Island Hopping Tours from Rio de Janeiro

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Even if your visit to Rio de Janeiro is a short one, you should budget a day or two to travel to some of the exotic tropical islands surrounding the marvelous city in the Green Coast Region. A typical full day tour exposes you to coastal villages, islands and beaches - all within a couple of hours distance from the city port.

The Sepetiba Bay Cruise is perhaps the most popular option amongst tourists. The schooner cruise or saveiro departs from the village of Itacuruca and includes a delicious on board lunch spread. The bay is home to over 300 tiny islands and the schooner sails past many beaches such as Furtada, Jardim and Bonita Beach, some of which are safe for snorkeling and swimming. The latter half of the cruise offers opportunities for dolphin watching amidst the azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Giant kingfishers, turtles and sting rays are the other exotic fauna that is easily spotted in this region. On the return journey, the cruise sails past the posh areas of Barra and America’s Avenue, home to Rio’s shopping and nightlife hub.

Another equally popular day trip is the Schooner Cruise to Angra dos Reis Day. The town is centered in the heart of a 300 island archipelago amidst crystal clears waters ranging in hue from turquoise to deep blue. En-route one can catch glimpses of the magnanimous mountains covered with lush tropical Atlantic rainforests. The five hour long guided cruise also includes a scrumptious hot-and-cold self-service lunch buffet that is served on board. In between all the island hopping keep your eyes open for exotic water wildlife and unusual birds of all kinds. Remember to carry a towel and bathing suit as the cruise offers plenty of opportunities for a relaxing swim as well!

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Full day in Ilha Grande -tropical paradise- Fast-Boat Tour in a Small-Group

Explore the beautiful beaches outside of Rio de Janeiro on this full-day tour to Ilha Grande. Visit five or six stunning spots such as the Blue Lagoon, Japariz Beach, and the Botinas Islands. Spend the day swimming, snorkeling, and soaking up the warm Brazilian sun with your small group and sit down to a delicious local lunch included in the price of the tour.
  • Duration: 14 to 15 hours
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$99.00 USD
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  • Duration: 14 to 15 hours
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$99.00 USD

Private Morning Boat Photo Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Take a private boat tour with a professional photographer on this 5-hour tour from Rio. Departing from Marina da Glória in the early morning, cruise offshore for great photo opportunities of the Rio skyline during the early morning 'golden hour'. Stop at the Cagarras Island, an uninhabited island in the archipelago located 3 miles (5 km) off Ipanema for a swim. Continue to Niteroí, anchoring at Itaipú Beach to enjoy a lunch of fresh seafood (own expense) or order bar service from the boat. At the end of the day, receive a link to an online digital album containing photos of your private tour before drop-off back at your Rio hotel.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$1,500.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Low Cost Full Day Arraial do Cabo Trip and Schooner Cruise - Rio de Janeiro

Head out of the city and along the Brazilian coast while avoiding the hassle of driving or arranging transport on this full-day tour. After hassle-free pickup from your Rio de Janeiro hotel, explore the beaches, caves, and clear blue waters of Arraial do Cabo by schooner, with swimming stops along the way. Includes lunch.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$41.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Angra dos Reis Day Trip and Schooner Cruise

Explore the waters around Angra dos Reis on a schooner during this full-day excursion from Rio de Janeiro. Sail on the turquoise blue waters through the islands that dot the Agra dos Reis, making several stops to swim and snorkel along the way during your 5-hour cruise. Relax with the wind in your hair and tropical sun warming your skin, then enjoy a delicious buffet lunch onboard before returning to the pier. Round-trip transportation from Rio de Janeiro is included.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$92.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Guanabara Bay Cruise with Optional Barbecue Lunch

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 all you can eat barbecue lunch at a restaurant in Rio. Round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels is included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Low Cost Full Day Angra dos Reis Schooner Cruise - Rio de Janeiro

Explore Brazil’s Angra dos Reis on a 12-hour tropical sightseeing tour. Relax on board a schooner, as you island hop and stop along the way to snorkel. Look out for sea stars, coral reefs, tropical fish, and jellyfish. Visit Ilhas Botinas, also called as Twin Islands, known for their natural beauty. Then stop at Gipoia Island and Vitorino beach, and where you eat lunch at the Canto das Canoas restaurant next to the ocean. Return to your hotel with of memories and photos from your day on the water.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$55.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Guanabara Bay Cruise Half-Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Admire views of Rio from a different vantage point during this 5-hour sightseeing cruise. As you cruise over Guanabara Bay, snap photos of the Christ the Redeemer Statue atop Corcovado Mountain, Copacabana Beach and Sugar Loaf Mountain. Make a stop for swimming and relaxing at a local beach. Learn about the history, culture and people of this vibrant city through your guide's thoughtful commentary. Pickup and drop-off at Rio hotels is included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$54.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Open Sunset Sailing Tour

