Welcome to Fernando de Noronha

It's the perfect place to get away from the crowds and do very little at all. Not that there's a shortage of activities; hikes along deserted beaches, snorkeling with turtles and sailing cruises await those visitors that manage to get up off their towels.

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Fernando de Noronha activities

$125 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Fernando de Noronha Archipelago Half-Day Catamaran Cruise

Following an 8am pickup at your hotel in Porto de Santo Antônio on Fernando de Noronha Island, board the Atalaia catamaran at Santo Antonio Port with your guide and begin your 5-hour exploration of some of the islands in the archipelago, including a 40 minute stop for a chance to go snorkeling. Dolphins and other marine life are often spotted. Following lunch on board (vegetarian option available), return to port and your hotel around 1pm.

$72 Outdoor Activities

Costa dos Mirantes Trail Tour from Fernando de Noronha

Wake up early for this 7am walk led by a professional guide to admire the beautiful views of Fernando de Noronha. In this light trail (2.5km) the first destination is the belvedere of the dolphins, where you will have the possibility of seeing them do their morning jumps. Following the route, go along the bay's slope on a path shaded by vegetation to the famous viewpoint, Dois Irmãos. Soon after, you face a steep descent through rocks to access Sancho Beach, voted the most beautiful in Brazil. Then, just behold the view, because this place is a perfect point for swimming and free diving. This will be the end of the tour.

$72 Water Sports

Noronha: Emerald of the Atlantic Trail

In this tour you will know why Noronha is considered the emerald of the Atlantic. After hotel pick ups by bus, the first beach visited is Cacimba do Padre, famous for its waves and with a privileged view of the hill of 'Dois Irmaos' (Two Brothers). Then we will go to the beach that is considered the best for free dives, the 'Bai­a dos Porcos' (Bay of Pigs), then you will go to the beaches of Bode, Americano and Boldr. If the sea conditions are good, it will be possible to stop for refreshing and swimming. Don't forget to use comfortable walking shoes, light clothes, sunglasses and swimsuit to enjoy your tour at the most.

$87 Outdoor Activities

Small-Group 4x4 Off-Road Island Discovery Full Day Tour

The starting point is at Projeto Tamar. There you will meet with the Tamar biologist for a special introduction. It is also the ideal time to buy a  bottle of water and guarantee the diving equipment (own expense). You will get to know the Sancho Bay, voted the best beach in the world by TripAdvisor! You will find a very white sand, and a calm sea with pristine waters. It is a snorkeling stretch, ideal for contemplating the marine fauna with snorkeling.Another destination is Porto's beach. There you will know the famous Rachel's Hole, besides the Sharks Museum, a complete collection about the marine fauna of Fernando de Noronha. Then the stop at St. Peter's Chapel will give you one of the most beautiful views of the island and teach you the history of the local fishermen.In the Southeast Bay, you can enjoy the rich marine biodiversity to get close to nature. When diving, the company of huge sea turtles and sharks is very common, which makes the experience unforgettable. At the Mirante da Praia do Leao (Lion's beach), once again the view gorgeous. Going to Cacimba do Padre, you will come across Morro Dois Irmaos (Two Brothers Hill), perhaps the most famous rock formation in Brazil. Cacimba waves attract surfers from all over the world, making it one of the most famous beaches on the island. Arriving in the Bay of Pigs, the highlight are the stones that become true pools of colorful fish, overlooking Morro Dois Irmaos. TripAdvisor chose the Bay of Pigs as the 5th best beach in South America.To finish the tour, a sunset you will hardly find anywhere else on the planet. This unforgettable scene takes place in Mirador do Boldra (Boldro's). Do your best to ensure that your camera is not discharged at this time.

$77 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Sancho Bay Swim from Fernando de Noronha

The journey begins when you meet your group at Praia do Porto. Here you will have the opportunity to rent snorkeling equipment and purchase bottled water. Upon entering the boat, you'll receive safety instructions from crew members and then set sail on the tour.  From here on out you'll enjoy breathtaking scenery and have the opportunity to see native wildlife. The boat will pass by several scenic locations including the Lion Stone, the Two Brothers Hill, and the Ponta da Sapata. On the way back, you will have a moment reserved for snorkeling at Sancho Bay, voted by TripAdvisor as the best beach in the world! You tour will end at 10:30am or 4pm (depending on departure time) with drop-off at your Fernando de Noronha hotel.

$99 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Fernando de Noronha Sunset Cruise

On this 3 hour shared boat tour you will be taken to the main beaches in search of that perfect Fernando de Noronha photo. On this tour you will be introduced to the gorgeous landscapes of Morro Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers Hill), Praia da Conceição, and the most beautiful sunsets in Brazil. Peixada (fish), a very traditional local food, will be served on the tour. The tour is quite tranquil, ideal for relaxing in this natural paradise and enjoying life. There will be several strategic stops made at specific points in order to capture that perfect sunset photo with you and your loved ones.

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