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  • From Rio de Janeiro: Angra dos Reis Boat Trip with Lunch

    1. From Rio de Janeiro: Angra dos Reis Boat Trip with Lunch

    Relax on the 3-hour drive to the city of Angra dos Reis. A quick pit-stop on the road will be made to use bathroom facilities and buy a snack. Upon arrival in the docks, enjoy a schooner ride through the hundreds of islands of Angra dos Reis.  Marvel at the beauty of the most famous island of it all: Ilha Grande. Revel at the crystal clear water and rent a snorkel on the spot to see the different species of fish. After, devour the buffet lunch in a fishermen’s village. Explore four to five different stops during the day in places such as the Blue Lagoon, Green Lagoon, Saco do Céu, Cataguases beach, and Japariz or Araçá beaches. The knowledgable captain will choose the best spots depending on crowds and weather.

    Most comfortable trip ever: Luisa is downright a sweetheart who knows whats up. From the coach driver to the ship captain and the staff are extremely nice.. I cannot describe in words how beautiful the whole area is!! I'm very glad I booked this trip. Also would 1000% recommend snorkeling and getting your pics!!

  • Angra dos Reis: 6-Stop Ilha Grande Speedboat Snorkeling Tour

    2. Angra dos Reis: 6-Stop Ilha Grande Speedboat Snorkeling Tour

    Take a shared speedboat tour to discover some of the beaches on Angra's biggest island, the beautiful and famous Ilha Grande. Make several stops for swimming and snorkeling, and enjoy the rainforest scenery and blue waters. Make your way to the departure point at Estação Santa Luzia, in the center of Angra dos Reis. Then, hop into the speedboat at 11:30 AM and set off on your approximately 5-hour tour. Along the way, make 6 different stops of around 20 minutes. First, head to the natural aquarium of Lagoa Azul, and snorkel in the calm and blue waters surrounded by multicolored fish. From there, move on the white sand and beautiful water of Grumixama, a perfect spot for pictures. Next, make a longer stop for lunch (not included) at a restaurant on Japariz beach. After lunch, discover Araçá, a small beach surrounded by large rocks, and take a relaxing swim. Then, go to Freguesia de Sant...

  • Angra dos Reis: Speedboat Tour

    3. Angra dos Reis: Speedboat Tour

    Enjoy a shared speedboat tour to discover some of the most dazzling and breathtaking islands of Angra dos Reis. Make sure you pack your swimsuit to dive in the turquoise waters. Meet your group at the meeting point in Santa Luzia Pier, then aboard the speedboat for a tour, you won’t forget in a hurry. Marvel at the crystal clear waters and the white sands as you cruise by. First, head to the Ilhas Botinas, two small islands which are almost identical twins. Enjoy a swim or a snorkel, if you like, and see the tropical fish swim in the blue waters. Next stop, head to Praia da Fazenda, a perfect spot for taking pictures of the native forest. Enjoy a walk along the white sandy beach, Jurubaíba Beach, known as Praia do Dentista, considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the region. Next, make a longer stop for lunch (not included) at Praia do Vitorino, which is surrounded by ba...

  • Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande: Small-Group Fast-Boat Tour

    4. Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande: Small-Group Fast-Boat Tour

    Ilha Grande is one of the most beautiful and well-known beach destinations in Brazil and receives a large number of visitors. On this tour, leave Rio de Janeiro, towards Ilha Grande on a trip of approximately 3 hours, with a snack stop along the way, arriving at Angra dos Reis between 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM. You then onboard a speedboat for Ilha Grande. Make between 4 and 5 stops to explore some of the most beautiful spots of the island such as the Blue Lagoon, Cataguases Islands, Botinas Islands, Green Lagoon, Japariz beach, and Saco do Céu. The stops can vary, according to the weather, sea condition, wind and the number of people on site. The intention is to escape the great boats and stops with many people, seeking to provide a more exclusive experience. Opportunities for a good dive, beautiful photos and moments of relaxation are not going to fail. After a day in paradise, begin you...

    Lucas, jesse, and calcao, not sure if i spelled his name right, were excellent guides. Had a blast during the boat ride. Just be prepared that its 3 hours away but works for sleeping.

  • From Angra dos Reis: Botinas & Dentista Beach Speedboat Tour

    5. From Angra dos Reis: Botinas & Dentista Beach Speedboat Tour

    Discover some of the picturesque beaches on the second-largest island of Angra, the charming Ilha da Gipóia. Hop in a shared speedboat in a group of no more than 18 people, and enjoy more time to swim, snorkel, and soak up the scenery.  Set off on your approximately 5-hour tour at 11:30 AM after meeting your guide at the meeting point. Make your way first to Angra's picture-perfect Ilhas Botinas, two small islands that form a natural aquarium. Put on your included snorkel and get in the water to see the famous Sergeant's fish.  Next, head to Praia da Fazenda, a calm beach good for a short walk and a gentle swim. From there, move on to Praia de Jurubaíba, also known as Dentista Beach. Upon arrival, be enchanted by this white sand beach and the beautiful emerald green sea. As it is very sheltered, it is a meeting point for many motorboats, from tourists to Brazilian celebrities. Enjoy ti...

    It was a great boat tour with a knowledgeable guide and captain, and a nice group of people. Angra dos Reis is a truly amazing location. Some of the most beautiful beaches we saw in Brazil.