The tour starts at the pier at Urca Neighborhood. We sail passing close by the Fortress of São José, Fortress Lage, and Fortes Santa Cruz, in the direction to Island of Boa Viagem in Niterói. Them we also pass by the Museum of Contemporary Art and come back with the amazing view of the sunset in the front of the boat. During all the way we have Sugar Loath and Christ the Redeemer in the horizon of the scenery. The Tour finish getting the best of the Sunset. In Total we will have 3 hours of cruise. Also make part of the itinerary one stop to swim at Adão e Eva beach. In the price of the Tour is included a packet of drinks with Fresh made Caipirinhas, Champagne, White Wine, Bier (Heineken and Budweiser) Juice, Coke and Water. the drinks are followed by snacks and finger foods that combine as the perfect way. We receive a maximum of 10 passengers on board, what makes the tour really exclusive.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$53.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Ilha Grande and Green Coast Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Get out of the city and explore Ilha Grande on Brazil’s Green Coast. Take the 2-hour journey from Rio by coach until you reach the city of Jacareí. From here, hop aboard the schooner ship to tour the area of Angra dos Reis as you observe the beautiful scenery and calm blue-green waters. Enjoy a delicious lunch—included—surrounded by tranquil scenery before heading back to Rio.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$87.46 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Angra do Reis Full-Day Private Boat Charter from Rio de Janeiro

Explore the islands of Angra do Reis during this private 12-hour boat charter from Rio de Janeiro. In the early morning, board your dedicated boat and watch the urban activity of Rio fade away as you jet out into the azure water. Watch the lush trees of the Atlantic Rainforest on the coast pass by and search for pods of leaping dolphins on your journey. Arrive at Angra do Reis to explore the beach, hit the beach bars and buy some local handicrafts. Lunch is provided on board, and round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$200.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Barbecue Lunch and Christ Redeemer with Selaron Steps and Sugar Loaf

Combine the highlights of Rio de Janeiro on a single 12-hour tour, including a cruise on Guanabara Bay, visits to the Selaron Steps, Christ the Redeemer, and Sugar Loaf mountain at sunset. Barbecue lunch and pickup from hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana included.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$185.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Private Small-Group Motorboat Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Gain an alternative perspective of Rio de Janeiro on a private full-day motorboat tour. On a modern motorboat, you’ll cruise along the scenic coast of Rio de Janeiro and marvel at the renowned Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. See, too, Guanabara Bay and the rugged archipelago of Cagarras Island before stopping for a refreshing swim at Itapu Beach. On this private tour, you’ll receive undivided attention from your guide and will be able to customize your itinerary according to your interests.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$1,600.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Angra dos Reis Full-Day Cruise from Rio de Janeiro

Visit the islands of Angra do Reis aboard a boat on this excursion from Rio de Janeiro. Relax as the boat sails through the deep blue waters and you watch the vibrant green of the Atlantic forest pass by on the shoreline. Get a chance to interact with some local dolphins and participate in water sports (own expense). Disembark on some of the small islands to explore the beaches, shop the open-air markets for local handicrafts and sidle up to one of the beach bars for a drink. Lunch on board the boat and round-trip transportation from Rio hotels are included.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Barbecue Lunch, Christ the Redeemer and Selaron Steps by Van

Combine a cruise on Guanabara Bay with visits to the Selaron Steps and the Christ the Redeemer statue during this 10-hour super saver tour in Rio. Traditional Brazilian barbecue lunch and round-trip transportation from hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, and Copacabana included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Parasailing in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro’s striking cityscape looks its best from a high vantage point. See all the iconic attractions—Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, Christ the Redeemer, and Sugar Loaf—from a privileged view above the Atlantic Ocean during this parasailing adventure. You might even get lucky and spot dolphins or sea turtles as you soar above the sea.
  • Duration: 4 to 6 hours
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$135.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 to 6 hours
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Boat trip through the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro

