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Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande Day Trip with Schooner Cruise and Lunch

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Explore the waters around Angra dos Reis on a schooner during this full-day excursion from Rio de Janeiro. Sail on the turquoise blue waters through the islands that dot the Agra dos Reis, making several stops to swim and snorkel along the way during your cruise. Relax with the wind in your hair and tropical sun warming your skin, then enjoy a delicious buffet lunch onboard before returning to the pier. Round-trip transportation from Rio de Janeiro is included.
  • Adventure to the islands of Angra dos Reis on a guided cruise
  • Enjoy a hot and cold buffet lunch on board the boat
  • Plunge into turquoise waters around Angro dos Reis for a relaxing swim
  • Roundtrip hotel transfers from Rio de Janeiro included
4.5 - hour schooner cruise
Lunch
Hotel pickup and drop off
Professional Guide
Gratuities
Beverages

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Roundtrip Transfer to Most Hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. Please stay at the hotel lobby 10 minutes before pick up time.

Departure Time

7:00 AM
Following pickup at your Rio hotel, board your comfortable, climate-controlled vehicle for the approximately ride to Angra dos Reis.

When you arrive in the picturesque town on the water, featuring architecture from the 1500s, board the schooner and set sail. Find a spot on the boat to relax and watch the idyllic tropical scenery glide by, including Angra dos Reis' almost 300 scattered islands.

During your cruise, make several stops where you can choose to swim, snorkel, or stay on the boat. Stop at the Ilha Cataguases (Cataguases Island), a gorgeous spot with white sand beaches and clear, blue-green water perfect for water activities. Continue sailing to Lagoa Azul (the Blue Lagoon), Praia de Freguesia de Santana (Freguesia de Santana Beach) on Ilha Grande and the pier on Piedade Island.

During the day of exploring, enjoy a buffet lunch of steak, fish, chicken, rice and beans onboard your schooner. After the around Angra dos Reis is finished, return to land and board your vehicle for transportation back to Rio and drop-off at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Cataguas Island
The Island of Cataguas is 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. Get a sun bath in the Shcooner and dive into the crystal clear waters.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lagoa Azul
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 rental) or feed the "sargentinhos" fish (scientific name abdufdef) with bread crumbs, already addicted to being fed by visitors.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Baixo Beach
Deserted and beautiful beach, 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.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
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 (drinks not included). It is a good option for children and the elderly who wish to take a refreshing sea bath.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The specific departure time for this tour will be determined upon reconfirmation.
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • All tour takes place in the boat, not in the city of Angra dos Reis.
  • The Tour itinerary is subject to change due to maritime conditions
  • The boat ride takes about 4.5 hours.
  • Wear light clothing and swimwear. Do not forget to bring a towel and sunscreen.
  • Diving mask and Snorkel available for rent - Approximated cost: 20,00 BRL
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Transfer from Rio's south zone to Angra dos Reis takes around 2:30h (102 miles)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Brazil

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande Day Trip with Schooner Cruise and Lunch?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande Day Trip with Schooner Cruise and Lunch.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande Day Trip with Schooner Cruise and Lunch?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande Day Trip with Schooner Cruise and Lunch.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande Day Trip with Schooner Cruise and Lunch?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande Day Trip with Schooner Cruise and Lunch.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande Day Trip with Schooner Cruise and Lunch?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande Day Trip with Schooner Cruise and Lunch.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande Day Trip with Schooner Cruise and Lunch?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande Day Trip with Schooner Cruise and Lunch.

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Traveler Tips


  • "The trip was NOT 2 hours each way, more like 4 hours total each way on the bus." See review

