We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Paraty Explorer

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Jabaquara Beach | (In the Middle, Next to Paulinho Kiosk), Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 24 99952-4496
Website
Description: Guided Sea Kayaking, Hiking & Stand Up Paddling (SUP) trips on the green...
Guided Sea Kayaking, Hiking & Stand Up Paddling (SUP) trips on the green coast from Paraty by specialist tour operator. Day trips & multi-day trips available in the Bay of Paraty, the Atlantic Rainforest and Mamangua Tropical Fjord. Paraty Explorer also offers shore excursions, guided tours of the old town, the Gold Trail, cultural, educational and community based tours. Try something different and experience a fascinating and fun side of Paraty!
read more
Visit like an insider
$40*
and up

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 124 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 119
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Family hike

Michael took us on a day trip hiking to the top of sugarloaf peak - with our four children in tow (aged 10, 8, 6 and 3). This was a great trip, thoroughly enjoyed by the whole... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Sarah1976
,
London
Add Photo Write a Review

124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Michael took us on a day trip hiking to the top of sugarloaf peak - with our four children in tow (aged 10, 8, 6 and 3). This was a great trip, thoroughly enjoyed by the whole family. Michael was very patient with the children and answered all their questions (it really helped that he was a native English speaker).... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
rio de Janeiro
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

In february 2012 I spent my birthday kayaking with my son, his friend and Paraty Explorer guide and partner Rodrigo. First afternoon we paddled through the mangroves to the left of Jabaquara beach. Next morning we went over to deserted Praia Rosa beach. Both trips were memorable so much so that we decided to return last weekend for the labour... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Akron, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We had an amazing time with Paraty Explorer! I've traveled abroad many times & Paraty Explorer was a truly exceptional company to work with! Michael was a great, professional & courteous guide (And he's a native English speaker)! My friend & I went on an amazing adventure that included sea kayaking through the mangrove & around the bay, a night... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Innsbruck, Austria
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We had a great kayaking trip in Paraty! Everything was very well organized and our guides Michael and Rodrigo were really friendly and genuinely interested to make this trip memorable for us. We did 2,5 days kayaking and we climbed up the Pão do Acucar in the Saco do Mamanguá. We stayed two nights in a fisherman's house and had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Paraty was our favourite stop in South America and the kayak trip was a real highlight, it was expertly run by Michael who is not only a great bloke but an expert kayaker with great knowledge of the area. We really enjoyed the tour and would recommend for anyone looking at getting out on the water!

Was this review helpful? Yes
United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Exceptional. If you're the kind of traveller who likes to scratch beneath the surface of a place, get a different perspective, and maybe some adventure thrown in, then this is for you. Paraty Explorer runs multi-day trips but also offers day or half day activities. I took a 6 day/5 night sea kayak trip which began in the sheltered bay... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Paraty was one of our stops on a South American cruise last month, and as I was researching things to do/see, I came across the Paraty Explorer website. Four of us decided to book their ocean kayaking trip - what a fun day! We had such a great time with Michael and his two assistants. Michael was right there at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Me and a friend booked onto the paraty explorer kayaking trip and had a great time. Michael and his colleague were lovely and very accommodating. The trip involved kayaking to different islands, through mangroves and the chance to snorkel. We learnt lots about paraty and the paraty bay and even saw a turtle. Would definitely recommend this kayaking adventure to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We did standup paddle boarding and kayaking with Paraty Explorer while we were in Paraty. Both activities were great even for a novice like me. I especially enjoyed the mangroves and paddling thru the bays. After you are finished, get a beach massage by Joey. It was the best massage I've ever had and I get one at least once... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Half day kayak tour was great. Professional company with good equipment together with very friendly and knowledgable guide.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Paraty Explorer also viewed

 

Been to Paraty Explorer? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Paraty Explorer staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?