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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 !
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.
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.
Loved it! It is so beautiful. The tour guide was very nice and the lunch buffet is also very good. Two thumbs up!!
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!
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!
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.
So overall, the trip was OK. Angra is a beautiful place. There were a number of problems though. WHen making the reservation, which you must do 72 hours in advance by the way, i was told to arrive at 7:40 in the morning for pick up. The bus then proceeded to drive around the block OVER 7 TIMES to continue picking people up. We didn't leave the hotel until 9AM. Additionally, while the Viator offer does say its a 12 hour ordeal, what it doesn't say is that its 3 hours minimum by bus to the spot. Another piece of information that was missing from the description is that this boat tour is not a private, or semi-private, or even remotely independent boat. You get on a boat with literally 80 other people. I was expecting a calm, maybe 10-15 person boat where you travel around the bay. This was in fact a booze cruise. People smoking on the boat, drinking, screaming, a band playing the whole time....if I was 16 and in the bahamas this would have been ok. Even if I knew what I was getting into, this would have been ok. There was just NO WARNING WHATSOEVER in the description of the trip. Aside from that, make sure to grab a noodle when you get on the boat, because they don't have enough for everyone.
It rained the day we went, but the scenery was spectacular. The boat was very busy though, and we felt a but like cattle, but well worth it for the views and scenery. On a day when the sun shines I'd imagine this is breathtaking.