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“Interesting, but can do without”
Review of Ilha dos Frades

Ilha dos Frades
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Schooner Tour to Ilha dos Frades and Itaparica from Salvador
Ranked #4 of 256 things to do in Salvador
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
USA
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Interesting, but can do without”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

I took a Grayline organized all day tour by Schooner to Dos Frades and Itaparica. The sea was rough and the schooner small enough to create some concern. It was a rainy day, that did not help. One side of the boat got so wet that the people had to move. There was live music, drinks (extra charge) and good atmosphere. Upon arriving to the island you have to pay a small fee. While the island is nice, there is not much to see or do. The beach was crowded with plastic chairs, barely could see the sand. After about 3 hours we moved on to the next stop Itaparica, a much better and more interesting location.

Visited November 2012
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NYC
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Loved this day trip”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

We booked a tour that picked us up early in the morning at the Hotel, took us to the marina and then returned you afterwards. This day trip was exactly what we wanted, its a sailboat that fits around 50, and that takes you to 2 beautiful islands that are around 1h45 from the Salvador bay. The boat staff is very nice, they offer you complimentary fruits and also have a bar where you can buy caipirinhas, sodas, beers et al. The beaches were beautiful and we had a lovely day (bring your hat, towel and strong sunscreen). Would absolutely recommend it to anyone

Visited November 2012
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Zurich, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
258 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Touristic, but good to get an idea how the locals do.”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

Touristic, but good to get an idea how the locals do. We did not plan to go here, however the booking agent booked us on the trip with a boat, 'a diesel schooner'. Was not lost time but gave us an idea what is going on here. We're sitting 2 hours on the beach, watching the locals (was a holiday here), also watching the incompetent boatdrivers do their thing. Good cold beer and they also serve fried sardines at the beach.

Visited November 2012
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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203 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Nice day trip”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Quite unspoilt island in the bay, choose a day with little wind, little waves, and in the afternoon, so you may enjoy the sunset on your way back

Visited January 2012
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Vina del Mar, Chile
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49 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“best beach”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

we stayed for 2 hours part of the tour lovely beach , great foe swimming, not much to see or do there, just beach time and drinks!!

Visited September 2012
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