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From Rio de Janeiro: Private Speedboat Tour

1. From Rio de Janeiro: Private Speedboat Tour

Admire the beautiful beaches, coastline, and main sights on a 2-, 3-, 4-, or 5-hour journey around Rio de Janeiro's coast aboard a speedboat that features coolers, a bluetooth stereo, a barbecue, and a bathroom. Relax and enjoy drinks as you admire panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro, including the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain, Urca, and Ilha da Laje. Stop for a swim and lunch onboard in Adão and Eva Beach on the coast of Niterói or at Vermelha Beach in Urca. Choose and bring your own food for the boat trip, and let your Portuguese-speaking sailor cook it for you on the grill while you bask in the sunshine.

From Abraão, Ilha Grande: Aventureiro Beach Full-Day Tour

2. From Abraão, Ilha Grande: Aventureiro Beach Full-Day Tour

Meet your group at the meeting point in Abraão, and depart for a full day in nature. During the day, make four stops at different beaches, each around one hour. The first beach visited is Aventureiro, boasting about 1,640 feet of fine silver sand, a shallow and consistent bottom, clear water, and rough waves. On the left side, where there is a small pier for mooring, there is also the most famous coconut tree on Ilha Grande, the iconic "coconut tree lying,” and a small natural pool. Head next to the beautiful Praia da Parnaioca, one of the most isolated beaches in all of Ilha Grande. Facing the Atlantic with its yellowish and coarse sand, the sea is rough, deep, and offers little shade in its 3,380 feet. At the west end, the charming river Parnaioca flows, forming a small lagoon on the beach. In Parnaioca’s heyday, the river was much more voluminous to the point where it was often impossible to cross.  Meros is a small, isolated beach with rough waters which often lead to the formation of sand dunes. It is possible to see traces of ancient civilizations that inhabited the island around 3,000 years ago in geological vestiges known as amolares. The sand is so white it appears as if a huge mirror; the water that flanks it produces a unique spectacle, a mixing of green and blue with pristine white. Maguariquessaba Beach is of great extension and beauty. With a generous strip of soft sand, it hosts preserved Atlantic Forest, consisting of coconut and almond trees which guarantee nice shade. Its clear, greenish, warm waters make snorkeling a mandatory activity for those looking to be enchanted by the seabed and its inhabitants, which include starfish, corals, and turtles. It is one of the most developed beaches of Enseada do Sítio Forte, lined with inns and restaurants frequented by visitors to Ilha Grande.

From Abraão, Ilha Grande: Full-Day Tour Around the Island

3. From Abraão, Ilha Grande: Full-Day Tour Around the Island

Discover one of the most paradisiacal places in Brazil, with clear blue water and idyllic landscapes, on a full-day boat tour around Ilha Grande. Explore the open sea and the breathtaking south coast, home to the most preserved and sparsely populated beaches, as well as the island's colonial history. Meet your group at the meeting point in Abraão, and depart for a full day in nature. During the day, make 5 stops at different beaches, each of about 50 minutes. A further stop is also made at Maguariquessaba for an optional lunch (not included in the tour). At the end of the tour, return to the meeting point in Abraão Village. The beaches visited are: • Caxadaço. Discover a small, 15-meter (49-foot) long, wild, deserted, and mystical beach with fine sand, and golden and black tones. A small stream of natural drinking water flows into it, and it's surrounded by rugged hills with dense vegetation • Dois Rios. Feel invited for a swim by the blue-green resplendent waters and the waves that form with the wind of the open sea. This beach is suitable for surfing and fishing • Parnaioca. Visit one of the most secluded beaches in all of Ilha Grande. Facing the Atlantic with its yellowish and coarse sand, this beach has rough sea but also, at the west end, a small lagoon is formed on the beach by the charming Paranaioca River that flows into it • Aventureiro. Marvel at what, according to many opinions, is the most heavenly place on Ilha Grande. Also find the most famous coconut tree on Ilha Grande here, the "lying coconut tree,” the postcard of the island. • Dos Meros. Admire one of the most isolated beaches on the island, accessible only by boat. Enjoy the whiteness of the fine sand set against the green of the woods and sea, one of the most beautiful locations on the island.

