Day trip

Boat ride: São Francisco River, the largest in Brazil

Activity provider: Gray Line Brazil

Boat ride: São Francisco River, the largest in Brazil

Activity provider: Gray Line Brazil

From US$ 442.35 per group up to 1

Learn about the migratory birds and other wildlife of the pristine Sao Francisco environmental preservation area on a full-day boat cruise. Swim, explore, or relax on fine sand beaches, and enjoy an on board buffet lunch.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, Portuguese, English
Pickup included
Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Private or small groups available


  • Sail Brazil's longest river and see the wonderful landscape of the Sao Francisco River Nature Sanctuary
  • Look out for the migratory birds that flock to the shifting sand dunes
  • Learn about the pristine environmental area from an expert guide
  • Sink your toes in the fine sand of a relaxing beach, and jump in the water to swim
  • Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on board your charming cruise boat
Full description
Explore the Sao Francisco River Nature Sanctuary on this exciting full-day trip by boat. After a hotel pick-up in Maceio, drive along scenic, coconut-lined roads to the quaint fishing village of Piaçabuçu. Along the banks of the “Old Chino,” board a charming tour boat, and head for the mouth of the longest river in Brazil, the Sao Francisco. Embrace exotic nature and superb landscapes as you cruise along the river to a broad and fine sand beach. As you sail, a knowledgeable tour guide will tell you about the importance of this pristine environmental preservation area. Look out for the array of migratory birds that flock to the shifting dunes. Dine on a delicious buffet lunch, prepared on board the boat. After lunch, soak up the beautiful and natural surroundings as you swim, or simply sink your toes in the sand and relax on the beach.
  • Round-trip transfer to most hotels in Maceio - see hotel pick-up list for details
  • Professional tour guide
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Boat trip
  • Buffet lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Boat trip cost is approximately BRL 65,00. This is not an option and must be paid locally.
  • List of Maceio hotels where pick-up is possible:
  • Centro
  • Coqueiros Express Hotel
  • Costamar Maceio
  • Dover Hotel
  • Hotel Ponta Verde
  • Hotel Praia Sete Coqueiros
  • Hotel Ritz Plazamar
  • Hotel Ritz Praia
  • Jatiúca Resort - Flat
  • Jatiúca Resort - Hotel
  • Maceió Atlantic Suites
  • Maceió Mar Hotel
  • Marinas Maceió Hotel
  • Matsubara Maceio
  • Ouro Branco Maceio
  • Pajuçara Praia Hotel
  • Porto da Praia
  • Radisson Hotel Maceio
  • Ritz Coralli Hotel Boutique
  • Ritz Lagoa Da Anta Urban Resort
  • Salinas de Maragogi
  • San Marino Suite Hotel
  • Tambaqui Praia Hotel
  • Tropico Praia Hotel
  • Ipioca e Pratagy
  • Salinas Maceió
  • Villas do Pratagy Exclusive Resort
  • Village Pratagy Resort Hotel
  • Barra de São Miguel e Paripueira
  • Pousada Barramar
  • Pousada dos Cajueiros
  • Village Barra Hotel
  • Maragogi
  • Areias Belas Maragogi
  • Dolphin
  • Miramar Maragogi
  • Pousada Praiagogi

Product ID: 26864