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clock-o4 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English and 5 more


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.
  • 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 barbecue lunch - select this option at time of booking
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 barbecue lunch at a local Rio restaurant including multiple options of sides and different cuts of meat as well as vegetarian options. The duration of the cruise is 2 hours, and the total time of the tour is 4 hours.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Aug 2018

The Tour Guide was not really needed as their was one on boat.

, May 2018

Great way to see the city!

, Apr 2018

A lovely afternoon in the harbour - great to do if you have a couple of hours to spare, but not mind blowing. Scenery was good and luckily the weather was amazing!

, Dec 2017

It’s amazing tour! Our tour guide, ian did a great job!
He very kind and helpful. definitely recommend!

, Nov 2017

The guide was informative and was clear in the explanations. It was unique to see some of the sights of Rio that you wouldn't normally see. Overall the boat ride was relaxing, although a bit boring. Most everyone on board didn't say anything and really wasn't all that excited. I would recommend that is needs more energy from the guide on board and crew. I'm not talking about a party boat but just to give it some excitement. Also, instead of serving cut fruit, serve other items as many people were hesitant to try open fruit watermelon and pineapple.

, Oct 2017

What a lovely day we had, the water was fantastic and the views of the city and surrounding landscape from the water is breathtaking. The history and landmarks were described in detail and the lunch provided afterwards was delicious. Highly recommended.

, Jan 2017

Whilst this beautiful Guanabara Bay is still appealing, the noticeably polluted water is a put off! Fantastic views of the Rio coastline though makes up for it. Only major downer was our multi-stop pick ups from other hotels en route to the Marina

, Jul 2016

We chose to not get the seafood lunch and since our flight out of Rio was scheduled for later in the day, we were anxious when the boat was late and then they sent the wrong boat to the dock. The delays surpassed 30 minutes, but thankfully our guide he told us to call him John the Baptist yelled at the boat operators and got them to shave off 15 minutes of the boat ride without us missing any of it. We got back to our hotel by 12pm as was promised. Thanks John! As for actual sightseeing, it's a nice way to either start or finish your time in Rio as you'll get a different perspective of all the landmarks and see areas you wouldn't get to otherwise. The live English commentary on the boat was also very helpful along with the fun Bossa Nova music in the background.

, Jul 2016

This tour was great! It was a great way to see the city and learn some history about it along the way. Our guide JB was fantastic! He was very fun and informative thought the trip. Would highly recommend this cruise to anyone visiting Rio.

, Jun 2016

The tour was amazing however there was no seafood buffet that followed. I would recommend just doing the tour and have lunch where you want.

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