Checking flights...

Getting There & Away

Two or three boats to Alcântara (R$15, 1¼ hours) leave daily from the Cais da Praia Grande in São Luís. Times vary with tides but there are usually two departures between 7am and 9am and one later. It’s a good idea to visit the dock to check times and buy your ticket the day before. Two boats start back from Alcântara in the afternoon and one in the early morning. Seasickness sufferers will be happier on the larger boats Luzitana and Barraqueiro than the small catamaran Lua Nova.