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Rio From the Sea: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Optional Barbecue Lunch provided by Gray Line Tours

Rio From the Sea: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Optional Barbecue Lunch

Rio From the Sea: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Optional Barbecue Lunch
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Tour snapshot
Enjoy Rio's skyline from a the water on a sightseeing cruise
Duration:
4–6 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
20
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4–6 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    20
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Escape the crowds on land and see Rio from a different perspective during a cruise on Guanabara Bay. Depending on your budget, you can upgrade to include a traditional Brazilian barbecue lunch at the end of your cruise. Plus, the short duration of this sail makes it ideal for time-pressed travelers.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • A great way to escape the crowds on land
  • Tailor your package to include a Brazilian lunch
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off from most Rio hotels are included
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • A great way to escape the crowds on land
  • Tailor your package to include a Brazilian lunch
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off from most Rio hotels are included
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2484_06
Important information
Inclusions
  • 2-hour Guanabara Bay cruise
  • Lunch at Barbecue House - all you can eat style (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off to Most Hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana (South Zone)
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Marina Da Gloria
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Beverages
  • Food (if option selected)
Duration
4–6 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • * Roundtrip transfer to/from most hotels located in Sao Conrado, Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon (South Zone) * Please wait for your guide in the hotel lobby of your selected hotel. if your hotel is not listed, contact us so we can inform you the closest pick up location and time
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Pick-up at selected hotels in Barra da Tijuca available on request ($10.00 per person). Please contact the local provider to arrange this service
  • The bay ride is made by Schooner and takes around 2 hours.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • In private options, only guide and hotel transfer are private. Schooner Cruise is still shared
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Inclusions
  • 2-hour Guanabara Bay cruise
  • Lunch at Barbecue House - all you can eat style (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off to Most Hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana (South Zone)
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Marina Da Gloria
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Beverages
  • Food (if option selected)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • * Roundtrip transfer to/from most hotels located in Sao Conrado, Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon (South Zone) * Please wait for your guide in the hotel lobby of your selected hotel. if your hotel is not listed, contact us so we can inform you the closest pick up location and time
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4–6 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Pick-up at selected hotels in Barra da Tijuca available on request ($10.00 per person). Please contact the local provider to arrange this service
  • The bay ride is made by Schooner and takes around 2 hours.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • In private options, only guide and hotel transfer are private. Schooner Cruise is still shared
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 26, 2020
A note from Rio From the Sea: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Optional Barbecue Lunch
Additional measures might be added to our list of procedures as we receive guidance from the local health and safety authorities and as more information becomes available. And some of these restrictions might be lifted at some point in the future if we are authorized to do so by local authorities
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Marina Da Gloria
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    After the pick up at your hotel, you get to Marina da Gloria Pier, where the boat leaves at 9:30m or so.
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    Pass by
    Guanabara Bay
    Rio de Janeiro Airport RJ Santos Dumont
    Ilha Fiscal
    Downtown RJ
    Church of Our Lady of the Candelaria
    Museu do Amanha
    Ponte Rio–Niteroi
    Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi
    Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra
    Urca
    Sugarloaf Mountain
    Botafogo Bay
    Flamengo district
    Copacabana Beach
    Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.0
15 reviews
Excellent
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Gary P
Louisville, CO65 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Excellent boat tour of Guanabara Bay in a 16’ speed boat carrying 8 clients plus 3 crew. There was plenty of room on the boat to move around and the guide was good without talking non-stop. He was knowledgeable and very helpful. Ian was his English name and he was pleasant in every way. This is a nice change from the on-land tours of the city and an opportunity to see Rio from the vantage point of the bay. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend it. There wasn’t a bunch of fluff added to the tour like a visit to a cheap souvenir shop!
Written September 28, 2021
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BrunoBarretoVianna
Hello Gary. i am glad you enjoyed the tour. Yan does a very good job. Thank you for your feedback kind regards
Written September 29, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Karin Å
23 contributions
Jan 2020
So relaxing and great view of the bay. The boat tour is 2 hours and we went in a beautiful old time sailing ship. We had our own tour guide Siggy, who is knowledgable and informative, which was good since the sound in the loudspeakers in the boat was rather poor and it was hard to make out what the official boat tour guide was saying.
Written January 8, 2020
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Dear Karin A, Thank you for your review! We are glad you had a good time with us on the tour. We hope to see you again in future visits. Thank you.
Written January 9, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Clare S
Flagstaff, AZ71 contributions
Oct 2019
We really enjoyed this 2-hour trip. The views of Rio and the city on the other side of the bridge are great. It's always nice to get a different perspective of a city. Saw lots of flying fish and frigate birds.
Written October 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Clare S, Thank you for your review! We are glad you really enjoyed this trip with us. Seeing Rio from the sea is such an unique experience. We are glad you had a chance to do it. Thanks, best regards,
Written October 8, 2019
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Andy R
Helsinki, Finland212 contributions
Stated as a 5 hour trip, yet you get actually less than 2 hours on the boat that slowly goes round the bay, not sure what I expected but it really was a waste of a morning. Our tour guide who picked us up was excellent though from gray lines and lunch was top notch
Written June 1, 2019
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Dear 997AndyR997, Thank you for your review. The tour of the bay itself is around 2 hours with adding pick up and drop-off can be up to 4 hours. or longer depending if you select the lunch option. The tour gives a different panorama of the city where you can see a lot of different things but it does feel like a more relaxing cruise. We are happy you had a good time with our guides and liked the lunch. Thanks, best regards, Pedro Malta on behalf of Diogo M.
