Rio de Janeiro Full Day Tropical Islands Tour and Sepetiba Bay Cruise including Lunch

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Rio de Janeiro Full Day Tropical Islands Tour and Sepetiba Bay Cruise including Lunch information and booking

10 hours
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Pickup is available from most major hotels in the zones Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana
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Cruise over the turquoise waters of Sepetiba Bay on a day trip from Rio de Janeiro! Travel by coach along a stunning coastline to the small town of Itacuruca, where you’ll explore Sepetiba Bay’s wildlife-filled waters aboard a schooner. Dive into swimming spots only accessible by boat and keep an eye out for commonly seen dolphins. After lunch on a secluded tropical island, relax on the sandy beaches before your return to Rio, driving back via the city's residential neighborhoods and exciting nightlife hubs.

Upon pickup from your hotel in Rio de Janeiro, board your comfortable coach and relax on the 1.5-hour coastal drive to Itacuruca. You’ll travel along the scenic Costa Verde (Green Coast) to the small town, which is bordered by mountains draped in lush green vegetation that gives the coastline its name.

Hop aboard your schooner (locally known as a saveiro) and glide over the crystal-clear waters of Sepetiba Bay. The friendly crew will serve a morning snack with a selection of luscious tropical fruit. Relax with a drink from the onboard bar (own expense) as you sail through an area that's rich in natural beauty, where it is common to spot dolphins, giant kingfishers, parrots, sea turtles and stingrays.

After stopping for a delightful swim in the pristine bay, continue to Itacuruca Island (Ilha Itacuruçá), a secluded tropical isle where a delicious buffet lunch will be served. After lunch, you will have time to explore the island’s beaches, including Big Beach (Praia Grande), before returning to Itacuruca by boat.

What's included

  • Schooner cruise of sepetiba bay
  • Buffet lunch
  • Tropical fruit snack on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks aboard the boat