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Guanabara Bay Cruise from Rio de Janeiro

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Monday to Saturday

  • Duration

    Guanabara Bay Cruise With Lunch: 6 hours
    Guanabara Bay Cruise Only: 4 hours

  • Start time

    Hotel pick-ups from 8:00am. Exact pick-up time will be advised upon reconfirmation
    Duration: Guanabara Bay Cruise With Lunch: 6 hours
    Guanabara Bay Cruise Only: 4 hours

  • Meeting Point
    Pick up from Most Hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana (South Zone). (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)
  • Ending Point

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

Key Highlights

  • Relaxing boat trip with stunning panoramas and photo-opportunities
  • Best hand-picked operators
  • Knowledgeable guide to accompany you
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off from all Rio de Janeiro hotels


Rio de Janeiro enjoys one of the most beautiful and dramatic settings of any city in the world and one of the best ways to see it is from the water. This delightful Guanabara Bay cruise reveals the Rio and its famous landmarks in all their glory.

Relax on a comfortable boat while you admire the magnificent cityscape backed by the iconic Sugar Loaf and the towering mass of Corcovado. See Rio’s historic buildings, legendary beaches and famous neighborhoods and look out for seabirds and other marine wildlife.

An optional seafood buffet is available after the boat ride.


See Rio from the sea on the Guanabara Bay Cruise from Rio de Janeiro. This cruise is available with or without lunch.

Guanabara Bay Cruise with Lunch:
At the start of the half-day excursion, you will be picked up from your hotel in a coach at a time pre-arranged with the activity operator. An English-speaking guide will accompany you.

You will be driven to Marina DA Gloria where you will board a cruise boat for your trip around the Bay.

Relax and look around you as magnificent panoramas unfold along the shoreline. Guanabara is the world’s largest bay in terms of volume of water. It has several islands – the Governor’s Island, Fundão and Snakes Island.

See the city spread out along the coast, backed by forested mountains. Pick out the unmistakeable silhouette of the Sugar Loaf and the massive hump of Corcovado topped by the great statue of Christ Redeemer. View the historic buildings and the many different neighborhoods of the metropolis – Botafogo, Flamengo, Urca, Fort São Joao, Flagstone Island, Santa Cruz Fortress, and Rio- Niteroi Bridge.

After heading back, you will take a ride back through Aterro do Flamengo from where you can see the beautiful Sugar Loaf in all its glory, before arriving at a traditional Barbecue Lunch, All you can eat style (If option selected. If not, you will be dropped off at your hotel).

Brazilian Churrascarias (Barbecue places) offer a wide variety of sides and alternative options, in case you decide to stick with a vegetarian option, you will still leave delighted. After this delicious lunch, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Guanabara Bay Cruise Only:
This option is just the same as the one above except that the lunch is not included. At the end of the trip, you will be dropped back at your hotel or at the cruise port.

Find the hotel pick up list , Please check USEFUL DOWNLOADS.  If your hotel does not feature on this list the local operator will advise the most convenient pick up point.


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in a jeep
  • English-speaking guide
  • 2-course lunch on a barbecue house (With Lunch option only)


  • Meals (depending on option chosen)
  • All mineral water, soft drinks and beverages
  • Dessert (With Lunch option)

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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.”

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

Customer Reviews

  • Lori Johnson
    Nice and relaxing cruise

    Very nice cruise of the bay with great views. Only negative was the pick up process. We had many stops and it was like herding cows getting everyone where they were supposed to...

    United States 11/26/2013
  • T Naidoo
    What a awesome tour

    This was an awesome tour we got to see Rio on a boat we got closer to Sugar Loaf Mountain and took lots of photos. The tour operator Fatima had a bubbly personality and was...

    South Africa 07/08/2013

    Outstandingly good guide....

    United Kingdom 02/02/2012

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