• Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
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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.


  • Adventure to the islands of Angra dos Reis on a 5-hour guided cruise
  • Enjoy a hot and cold buffet lunch on board the boat
  • Plunge into turquoise waters around Angro dos Reis for a relaxing swim
  • Roundtrip hotel transfers from Rio de Janeiro included

What You Can Expect

Angra dos Reis Day Trip and Schooner Cruise

Angra dos Reis, Brazil

Following pickup at your Rio hotel, board your comfortable, climate-controlled vehicle for the approximately 3-hour ride to Angra dos Reis.

When you arrive in the picturesque town on the water, featuring architecture from the 1500s, board the schooner and set sail. Find a spot on the boat to relax and watch the idyllic tropical scenery glide by, including Angra dos Reis' almost 300 scattered islands.

During your 5-hour cruise, make several stops where you can choose to swim, snorkel, or stay on the boat. Stop at the Ilha Cataguases (Cataguases Island), a gorgeous spot with white sand beaches and clear, blue-green water perfect for water activities. Continue sailing to Lagoa Azul (the Blue Lagoon), Praia de Freguesia de Santana (Freguesia de Santana Beach) on Ilha Grande and the pier on Piedade Island.

During the day of exploring, enjoy a buffet lunch of steak, fish, chicken, rice and beans onboard your schooner. After the 5-hour tour of Angra dos Reis' islands is finished, return to land and board your vehicle for transportation back to Rio and drop-off at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Katherine B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This tour was amazing!

Shawntel P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This day trip was well worth it, and a great experience. Our tour guide was Tania, and she was so friendly, fun and kind. The food was good, the view was amazing out on the water. It was a lot of fun, at the end of the day my friends and I were tired. All the staff on the cruise were friendly also. I would do it again.

Willem C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

The beauty of nature at its best. We also had an excellent tour guide. The boat crew were very helpful and friendly, and of course, the quality of the food exceptional. The only negative side is the 6 hour minibus roundabout trip from Rio, that was pure torture, the traffic is horrendous and the trip itself not comfortable at all. To give you a good idea, we spend more time on the road trip to and from Angra, than on the boat itself.

Dmitri K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

It was journey into the Paradise. Picture perfect

Zachary D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our tour guide TT aka Tina Turner was a blast. The bus ride to Angra Dos Reis is about 3 hours and she made the ride fun and entertaining by providing historical information and showing off her singing skills. She speaks good English and was able to communicate the day's activities in three languages so no one was left in the dark Spanish, English, and Portuguese.

This was a good opportunity to get away from the busy Rio Olympics and see the country side. It rained most of the day, but that did not hamper our mood. The water was still very warm and we had three opportunities to swim - the only downside is that we did not get to sail out as far as they normally do because of the weather. The scenery is amazing.

The lunch was fantastic and the Caipirinhas were actually one of the best that we had in Rio. Drinks do not come in the price of your ticket, so keep that in mind. They do take credit cards. We had a small group of about 15 people probably due to the poor weather but it turned out to be the perfect amount of people. Because of the small group, we got to know many people from around the world and had a lot of good conversation. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

Kasha T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Incredible tour guide! She was upbeat and full of energy. Our bus picked us up at our hotel on Copacabana Beach right time. We had to pick up at a few other hotels and were on our way. Took the bus to our boat port and the trip itself was incredible. We ate a delicious seafood meal, swam in the beautiful waters, listened to live music on the boat, and had plenty of space to lay out and relax on the boat and beach. The boat took us to 3 different island spots. 1 was swimming only and 2 were beached areas. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting Rio de Janeiro!

Napier K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Amazing boat ride. Even though the weather looked muggy and the water was cold since it was Winter, it was still fun and beautiful. I recommend bringing a towel, sandals, and a rechargable lifeproof case and additional money for pit stops, appetizers, desert and drinks.

The fried fish meal, Caipirinha, and calamari was amazing. Make sure your phone is charged and able to get in the water because you can take amazing photos!

We stopped in a spot between two islands and got to swim with the fish, then we stopped at an island by getting in the water and walking onto the shore. Lastly we docked at another island. Each stop is about 30 minutes. The ride from Rio to Angra dos Reis is long, so I recommend an additional power source for your camera or phone.

I also took the Rio de Janeiro main landmarks Tour including Christ the Redeemer highly recommend http://www.viator.com/tours/Rio-de-Janeiro/Rio-de-Janeiro-Main-Landmarks-Tour-Including-Christ-the-Redeemer/d712-10351P1
I have photos on Instagram under the hashtag TheNapeCollection

Nicole W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Everything about this tour was excellent!

Julie U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The vivid colors, beautiful blue waters and lucky for us...dolphins, will make you fall in love all over again. Island hopping and Caipirinhas are the only tasks on your to do list on this tour. Book, for the love of beauty, book this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent. We all enjoyed it very much.

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