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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Excellent. We all enjoyed it very much.

Janina P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Nice break from the city

Eileen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

A very enjoyable day out. The opportunity also to see some Brazilian countryside. Courier excellent and scooner excellent. Would recommend this trip to others.

James R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Amazing trip! The traffic is brutal coming and going to Angra from Rio, but worth the wait!

Jakub P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

This tour was amazing!

Jeff K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

Great day out.

Merelyn R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Wonderful experience in angra , the executive bus pick up in hotel lobby , the food and the staff very good .

Nikeisha W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2012

beautiful boat was clean and eating area

Bruno C Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2010

If you book this tour, a beautiful day is awaiting for you. It starts with a three hour drive from Rio to Angra dos Reis. As soon as you arrive, you'll board the schooner boat. The whole afternoon you'll be cruising different islands and different beaches. You'll have plenty of time for swimming, snorkeling, walking on the beach, relaxing, etc. A plus on this tour is that your lunch is included - a good Brazilian style buffet is served versus other tours where lunch is not included and can turn out to be expensive. I highly recommend this tour and don't forget to bring your swimsuit and sun lotion !

Marcus H USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2009

Had so much fun on this tour! Wonderful and fluent tour guide. Met amazing and fun people. Got to swim even though I can't but "learned" from other friendly tourists. Angra dos Reis was so cool. It looked liked some Greek or Italian coastal town. So worth doing.

Martin F Mexico

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2009

Very recommendable tour, however the only thing I do NOT like in these tours in Rio de Janeiro is that beverages are not covered and have to be paid separately. The tour guide was very polite, friendly, and kind.

Theerapol P USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2008

Loved it! It is so beautiful. The tour guide was very nice and the lunch buffet is also very good. Two thumbs up!!


4 star rating: Recommended
April 2016

Beautiful place. Our tour guide Tanya was great. Unfortunately was raining and was cold. We still enjoyed it though

Elba C

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2016

The tour was great and the islands visited were beautiful....long day but worth it

Adam T

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2016

Awesome day out on the water. The boat cruise was great, staff friendly, and he 3 places we stopped were amazing.

Meghan S

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2015

Nice bus, nice people, good boat with good food. Overall good value for money. The only downside was, as it was winter, the weather wasn't great and the weather was too cold to enjoy snorkeling, which is all I really cared about. But that's not the operator's fault, just bad luck in timing. Am sure it would be great on a hot day.

Rodrigo A t

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2015

Definitely worth the trip to Angra. Staff was very friendly. Would do it again.

Daniel D

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2015

Fun trip although a very long bus ride so be prepared for 3 hours up and 3 hours back going in and out of the Rio traffic. The Islands were beautiful, however and Tour guide was friendly

Robert C

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2015

Nice day trip... long bus ride but worth it.

James P

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2014

Very nice day trip. We enjoyed the food and the music on the boat. Our guide did a very good job in seeing that every thing was just right for us.

Davide G

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2014


Laurent L

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2013

Amazing trip, really loved the view and our guide was very attentive! The only negative thing - they served lunch at 2pm, a bit too late for us!

Tatiana O United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2010

Overall a very good day, but a number of things could have been better! One; It was not a trip to Angra dos Reis and Schooner Cruise. Angra dos Reis was simply where the schooner was based. Two; The journey between Rio and Angra dos Reis was far too long, 150km taking 2.5 hours each way. This was not clear when booking. The minibus was very cramped and uncomfortable. It needs a better bus for such a long journey. The cruise itself was excellent as was the guide and lunch!

Robert E USA

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2008

This trip was definitely worthwhile. The guide was a scream. He was fluent in five languages. On our trip, however, the coordination with the boat company was poor - we had to wait an hour at the quay before she left. Not all was lost, however, the caipirirhas were good.

Lennard B

3 star rating: Worth doing
November 2015

Die Tour war leider nur mittelmäßig. Abholung im Hotel war für 7:10 angekündigt. Abgeholt wurden wir stattdessen um 08:35 und zwar in einem anderen Hotel, zu dem wir vorher mit dem Taxi kommen mussten. Die Taxikosten wurden netterweise unmittelbar in bar zurückerstattet.
An sich war die Tour nicht schlecht organisiert. Das Wetter war leider schlecht, wofür allerdings niemand etwas kann.
Fazit: Die Tour kann man machen, muss man aber nicht.

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