From Abraão, Ilha Grande: Paradisiac Islands Full-Day Tour

4. From Abraão, Ilha Grande: Paradisiac Islands Full-Day Tour

Embark on a full-day island excursion via speedboat. Spend the day snorkeling and taking in views of the most beautiful islands off Brazil's Green Coast. Once on the beaches, check out the different available activities, including diving into the sea to swim alongside colorful fish. Whatever you end up doing, your experience on the beach is sure to be a memorable one. Enjoy a typical lunch (at your own expense), served in a rustic restaurant overlooking the amazing Saco Do Ceu beach. Visit the wonderful Cataguases Island, Botinas Island, Dentista beach, and Piedade Beach all for 50 minutes each, allowing you plenty of time to take in the sun and swim in the bright-blue water. Make a 30-minute pit stop at the Blue Lagoon for a taste of true paradise, before ending your tour back at the meeting point in Vila do Abraão.

Angra dos Reis: 5-Stop Ilha Grande Speedboat Tour

5. 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.

Rio de Janeiro: Speedboat Beach Tour with Beer

6. Rio de Janeiro: Speedboat Beach Tour with Beer

Explore the top sights of Rio de Janeiro with a different take. Ride by speedboat and learn the story of the city as you pass by different spots. Make visits to places of your choosing like Copacabana Beach, the Cagarras Islands, and many more. Begin the tour at Urca pier by boarding your speedboat. Listen to your captain as you ride and hear a brief story about this wonderful city. Pass by all the major sights and make stops as you please. Find yourself at São João Fort, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Red Beach, Copacabana Beach, Arpoador, Cagarras Islands, Niterói, Santos Dumont Airport, just to name a few. See the underwater world, with diving stops made for you to enjoy even more.

From Angra dos Reis: Botinas & Dentista Beach Speedboat Tour

7. From Angra dos Reis: Botinas & Dentista Beach Speedboat Tour

Discover some of the picturesque beaches on the second-largest island of Angra, the charming Ilha da Gipóia. Hop in a shared speedboat in a group of no more than 18 people, and enjoy more time to swim and soak up the scenery.  Set off on your approximately 5-hour tour at 11:30 AM after meeting your guide at the meeting point. Make your way first to Angra's picture-perfect Ilhas Botinas, two small islands that form a natural aquarium. Move on to Praia de Jurubaíba, also known as Dentista Beach. Upon arrival, be enchanted by this white sand beach and the beautiful emerald green sea. As it is very sheltered, it is a meeting point for many motorboats, from tourists to Brazilian celebrities. Enjoy time to take another short walk, beautiful photos, and swim.  Then, stop at Praia das Flechas (not included). Relax on the beach for a moment after your meal before moving on to Praia da Piedade, famous for having hosted the first Ilha de Caras. Admire the bucolic look and beautiful nature that surrounds this small beach's strip of sand and shallow sea on both sides. Finally, return back to Angra dos Reis.

Rio de Janeiro: Wakeboarding Experience

8. Rio de Janeiro: Wakeboarding Experience

Learn how to wakeboard, with the help of a knowledgeable instructor. Stand on a wakeboard and be towed through the water by a motorboat on this fun, action-packed activity. Get instructions and tips from your expert instructor and sailor who is on hand to help you learn the sport. Be safe with all the correct equipment and lifejackets available. Hit the water in style as the boat has Bluetooth for playing music.

Rio de Janeiro: Beautiful boat tour with sunset!

9. Rio de Janeiro: Beautiful boat tour with sunset!

The speedboat tour starts at the Urca pier, where the boarding takes place. From there, the captain of the speedboat will begin to tell a brief story as he passes through each tourist spot in the city. Among the places to be visited are: São João Fort, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Red Beach, Copacabana Beach, Arpoador, Cagarras Islands, Niterói, Santos Dumont Airport, among others. Diving stops will be made for you to enjoy even more. The entire itinerary lasts 3 hours and the disembark will be done on the same pier as the boarding.

Paraty: Pão de Açucar Peak Tekking and Hiking Tour

10. 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 Rio de Janeiro (State)

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 55 reviews

Oh this was just the best thing we did whilst in Rio, our local guide was fabulous, he lived in the Favella and knew EVERYONE as we walked around. What I love about this was that he gives back to the Favella on a weekly basis which made me feel comfortable whilst wandering around these poor peoples homes. We also felt very safe. This is a must.

My friend went wakeboarding with Vinicius and had the time of his life. He instructed him very well and always paid attention to how he was doing and supported him. Many thanks to Vinicius!!!! It was our pleasure!!

A great way to approach Ilha Grande and enjoy its beaches for those who do not have the opportunity to stay there. Very well organized trip, I recommend

Good experience, excellent relationship work with the tourist company responsible for the execution of the tour.

Nice tour, very beautiful beaches, too bad the staff only spoke Portuguese.