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  • Address: Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Hours: Daily

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Guanabara Bay Tours

A vast oceanic inlet flanked by the looming peaks of Sugarloaf Mountain and Papagaio Peak and dotted with over 100 islands, Guanabara Bay provides a dramatic backdrop to the city of Rio de Janeiro. Measuring in at about 159 square miles (412 square kilometers), Guanabara is Brazil’s second largest bay, home to the cities of Niterói and São Gonçalo, the Port of Rio de Janeiro and Rio’s two airports. The iconic landscape has been immortalized on countless postcards.

Most visitors choose to explore the sights of Guanabara Bay with a boat cruise from Rio harbor, taking in highlights like the Rio neighborhoods of Botafogo, Flamengo and Urca, the beaches of Niterói and the fortresses of Sao Joao and Santa Cruz.

Practical Info

Guanabara Bay is located off the Atlantic Ocean, stretching inland from the city of Rio de Janeiro, and can be explored by boat from the city’s main port. The islands of Fundão and Governador and the city of Niteroi are also connected via road bridges to Rio de Janeiro, and passenger ferries regularly cross the bay to Niteroi and the Island of Paquetá.

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Guanabara Bay Cruise with Optional Barbecue Lunch, Rio de Janeiro, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Guanabara Bay Cruise with Optional Barbecue Lunch

4 star rating: Recommended 69 Reviews

Spend half a day sailing on Guanabara Bay, for the most beautiful views of Rio de Janeiro with Sugar Loaf Mountain towering in the distance. Pass the bay's ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.00
Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Barbecue Lunch and Christ The Redeemer by ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Barbecue Lunch and Christ The Redeemer by Train

Appreciate Rio from the sea, its historical buildings and the forts that protected the Guanabara Bay. Sail to see the most beautiful landscape of Rio. It is ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $155.00
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Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Barbecue Lunch and Christ Redeemer with ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Barbecue Lunch and Christ Redeemer with Selaron Steps and Sugar Loaf

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Catch the view of Rio from the Sea in the amazing Guanabara Bay Cruise, followed by a barbecue lunch (all you can eat), a stop at the Selaron Steps, then ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $199.00
$215.00 Save $16.00
Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Barbecue Lunch, Christ the Redeemer and ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Barbecue Lunch, Christ the Redeemer and Selaron Steps by Van

Appreciate Rio from the sea, its historical buildings and the forts that protected the Guanabara Bay. Sail to see the most beautiful landscape of Rio. It is ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $142.00
$153.00 Save $11.00
Sugar Loaf Mountain Canoe Tour in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Super Savers
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Sugar Loaf Mountain Canoe Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Experience Rio de Janeiro’s stunning coastline – lined with mountains, rainforests, beaches and islands – on this 4-hour canoe tour in Guanabara Bay! With an ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.00
Small-Group Guided Highlights of Rio Day Trip, Rio de Janeiro, Kayaking & Canoeing
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Small-Group Guided Highlights of Rio Day Trip

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

You’ll see every one of the Marvelous City’s highlights, from the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue to the colorful Selaron Staircase. You’ll also explore ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $101.15
$119.00 Save $17.85
Two of Rio's Best: Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Two of Rio's Best: Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 23 Reviews

This 5-hour tour takes you to two of the most popular excursions in Rio de Janeiro. Visit Sugar Loaf Mountain by cable car, ascending to its highest point. ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $87.00
Christ Redeemer and Selaron Steps Plus Optional Sugarloaf Trip, Rio de Janeiro, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Christ Redeemer and Selaron Steps Plus Optional Sugarloaf Trip

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

Corcovado and Sugar Loaf on the same day and yes, it’s possible! Gather round all your friends and familiars (up to 15) and enjoy a great opportunity to meet ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 04 to 06 hrs

From USD $44.00
6-Hour Rio Highlights Private Tour With Pickup and Drop-off, Rio de Janeiro, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

6-Hour Rio Highlights Private Tour With Pickup and Drop-off

Take a 6-hour, private tour to the main highlights of Rio with a private local guide. Ideal for those who have limited time in Rio, see Christ the Redeemer ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $186.67
4-hour Rio Old Town Historical Walking Small Group Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

4-hour Rio Old Town Historical Walking Small Group Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Discover how the old and modern parts of Rio’s downtown co-exist on this historical 4- hour walking tour. Learn how to ride both the subway and the new ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.00

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