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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

Visit the islands of Angra do Reis on this boat trip from Rio de Janeiro. Sail through the archipelago of Ilha Grande. Disembark on the small islands to explore the beaches, browse the markets, and snorkel in the deep blue waters. Savor lunch on board and enjoy round-trip transfers from Rio hotels. 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 different stops during the day in places such as the Blue Lagoon, Cataguases beach, and Japariz or Araçá beaches. The captain will choose the best spots depending on crowds and weather conditions.

Rio de Janeiro: Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande Full-Day Tour

2. Rio de Janeiro: Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande Full-Day Tour

Discover the hidden treasure of Angra dos Reis on this guided tour. Explore the spectacular bay, home to over 365 islands and about 40 beaches, making it one of the most renowned destinations in Brazil. Visit Ilha Grande, the largest island in the region. Experience the crystal-clear blue-green waters, coral reefs, and rich marine life of Ilha Grande. Some of the most coveted beaches and islands include Lagoa Azul, Lagoa Verde, Praia Cataguazes, Praia de Freguesia de Santana, and Praia de Japariz, where customers can enjoy a delicious lunch. *Note that we do not stop at every island; some will only be seen panoramically.

Rio de Janeiro: Shared Transfer to Vila Abrão (Ilha Grande)

3. Rio de Janeiro: Shared Transfer to Vila Abrão (Ilha Grande)

Arrive at Vila do Abraão (Ilha Grande) with a fast and safe transfer service from Rio de Janeiro via car and FlexBoat. Take advantage of a quick and smooth ride on the FlexBoat and enjoy flexibility with daily departures. Start by getting picked up directly from your hotel, accommodation, or airport in Rio de Janeiro. After all the passengers have been picked up and the shuttle exits the city, take the 4-hour drive to Angra dos Reis. Upon arrival, hop on a FlexBoat to cross the main pier of Vila do Abraão to Ilha Grande. The boat crossing takes around 30 minutes on average. After arriving in Ilha Grande, meet a local guide.

From Ilha Grande: Shared Transfer to Rio de Janeiro

4. From Ilha Grande: Shared Transfer to Rio de Janeiro

- Shared Transfer door -to - door from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro. Shared transfer means you’re booking a seat on a vehicle, and will likely be sharing with others. - Fast Boat from Ilha Grande (Vila do Abraão) to Marina Porto Real. Passengers must arrive at the Pier (line 3) 20 minutes before boarding time. The guide will identify all passengers, put on the wristband and direct them to the Top line at the main Pier in Vila do Abraão. FlexBoats have inflatable tubes along the sides of the boat and a solid fiberglass hull. The hydrodynamics of this combination allows us to offer fast and safe boat crossings to Ilha Grande while at the same time a smooth ride. The boat crossing takes up to 20 minutos. When disembarking from the boat, the driver will pick you up and direct you to the van that will be stopped in front of the Pier. - From Marina Porto Real, you will be driven 2 hours and a a half to Rio de Janeiro . Your ETA - Estimated Time of Arrival - depends on your final destination, and the route that will be taken to drop other passengers. In Rio de Janeiro, you will be dropped off at your hotel, accommodation or airport. - Daily departures.

From Paraty: Shuttle To/From Abrãao Village on Ilha Grande

5. From Paraty: Shuttle To/From Abrãao Village on 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 direction according to your needs. From Paraty to Ilha Grande, get picked up at your hotel then head to Santa Luzia Pier in Angra dos Reis. From there, use your flex boat ticket to cross the water to Abraão Village on Ilha Grande. From Ilha Grande to Paraty, depart Abraão Village on Ilha Grande by boat and cruise to Santa Luzia Pier in Angra dos Reis. Your driver will be waiting for you to take you to your accommodation in Paraty.

From Rio de Janeiro: Shuttle to/from Abraão on Ilha Grande

6. From Rio de Janeiro: Shuttle to/from Abraão on Ilha Grande

Enjoy a convenient shared transfer to Angra dos Reis from your accommodation or the airports in Rio de Janeiro. Get transferred to a flex boat that takes you the final stretch to Abraão on Ilha Grande in only 40 minutes. Choose a transfer in either or both directions according to your needs.   The service from Rio to Ilha Grande runs 365 days a year. Departure available from Rio de Janeiro South Zone Hotels (Flamengo, Botafogo, Copacabana, Leblon, Centro, Lapa and Ipanema), as well as from Galeão International Airport-GIG or Santos Dumont Airport-SDU. 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, from Abraão Village to Santa Luzia Pier in Angra dos Reis. There, a local driver will be waiting for you to take you to Rio. Drop-off is possible at Rio de Janeiro South Zone Hotels, as well as Galeão International Airport-GIG or Santos Dumont Airport-SDU

Rio de Janeiro: Ilha Grande with Boat Tour & Optional Lunch

7. Rio de Janeiro: Ilha Grande with Boat Tour & Optional Lunch

Begin your full day tour with a 130 km ride from Rio de Janeiro to Costa Verde region. Once there, onboard your schooner to Ilha Grande in Angra dos Reis. Sit back and enjoy the views of this paradisiacal landscape. Make your first stop at Cataguases Islands. Its calm blue waters are a perfect invitation for a swim. Then, discover the Blue Lagoon and its colorful fish, corals and starfish. This natural pool is perfect for snorkeling and swimming. Visit the Freguesia de Santana, a small beach that houses the first church of Angra dos Reis, built in 1843. Then, enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant in Japariz Beach and take a refreshing dip in the sea. After a day in paradise, begin your comfortable return to Rio de Janeiro.

