While the trip from hotel to boat takes 3 hours (and another 3 back), the 5 hours boat trip was very good.
This trip was actually cancelled but I was offered an alternative - a trip around the Green Coast from Angra dos Reis which is 3 hours away from Rio de Janeiro. It was a lovely day out - the boat stopped in 3 different bays - there was plenty of live music and entertainment on board and the meal included was very hearty and tasty.
The tour was good. The only con is the amount of time it took for us to get to the location. If you're an antsy person and need help sleeping, I suggest you go out the night before because you wilL have a good nap on the bus ride. It's a 2 1/2 hour drive. Once arriving to the boat, we sailed across the ocean and enjoyed 4 private islands. However, there were no dolphins or stingrays seen. The boat turned into a mini party boat which was great for my party. Thanks
This tour was dreadful. A very long coach ride to a squalid, clapped out boat which they had the nerve to call a "schooner". There were no hand washing facilities and neither of the toliets (there were 2) would flush. We were invited to swim in murky water within sight of tankers and then taken to a dilapidated, refuse strewn "beach" where there was a virtually derelict building which the guide referred to as a restaurant. It had a filthy toilet; running water but no soap. "Lunch" was revolting. After the return boat trip we waited over an hour for the bus to arrive for the return trip to Rio. What a complete waste of a day.
Our boat trip got cancelled so we were put together with this tour group.
While the day was tons of fun, we hadn't anticipated a 3 hour drive each way (our original tour was 1.5 each way).
We also thought our tour guide would speak some English, but he didn't. He was very nice and tried a little, but all 3 hours there and back, he talked to the tour bus in Portuguese or Spanish and we got absolutely nothing out of it. We still don't even know what town we went to (to board our schooner boat) or which 3 islands our boat took us to. Now, for our scrapbooks sake, we have to look on the internet and try to find a town with 3 Kings statues and then 3 islands near there, which we possibly visited.
In the end we decided to call the tour "The Mystery Tour" because we didn't know where we went or what we saw.
Very good tour and a great tour guide. Awesome Lunch! Rice and Beans!
The weather was not great, but it was nice getting out on the boat.
Disappointed that over half 10-hr tour was spent on a bus; I assumed most of the time would be on boat and island. Lunch was delicious, but info should have specified that drinks (even water) are NOT included. Boat was old, dirty, and in disrepair. No tropical fruit was offered as description said.
Got a chance to see dolphins, meet cool new people, eat great food and swim near the islands. Good times!
A fabulous day, with beautiful surroundings and great company. A wonderful feel of culture and delious food.
Nothing great unless you like swimming in three different parts of the sea.
Lunch was very good.
the weather didn't help but the trip was not long enough to see that many islands. also the trip was not busy so that the craic was none too good on the boat.
drive to Sepetiba bay was a little longer than I thought but still worth it - wonderful lunch of local cuisine on the beach!!!
First of all our Tour Guide was a waste of time. She never introduced herself to us, her and the driver got lost trying to find the boat and she didn't explain to us what was happening and when, She knocked over my husbands drink because she was sitting on the table and never apoloigised. The picture is an exageration. False advertising! We saw nothing like this at all !The water was dirty, there were dead fish on the beach and nothing Tropical about the day. Best part was the lunch! Great Portugese cusine. Very dissapointing day. Not worth the money!
Too long a drive to get to the boat. Our weather wasn't the best but I can see where it would be really fun on a warm day! Our guide was super nice and well informed. Even though it was chilly and not so sunny, I enjoyed a swim at the beach and the lunch was good.
Although the local company changed the date of the tour to Friday June 24th, this did not detract from the enjoyment of the tour which enabled us to see several beautiful islands.
fun boat crew and good food.
Great day chilling out. Only thing, there were loads of noisy children at the quiet beach resort in the afternoon...not what i expected!
Heaven on earth...
It was really nice except it was not very clear from the tour description that we would head outside of Rio by bus for about one hour to the fishermen village, then take a small boat (not a big one) and then sail. The swimming stop was near one island but we went swimming from the boat not from the beach at the island. The lunch stop was on a very nice and almost empty island. There were small hotels without any guests outside, and we were very hungry by that time.
You have to be ready for a quite long drive before you take a boat. The tour is not very long and you are back to Rio quite early.
Very nice trip! My only complaint was about the long time it took us to pick up people from the different hotels - more than an hour and the toilet on the boat were very very dirty! The lunch was delicious!
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