Get to know the warm climate of the Islands
Picturesque cruise aboard a handsome wooden schooner
Tropical scenery of an archipelago with more than 300 isles
Opportunity to swim in the balmy, crystalline water
Savour a delicious buffet lunch
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided cruise through Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande
Lunch Buffet - Vegetarian options available
Roundtrip transport to and from most from most Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana hotels
Commentary in English, Spanish and Portuguese
Cleaning and safety practicesSee all
- Masks required
- Contactless tickets
- Vehicles and venues disinfected
What you can expect
Venture to the coastal of Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande, nestled at the foot of beautiful, rainforest-rich mountains. Then feel the ocean breeze as you cruise around the tropical archipelago off shore on an elegant wooden schooner.
After being picked up from your hotel, ride south of Rio (around 02:30 hours - 105 miles - of bus trip) to the town of Angra dos Reis, a waterfront city whose rugged and savage coastline is dotted with beaches. Step on board the schooner and take a seat on its sun-drenched deck.
First you will get to Cataguases Islands. Certainly the most paradisiacal of the archipelago of Angra dos Reis. With a truly Caribbean aspect, the island, among the rest of the region, is the one that is closer to Angra, that is to the mainland. Sit back and relax in the schooner, get a sun bath and dive into the crystal clear waters.
Second stop is at the Lagoa Azul (Blue Lagoon) is a natural pool with sandy bottom, some rocks and predominantly blue water, located between two islets in the important historical region of Freguesia de Santana. The boats are anchored and visitors can go down to swim, float with “noodles” (foam floats) provided by the crews, snorkel (available for hire) or feed the “sargentinhos” fish (scientific name abdufdef) with bread crumbs, already addicted to being fed by visitors.
Then you will go Baixo Beach. Deserted and beautiful, it is little known by tourists visiting Ilha Grande. Some end up having the pleasure of getting to know this refuge through boat trips around the region. With a good strip of clear and fine sand, it has a calm sea, which looks like a large natural pool, very suitable for swimming. Because of its beauty and tranquility, it enchants its visitors, who cannot resist a delicious swim in the crystal clear waters of this beach. This is a great place to relax, go hiking or go scuba diving. Surrounded by a large amount of preserved native forest, there is no nearby infrastructure, indicating that tourists bring food and drinks to the place.
At last you will stop bu the Gipoia Island. It is the second largest island in the bay of Angra dos Reis, where you will make your last stop on the beach of Vitorino. On this beach is located the restaurant where you will have a delicious lunch. This island is a good option for children and the elderly who wish to take a refreshing sea bath. After that you will get back to the bus that will take passengers back to their hotels.
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
- Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
- Contactless ticket redemption
- Social distancing measures in place
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks given to staff
- Masks required
- Hand sanitizer provided
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