Category Archives: Boat tour

Beaches of Fernando de Noronha

Fernando de Noronha, home to some of the worlds most beautiful beaches is an island off the northeast coast of Brazil.  It was declared a marine national park in 1988, and now only 420 tourists are allowed on the island at any time (so make sure you plan in  advance!).  Since 75% of the island is […]

Experience the Natural Pools in Porto de Galinhas

The main highlight of Porto de Galinhas is the Natural pools.  Located on the beach in front of the town (super easy to get to). Check out one of the pools that is in the shape of Brazil (above)!  There are two ways to see and explore the pools.  Option 1. You can walk through the water and explore […]

Iguassu: Brazil side + Boat toar

The Brazilian side of Iguassu is incredible, shorter trails but you are right up close and you will get completely soaked! Check out some of the pics from the Brazil side: Ok, now that you have seen what the falls are like from above, you have to check them out from below by doing the […]

Iguassu: Argentina side

If you are staying on the Brazilian side of Iguassu (see previous post for where to stay), it is a a quick one hour drive over to the Argentina side.  You will need to bring your passports and stop and get some pecos (there is a gift shop about 10 mins before the boarder where […]

Boating around the North side of Ilhabela

Since many of the beaches in Ilhabela are only accessible by boat I highly recommend doing one of the boat tours.  There are all different types of boats to choose from so you can go with whatever you are most comfortable with and separate tours for the north and south sides of the island.  I […]

Ilhabela Overview

Ilhabela (Beautiful Island) the largest island in Brazil is located 4 miles off the coast of São Paulo state which is (205km/ 127mi) from Sao Paulo city and 340km/210mi from Rio. There are a number of smaller islands that make up all of Ilhabela. How to get to Ilhabela: First off, the traffic is horrible so […]

Boat trip in Ubatuba

Ubatuba has 19 beautiful islands and over 100 beaches so one of the best ways to see them is obviously by boat.  If you can arrange a boat trip while you are there it is well worth it! Our first stop was Ilha das Couves which offers some of the best snorkeling.  It is divided […]

Parnaíba Delta tour + Dunes (awesome pics!)

Amongst the many beautiful regions in the area, the Parnaíba Delta in Brazil’s northeastern state of Piauí ranks as one of the most spectacular. The Delta itself is unique in that it is the only one of its kind in the Americas, made up of 82 islands and 700 km of navegatable water systems.  The […]

Best Way To See Árvore de Natal

I know, Christmas is over, but the Árvore de Natal (Christmas tree) is still floating around the Lagoa, which makes hopping around by the water feel like a festive experience even after the holidays.  You may be asking, what is the big deal about THIS Christmas tree? Carioca’s take this event very seriously. On November […]

Boats of Ilha Grande

Since there are no roads in Ilha Grande, your only way to explore the island is by hiking or by boat.  Check out all of the different types of boats!  The Schooners and speed boats are used for tours and general transportation.