Getting There & Away

A handful of operators run catamarans and small ferries (R$75 to R$80) between Morro and the Terminal Marítimo Turístico in Salvador. There are five to seven daily departures each way. For reservations, contact Biotur, Farol do Morro, IlhaBela or Lancha Lulalu, or stop into a travel agency on the island. The ride can be rough – come with travel-sickness medication if you’re especially prone to seasickness – and it's common for passengers to get wet on smaller boats.

If you're heading directly to Salvador's airport from Morro, contact Cassi Turismo. The agency sells a transfer package (R$85 to R$90, five daily) involving a short boat ride from Morro to Ponto do Curral, then a 1½ hour van ride to Mar Grande on Ilha Itaparica, a 40-minute ferry to Salvador, and finally, a ride to the airport.

Catamarans (R$50 to R$60, one daily each way) go to Boipeba. There are also daily boats to Valença (R$10, 1½ hours), convenient if you're heading to the Peninsula Marau or points south.

Two small airlines have daily flights between Salvador and Morro (R$200, 25 minutes). Contact Aerostar, Addey Taxi Aéreo or a travel agency.