Written June 17, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tom W
East Molesey, UK10 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Hotel pick ups worked well and we had an English speaking guide throughout.
The cruise lasts two hours on a mid sized boat. I think it can take about 100 but we were in a group of 50 and lots of room. The crew made fresh fruit cocktails that were very good.
The sights are fantastic and the guide pointed out places of interest. We also had lunch which was very good quality too.
Overall a very enjoyable five hours.
Written April 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Tom210154, Thank you for your review! We are so happy you had such a great time with us on our Cruise through Guanabara Bay and Lunch. We hope to see you again in future visits Thank you, best regards, Pedro Malta on behalf of Diogo M.
Written April 15, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Julie N
Peculiar, MO148 contributions
Mar 2019 • Business
I was part of a large business group and we took the Guanabara Bay Cruise one morning in two of the old long boats. The trip was a refreshing view of many different natural and man made attractions in Rio. It was a relaxing way to see so much! I do wish that there was more information provided by the guides, but other than that it was great! We were also able to purchase drinks for reasonable prices and they provided some delicious watermelon for snacking part way through the cruise. There was plenty of space to soak up sun or revel in the relative cool of the shade.
Written April 1, 2019
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Dear Julie N, We thank you for your review! We hope you and your group had a great time with us! We hope to see you again in the future! Thank you! Best regards! Pedro Malta on behalf of Diogo M.
Written April 4, 2019
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Rachael R
Durban, South Africa53 contributions
Dec 2018
This was a 4 hour cruise of Guanabara bay, it departed from the wharf area of Rio. we were promtly picked up in an airconditioned minibus from our hotel by Grayline Tours. We were taken about a lovely cruise boat that took us all aroung the bay that surrounds Rio De Janeiro. The sights from the Bay of Rio is truly amazing. On board you can purchase alcohlic or non alcohlic beverages. It can get abit chilly on the baot so carry a light jersy or jacket.
Written January 11, 2019
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M&A
2 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
Views of Rio are amazing! Our tour guide Yema was fun and helpful, and we had a good time. We did not book lunch, as we got recommendation for quite a few restaurants on Ipanema and Copacabana beaches.
Written December 2, 2018
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Dear MandA_travelers, Thank you for your review! We are glad you had such a great time with out Guide Yeda. We hope you had a good time having lunch on your own. Our Lunch is a barbecue style all you can eat buffet and different cuts of meats being served at the table, so that would have been a good option as well! Thank you. We hope to see you again in future visits. Pedro Malta on behalf of Diogo M.
Written December 21, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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DavidL003
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Recommended!
We did the tour with a relatively small group which was very nice. Joe was our tour guide. Had a great day. We had
Brian1969Scot
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A day to remember
Fantastic trip, well worth the money. This trip is a must if visiting Rio de Janeiro, especially if you get Louis t
tunis_kids
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Lovely tour to see the main sites
Lovely day tour to see the main sites. Went to Escardia Selaron first and we were the first tourists there so plent
Superlarsen
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Good sightseeing service in Rio
Good guide, and good service from the guide. We had an nice trip to see the Christ redeemer, sugarloaf mountain an
H5322OEjohnh
H5322OEjohnh
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Wonder day visiting Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer
My tour guide was very professional, shared her knowledge of the history of Rio de Janeiro and was very flexible in
STL97CS
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Louis and Louis are Great!
Fabulous tour with great guide and driver! Very informative and made the day easy and fun, in three languages!
Jan V
Jan V
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Gray Line outshined our expectations
Our guide and chauffeur knew exactly what they were doing and we got to see and learn so much about Rio’s main attr
Lera A
Lera A
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Must do tour
We had an amazing tour with two Luises: a driver and a tour guide that were so helpful and very good at what they d
mahoney2116
mahoney2116
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Amazing Experience
First off, request Luis Wanderley as your guide! Obviously the sites are amazing and a must see, but Luis went out
Yokudan
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Professional tour guides
Amazing team! Proffesionals for sure. Beautiful explanation of spots and history. If I ever visit Rio de Janeiro ag
tobie373
tobie373
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Best guide!
Our guide Henri made this tour. So knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. He loves what he does and where he li
falgunimp
falgunimp
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Awesome experience!
Favorite part was seeing the falls! Our guide Erica was great and full of energy we loved her and the jeep tour tea
Heliflyr729
Heliflyr729
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Great trip
My wife and I booked a tour to Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mtn, half day from Windsor Miramar. It turned out tha
Poojakaimal
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Luis Wanderlei is the best tour guide
Luis Wanderlei was my tour guide and he was exceptional. Had full knowledge on the places we visited. A great commu
563janiquej
563janiquej
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Best excursion ever!
This was the best experience ever! Louis was a awesome tour guide he was the best ever! I would recommend him if yo
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