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Schooner boat trip
Jeggo
, Feb 2020
Guide was very funny and good, though did not really assist us with the language barrier once on board the boat. We was not told of 3 hour journey on coach each way to the port. We felt it was a long hot day. Part of our party was not good swimmers and felt that if organised better we could of got off the boat more. Food on board and in restaurant was very good.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Dear Jeggo, Thank you for your review! We will make sure to clarify the duration of the trip from Rio to Angra dos Reis on the description. There are several stops for swimming, but to see the different stops we have to allow for some time for navigation. Hope to see you again in future visits. Thank you.
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A very very wet day!
C1038GWpaul
, Nov 2019
The weather was appalling but the tour organiser was excellent and managed to keep us all entertained in very difficult conditions. The boat trip was a wash out through no fault of the organisers who were excellent in every way.
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The trip was NOT 2 hours each way...
DIEGO V
, Jan 2018
The trip was NOT 2 hours each way, more like 4 hours total each way on the bus. Boat was Ok but very very crowded and they mixed people together from different tours, so a little chaotic with I guess at least 120 people! The mens bathroom kept braking down all the time. Food was Acceptable. Angras was nice to see but trip was too long to do in 1 day.
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Too many people on too small of a...
Jayne A
, Sep 2017
Too many people on too small of a boat. Managed chaos. And a 150 km bus ride to and from the port. That isn't mentioned in the description.
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This day trip was well worth it, and...
Shawntel P
, Sep 2017
This day trip was well worth it, and a great experience. Our tour guide was Tania, and she was so friendly, fun and kind. The food was good, the view was amazing out on the water. It was a lot of fun, at the end of the day my friends and I were tired. All the staff on the cruise were friendly also. I would do it again.
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The beauty of nature at its best. We...
Willem C
, Aug 2017
The beauty of nature at its best. We also had an excellent tour guide. The boat crew were very helpful and friendly, and of course, the quality of the food exceptional. The only negative side is the 6 hour minibus roundabout trip from Rio, that was pure torture, the traffic is horrendous and the trip itself not comfortable at all. To give you a good idea, we spend more time on the road trip to and from Angra, than on the boat itself.
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Although the weather was terrible...
bmorgan4
, Dec 2016
Although the weather was terrible and not anything the guide could do anything about, I was very disappointed in his lack of contact with the group. My husband and I plus two other young women were the only English speaking people in the group and on the boat and no effort was made to engage us. I'm assuming that the 3 stops were perhaps modified because of the weather. If that is not the case, then they are terrible choices for both location and water quality. Definitely a major disappointment!
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The tour went well and overall it...
Helena D
, Nov 2016
The tour went well and overall it was fun and a enjoyable! We got to see lovely islands and amazing places. They picked us up early in the morning from the hotel and we only got back around 7pm so it was a completely full day. However, there were too many people and our guide, Rodrigo, was always forgetting about who was on his tour nearly forgot about us a couple of times.. Temperatures were very cold on the bus going and return 2-3 hours so take a warm sweeter! Food and cocktails served on boat were very good, and the entire crew was nice and very fun! The boat seemed like a huge party and we had a band playing typical songs with us! One thing not much appreciated was that we were around 3 or 4 different tours, so we were a lot of people in the same boat and finding a table to eat as not very easy... we did some stops in several islands and was great to have a swim and take great photos! Overall it was a good day!
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I enjoyed the trip. It was a lot of...
Randolph D
, Oct 2016
I enjoyed the trip. It was a lot of fun. As I was the only English speaking person in my particular tour group I appreciated that the guide made sure I received personalized briefings and he looked after me during the meal on the boat and in the restaurant stop on the way back to Rio.
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Our tour guide TT aka Tina Turner...
Zachary D
, Aug 2016
Our tour guide TT aka Tina Turner was a blast. The bus ride to Angra Dos Reis is about 3 hours and she made the ride fun and entertaining by providing historical information and showing off her singing skills. She speaks good English and was able to communicate the day's activities in three languages so no one was left in the dark Spanish, English, and Portuguese. This was a good opportunity to get away from the busy Rio Olympics and see the country side. It rained most of the day, but that did not hamper our mood. The water was still very warm and we had three opportunities to swim - the only downside is that we did not get to sail out as far as they normally do because of the weather. The scenery is amazing. The lunch was fantastic and the Caipirinhas were actually one of the best that we had in Rio. Drinks do not come in the price of your ticket, so keep that in mind. They do take credit cards. We had a small group of about 15 people probably due to the poor weather but it turned out to be the perfect amount of people. Because of the small group, we got to know many people from around the world and had a lot of good conversation. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

Product code: 2484_01

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