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From Rio de Janeiro: Arraial do Cabo Boat Trip with Lunch

From Rio de Janeiro: Arraial do Cabo Boat Trip with Lunch

From US$ 50 per person

Embark on a boat trip to the stunning beaches in Arraial do Cabo. Marvel at the natural beauty, and swim in the crystal-clear water. See Caribbean stunt beaches in the sea of Arraial do Cabo and admire the white sands and very smooth waves.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, Spanish, English
Pickup included
Hotel pickup and drop-off from Copacabana. Meeting Points in Leblon, Ipanema, Botafogo, Flamengo, Catete and Centro. Contact the local partner to confirm hotel pickup. Sometimes access for the transport could be impossible due to the narrow streets if so, there will be an agreed meeting point. If you are staying outside the pickup route, you will be provided with the closest meeting point available. Pickup is between 6:45 AM and 8:30 AM, depending on the hotel location. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time. The guide will call you by your name in the hotel lobby.


  • Enjoy a boat trip through the shores of Arraial do Cabo
  • Admire and swim in the crystal-clear water in shades of blue and green
  • Marvel at the natural beauty and the landscapes
  • Rent a snorkel equipment on spot and explore the rich marine life
Full description
Enjoy an early morning pickup from Rio and relax on the 3-hour drive to the city of Arraial do Cabo. A quick pit-stop on the road is made to stretch the legs, have a bathroom break, and buy a snack. Explore the Arraial sea which is special for a very particular reason. In the region, there is the phenomenon of a resurgence, which brings to the surface deep waters rich in marine life. The abundance of food turns Arraial into one of the best diving spots in the country, with clear waters and lots of life. Leave the bus upon arrival in the docks of Arraial do Cabo, around 10:00 AM, and hop on the schooner. Enjoy a schooner ride through the best beaches of Arraial do Cabo. Marvel at the waters in shades of green and blue, ready for a swim. Explore 4 different stops in places like the Forno beach, the Praia do Farol, or famous Atalaia beach. Take in the panoramic view of the Blue Groot, a hidden cave with deep blue water. Revel at the crystal-clear water and white sands before leaving the boat around 3:00 PM and have a buffet lunch. Then, it is time to leave Arraial. Hop on the bus to make the journey back to Rio where you will arrive around 8:00 PM.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Multilingual Guide
  • Boat tour
  • Lunch
  • Drinks and dessert
  • Snorkeling equipment (can be rented on site)
  • City Tax of R$ 10 per person
  • Transit tax of R$ 5 per person
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present their passport, proof of full vaccination, and a negative Covid-19 PCR taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted
  • Swimwear

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • Drinks and snacks are available for purchase in the schooner
  • Note that the stops may vary according to weather conditions and the number of people in each place, the captain chooses the best and less crowded areas to have a good time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

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They picked me up at my hotel at the right time. A very attentive guide took me to the transport, which had all hygiene and distance care respected. A peaceful and safe trip to Arraial. Getting there the boat ride was sensational. A very spacious boat, there were not many people, I was able to enjoy the view of the most beautiful waters I have ever seen and also dive to know the places where they took us. The lunch stop was also very good, quality food, which I was very pleased with. Upon returning, they dropped me off at my hotel safely. A wonderful ride, which I was able to enjoy in the best way! An incredible experience.

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January 13, 2021

The time to play against us and the journey time was too long and we could not swim from the boat. The made to go out in a canoe every time. A bit of a hassle but overall it was cool with a good guide to put a smile on your face and fish

September 16, 2021

They picked me up at the hotel at the right time and we went (always with the guide) to Arraial do Cabo. We had an incredible boat ride, beautiful scenery and a very tasty lunch. I loved it! I recommend!

January 13, 2021

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