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From Rio de Janeiro: Angra dos Reis Boat Trip with Lunch

1. From Rio de Janeiro: Angra dos Reis Boat Trip with Lunch

Relax on the 3-hour drive to the city of Angra dos Reis. A quick pit-stop on the road will be made to use bathroom facilities and buy a snack. Upon arrival in the docks, enjoy a schooner ride through the hundreds of islands of Angra dos Reis.  Marvel at the beauty of the most famous island of it all: Ilha Grande. Revel at the crystal clear water and rent a snorkel on the spot to see the different species of fish. After, devour the buffet lunch in a fishermen’s village. Explore different stops during the day in places such as the Blue Lagoon, Cataguases beach, and Japariz or Araçá beaches. The captain will choose the best spots depending on crowds and weather conditions.

Rio de Janeiro: Ilha Grande with Boat Tour and Lunch

2. 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 Conceição de Jacareí. Once there, onboard your schooner to Ilha Grande. 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 delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Japariz Beach. Later, take a refreshing dip in the sea. After a day in paradise, begin your comfortable return to Rio de Janeiro.

Rio de Janeiro: Best Beaches Boat Tour with Free Beers

3. Rio de Janeiro: Best Beaches Boat Tour with Free Beers

See Rio's most beautiful beaches from an exotic and aquatic angle. You'll depart from the yacht club near Sugarloaf Mountain from where you will pass by several gorgeous beaches and islands. Throughout your experience, you will be welcome to stop at any time to swim or simply chill out and take in the scenery. You can also expect to experience a secret island throughout your day too. Throughout your 3-hour trip you will encounter Urca Beach, Pão de Açucar (Sugar Loaf), Praia Vermelha (with swimming time), Copacabana Beach, Arpoador Beach, the Ipanema beaches (with swimming time), and Ilhas Cagarras (Cagarras Islands. At the conclusion of your enjoyable day out on the water, you will return back to your tour starting point.

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: Ilha Grande Day Trip with Sightseeing Cruise

5. Rio de Janeiro: Ilha Grande Day Trip with Sightseeing Cruise

Ilha Grande with its beautiful beaches and crystal clear water is the most famous island of the 365 surrounding the Bay of Angra dos Reis. Between the mountains and the beaches, the area is perfect for cruising around, snorkeling and hiking. Start the journey on high-quality transportation towards the Costa Verde region, located two hours away from Rio. Once in Angra dos Reis, head straight to the port to board the schooner. Set sail, sit back, and enjoy the views.

Rio de Janeiro: Beautiful Sunset Boat Tour with a View

6. Rio de Janeiro: Beautiful Sunset Boat Tour with a View

Take a speedboat and make new friends while visiting some of Rio's most famous spots, and enjoy a beautiful sunset on an exciting sunset boat tour. Come along on this incredible experience to see the wonderful city of Rio de Janeiro in a different way. Visit some well-known spots in Rio such as Sugar Loaf Mountain, a landmark peak located at the mouth of Guanabara Bay. Learn about Copacabana, one of Rio's most lively and famous neighborhoods, known for its crescent-shaped beach. See Ipanema Beach, made famous by a well-known song, and the Cagarras Islands, a Brazil natural monument and wildlife refuge for a number of species. Explore and see more of Rio's famous sights, like Adao and Eva beach, and Santos Dumont Airport, and potentially see airplanes passing above the boat by speedboat. Take the chance to explore Rio's waters on two stops along the tour for diving, and enjoy the beautiful waters around Rio among beautiful landscapes and a unique sunset. Make new friends while exploring Rio and meet people from different places, not only from Brazil but abroad. Don't forget to bring your camera and take many pictures during this unforgettable tour.

