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

By Gray Line Tours
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.
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$61.00
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 13-99, max of 20 per group
Duration: 4–6 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
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Highlights
  • Enjoy Rio's skyline from a the water on a sightseeing cruise
  • 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

  • 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 Glória
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Beverages
  • Food (if option selected)


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • * 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 offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2484_06

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • 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
        • Most travelers can participate
        • The bay ride is made by Schooner and takes around 2 hours.
        • 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

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2484_06

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        • Gray Line Tours
          782
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          Joined in January 2010
        • M955KDjamest
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          The tour is worthwhile-not just for the convenience of navigating ticket lines and such, but also for the many tips about best place to take a pic, what local treats to try (Açai!!), etc, but also for the fun-THANK YOU TiTi!!!! Btw-the experience was so good, we even booked a city tour the next day-very worthwhile.
          Written July 6, 2024
        • 177jackg
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Well organised and so worthwhile
          The trip was simple and communication was good before it even started. I got picked up, taken to the game and everything was so easy. The guide was very kind and knowledgeable. He did so well to get all of us in the stadium and seated so efficiently. Couldn't recommend more!! Was a great experience!!
          Written June 25, 2024
        • NannetteS11
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Tour
          We had an awesome time on this tour. Luis our Tour Guide was very knowledgeable and took time to explain each area of the tour.
          Written June 18, 2024
        • Cheryl G
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          Spectacular fun.
          It was excellent from our pickup at the hotel to our drop-off at a restaurant. Our guide was nice and fun. He looked after us, especially in the forest.
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        • 497jedidiahp
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          17 years in Brazil
          Luciana was awesome! Our driver was great as well! Highly recommend this tour! Very timely and efficient! I would say that this tour gives you a great taste of Brazil
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        • N7208BFmichaelr
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent tour
          Excellent trip. Meri was a wonderful tour guide and was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who comes
          Written June 3, 2024
        • 406jamaals
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          Amazing way to tour the best sites in Rio in one day
          Warley was the best tour guide I have ever had - knowledgeable of city and took care of me as solo traveler in Rio de Janeiro - he a got some good memorable pictures for me!
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        • Pumpsack
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          Great day out and would highly recommend
          This was a really enjoyable tour. Took in some utterly mesmerising views at both Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf mountain. The Selaron steps were also included and are well worth a visit. Our guide, Warley, was an absolute superstar. Just a lovely, lovely man. Very funny and very knowledgeable. I would recommend this tour with this operator to anyone visiting Rio.
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        • Mike013
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          Great time had by the whole family!
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          This is a must! Both are driver Gabriel and tour guide Caio (sorry about the spelling) were great. Caio was extremely knowledgeable. My mother wasn’t able to do all of the hiking and was able to stay with the driver. Pick up was on time and we moved through the city in the open air jeep to the jungle.
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          Great show - poor organization
          The show was amazing. Although the organization of it was very poor. The show was overbooked and it was not clear if we could get in.
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        • Lhon_C
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          First time in Rio
          Hassle free tour for first timer in Rio led by amazing Warley. The pace of the tour was perfect, allowing us to enjoy the atmosphere and capture some amazing photos. I appreciated the small group size of different people from around the world, and being a solo traveller, Warley was able to keep everyone engage. Overall, this tour was the highlight of my trip in Rio, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to explore the tourist attractions
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        • KBOTRAVELER
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          Outstanding tour of Rio de Janeiro with Warley
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          Written April 28, 2024
        • Mike013
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          Great match day!
          My family had an amazing time at the soccer match. The guide, Michael, was terrific and the bus was very comfortable. Michael guided us through the maze of fans, sat us at midfield, in the shade (for most of the game) and back to the bus safely after the game. He was very friendly and helpful helping my wife and daughter who went to buy a jersey and then going to look for my wife after she was gone to the bathroom for a while. We would highly recommend this outing!!
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        4.0
        4.0 of 5 bubbles17 reviews
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        Clare S
        Flagstaff, AZ80 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        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
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        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
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Andy R
        San Francisco, CA283 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        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, UK11 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        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
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        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, MO136 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        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
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Rachael R
        Durban, South Africa51 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        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
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        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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