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  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Duration:  10 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Rio de Janeiro Full Day Tropical Islands Tour and Sepetiba Bay Cruise including Lunch. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2014

While the trip from hotel to boat takes 3 hours (and another 3 back), the 5 hours boat trip was very good.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2012

Got a chance to see dolphins, meet cool new people, eat great food and swim near the islands. Good times!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2012

A fabulous day, with beautiful surroundings and great company. A wonderful feel of culture and delious food.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2011

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2011

fun boat crew and good food.

Saeed B
Saudi Arabia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2010

Heaven on earth...

Lyudmila B
Russian Federation

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2010

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2009

The tour guide was excellent! This tour is highly recommended, the only thing that I didn't like was the fact that beverages are not included in what we paid to Viator.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2008

The tour guide was amazing! We had a lot of fun and was able to take good pictures.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2008

Gorgeous..... and the lunch buffet at the Hotel Pierre is top notch.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2008

Tropical Islands of Rio de Janeiro - beautiful! Our tour guide was great!

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2014

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.

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2014

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

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2013

Very good tour and a great tour guide. Awesome Lunch! Rice and Beans!

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2012

The weather was not great, but it was nice getting out on the boat.

Maria B
Slovakia

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2011

Nice trip.

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2011

beautiful

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2010

Great day chilling out. Only thing, there were loads of noisy children at the quiet beach resort in the afternoon...not what i expected!

Annemarie C
South Africa

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2010

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!

Mariusz K
United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2010

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.

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2008

The trip is ok.

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2007

This was a fun excursion, but it wasn't exactly what we had expected. We wanted to get out of Rio for a bit, and this trip fit the bill, however there are some factors you need to consider before choosing this trip. Consider the weather, as the trip can easily be ruined by rain. Consider which day you take the trip. We went on a Sunday and missed out on the Hippie Fair in Ipanema which is only held on Sundays. Consider how long it may take to get there; the drive is about an hour and a half, but with pickups it could take longer, so be sure to eat breakfast before you go. The boat ride was pleasant, but verges on a booze cruise. Take a towel if you plan on swimming, and bring sunscreen because the sun can be intense for a long day out. The resort where we stopped for lunch provided great food, and because we went during the off season, it was completely deserted, which was fantastic. It isn't as secluded as I had imagined, but it was really nice in any case. This excursion will allow you to see some of the coast south of Rio, so if you are interested, definitely choose it.

Cyril R
South Africa

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2007

This was OK but nothing special.

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2007

Knowledgeable, friendly guide and great scenery.

3 star rating: Worth doing
March 2014

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.

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