The best things to do around the world
See onHide Map

Sepetiba Bay Tropical Islands Cruise from Rio


  • Cruise the idyllic waters of Sepetiba Bay on a comfortable schooner
  • Munch juicy tropical fruits as you scan the water for dolphins and stingrays
  • Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on a tropical island
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off


Leave the bustle of the city and cruise the azure blue waters of Sepetiba Bay on this delightful day-tour.

Travel from Rio de Janeiro to Itacuruca, where you'll board a handsome schooner. A feast of luscious tropical fruits awaits you on board. Feel like a millionaire as you lie back and admire the seascape. Keep a look out for the rich wildlife of this famous bay. Exciting creatures you may encounter include dolphins, parrots, turtles and stingrays.

Swim in warm inviting waters before enjoying lunch on a palm-fringed tropical island. In the afternoon there will be time to explore the island before your return to Rio.


For your Tropical Islands Tour from Rio you will be picked up from your hotel (or the cruise port) in an air-conditioned coach. An English-speaking guide will accompany you on this full-day tour.

Your coach will take the Rio-Santos road to Itacuruça. There you will board a schooner (locally known as ‘saveiros’). A tray of tropical fruits will be served on board. A bar is also available on the boat (beverages, soft drinks and bottled water are not included in your tour price).

The schooner cruises Sepetiba Bay, an area rich in natural beauty, where you may spot dolphins, giant king-fishers, parrots, turtles and stingrays. After stopping for a swim, you will continue to an island where a delicious lunch buffet will be served. After lunch, there will still be time to explore the island before sailing back to Itacuruça.

The coach returns via Barra, a charming residential area of Rio, Americas Avenue and its modern shopping centers and buildings, Ayrton Senna Avenue and Sernambetiba Avenue, a hot-spot for night life.

You will get back to Rio at approximately 6:30pm and will be dropped off back at your hotel or the cruise port.

Find the hotel pick up list. Download the list of Hotels from which pick up is offered. If your hotel does not feature on this list the local operator will advise the most convenient pick up point.

back to top

Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday


10 hours

Start time

Hotel pick ups from 08:00am.
Duration: 10 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel in Rio de Janeiro.
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator on arrival in Rio, or 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at the pick-up point

back to top


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Cruise
  • English-speaking guide
  • Snacks on-board the boat
  • Buffet lunch (including dessert)


  • Beverages, soft drinks and bottled water on board the boat


Wear comfortable casual clothes and bring swimming costume, towel, sun-screen, sun-glasses and a hat. Don’t forget the camera!

back to top

Please note

Upon arrival in Brazil, please call the number on your voucher to confirm your pick-up time and location.

Pick up is available from most hotels in the São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana areas of Rio de Janeiro. If we are not able to pick up from your hotel an alternate pick up location will be arranged upon reconfirmation.

Please be ready in your hotel lobby 5 minutes prior to the agreed pick up time. The guide will come in and call you by name. Please have your printed voucher in hand to present to the guide upon boarding the coach.

Regrettably this tour is not wheelchair accessible

This tour is subject to a minimum passenger requirement and depends on weather conditions. Should it not be possible to operate the tour on the date you have booked for you will be offered the opportunity to move to another date or a full refund.

“If you would like to avoid picking up and dropping off other passengers, please ask for the last meeting point location when calling to reconfirm or when selecting your pick up point.
On Week days at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel for tours departing until 9:00am. After that, at the Marina Palace hotel.
On Saturday at the Marina Palace hotel for all tours.
On Sundays and holidays at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel for all tours.”

back to top

Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
back to top

Cancellation policy

See the Cancellation policy for this product

back to top
US$ 100.00 Price per person from
Lowest price guarantee Price guide
  • Child age

Check Availability > No cancellation fees on most bookings
Shop with confidence Secure online booking – guaranteed!