in each place. The captain chooses the best and less crowded areas to have a good time. Búzios was a peaceful fishing village when its beaches began to be frequented for the summer holidays, in the ‘50s. Sometime later, the visit of a young Brigitte Bardot ended up revealing the resort to the world. Since then, Búzios has never gone out of style. The low houses, the windows of Pedras street, the boutique-inns, and the lively night make Búzios the desired destination in Rio de Janeiro State. Not to mention the beaches, more than 20 across the peninsula that make it look like a little piece of the Mediterranean ended up here. Leave the boat around 3:00 PM and have a buffet lunch. Enjoy some free time after eating to explore the das Pedras street and its boutique stores and beautiful stone paving street.  Hop on the bus and leave Búzios to make the journey back to Rio, arriving 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)
  • Local Tax
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • All participants who are over 49 years old must present proof of their 3rd dose of the COVID-19 vaccination
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

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It's like a small village, well worth seeing! The drive is a bit long but definitely worth it and the beach is great as well. You definitely get that holiday feeling there!

August 15, 2022

The supervisor Victoria is very professional and well organized. However, the pick-up time could perfectly be reduced by an hour by selecting only 5 pick-up points. Buzíos is beautiful, but there is simply nothing to see outside the walking path at the jetty with the pleasant drinking and dining options + the shopping street. The way there (and back) is also too long (9 hours!), so you only spend 5 hours of the 14 hours at the destination. Personally I think this is too long for the result. The boat takes you to 3 snorkeling spots that are otherwise insignificant. After this boat trip of more than 2 hours and 30 minutes, you are expected in a buffet restaurant whose quality is downright substandard: the restaurant is untidy and soulless, the food inferior. Main conclusion : actually the travel time is too long for a too limited discovery, which is beautiful, but only interesting if you are in the area.

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August 11, 2022

A very good organization on the part of the guide. In any case, I thank him because it is a very difficult job.

July 28, 2022

Product ID: 388489