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Paraty Bay: Islands & Beaches Boat Tour with Snorkeling

1. Paraty Bay: Islands & Beaches Boat Tour with Snorkeling

Board your vessel and enjoy a pleasant trip around Paraty Bay. Your crew will be waiting to welcome you and make your trip as fun and relaxing as possible. Your boat offers a bar, restaurant service, restrooms, floaties to use at the stops, snorkels, and masks for rental, a motorized backup boat, music aboard, fruit, and complimentary coffee at the end of your journey. Travel through the wonderful bay of Paraty making four stops along the way. You can also enjoy an optional lunch inside the boat.   During this 5-hour tour, you will visit two beaches and two islands, making stops for around 30 to 40 minutes. Enjoy stops ideal for bathing and snorkeling, and you can even have a swim in a natural pool. Join this unforgettable tour for a fun and relaxing day of sea and sun.  

Paraty: Fast Boat Expedition to Saco do Mamangua

2. Paraty: Fast Boat Expedition to Saco do Mamangua

On this tour, explore the region of Mamangua aboard a speedboat, which provides a delightful taste of adventure due to its high speed. The route itself is a spectacle with an unbelievable landscape of extreme natural richness. It is still possible to be lucky and find turtles and dolphins swimming freely. Leaves from the Paraty Pier and make four stops at beautiful beaches where it is possible to explore the beauties of Baia de Paraty and Saco de Mamangua. Get a chance to either swim or snorkel to experience the natural beauty and marine life.

Paraty Bay: Half-Day Mangroves and Beaches Tour by Kayak

3. Paraty Bay: Half-Day Mangroves and Beaches Tour by Kayak

The guide will meet you at Pontal beach where the kayak tour begins. A experienced English speaking guides will give paddling and safety instruction for double kayaks before you set out on the flat waters of the bay. No previous kayaking experience necessary. You will paddle past between islands and stop at beautiful beach for swimming, refreshments and relaxation. On the return to Pontal beach you paddle through the mangrove full of bright red crabs, providing the tide is high enough. This is an active, fun tour for people who want to explore the bay of Paraty.

Paraty: Discovery Scuba Diving Experience for Beginners

4. Paraty: Discovery Scuba Diving Experience for Beginners

Paraty is one of Brazil's top dive destinations and is known for its rich marine life and high underwater visibility. Located inside the Ilha Grande Bay, the water in Paraty is calm year round, making it a great place for a beginner dive. Your 40-minute dive will take place only after all the safety information is passed during the boat ride to the site. You will be accompanied by a professional instructor throughout the entirety of your dive. You'll have all the equipment you need to communicate and breathe underwater on your dive between 13-26 feet. Discover the colorful underwater life up close and personally. Each person on the tour will dive individually, so enjoy your downtime on the boat by taking in beautiful views of crystal clear water and the luscious surrounding scenery.

From Paraty: Full Day to Trindade - One Day in Paradise

5. From Paraty: Full Day to Trindade - One Day in Paradise

Trindade is a paradisiacal cove with four beaches and a natural saltwater pool. This tour is run with vans or micro-buses, with guides specialized in history, ecology, and the "Culture Caiçara" of the region. Enjoy your ride to Trindade village after a 40-minute drive in an executive vehicle. Visit Praia do Cepilho and Praia dos Ranchos, where you will stop for lunch at a fishermen's bar. Then, enjoy a swim at Praia do Meio and walk the trail to Caixa D'aço beach. Take an optional 30-minute walk along the trail in the preserved Atlantic Forest to the Caixa D'aço Natural Pool, where rocks form a swimming pool in the middle of the sea. Swim, relax, snorkel, and discover the various species of colorful fish and varied marine fauna. You can hire a boat in Praia do Meio to take you to the pool round-trip. This must be paid in local currency directly to the operator. When returning from the natural pool, stop for an optional lunch in a typical fishermen's restaurant facing the sea.  

