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Take in Rio’s most iconic sights and stunning coastline with a guided schooner cruise around Guanabara Bay—the largest bay in the world—to view Sugarloaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer, and the famous white sands of Copacabana.

After convenient hotel pick-up, step onto the deck of a schooner and set out across the expansive waters of Guanabara Bay. Look back at the craggy, verdant mountains framing the colorful beachfront downtown of Rio de Janeiro as you cruise over the waves.

See the beaches of Niteroi, and sail past the vibrant neighborhoods of Botafogo, Flamengo, and Urca. Gaze up at towering Sugarloaf Mountain, the monolithic peak that rises 1,299 feet (396 m) above the harbor, and watch the cable cars deposit visitors onto its dramatic vantage points.

Pass the fortified walls of the seafront Fortaleza de Santa Cruz de Barra, built in 1555, and admire the hillside Fortaleza de Sao Joao. As you ride by the islands that dot the bay, marvel at the Rio-Niteroi Bridge—the longest bridge in the southern hemisphere—before you return to shore.

Take in Rio’s most iconic sights and stunning coastline with a guided schooner cruise around Guanabara Bay—the largest bay in the world—to view Sugarloaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer, and the famous white sands of Copacabana.

After convenient hotel pick-up, step onto the deck of a schooner and set out across the expansive waters of Guanabara Bay. Look back at the craggy, verdant mountains framing the colorful beachfront downtown of Rio de Janeiro as you cruise over the waves.

See the beaches of Niteroi, and sail past the vibrant neighborhoods of Botafogo, Flamengo, and Urca. Gaze up at towering Sugarloaf Mountain, the monolithic peak that rises 1,299 feet (396 m) above the harbor, and watch the cable cars deposit visitors onto its dramatic vantage points.

Pass the fortified walls of the seafront Fortaleza de Santa Cruz de Barra, built in 1555, and admire the hillside Fortaleza de Sao Joao. As you ride by the islands that dot the bay, marvel at the Rio-Niteroi Bridge—the longest bridge in the southern hemisphere—before you return to shore.

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9 AM Tour from South Zone

Duration 4h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees You will arrange your exact tour departure time directly with the local tour operator after booking.
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$62

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8 AM Tour from Barra da Tijuca

Duration 4h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees You will arrange your exact tour departure time directly with the local tour operator after booking.
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Guanabara Bay Sightseeing Cruise

Activity/Location

Guanabara Bay

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Rio de Janeiro


Highlights

  • Scenic cruise on a schooner's comfortable & spacious deck

  • Open waters of Guanabara Bay, the largest bay in the world

  • Colorful architecture & coastal neighborhoods of Rio

  • Sights include Sugarloaf Mountain & the Rio-Niteroi Bridge

  • Local guide sharing commentary on history & natural setting


Inclusions

  • Guided cruise on Guanabara Bay

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from most Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana or Barra da Tijuca hotels


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • If you are prone to motion sickness, please take any necessary precautions. Consult a medical professional before taking any medication.

  • Hotel pickup is available from most Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana and Barra da Tijuca hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • You will arrange your exact tour departure time directly with the local tour operator after booking.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 72 hours before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Guanabara Bay, Brazil