Water activity

Salvador: Dos Frades & Itaparica Islands Full-Day Boat Tour

3.8 / 5

8 reviews

Activity provider: Your Tour Brazil
Water activity

Salvador: Dos Frades & Itaparica Islands Full-Day Boat Tour

Activity provider: Your Tour Brazil

From US$ 67.78 per person

Get back to nature on an 8-hour cruise across the historic bay of Baía de Todos os Santos. Cruise around the islands on a traditional schooner, and disembark at pretty islands including Ilha de Itaparica.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel in Salvador.


  • Spend the day on the beautiful inland sea of Baía de Todos os Santos
  • Have the chance to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on Ilha de Itaparica
  • Marvel at the mountains and native trees of Ilha dos Frades
Full description
Discover the largest bay in Brazil at Baía de Todos os Santos, known by the indigenous Kirimurê as Tupinambás. Following pickup from your hotel, see the sights of the bay as you cruise across the water aboard a typical schooner. Take in the magnificent views of Salvador and listen to samba music as you sip refreshing drinks, such as local caipirinhas, purchased on board.  Disembark at one of the 56 islands in the bay, such as pretty Ilha dos Frades, where the beaches, mountains, and native trees will take your breath away. Sample local snacks and drinks, and then head for the island of Itaparica to admire the historic architecture and learn about the religious groups of African origin. Break for lunch (not included) at a restaurant that specializes in the local cuisine, and spend the afternoon enjoying the beauty of the area before returning to Salvador.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Guide provided by the boat cruise operator
  • Enviroment ticket
  • Food/lunch
  • Drinks
  • Optional gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

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  •  Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
Customer reviews

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3.8 /5

based on 8 reviews

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What a journey !!!!! Honestly, I never wanted that day to be finished ! Great crue, awesome band, amusant and dedicated photograph. You have to try the best cocktail made on the boat by the bartender. It is something coloured in red somehow. Do not miss it !

March 23, 2023

March 21, 2023

Basically from those 8 hours you are spending more then half of them on a boat. The driver brought us by car and was good in English. After that they only spoke Portugese. At the first stop the guide gave the info in Portugese and left the boat as first. We did not knew what we had to do on the island & where and at what time we had to be back. We had to contact the company to get more information. You were only 1,5h on that island which was only enough time to explore the beach. Also you had to pay to enter the island. The second stop we had lunch. The buffet was excellent! If you wanted to explore the island you had to pay extra. Again you only had 2 hours for exploring which is not that much. The band on the boat were nice and the cocktails looked good. If you love sitting at calm beaches and understand Portugese, this is a good tour. If you think you can “explore” the islands with a guide then don’t book. When we arrived back we had to book our own taxi!! Not a private tour!

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September 8, 2021


Product ID: 159335