Rio was built by the Portuguese in the mid 16th century on the edge of Guanabara Bay.  Sail to see the most beautiful landscape of Rio from the largest bay of the world in volume of water.

It has several islands - Governor’s island, Fundão and Snakes island.

On the west side is Rio de Janeiro, and east is the municipal district of Niteroi.

A vision of the city is discovered with "Marina Da Gloria" and the neighborhoods of Botafogo, Flamengo and Urca, among others.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Pickup from South Zone Hotels, Ages 13+):
$78.00
Child Rate
(Pickup from South Zone Hotels, Ages 3-12):
$58.25
Child - Free
(Ages 2 and Under):
$0.00
Adult Rate
(Pickup from Barra Hotels, Ages 13+):
$92.00
Child Rate
(Pickup from Barra Hotels, Ages 3-12):
$68.75

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Tour / Activity Details

6 hours
8:00 am - Monday through Saturday
(See Special Schedule Details)
Estimated departure time; you will be provided your specific tour departure time when you reconfirm your reservation (details on E-Ticket).

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  This tour includes free hotel pick up and drop off at most hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana, and some in Barra da Tijuca.  Rates are based on pickup location and are per person in US dollars.  This tour is not wheelchair-friendly.  Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

Special Schedule Details

This tour will not operate on the following dates:

  • January 1
  • During Carnaval
  • December 24, 25 & 31

 

Hotel Pickup Options

Pricing is set by pickup location.  Please make sure to choose the pricing appropriate for the location of your hotel.  There are two pricing options - South Zone and Barra.  If you are staying in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema or Copacabana, please select the option for South Zone hotels.  If you are staying in Barra da Tijuca, please select the option for Barra hotels.

 

Included

  • Roundtrip transportation from most hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana (South Zone), and some in Barra da Tijuca (Barra)
  • Guanabara Bay Tour by Schooner
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Lunch at a Barbeque Restaurant

 

Not Included

  • Beverages
  • Optional gratuities

 

Itinerary

After being picked up at your hotel, you will be driven to Marina da Gloria to board the boat.  From the Bay, you will have the opportunity to see the Museum of Tomorrow (Museu do Amanhã), built by the famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.  As you go on and cross under the Rio-Niteroi Bridge, you can see the neighborhood of Santa Teresa, the Santos Dumont airport and the three forts that were built to protect the city - the São João Fort, Lajes Fort and Santa Cruz Fort.  On the other side of the bridge is the city of Niteroi, and from here you will get a great view of Rio de Janeiro.  Take your time for some mental snapshots of beautiful Rio...and actual snapshots to show to friends and family.

A cash bar is available on the schooner, where you can buy caipirinhas and others alcoholic drinks or sodas and water.  But season tropical fruits, such as watermelon and pineapples, are offered for free! 

After heading back to the dock, you will drive back through Aterro do Flamengo from where you can see the beautiful Sugar Loaf in all its glory, before arriving at a traditional barbeque lunch - all you can eat style.  Brazilian Churrascarias (barbeque restaurants) offer a wide variety of sides and alternative options, so if you need a vegetarian option, you will still leave delighted.  After this delicious lunch, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

 

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  This tour includes free hotel pick up and drop off at most hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana, and some in Barra da Tijuca.  Rates are based on pickup location and are per person in US dollars.  This tour is not wheelchair-friendly.  Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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