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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.

Angra dos Reis: 5-Stop Ilha Grande Speedboat Tour

2. Angra dos Reis: 5-Stop Ilha Grande Speedboat Tour

Take a shared speedboat tour to discover some of the beaches on Angra's biggest island, the beautiful and famous Ilha Grande. Make several stops for swimming and enjoy the rainforest scenery and blue waters. Make your way to the departure point at Estação Santa Luzia, in the center of Angra dos Reis. Then, hop into the speedboat at 11:30 AM and set off on your approximately 5-hour tour. Along the way, make 5 different stops of around 20 minutes. First, head to the natural aquarium of Lagoa Azul, and be surrounded by multicolored fish in the blue waters. From there, move on the white sand and beautiful water of Grumixama, a perfect spot for pictures. Next, make a longer stop for lunch (not included) at a restaurant on Japariz beach. After lunch, go to Freguesia de Santana, a beach that houses Angra dos Reis's first church. Enjoy a short walk or swim, if you like, and admire the reflection of the rainforest in the water. Finally, visit Catagueses, 2 small islands of white sand that were the scene of some TV commercials in the 1980s.

Private Angra dos Reis Day Trip with Boat Tour and Lunch

3. Private Angra dos Reis Day Trip with Boat Tour and Lunch

Spend a relaxing day touring the islands of Angra dos Reis on this day trip, aboard a comfortable boat. Visit some of the islands, swim with the fish, admire the views, and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Meet your guide at your hotel and travel to the city of Angra dos Reis. Hop on board the boat towards Ilha Grande and sit back and relax as you get the chance to see the breathtaking views before you. Make your first stop on the Cataguases Islands to see the island from the shore. Then discover the Blue Lagoon and its colorful fish, corals, and starfish. This natural pool is a perfect spot for diving and swimming.  Visit the Parish of Santana, a small beach that houses the first church in Angra dos Reis, built-in 1843. From here, enjoy a break to grab lunch at a local restaurant. Take some time to unwind from the day of traveling before continuing with the tour. After the lunch break, take a refreshing dip in the sea to cool down and relax in the calm waters. Board the boat a final time to return to Angra dos Reis. After a day in paradise, begin your journey back to Ipanema for a well-earned rest.

Rio de Janeiro: Angra dos Reis, Islands Boat Trip, and Lunch

4. Rio de Janeiro: Angra dos Reis, Islands Boat Trip, and Lunch

Embark on a day trip you’ll remember for a lifetime. Set sail to the magical Angra dos Reis and discover its tropical islands. Enjoy the sunshine and spectacular views, swim in crystal clear waters, have a delicious seafood lunch, and relax. Enjoy a convenient pickup from your accommodation in Rio de Janeiro. Once aboard the boat, take your seat as you set sail to Angra dos Reis, for one of the most sought-after tours when on holiday in Rio de Janeiro. Angra is about 160 km from Rio and is the port of departure for discovering an archipelago made up of 365 islands that have recently been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour includes some stops in the most beautiful points of the archipelago, where you can take a refreshing bath in the clear waters and enjoy the tropical beaches that the islands offer. Swim and snorkel in the beautiful sea and view the colorful marine life in their natural habitat. Break for a delicious fish-based lunch on an island, and spend some time relaxing. Finally, head back to your accommodation, satisfied with a day spent in paradise. 

Rio de Janeiro: Ilha Grande Guided Day Tour

5. Rio de Janeiro: Ilha Grande Guided Day Tour

One of the most famous and sought after tours for those who spend their holidays in Rio de Janeiro is certainly the tropical islands on the south coast of the state. The archipelago together with the splendid colonial town of Paraty have recently been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and it is enough to spend a single day in these places to understand the reason. The luxuriant nature, the transparent blue sea, the fine sandy beaches and many fish and dolphins that swim calmly near the moored boats. The ideal mix to feel in a true tropical paradise. The largest of the islands in the archipelago (365 in total!) is Ilha Grande and it is precisely here that you'll pass this day tour. You'll discover some of the most beautiful beaches on the island and you'll be able to immerse ourselves in the warm and transparent waters of the famous Lagoa Azul.

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What people are saying about Angra dos Reis

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 126 reviews

This was a great experience. The guides are really good, and believe me I have been a professional guide. They really know what they’re doing and they’re so nice and good at organizing the event. I really enjoyed being on the boat, and seeing the fish in the ocean, and all the beautiful beaches of the beautiful islands. It’s good to know what to expect, the ride from the city to the where the boat is is the hardest part, and the longest. Because I had read some of the reviews before embarking on this adventure, I knew what to expect and therefore I had a good time, because I was organized accordingly. I had my music to listen to in the bus and so on. So I really had the most of the experience! Yes the boat is a bit crowded, but it is a happy crowd, and it is contagious. People dance laugh. I don’t like crowds, and I had a really good time. So I recommend!

Rachel our guide was very nice and helpful and always asked about wellbeing. She did the tour in three languages and was always considerate of everyone. The boat ride was very nice. You saw a lot and the crew was also very nice. We were on the boat with three groups, quite a lot of people but there was enough space for everyone. Sometimes it was a bit stressful because you didn't have much time on the islands, but you saw a lot. I liked it.

The trip is a must! Need to wear something thick on the bus, was too cold, but once you get to the boat, the experience gets better and you will definitely enjoy the beautiful islands, snorkeling, professional staff and goooood vibes!!

Although the weather was not very sunny, it was a great boat trip to different bays to swine and enjoy the nature.

Excellent experience, from Italy with you and now with Brazil a wonderful experience.