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Address: Jabaquara Beach | (In the Middle, Next to Paulinho Kiosk), Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 24 99952-4496
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Guided Sea Kayaking, Hiking & Stand Up Paddling (SUP) trips on the...

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!

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A great way to spend a morning!

Loved it! I'm a 6'2"/188m, 32 year old slightly outdoors type and I wanted to do something exciting/interesting without the need for too much specialist knowledge. I've been... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
JimFarey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved it! I'm a 6'2"/188m, 32 year old slightly outdoors type and I wanted to do something exciting/interesting without the need for too much specialist knowledge. I've been kayaking maybe 8 times in my life since a young age until now. I emailed these guys the night before and Michael said they'd found me a solo kayak (usually all doubles... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a great time sea kayaking with Rui from Paraty Explorer in December 2015. Whilst my husband had done lots of kayaking before, i was very new but Rui provided just the right amount of guidance whilst still allowing us to feel like real explorers by giving us a bit of space. The beaches we stopped... More 

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MichaelParaty, Owner at Paraty Explorer, responded to this review

Hi Laura, great to hear you enjoyed the paddling trip with Rui. Good advice for protection against the strong summer sun. We are very exposed out on the water! For anyone else considering the trip i would add that it´s a good idea to wear a hat, sun glasses and cover up! Hope you enjoyed the rest of you trip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an excellent outing with Rodrigo (after a friendly intro and welcome from Michael). It was exactly what I had in mind and worth noting that he took us at the groups own pace (we had 3 rather different boat speeds) including allowing time when we were cooling off in the water in between paddles, offered great insights to life... More 

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MichaelParaty, Owner at Paraty Explorer, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed the trip, Laura. And thanks also for reminding people to cover up against the sun. Easy to burn even (especially!) on cloudy days. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The kayaking tour with Gabriel was absolutely the highlight of our short stay in Paraty! It was both challenging and highly enjoyable. Gabriel was a great guide, speaking both English and Portuguese to suit our small group. He even got me some mangoes from a tree when I told him they were my favourite fruit after he pointed out the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This experience gave us the opportunity to do something different on our Brazil trip. It was a relaxing way to get to know Paraty's bay and work on our kayaking skills. Kayaking lessons, the double-kayaks with rudders, the water/bananas/biscuits, and excellent discussion on Brazilian life were welcome additions. Overall we kayaked around 9 kilometers with two teens. The favorite part... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent time sea kayaking. The equipment and route were extremely safe, the islands we visited were tranquil but most of all we recommend this tour for our guide Rodrigo. He was professional throughout, super friendly, informative, great English and best of all let the group set the pace. Great way to spend a morning in Paraty and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful half day sea kayaking trip at Jabaquara beach in Paraty. Our guide, Gabriel, was punctual, professional and friendly and he has been kayaking since he was 15 years old. He used his expertise to guide us in a way that we felt like experts ourselves, even though it was Jessica first kayak experience. We enjoyed the tranquility, secluded beaches,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We did a half day kayaking tour with them and loved it. Michael and Rodrigo are great guides and very knowledgeable about the area. The equipment was in very good condition and they even managed to guide us through the mangrove forest despite very low tide. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

My wife and I booked a kayak day tour with Paraty Explorer. They provided us with an English speaking guide, Rodrigo - who was very professional and knowledgable of the area, and top quality fiberglass kayaks. Rodrigo guided us around the bay visiting remote beaches, islands and mangroves. We are kayak guides in Canada and we highly recommend booking a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful half-day trip with Michael, who's friendly, knowledgeable, well-organised and takes a very responsible approach while also making the trip great fun. The calm, the seascape and landscape, and the striking experience of the mangroves all made this a highlight of our stay. Thank you!

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