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Rio de Janeiro: Ilha Grande with Boat Tour and Lunch

3.7 / 5

6 reviews

Activity provider: C2RIO TOURS & TRAVEL

Rio de Janeiro: Ilha Grande with Boat Tour and Lunch

Activity provider: C2RIO TOURS & TRAVEL

From US$ 59.66 per person

Enjoy a 4-hour boat ride through some heavenly sceneries and calm waters of Ilha Grande, on the Green Coast. Includes a roundtrip by van from Rio de Janeiro, lunch and time for diving and photos.

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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
  • 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 Conceição de Jacareí. Once there, onboard your schooner to Ilha Grande. 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 /5

based on 6 reviews

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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

After 2 hours of bus a beautiful schooner ride, the waters are magnificent and it makes you get away from Rio a bit

August 26, 2022

It was a long day of traveling to the island and back but the boat ride was fun and the experience was great!

August 19, 2022

Product ID: 393287