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Sail on Guanabara Bay for a half day, viewing the Rio's picturesque city skyline and Sugar Loaf mountain from the water. On this 4-hour cruise from Rio, glide through the bay's tranquil waters, passing islands and historic forts. Upgrade your experience to enjoy a local seafood lunch at a restaurant on shore. Round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels is included.


  • 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

After pickup from your Rio hotel, travel to the launch point to board your boat. Set sail from Rio's urban shores to explore the vistas from the water, including different views of the Christ the Redeemer statue, Copacabana and Sugar Loaf Mountain.

View the historic neighborhoods of Botafogo, Urca and Flamengo as you sail by Flagstone Island. Cruise under the Rio-Niteroi Bridge and see the beaches of Niteroi, as well as Fortaleza São João and Fortaleza Santa Cruz.

End your half-day cruise here or upgrade to include an authentic Brazilian seafood lunch including pasta, grilled fillet and salad at a restaurant on shore. The duration of the cruise is 2 hours, and the total time of the tour is 4 hours.

Customer Reviews

Kris K

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.

Krzysztof S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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

Patricia B

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!

Juan P

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.

Lauline B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This tour was amazing!

Taryn B USA

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!

Patrick W

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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