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Armação dos Búzios: 3-Stop Schooner Boat Ride

1. Armação dos Búzios: 3-Stop Schooner Boat Ride

Make your way to the Babylon Búzios store, located on the famous Rua das Pedras in Armação dos Búzios, for check-in. Then, make your way to the boat and embark on a 2.5-hour boat ride along the beautiful coastline.  Sail by some of the most scenic beaches and islands along the coast. See Caboclo Island, Armação Beach, Ossos Beach, the Azeda and Azedinha Beaches, and João Fernandes. Make the first stop at João Fernandinho Beach.  Then, continue sailing by Branca Island, before stopping at Feia Island. See Moças Beach and Manguinhos Cove, before arriving at Tartaruga Beach which will be the third stop of the trip. Continue past Virgens Beach, Amores Beach, Canto Beach, and disembark at Orla Bardot at the end of Rua das Pedras. Enjoy the journey on a spacious vessel that has a capacity of 120 people and is equipped with life jackets, a music system, a bar, 2 toilets, covered spaces, tables, and benches for all passengers, in addition to a children's pool and a waterslide.

Búzios 2.5-Hour Schooner Boat Experience

2. Búzios 2.5-Hour Schooner Boat Experience

Join the most traditional tour of Búzios aboard a Schooner boat. Ride through the peninsula and see the natural beauty of Búzios from the best angles. Visit Armação Beach, Caboclo Island, Bardot Shore, Bone Beach, Azeda and Azedinha Beaches, João Fernandes and Fernandinho Beaches, Turtle and little Turtle Beaches, White Islands, Feia Island, Lovers Beach, and Canto Beach. Stop at João Fernandes Beach, Feia Island, and Little turtle beach. At each one, you will be able to go onto the beach for some time to swim or relax before continuing the boat tour.

From Rio: Búzios with Boat Tour and Lunch

3. From Rio: Búzios with Boat Tour and Lunch

Your full-day adventure begins with pickup from Rio de Janeiro then heads to Armação dos Búzios, a former fishing village located on a north coast peninsular. Arrive in Búzios and board a traditional-style schooner boat for a ride around the region’s most picturesque beaches. Highlights include João Fernandes Beach, Ilha Feia (Ugly Island), and Praia da Tartaruga (Turtle Beach), with stops for diving and snorkeling along the way. After the boat trip, stroll along the vibrant Orla Bardot where you can find the statue of Brigitte Bardot, a renowned French actress who in 1964 escaped the paparazzi and went on vacation in the city. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, dine on a delicious buffet lunch at a local restaurant to restore your energy for the rest of the day. Next, enjoy free time to explore the colorful downtown of Búzios at your own leisure. Visit the most famous street in Búzios, Rua das Pedras, and peruse its shops, bars, and restaurants that are bursting with authentic charm. As you wander, soak up the charismatic atmosphere of this former fishing village that has adopted tourism as one of its main activities, becoming one of the most visited cities in Brazil. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to Rio de Janeiro.

Búzios: Schooner Cruise with 3 Swim Stops

4. Búzios: Schooner Cruise with 3 Swim Stops

Admire the coastline with this schooner tour from Porto Veleiro Pier in Búzios. Stop to dive into water at local hotspots like João Fernandes beach. Take in breathtaking views as you sail past beaches like Armação, Ossos, and, Azeda. Keep out of the sun with the large covered deck.  Meet your skipper and board the boat at Porto Veleiro Pier in Búzios. Listen as your guide tells you about the local area. Head towards Caboclo Island and capture pictures of the beaches of Armaçã, Ossos , Azeda and Azedinha.  Jump into the water at the sandy, palm-lined João Fernandes beach. Look for local marine life as you swim in water with exceptional visibility. Continue past Branca island and stop to take a dip in the turquoise waters at Feia island. Finally, look for local sea turtles as you explore the corals at Turtle beach.  Cruise by the breathtaking shores of Virgens beach, Amores beach, and Canto beach. Return to Porto Veleiro Pier in Búzios. 

Búzios: Full-Day Shore Excursion by Land and Sea with Lunch

5. Búzios: Full-Day Shore Excursion by Land and Sea with Lunch

Enjoy a full day on Brazil's most famous riviera. Begin your tour at the meeting point and set off for an amazing land and sea experience. You'll cover 12 beaches on the south side of the city, with stops for photos at João Fernandes and Brava lookouts. Stop for a hike on a trail at Lagoinhas and for a swim at Forno Beach. The land portion of the tour will be traveled via a special open trolley.  Then, discover the city on board a schooner. Set sail past 12 beaches and 3 islands. Pass by Armação Beach, Caboclo Island, Orla Bardot, Ossos Beach, Azeda Beach, Azedinha Beach, João Fernandes Beach, João Fernandinho Beach, Branca Island, Feia Island, Tartaruga Beach, Tartaruguinha Beach, Virgens Beach, Amores Beach, and Canto Beach.  Relax with a swim at 3 different spots: João Fernandes Beach, Feia Island, and Tartaruguinha Beach. Afterwards, savor a tasty lunch at a scenic restaurant by the sea. Explore the world-famous street, Rua das Pedras, picking up some souvenirs and local crafts along the way.

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What people are saying about Praia de João Fernandes

Great time!

We enjoyed our short trip very much. We thought we would see islands but it was only beaches. We also thought we would stop more. But all in all it was excellent and our kids (5 and 3) really enjoyed their experience. I would recommend it. We were super lucky to have an empty boat. Not sure if it would have been as great if the boat had been packed.

The tour was done in a comfortable schooner, with rest areas with pillows very nice and tasty! We passed beautiful beaches with clear waters with areas for diving with equipment available on the schooner. The crew very friendly and attentive. Very worth the ride!

It was great as an english speaking guide accompany us to help translate everything that was happening on the boat. The day wasn't much sunny but still very enjoyable getting in the water.

Excellent value for money

Very relaxing with three lovely swim stops and beautiful scenery. Only downside - crew spoke no English!