Idyllic Islands Private Speedboat Tour in Paraty

6. Idyllic Islands Private Speedboat Tour in Paraty

Spend a day at sea on a luxury speedboat tour with an experienced captain. Enjoy a private tour to discover the enchanting beaches and islands along the coastline of Paraty Bay, where forested hills meet warm, transparent sea. Explore the stunning landscape and swim in the crystal clear waters on this 5-hour tour.  After meeting at the local partner's office Paraty, board the boat and set sail to discover the area around the bay. With this exclusive tour, you can set the itinerary or follow the recommendations of your captain. The boat offers an icebox so you can bring your own drinks and food onboard, and towels, masks, snorkels, and floats are provided.

Paraty: Pão de Açucar Peak Tekking and Hiking Tour

7. Paraty: Pão de Açucar Peak Tekking and Hiking Tour

Get to know the only Brazilian tropical fjord and trek up Pico Pao de Acucar. Meet your guide in Paraty and share a speedboat to Praia do Cruzeiro. Hike the trail of Sugarloaf Mountain all the way to the top, with time to contemplate the surrounding landscapes and swim before heading back. Arrive at the meeting point in the center of Paraty and board a speedboat for the idyllic Praia do Cuzeiro in Saco do Mamangua, known for its white-sand beaches and lush greenery. Embark on the 466-meter ascent from the base to the peak of Sugarloaf Mountain. Embrace the challenging steep stretches and feel the exhilaration of reaching the peak. Explore freely at the top and take in thought-provoking views of the fjord. Breath the fresh air, relax, and ponder one of Brazil's natural wonders before starting the descent. Arrive back at Praia do Cruzeiro and enjoy a peaceful swim in the ocean waters with the option to buy some lunch from a traditional restaurant. Return to the Paraty pier by speedboat accomplished and full of rich experience.

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What people are saying about Paraty

The actual dive, experience, staff and the friendliness were amazing. The Paraty office staff amazing and helpful! I think the company is excellent. However, two important points for improvement. A) not knowing that Uber is not available here left me panicking and rushing to the Paraty tour office to get help to get to the marina for my dive. Please ensure travellers are informed that there is no Uber in Paraty. The company should give local taxi numbers so they can to get to and from the marina without a worry. B) Also inform us of the name of the boat or company office location at the marina before we get there because I was again worried as I had no name of who I was meeting. A local marina staff lady was my only help and she spoke a little English which helped massively. And thankfully I had the office staff on WhatsApp to get the information from. If I did not have data I would be lost and angry. But not this time.

Wow, this area is beautiful. My wife and I are currently traveling full-time (@quenchyouradventure if you’d like to follow along) and we’re so happy to get a taste of this paradise. We were confused about the exact meeting time. We saw both 9 and 9:30 in the app. We sent a message to Paraty Tours. They confirmed it’s 9AM and said they would try to fix the error. We after 9. The first stop is stunning. Giant boulders on the beach. We continued to Trindade and from there we were on foot. The hike through the national park was great. Some sections on the beach and a few through the jungle. It’s soft enough to do it all barefoot, but sandals or flip flops are good too. The natural pool is so fun to explore, swim, etc. and we paid for the boat back to the national park entrance. R$20 each. We then ate a fancy lunch on the beach and took a short walk through town before driving back. Great times.

Great activity to do in the day! The bay of Paraty is incredible, the landscapes are heavenly. Beautiful boat, well equipped and service of drinks and meals on board (not included). The staff was really friendly and caring. A little extra: the guide we had spoke French! In short, a superb day on the boat!

This tour is such great value for money! The crew was great, very LGBT friendly which was refreshing :-) The landscapes beautiful, the drinks and food tasty. I would definitely recommend and do it again if I could!

We loved the tour, and actually went on the same tour the day after, as we found it to be a great activity in the hot weather, with all needed amenities onboard the ship.