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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!
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.
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.
This was OK but nothing special.
Knowledgeable, friendly guide and great scenery.
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.
Nothing great unless you like swimming in three different parts of the sea.
Lunch was very good.
drive to Sepetiba bay was a little longer than I thought but still worth it - wonderful lunch of local cuisine on the beach!!!
Too long a drive to get to the boat. Our weather wasn't the best but I can see where it would be really fun on a warm day! Our guide was super nice and well informed. Even though it was chilly and not so sunny, I enjoyed a swim at the beach and the lunch was good.
Disappointed that over half 10-hr tour was spent on a bus; I assumed most of the time would be on boat and island. Lunch was delicious, but info should have specified that drinks (even water) are NOT included. Boat was old, dirty, and in disrepair. No tropical fruit was offered as description said.
the weather didn't help but the trip was not long enough to see that many islands. also the trip was not busy so that the craic was none too good on the boat.
First of all our Tour Guide was a waste of time. She never introduced herself to us, her and the driver got lost trying to find the boat and she didn't explain to us what was happening and when, She knocked over my husbands drink because she was sitting on the table and never apoloigised. The picture is an exageration. False advertising! We saw nothing like this at all !The water was dirty, there were dead fish on the beach and nothing Tropical about the day. Best part was the lunch! Great Portugese cusine. Very dissapointing day. Not worth the money!
This tour was dreadful. A very long coach ride to a squalid, clapped out boat which they had the nerve to call a "schooner". There were no hand washing facilities and neither of the toliets (there were 2) would flush. We were invited to swim in murky water within sight of tankers and then taken to a dilapidated, refuse strewn "beach" where there was a virtually derelict building which the guide referred to as a restaurant. It had a filthy toilet; running water but no soap. "Lunch" was revolting. After the return boat trip we waited over an hour for the bus to arrive for the return trip to Rio. What a complete waste of a day.