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Rio de Janeiro: Ilha Grande with Boat Tour and Lunch

3.8 / 5

10 reviews

Activity provider: C2RIO TOURS & TRAVEL

Rio de Janeiro: Ilha Grande with Boat Tour and Lunch

Activity provider: C2RIO TOURS & TRAVEL

From US$ 62.10 per person

Enjoy a 4-hour boat ride through some heavenly sceneries and calm waters of Ilha Grande in Angra dos Reis. See the Blue Lagoon, Freguesia de Santana, and more before having lunch at Japariz Beach.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup and drop-off from hotels in Rio de Janeiro’s South Zone (Copacabana, Leme, Ipanema, Leblon) and West Zone (Barra da Tijuca) - if pickup is not available at your location you will be directed to the nearest available pick-up point.


  • Enjoy a boat tour through the calm waters of Ilha Grande in Angra dos Reis
  • Discover paradisiacal landscapes and swim with colorful fish
  • Visit Cataguases Islands, Blue Lagoon and Freguesia de Santana
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at Japariz Beach
Full description

Begin your full day tour with a 130 km ride from Rio de Janeiro to Costa Verde region. Once there, onboard your schooner to Ilha Grande in Angra dos Reis. Sit back and enjoy the views of this paradisiacal landscape. Make your first stop at Cataguases Islands. Its calm blue waters are a perfect invitation for a swim. Then, discover the Blue Lagoon and its colorful fish, corals and starfish. This natural pool is perfect for snorkeling and swimming. Visit the Freguesia de Santana, a small beach that houses the first church of Angra dos Reis, built in 1843. Then, enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Japariz Beach. Later, take a refreshing dip in the sea. After a day in paradise, begin your comfortable return to Rio de Janeiro.

  • Buffet lunch with vegetarian options
  • Multilingual guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from hotels in Rio de Janeiro’s South Zone (Copacabana, Leme, Ipanema, Leblon] - if pickup is not available at your location, you will be directed to the nearest available pickup point
  • Boat (schooner) tour in Ilha Grande with stops for swimming
  • Drinks, desserts and snacks (available for purchase on the boat and at lunch)
  • Diving mask/snorkel (available for rental on the boat)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Quick-dry clothing

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • The tour is subject to favorable weather conditions.
  • Routes are subject to change according to maritime conditions and intervention by the Brazilian Navy.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of people. If canceled due to lack of travelers, the activity provider will offer a different date for your tour or a full refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 10 reviews

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The boat experience was very good, what I did not like was the guide and the driver. The guide at first was kind but then at no time was he worried if someone was missing when we went to another island, the terrible driver we were about to crash twice

September 28, 2022

Was nice, but had expected something different - only recommended in good weather, if you are seaworthy & you are not bothered by "mass processing". Unfortunately, we didn't learn anything about the island or its history, which bothered us the most (with the events that took place there). It was much more like a bathing trip. For the first swimming stop (50 minutes) we drove into a small bay and stayed on the water. There you could have photos taken of yourself in the water for €3 each (very nice photos!) Then we went to a beach for the next 30-minute stop, where we would have liked to have stayed longer, as the beautiful beach is great for a walk and could swim. Then there was another stop (30 minutes) on the water in front of a small beach, which wasn't as nice as the previous one. Then we drove to another beach around 3 p.m., where we got 45 minutes to eat together (fries, salad, meat, noodles, rice...)

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October 11, 2022

Very long day this, The boat tour itself for the first few stops is lovely really picturesque and would advise however wasn’t prepared for how it did take in the end. Coach taking us back to Rio was about 90 mins late from when we left the boat, traffic jams all the way back so ended up a 14 hour day. Brutal

September 22, 2022

Product ID: 393287