Rio de Janeiro: Ilha do Bernardo Beach Day with Lunch

7. Rio de Janeiro: Ilha do Bernardo Beach Day with Lunch

EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE, VISIT A PRIVATE ISLAND IN RIO DE JANEIRO. Just 70 km from Barra da Tijuca, or the perfect place for a day of adventure! Visit a beautiful private island of colonial architecture, with more than 5 hectares of ecological sanctuary, 2 quiet and exclusive beaches, a fun beach bar and 2 small trails of 10-15 min até o topo da montanha, which rewards you better view of the bay. A perfect mix between the excitement of an Eco- Adventure and the relax of a private island Resort. We create an unforgettable experience, we take care of all the details so that you can relax and enjoy. The number of visitors to the island is limited in order to offer an exclusive experience and a personalized service. When your reservation for confirmed, we will send to your email all the indications for meeting point and general recommendations to visit the island.

Boat trip to Guanabara Bay and visit to Paquetá Island

8. Boat trip to Guanabara Bay and visit to Paquetá Island

See the incredible beauty of Guanabara Bay and take in the unforgettable views of Rio de Janeiro on this boat trip. Visit Rio and Niteroi and tour a hidden gem, the peaceful island of Paquetá, where it feels like time stands still. After being picked up at your accommodation, you'll arrive by car to the central station of public transport boat to travel to the island of Paquetáy.  Here you'll spend about 4 hours on this relaxing island before finally making the return trip to your accommodation.

Rio de Janeiro: Angra dos Reis, Islands Boat Trip, and Lunch

9. Rio de Janeiro: Angra dos Reis, Islands Boat Trip, and Lunch

Embark on a day trip you’ll remember for a lifetime. Set sail to the magical Angra dos Reis and discover its tropical islands. Enjoy the sunshine and spectacular views, swim in crystal clear waters, have a delicious seafood lunch, and relax. Enjoy a convenient pickup from your accommodation in Rio de Janeiro. Once aboard the boat, take your seat as you set sail to Angra dos Reis, for one of the most sought-after tours when on holiday in Rio de Janeiro. Angra is about 160 km from Rio and is the port of departure for discovering an archipelago made up of 365 islands that have recently been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour includes some stops in the most beautiful points of the archipelago, where you can take a refreshing bath in the clear waters and enjoy the tropical beaches that the islands offer. Swim and snorkel in the beautiful sea and view the colorful marine life in their natural habitat. Break for a delicious fish-based lunch on an island, and spend some time relaxing. Finally, head back to your accommodation, satisfied with a day spent in paradise. 

Rio de Janeiro: Ilha Grande Guided Day Tour

10. Rio de Janeiro: Ilha Grande Guided Day Tour

One of the most famous and sought after tours for those who spend their holidays in Rio de Janeiro is certainly the tropical islands on the south coast of the state. The archipelago together with the splendid colonial town of Paraty have recently been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and it is enough to spend a single day in these places to understand the reason. The luxuriant nature, the transparent blue sea, the fine sandy beaches and many fish and dolphins that swim calmly near the moored boats. The ideal mix to feel in a true tropical paradise. The largest of the islands in the archipelago (365 in total!) is Ilha Grande and it is precisely here that you'll pass this day tour. You'll discover some of the most beautiful beaches on the island and you'll be able to immerse ourselves in the warm and transparent waters of the famous Lagoa Azul.

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What people are saying about Rio de Janeiro

As someone who was born and raised in Rio but lives many years abroad I was delighted with the experience and my boyfriend who is a foreigner who never been to Rio as well. Very friendly staff and beautiful beaches. The first stop Lagoa Azul where you can snorkel with the fishes was the best. Between stops you can buy very tasty drinks in the boat and there was definitely the Brazilian vibe. I would definitely recommend this experience.

Oh this was just the best thing we did whilst in Rio, our local guide was fabulous, he lived in the Favella and knew EVERYONE as we walked around. What I love about this was that he gives back to the Favella on a weekly basis which made me feel comfortable whilst wandering around these poor peoples homes. We also felt very safe. This is a must.

The tour did not take place and we waited about 60 minutes without any information. Furthermore, I have not yet received any message in response to my request (WhattsApp and e-mail) for reimbursement of the fee paid in advance. Very big disappointment!

Great day trip to see outside of Rio’s touristy areas. Relaxing ride to beautiful beaches and scenery.

Excelente experiencia, buen servicio y bonitos spots para disfrutar de las islas