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Address: Av. Franca - Centro Nautico da Bahia | Besides Mercado Modelo, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
Phone Number:
+55 71 3243.3056

Daily 5am-6pm

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Tropical Island Tour Including Itaparica Island
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Schooner Tour to Ilha dos Frades and Itaparica from Salvador

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Excellent weekend retreat. It has a great beach on a short distance from Salvador by boat. It has good restaurants, hotels,

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 16, 2015
Brasilia, DF
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Cascais, Portugal
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

It 's probably the only place where you can catch a boat to Morro de São Paulo. The facilities are not comfortable. The stafff is rushed and unfriendly. Unfortunately there is no alternative

Thank Luiz44
Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016

Itaparica island is the large island in Todos os Santos bay where Salvador is located. It is abou one and half hour boat trip, but the warm and quite waters in Itaparica beaches with restaurantes serving in the beach it is a good experience. It worth also to do in the same trip the island of Frades about half an... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2015

dancing in the boat while crossing the sea to reach the island. have a peaceful relax day in a white and soft sand while admiring the ocean.. simply smiling to a cancer that is welcoming you at the arrival. tasting the brasilian bahian cousine. nothing more.

Thank autogrillo
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2015

Take a ferry over to the island for a cheap price. Once you get there, know where you're going and don't hang out at the dangerous train station. A local driver toured us around the island a bit and took us to an unspoiled stretch of beach past the "old town." Life seemed very slow here and almost rastafarian. Water... More 

Thank Meaghan F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2015

Take a ferry to the island from the terminal maritime in Cidade Baixa. The crossing only takes about 45 minutes and boats go roughly every half hour. Once there you can explore the beaches on foot or take a taxi for a tour of the island and take in the town of Itaparica with its old Dutch built fortification. You... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2015

Excellent weekend retreat. It has a great beach on a short distance from Salvador by boat. It has good restaurants, hotels,

Thank MrNandoJr
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2015

Good day trip or research one of the beach areas and stay there for a couple of nights R&R, typical Baian foods, quiet lifestyle in comparison to Salvador

Thank africanmatrix
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2015

I took the ferry from the tourist terminal for less than 5 real and then a combi to itaprica, this town is amazing, sleepy but gorgeous , hardly anyone there and especially no tourists. You might have to wait a bit to get a combi or shared taxi back to the port

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Sao Paulo, SP
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102 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is rather large island, it has ocean front, river front and mixed, all sort of of acquatic experiences plus a rich vegetation/jungle. The place is well known for old Portuguese Colonial sites, from 400+ yrs old churchs, villages, forts, and a fantastic selection of beaches and water sports/activities, all of it under a easy going and relaxing environment.

Thank Cantharino
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2015

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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