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  • Location:Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Duration:4-6 hours

Guanabara Bay Cruise with Optional Seafood Lunch

Spend half a day sailing on Guanabara Bay, for the most beautiful views of Rio de Janeiro with Sugar Loaf Mountain towering in the distance. Pass the bay's islands and forts as you cruise the idylic waters. The Guanabara Bay Cruise includes roundtrip transportation from your Rio de Janeiro hotel. An optional seafood lunch is also available on your return, in a local Rio restaurant.


  • Embark on a leisurely half day cruise on Guanabara Bay
  • See the major sites from the tranquil waters, including Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer
  • Choose to savor a seafood lunch - select this option at time of booking

What You Can Expect

Guanabara Bay Cruise with Optional Seafood Lunch

Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro

Appreciate Rio from the sea, and get a different perspective of the famous sites such as Sugarloaf Mountain, Copacabana Beach and the statue of Christ Redeemer. Sail along the beaches at Niteroi and take in the views.

Additional sites include:
  • Neighborhoods of Botafogo, Flamengo and Urca
  • Fort Sao Joao
  • Flagstone Island
  • Santa Cruz Fortress
  • Rio- Niteroi Bridge
Choose to conclude your half day cruise on Guanabara Bay with a delicious seafood lunch including salad, grilled filet, pasta and more in a nearby Rio restaurant. Return transport back to your Rio hotel is included.

Note: Cruise time is approximately 2 hours. Travel time is 4 hours.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Really nice tour, overall. The 2 hour cruise was the perfect amount of time to be out on the bay. We saw all of the 'must see' locations and the ride was very comfortable. Our guide gave us valuable tips for staying in Rio during our transport to and from the hotel. Totally worth the price of admission.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent tour, beautiful weather, tour leader DJ was excellent with humor and knowledge.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Great weather, great tour guide, couldn't ask for a better day. Except the annoying tourists (even though I am one too) with their stupid selfie sticks. Sit down, enjoy the view! Overall, highly recommended! Cheers!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

El tour estuvo muy bonito. Se ve Rio de otro punto de vista. Realmente me gusto. La guía también los hizo muy bien y respondió a todas las preguntas.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Good way to be introduced to the city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

bus was 25 minutes late but tour was very nice

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

The hotel pick up was on time and the tour guide was very nice. The cruise itself was fantastic and it was lovely to see Rio from the water. Afterwards we had opted for the seafood lunch however this was more Rodizzio than seafood but altogether very good. Definately worth doing whilst visiting Rio.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

So relaxing... and really gives you a unique view of the city that you can't get from Corcovado or Sugar Loaf. The pontoon is big and we had about 50 other guests with us on the boat. It was a really nice cruise!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Our guide was on time and from the minute he met us he was pleasant and informative. It was a great way to see Rio . It was an enjoyable time on the cruise and JB was excellent. Please thank him again for his positive energy and providing my family and I with an enjoyable start to our day.

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