Ilha Grande: Full-Day Speedboat Tour of Paradise Islands

8. Ilha Grande: Full-Day Speedboat Tour of Paradise Islands

Embark on an unforgettable island adventure with our full-day speedboat tour of the Paradise Islands in Angra dos Reis. Experience the stunning beauty of Brazil's coastline with crystal-clear waters, pristine beaches, and lush tropical forests. Our tour will take you to some of the most breathtaking Islands in Angra dos Reis, including Ilhas Botinas, Piedade, Cataguases Islands, Dentista Beach, and Ilha Grande. At Ilhas Botinas, you'll discover two small islands with crystal-clear waters perfect for swimming and snorkelling. Piedade is known for its tranquil beaches and lush greenery, making it the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun. Cataguases Islands are a hidden gem with pristine white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters, ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Dentista Beach is another stunning location with calm, turquoise waters and lush vegetation, perfect for relaxing and taking in breathtaking scenery. At Ilha Grande, we'll stop for a delicious fresh seafood lunch and other Brazilian specialities. You'll have plenty of time to explore the beach and enjoy the stunning natural scenery. At the end of the tour, we'll drop you off at the starting point, where you can explore more of Vila do Abraão. Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the beauty and adventure of Brazil's Paradise Islands on this full-day speedboat tour.

Full-Day Tour to Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande

9. Full-Day Tour to Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande

Located in the beautiful Costa Verde region, Angra dos Reis is a hidden treasure about 150 km from Rio de Janeiro, approximately a two and a half-hour drive from the capital. The destination is famous for its spectacular bay, which is home to over 365 islands and about 40 beaches, making it one of the most renowned destinations in Brazil. Ilha Grande, the largest and most celebrated island in the region, is a dream for any traveler looking to explore Rio de Janeiro. With its crystal-clear blue-green waters, coral reefs, and rich marine life, Ilha Grande provides a perfect setting for diving. Among the numerous options, some of the most coveted beaches and islands include Lagoa Azul, Lagoa Verde, Praia Cataguazes, Praia de Freguesia de Santana, and Praia de Japariz, where visitors can enjoy a delicious lunch. Get ready for an unforgettable experience amid the natural beauty of Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande. Explore crystal-clear waters, enjoy paradise beaches, and dive into the rich marine life, all in a single day. *Note that we do not stop at every island; some will only be seen panoramically.

From Vila do Abraão: Shared Transfer to Paraty

10. From Vila do Abraão: Shared Transfer to Paraty

Welcome to Paradise! Relax during your trip! Shared transfer means you’re booking a seat on a vehicle, and will likely be sharing with others. Fast Boat from Ilha Grande (Vila do Abraão) to Angra dos Reis. Passengers must arrive at the Pier 20 minutes before boarding time. The guide will identify all passengers, put on the wristband and direct them to the Top line at the main Pier in Vila do Abraão. FlexBoats have inflatable tubes along the sides of the boat and a solid fiberglass hull. The hydrodynamics of this combination allows us to offer fast and safe boat crossings to Ilha Grande while at the same time a smooth ride. The boat crossing takes up to 40 minutos. When disembarking from the boat, the driver will pick you up and direct you to the car that will be stopped in front of the Pier. From Angra dos Reis, you will be driven 1.5 hours to Paraty . Daily departures. It depends on the minimum of 02 passengers.

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Leo was an excellent guide on our tour - he was friendly and organised, and made sure we were okay while still allowing us to relax and do our own thing. We were not expecting to share a boat with several other large tour groups, but it was still fine - the boat was big comfortable and the staff were nice. Pickup and dropoff was prompt and everything ran according to schedule. The food provided for lunch was good. All in all, a very nice day trip, and a nice chance to get out of Rio and see a different area.

Perfect. Make sure to wear trainers/hiking shoes and not flip flops as you will have to hike for 20-30mins to Lopes Mendes Beach after you leave the boat. Bring some lunch/snacks as the beach is quite deserted too. Overall amazing day

We had a great day. which completely met our expectations surrounded by a professional and relaxed team. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.

Everything was great totally recommend! Vey well organized, everyone was so kind and you get to see all of the nice places in one day.

Great tour, ride can be quite long, but it’s fun and the food great. Enjoy it