Water activity

From Rio de Janeiro: Búzios Boat Trip with Lunch

3.8 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider: Rio Carioca Tours
Water activity

From Rio de Janeiro: Búzios Boat Trip with Lunch

Activity provider: Rio Carioca Tours

From US$ 49.50 per person

Depart from Rio de Janeiro to enjoy a 4-hour schooner trip in Búzios. Have fun with the friendly boat crew and swim in the crystal-clear water. Have lunch and explore the boutique stores of famous das Pedras street.

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, Spanish, English
Pickup included
Hotel pickup and drop-off from Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana, Botafogo, Flamengo, Catete and Centro Pickup is between 6:45am-8:30am (depending on the hotel location of your hotel). Contact the activity provider to find out your exact pickup time. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time. Tour guide will call you by your name in the hotel lobby.


  • Enjoy a boat trip through the shores of Búzios
  • Explore beaches and swim in a relaxing trip
  • Walk through das Pedras street with its boutique stores and bistros
Full description
Enjoy an early morning pick up from Rio and relax on the 3-hour drive to the city of Búzios which is often called the Brazilian Caribbean due to the similarities in their natural beauties. Arrive in the docks of Búzios and hop on the schooner. Enjoy a boat ride through the best places to swim and relax.  Listen to some music playing and meet the friendly crew ready to assist on every matter. It is like having a small party on a boat.  Explore the 4 different stops in places like the João Fernandes beach, Azeda, and Azedinha beaches, Tartaruga, or Ossos beach at the end. Stops may vary according to weather conditions and the number of people in each place. The captain chooses the best and less crowded areas to have a good time. Búzios was a peaceful fishing village when its beaches began to be frequented for the summer holidays, in the ‘50s. Sometime later, the visit of a young Brigitte Bardot ended up revealing the resort to the world. Since then, Búzios has never gone out of style. The low houses, the windows of Pedras street, the boutique-inns, and the lively night make Búzios the desired destination in Rio de Janeiro State. Not to mention the beaches, more than 20 across the peninsula that make it look like a little piece of the Mediterranean ended up here. Leave the boat to have a buffet lunch. Enjoy some free time after eating to explore the das Pedras street and its boutique stores and beautiful stone paving street.  Hop on the bus and leave Búzios to make the journey back to Rio, arriving around 8:00 PM.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Multilingual Guide
  • Schooner Boat tour
  • Lunch
  • Drinks and dessert (drinks and snacks are available for purchase in the schooner)
  • Snorkeling equipment (can be rented on site)
  • City Tax of R$ 35 per person (must be paid in cash on location)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • Boat trip may be cancelled due to weather conditions. Alternatives will be presented on location.
  • Pickup between 6:45am-8:30am (depending on the hotel location of your hotel). Contact the activity provider to find out your exact pickup time.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

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March 10, 2023

February 25, 2023

The only good thing about this experience was the tour guide Mari. She was so sweet! If you’re looking for a 1 day trip to Buzios to get a nice tan forget it this isn’t that. The boat you’re on has at least 30 other people so you’re in shade the whole time. They are selling drinks and food on there which to drive 3 hours to do that doesn’t make much sense. The snorkeling is okay but you only see two types of fish and the water isn’t that clear. The lunch buffet was absolutely disgusting! Overbooked and the quality of food wasn’t great. The idea of this tour is a great concept and if I knew this was what I was going to get I would have preferred to pay a bit more to really have gotten a more personal experience. My suggestion is take the time to actually spend a night or two in Buzios! It’s a cute town and this tour was far too rushed

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February 24, 2023

Product ID: 388489