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Experience Guanabara Bay in the heart of Rio de Janeiro
Guanabara Bay Cruise with optional Lunch by [email protected]
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Guanabara Bay Cruise with optional Lunch

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Appreciate Rio from the sea, the largest bay in the world, the Guanabara Bay


  • Schooner or Catamaran Tour on Guanabara Bay
  • Great views of Sugar Loaf Mountain
  • See the neighborhood of Santa Teresa and the Santos Dumont airport
  • Behold the modern Museum of Tomorrow
  • Pass under the Rio-Niterói bridge
  • Lunch at a Barbecue Restaurant in Ipanema’s Neighborhood (if option selected)


  • Roundtrip Transfer to Most Hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana (South Zone), and some in Barra da Tijuca
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Lunch at Barbecue House (all you can eat style - if option selected)


  • Beverages
  • Optional Gratuities

Please Note

  • The specific departure time for this tour will be determined upon reconfirmation.
  • You can choose between Schooner or Catamaran
  • Lunch is not included. Choose the option with lunch and make your tour even more interesting and delicious
  • Pay attention to the location of the hotel you are staying at. There are pick ups in hotels in the South Zone of the city and Barra da Tijuca. They are distinct zones with different prices. If you are staying in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema or Copacabana, please select the option South Zone hotels. If you are staying in Barra da Tijuca, please select the option Barra hotels.
  • If you are staying at Tropical Barra or Royallty Barra Hotels, you must go to the meeting point at Rio Tur Kiosk.
  • If you are staying at Ibis Barra or Mercure Barra Hotels, you must go to the meeting point at Barra Grill Barbecue House

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Appreciate Rio from the sea on a Schooner or Catamaran ride, and see historical buildings and the forts that protected the Guanabara Bay.

After the pick up at your hotel, you get to Marina da Gloria, where the boat leaves at 9:30m or so. From the Bay, you will have the oportunity to see the Museum of Tomorrow (Museu do Amanhã), built by the famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. As you go on, and cross under the Rio – Niteroi bridge, you can see the neighborhood of Santa Teresa, the Santos Dumont airport, and the three forts that were built to protect the city, the São João Fort, Lajes Fort and Santa Cruz Fort. You will come across the city of Niteroi, on the other side of the bridge side, from here you will have one of the best views of Rio de Janeiro. Take your time to take mental snapshots of beautiful Rio and actual Snapshots to show it to friends and family.

During our tour on the Schooner, if you are looking to let off some steam, just help yourself with the bar inside the boat, where you can buy caipirinhas and others alcoholic drinks or sodas and water. But we offer season tropical fruits, such as watermelon and pineapples for free!

But if you prefer a faster vehicle, the Catamaran is the option for you! With capacity for more than 100 people, with great comfort, safety and a highly qualified crew, it has
a main deck with air conditioned and a bar with different drinks. The upper deck has a panoramic view and the lower deck in the front provides an angular view of the most beautiful surroundings of the Guanabara Bay. Enjoy stops at the bottom of Sugar Loaf, near the beautiful Niterói Contemporary Art Museum and Museum of Tomorrow for great snapshots.

After heading back, you will drive 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.

Pickup & Starting Points

Please see detailed pickup and starting point information when you complete your booking.