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Recife Sightseeing cruises

Our most recommended Recife Sightseeing cruises

Recife Boat Tour with Transfers

1. Recife Boat Tour with Transfers

Depart from Boa Viagem, Pina or Piedade at 15:00 and cruise the waters of the Capibaribe River in Recife, known as the "Brazilian Venice" for its many waterways. Sail to the islands of Santo Antonio, Recife Antigo and Boa Vista, passing under 5 bridges: Bridge September 12 (Ponte 12 de Setembro), Maurício de Nassau Bridge, Bridge Manuel Buarque de Macedo, Elizabeth Bridge and the Duarte Coelho Bridge. Enjoy views of the city sights as you sail, including the Francisco Brennand Sculpture Park and Marco Zero Square, where a small marker indicates the spot where the Portuguese founded Recife in 1537. Admire the colonial facades of buildings such as the Paço Alfândega (Customs Palace) and Ginásio Pernambucano (Pernambuco Gymnasium). Continue past the Legislative Assembly, the Teatro Santa Isabel and the decadent houses of Rua da Aurora. Hear stories about Recife as you cruise, and end in Marco Zero Square, where you can take souvenir photos and shop for handicrafts in the old town.

Colonial Igarassu & Island City of Itamaracá Full-Day Tour

2. Colonial Igarassu & Island City of Itamaracá Full-Day Tour

In this itinerary it is possible to know some tourist and historical points of the region. About 50 minutes away from Recife, the support point Catamaran Praia Beach Club, located in Praia do Capitão, has an incredible structure and delicious cuisine. Once there, it is possible to take a water tour (optional), a must see to discover the famous Coroa do Avião Island. Islet located in Igarassu, the oldest city in the state, it is possible to enjoy a delicious bath in the sea. On this water tour, we also have the opportunity to visit the island of Itamaracá, where we can observe Forte Orange and learn about its history, which began in 1631. It's impossible to talk about Itamaracá and not remember the ciranda, a popular dance from Pernambuco, often played at carnivals, in which you can even take the risk of learning a few steps. In addition to the catamaran tour, it is possible to venture on a guided quad bike trail (optional) to discover the viewpoints in the region and Vila de Nova Cruz. The North Coast has all this to offer you!

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It is a good way to have an overview of Recife from the water. There are parts in which the water is a bit edited.