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Address: Embarque no Centro Nautico da Bahia, ao lado do Mercado Modelo | Baía de Todos os Santos, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
Description: Daily 5am-6pm
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Schooner Tour to Ilha dos Frades and Itaparica from Salvador

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Nice afternoon trip

Worth a trip over to the island - the boat ride alone is worth the tiny cost of a ticket. When arriving, get a taxi down to one of the nicer beaches - our taxi driver recommended... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Worth a trip over to the island - the boat ride alone is worth the tiny cost of a ticket. When arriving, get a taxi down to one of the nicer beaches - our taxi driver recommended one and although we think he gained commission it was still a lovely spot to idle away an afternoon and bathe in the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I spent just a few hours there and visited some famous places like the "fonte da juventude". The island is quiet and people go there to run away from the big city, but there is not so many turistic places to see. If you don't have a lot of time in Salvador you better go to another attraction.

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

With high expectations we took our car to the Itaparica Ferry for what should have been a 20 minute smooth sailing. Unfortunately the degree of confusion and inefficiency surrounding the ferry service was appaling. It became a two hour voyage and the return service was much worse since one of the ferries apparently had some trouble, but since there was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The ferry dock is far from the center of town, so it will cost you 12-15 usd to get there on a taxi. The ferry ride is about 1 hour. Then you can take a collective van to one of the beaches. None of the beaches are spectacular and the beach shacks are quite expensive for food. Beer has ok... More 

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Las Vegas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I took a boat tour we went to two Island the first one very nice and small great beach. The second was Itaparica Island landed at a restaurant then took a three hour bus tour of the Island. It seem a little run down the beaches I saw were not that nice and some trash was on the beach. I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I came here taking a boat from Salvador in a one-day trip. They left us at the beach under the Church. Nice landscape and some awful restaurants on the beach. The water is not so clean so if you have caraibbean expectation skip this place. Never again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Stayed on Itaparica island for 2 weeks in June 2014. The island itself is very quiet, rural but very poor. It is accessible via a ferry that runs on the hour from 6 am to 11:30 pm. This ferry is fairly large and can accommodate around 100 passengers with vehicles. The ferry ride takes approximately 50 mins from Salvador to... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

There are two main ways to get to the island, we chose the ferry that takes you to Mar Grande (about 45 ride from Salvador). The area around Mar Grande is very touristy, had some OK shops, but is fairly run-down overall and we did not like the look of any of the beaches near by. We were accosted by... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

If, like me, you've struggled to find any decent online info about this place then I can at least give you the benefit if this link containing a nice simple map of the island: http://insiderbrazil.wordpress.com/2012/11/25/travel-in-brazil-salvador-36-itaparica-island-late-in-the-afternoon/ My Garmin GPS and Google Maps both think Mar Grande is in a different location to where it really is - the southern beach of... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

It was a nice ferry boat across and the view was nice. once on the island we saw morro de sao paulo, very touristy and expensive. but the beaches were nice and good party!!! Lots of plants and trees, reminds me of home in Florianopolis.

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