  • From Abraão, Ilha Grande: Blue Lagoon Half-Day Schooner Tour

    6. From Abraão, Ilha Grande: Blue Lagoon Half-Day Schooner Tour

    Meet your group at the meeting point in Abraão on Ilha Grande, then depart for a half-day in nature on one of the most classic tours on the island. Discover one of the hottest tourist spots on Ilha Grande, the Blue Lagoon, a calm bay with transparent waters perfect for snorkeling. After boarding the schooner, head to the Blue Lagoon, whose nickname was inspired by the 80's movie classic with actress Brooke Shields. Once the boat has moored, swim and float in the natural pool surrounded by schools of colorful fish, starfish, and other diverse sea fauna characteristic of Ilha Grande bay. After swimming, move on to "Freguesia de Santana" where Santana Church is located. Built in 1796, it's an important site of historical heritage on the island. Make your last stop for an optional lunch at the beautiful Japariz Beach. The tour concludes with a return trip to Abraão.

    Something to do while on ilha Grande, really cool time on the boat and snorkeling at the lagoon. Really appreciate the fact that they try their best as well to communicate with you in English.

  • From Abraão, Ilha Grande: Full-Day Tour Around the Island

    7. From Abraão, Ilha Grande: Full-Day Tour Around the Island

    Discover one of the most paradisiacal places in Brazil, with clear blue water and idyllic landscapes, on a full-day boat tour around Ilha Grande. Explore the open sea and the breathtaking south coast, home to the most preserved and sparsely populated beaches, as well as the island's colonial history. Meet your group at the meeting point in Abraão, and depart for a full day in nature. During the day, make 5 stops at different beaches, each of about 50 minutes. A further stop is also made at Maguariquessaba for an optional lunch (not included in the tour). At the end of the tour, return to the meeting point in Abraão Village. The beaches visited are: • Caxadaço. Discover a small, 15-meter (49-foot) long, wild, deserted, and mystical beach with fine sand, and golden and black tones. A small stream of natural drinking water flows into it, and it's surrounded by rugged hil...

  • From Abraão, Ilha Grande: Paradisiac Islands Full-Day Tour

    8. From Abraão, Ilha Grande: Paradisiac Islands Full-Day Tour

    Embark on a full-day island excursion via speedboat. Spend the day snorkeling and taking in views of the most beautiful islands off Brazil's Green Coast. Once on the beaches, check out the different available activities, including diving into the sea to swim alongside colorful fish. Whatever you end up doing, your experience on the beach is sure to be a memorable one. Enjoy a typical lunch (at your own expense), served in a rustic restaurant overlooking the amazing Saco Do Ceu beach. Visit the wonderful Cataguases Island, Botinas Island, Dentista beach, and Piedade Beach all for 50 minutes each, allowing you plenty of time to take in the sun and swim in the bright-blue water. Make a 30-minute pit stop at the Blue Lagoon for a taste of true paradise, before ending your tour back at the meeting point in Vila do Abraão.

  • From Abraão, Ilha Grande: Lopes Mendes Beach Tour & Trekking

    9. From Abraão, Ilha Grande: Lopes Mendes Beach Tour & Trekking

    Discover Ilha Grande, Lopes Mendes, recognized by several tourism magazines as one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. Delight in a day on a vast expanse of sand in a wild and exotic setting with the sun, natural shade, blue sea, and lush vegetation, a perfect combination for a day in a paradise. After meeting your group at the meeting point in Abraão on Ilha Grande, depart for a full day in nature. Board a typical schooner that will take you to the lovely Pouso Beach, from where you'll start a short 5-minute walk to the famous, paradisiacal Lopes Mendes Beach. Once at the beach on the south-facing ocean coast, relax and enjoy the landscape on the sand that stretches for nearly 3 kilometers (1.86 miles). Swim in the blue waters or, if you're feeling more adventurous, hit the good waves to have some fun surfing.

  • Ilha Grande Hiking Tour

    10. Ilha Grande Hiking Tour

    Just a couple of hours away from Rio de Janeiro, Ilha Grande is a beautiful tropical island famous for its lush Atlantic Forest and long sandy beaches. With no roads or cars, the island offers an unparalleled level of stillness that is difficult to find elsewhere. Its emerald waters have incredible visibility and marine biodiversity. Departing from Rio early, we will make our way to Conceição de Jacareí (approx. 2 hours/83 miles). We will then embark on sea transportation to Vila do Abraão, the main of Ilha Grande. We will follow a trail that lasts approximately three hours and stop at some beautiful beaches along the way - notably Lopes Mendes beach, considered one of the most beautiful in the world. You also have the option to partake in a boat tour around the island.

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4.5 / 5

based on 191 reviews

Most comfortable trip ever: Luisa is downright a sweetheart who knows whats up. From the coach driver to the ship captain and the staff are extremely nice.. I cannot describe in words how beautiful the whole area is!! I'm very glad I booked this trip. Also would 1000% recommend snorkeling and getting your pics!!

It was a great boat tour with a knowledgeable guide and captain, and a nice group of people. Angra dos Reis is a truly amazing location. Some of the most beautiful beaches we saw in Brazil.

Mary is amazing! She made this trip flow very smooth from the start! The places were absolutely breathtaking!

Very entertaining, beautiful landscapes and excellent service

Yes, it's the best to do with your eyes closed