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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 and Ilha Grande: Small-Group Fast-Boat Tour

    3. 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.

  • Shared Shuttle Transfer Paraty to Ilha Grande

    4. Shared Shuttle Transfer Paraty to Ilha Grande

    Enjoy a safe, comfortable, and convenient shared transfer to the fantastic Ilha Grande from your accommodation in Paraty or from Ilha Grande to Paraty. Choose 1-way in either directions according to your needs. From Paraty to Ilha Grande, you'll depart at 8:30 AM and arrive in Santa Luzia Pier in Angra dos Reis. Your flex boat ticket to Abraão Village in Ilha Grande is included. From Ilha Grande to Paraty, departures are available at 10:00 AM from Abraão Village in Ilha Grande to Santa Luzia Pier in Angra dos Reis. Your flex boat ticket to Santa Luzia Pier is included. Your driver will be waiting for you to take you to Paraty.

  • Rio de Janeiro: Shuttle Transfer to Ilha Grande

    5. Rio de Janeiro: Shuttle Transfer to Ilha Grande

    Enjoy a safe, comfortable, and convenient shared transfer to Angra dos Reis from your accommodation or the airports in Rio de Janeiro. You will be transferred to a flex boat that takes you the final stretch to the Abraão Village in Ilha Grande in only 40 minutes. You can choose 1 way in both directions according to your needs.   The service from Rio to Ilha Grande runs 365 days a year. Departure available from 11:00 AM from Rio de Janeiro South Zone Hotels (Flamengo, Botafogo, Copacabana, Leblon and Ipanema), as well as from Galeão International Airport-GIG or Santos Dumont Airport-SDU (with flights arriving before 11:00 AM). You will be taken to the Santa Luzia Pier in Angra dos Reis, and by flex boat to Abraão Village in Ilha Grande.  The service from Ilha Grande to Rio also runs 365 days a year. Departures are available at 10:00 AM from Abraão Village to Santa Luzia Pier in Angra do...

  • Rio de Janeiro and Ilha Grande: One-Way Shuttle Transfer

    6. Rio de Janeiro and Ilha Grande: One-Way Shuttle Transfer

    Take the hassle out of transfers with a safe, comfortable, and convenient shared transfer between Rio de Janeiro and Ilha Grande. Enjoy both a boat transfer between the island and the mainland, and a vehicle transfer on the mainland.  Book in either direction, with the boat traveling between Conceição de Jacareí Pier and Abraão Village on Ilha Grande. Pick from Rio's two international airports or South Zone / Barra neighborhood hotels as your beginning or end points of the transfer. When heading to Ilha Grande, be picked up by your driver on the mainland, either from your hotel or an airport, and be dropped at right at the pier, where staff will be waiting with your boat tickets.  When heading to Rio, meet staff at the pier to collect your tickets, and then relax on the boat and vehicle transfer to your final destination. 

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

    7. 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: Aventureiro Beach Full-Day Tour

    8. From Abraão, Ilha Grande: Aventureiro Beach Full-Day Tour

    Meet your group at the meeting point in Abraão, and depart for a full day in nature. During the day, make four stops at different beaches, each around one hour. The first beach visited is Aventureiro, boasting about 1,640 feet of fine silver sand, a shallow and consistent bottom, clear water, and rough waves. On the left side, where there is a small pier for mooring, there is also the most famous coconut tree on Ilha Grande, the iconic "coconut tree lying,” and a small natural pool. Head next to the beautiful Praia da Parnaioca, one of the most isolated beaches in all of Ilha Grande. Facing the Atlantic with its yellowish and coarse sand, the sea is rough, deep, and offers little shade in its 3,380 feet. At the west end, the charming river Parnaioca flows, forming a small lagoon on the beach. In Parnaioca’s heyday, the river was much more voluminous to the point where it was often impos...

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

    9. 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

    10. 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.

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What people are saying about Ilha Grande

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 195 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!!

Such an amazing day spend with all the people. Amazing vibe and care from the team leader. To be repeated soon

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