As it could not be different, since Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago, there are several options of boat trips to do around the islands.
From basic tours to see the sights and with a little luck, the dolphins, to private tours with meals included, extended hours and made it just for you!
STANDARD BOAT RIDE
This tour is always done in the morning, because the chance to see dolphins is very big. When I say very big, I'm talking about a 99% chance.
The companies that do these tours generally offer the transfer service as a courtesy. Around 07h30am the car pick you up at your accommodation and drop you off at Porto Santo Antonio, from where all the nautical tours departures.
Leaving Porto Santo Antonio, the boat makes a right turn and goes straight to the secondary islands (Ilha Rasa, Sela Gineta, Ilha do Meio and Ilha Rata). You will have opportunity to see seabirds and the rocky formation of the islands. Each with its unique feature.
After this brief presentation, the boat heads to the other end of the island, Ponta da Sapata.
On this route, you will have the opportunity to see all the beaches of the sea from inside, passing close to Morro Dois Irmãos, Baia dos Porcos, Baia dos Golfinhos and several other points of interest.
After reaching the southern end of the island, Ponta da Sapata, begins to return, but the best part is yet to come. A stop in Sancho Bay!
Praia do Sancho is a amazing, having been elected by popular vote by Trip Advisor as the Most Beautiful Beach in the World on several occasions.
There you can fall into the water to snorkeling, swim, go to the beach or just contemplate the landscape.
Now, it's time to return ... Did the tour end? Not yet ...
On the return, depending on the conditions of the sea, the commander will stop at the foot of the Fort Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, where you can hear the Lion Roar.
This strong sound comes from a small passageway between the rocks, as the waves pass through the crack, the Lion shows its roar. It is very cool!
Returning to the Port after landing, you will be taken back to your lodge. Around 11.30 or 12.00.
TROVAO DOS MARES BOAT RIDE
With authorization to enter the area of the National Marine Park of Fernando de Noronha, the boat takes the same route of the regular tour (described above), but offers different services.
The departure time is a little later, around 09 or 09:30 in the morning, the shuttle will pick you up at your accommodation. Just for this reason, there are already those who prefer this tour to the regular. Being able to wake up a little later, even in Noronha, is always good ...
On return, you will arrive at your accommodation around 3:00 p.m.
This tour includes lunch on board.
The varied menu generally pleases everyone. As it should be, baked fish and sashimi are the main dishes.
If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know in advance and you will not have problems.
This tour can also include tow diving. With this, it becomes one of the most complete tours of the island. You will do the entire itinerary of the regular boat trip, with the right to stop at Sancho Beach for snorkeling, lunch and tow diving.
This is the option for those who just want to do the tow diving, without including other services.
The ride is made between Porto Beach, Porto Shipwreck and Biboca Beach.
The ride itself lasts around 1 to 2 hours. Includes transfer service from your accommodation and diving equipment (mask and snorkel).
You will have a brief lesson on how to use the board and how to communicate with the boat.
It's a super fun ride and the feed-back of the customers is always very good.
You should try!!!
ENTARDECER VIP (VIP SUNSET)
This tour is made by boats that do not have permission to enter the Marine National Park area.
It can sail in the region of Porto Santo Antonio until the Beach of the Cacimba do Padre.
The transfer to the tour begins around 2.30 pm at your accommodation.
Coming out of Porto, we begin with the tow diving, usually in the area of the Shipwreck of Porto and Biboca Beach. A region that presents a huge variety of marine life.
After the tow diving, the boat sails to Conceicao Beach where the sun is waiting for you to have another unforgettable experience on the island. The sunset on board.
Fish and snacks are served during the stop.
The return soon after sunset and you will arrive at your accommodation around 7:00 p.m.
I usually recommend this tour for people who do not like or have any restrictions regarding diving and snorkeling.
It is a boat with a huge magnifying glass in the background. With this, you can navigate slowly enjoying the marine life of Fernando de Noronha.
It is a short walk, around 2 hours and also includes transfer service
Important Note: Rides that includes the tow diving and Project NAVI do not operate during periods of rough sea (December to March).
PRIVATE BOAT TOURS
Another excellent option of boat rides in Fernando de Noronha is the private tours.
If you are in a group of friends, it is possible to arrange a tour that attends your group. It can include a meal, tow diving, can stay until the sunset, it can be only in the morning, anyway, you can do the tour as you prefer.
Of course it is not mandatory to be in a group. If you want to have this experience only with your partner, no problem.
The price charged varies greatly depending on the time the tour lasts and the optional services included.
The price currently (February 2018) has the value of around R $ 2,500.00 to R $ 3,000.00 for part-time for up to 10 people.
As you can see, there are several options of boat ride in Fernando de Noronha. Choose what pleases you best or those you like best, with all the beauty of the island, you must do it at least one option.
What about you? Have you been to Noronha and done all? Which one did you like the most?
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