Take a relaxing boat trip through Rio’s Guanabara Bay during this 90-minute tour. Sail along the coast of the beautiful city and see famous landmarks like the Rio-Niteroi Bridge, the Museum of Contemporary Art designed by Oscar Niemeyer, the Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, and much more. Soak up the tropical Brazilian sun as you relax on the cruise and watch the scenery go by.
  • Duration: 1 hour 24 minutes
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$40.00 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour 24 minutes
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Guanabara Bay Catamaran Tour from Rio

Departing from Marina da Glória, which offers safety and infrastructure of excellence, our catamaran provides passengers with a new perspective of the Guanabara Bay landscape. An unforgettable 1h40 tour with a charming setting.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$80.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Sugar Loaf and Copacabana Beach Sailing Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s Marvelous City, is home to some of the country’s most famous attractions. On this tour by sea, take in the cityscape from one of the best vantage points—aboard a sailboat—as you pass Copacabana Beach, historic forts, and towering Sugar Loaf Mountain. Cap off the romantic evening on the water with a sunset at Garden Key in Niteroi City.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$100.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Arraial do Cabo Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Discover the beautiful blue waters of Arraial do Cabo on a day trip from Rio. Sail from Arraial and take in the idyllic scenery of this tropical paradise. Visit a number of beaches and swimming spots along the way and get the chance to snorkel in one of the best areas of the region. Enjoy live commentary onboard as well as a delicious lunch before heading back to the city.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$114.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Buzios Day Tour

Una volta arrivati a Buzios dopo aver percorso l´autostrada imbarco su barca tradizionale (Saveiro o Escuna) per una navigazione di circa 2 ore lungo il litorale del promontorio con soste per il bagno nelle seguenti spiagge:  Armação, Ossos, Azeda e Azedinha, João Fernandes, Moças, Tartaruga, Virgens, Amores e Canto. Al rientro a Buzios proseguimento per il pranzo in ristorante a buffet (bevande e desserts esclusi). Dopo il pranzo tempo libero per conoscere il centro pedonale con la famosa  "Rua das Pedras", La partenza da Buzios sará per le 17:00
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Rio de Janerio Schooner Cruise Guanabara Bay Boat Tour

Discover Rio de Janeiro’s beautiful coastal surroundings on a half-day boat tour through Guanabara Bay. Sail through the calm blue waters and see key landmarks such as the Sugarloaf Mountain, Flamingo Beach, Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum, and much more. Sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery as you listen to facts about each location you pass.
  • Duration: 1 to 3 hrs
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  • Duration: 1 to 3 hrs
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Sightseeing Boat Tour of Marapendi Lake Including Lunch

Navigate the mangrove channels and shoreline of Marapendi Lake on a 4-hour boat tour excursion from Rio de Janeiro. Escape the busy city streets for the slender lake, and watch for vibrant birds, butterflies and alligators as you soak up the tropical sunshine. Capture picture-perfect images of Brazil at it’s most tranquil and natural, with views of the Pedra da Gávea mountain in the background. Enjoy an a la carte lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Rio de Janeiro.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$245.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Sail Boat Tour With Barbecue

Our sailboat tour departs from Marina da Glória, passing through the following points: Flamengo Beach; Urca beach; São João Fort; Lage Fort; Santa Cruz Fort; Vermelha Beach; Leme beach until arriving in Copacabana, where we stop for a refreshing dip. On the way back, we can see Cotunduba Island. And inside Guanabara Bay, in Niterói city, we see Contemporary Art Museum - MAC, a work of renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer, in the peculiar format of a flying saucer. Then we return to Marina da Glória. When the sea is big and agitated, the script changes for safety measures. In this case, the sailboat departs from Marina da Glória, following the same route to the fortress, but without leaving Guanabara Bay. So, we take a ride along Niterói coast, passing through Saco de São Francisco; Icaraí; Contemporary Art Museum (MAC) and return to Rio through the City Center until arriving at Marina da Glória
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$200.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Sail in Rio - 3 Hour Sailing Experience

Experience the beauty of Rio from a different angle! Come join us aboard our 40-footer sailing yacht on a 3-hour tour under sail in the protected bay or open ocean waters of Rio. Departing from the traditional (established 1920) Yacht Club of Rio de Janeiro at Urca, this sailing experience unveils, right from the start, the two most iconic landmarks of Rio de Janeiro: the statue of Christ The Redeemer and Sugar Loaf. As the sailing proceeds, the Captain will help guests understand the magic of sailing and respond to questions about Rio's history, while guests relax, enjoy our welcome drinks, snacks and appreciate the great views!
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$60.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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