ABOUT OUR SCHOONER TOUR IN BÚZIOS
Schooner is a type of sailboat characterized by the use of front and back sails on two or more masts. What distinguishes them is that the rear mast is larger and taller than the others. Such ships were first used by the Dutch people in the 16th or 17th century (the name derives from the Dutch Schoener). They were developed in North America from the early 18th century, and came into extensive use in New England. The most common type, with two masts, was popular in trades that require windward speed and capacity, such as slaving, buccaneer, blockade running, and offshore fishing. In Chesapeake Bay area, several distinctive types of schooner evolved, including the Baltimore clipper, the bugeye, and the pungy. Schooners were also popular among pirates in the West Indies during piracy golden age, for their speed and agility. They could also sail in shallow waters and, although being considerably smaller than other ships of that time (such as frigates and galleons), they could still keep enough guns to intimidate merchant ships into submission.
Our Tour in Búzios will last for a full day, with excursion and lunch included (including non-alcoholic beverage and dessert). Departure will happen between 05:30 a.m. and 06:00 a.m. and arrival is scheduled for 09:00 a.m. We will board the schooner, which will pass through 12 beaches and have 3 stops.
At 12 noon, we will have lunch at the traditional Buzin Restaurant, which is a culinary reference in the area and is famous for allowing visitors to see what they will eat before being served. The restaurant, after winning fame and awards in Niterói city - RJ, where it has two subsidiaries always very disputed, settled in Búzios, near Pedras Street. Its buffet has international standard, it's impeccably clean and presents hot and cold, national and foreign dishes. In here, you will find typical foods from different regions of Brazil and the world. After lunch, we will take a walk along Pedras Street, stop at a beach and we will return at 4:00 p.m.
We provide a neck pillow for each passenger for more comfort in the car while traveling.
A LITTLE OF BÚZIOS HISTORY
Búzios is a peninsula with eight kilometers of length and 23 beaches, receiving Equator currents on one side and other ocean currents of the south pole, which means that beaches have warm waters as well as icy waters. Among the main beaches are Geribá, Tucuns, João Fernandes, Ferradura, Ferradurinha, Moldura, Manguinhos, Tartaruga, Ossos, Brava e Olho-de-boi. The last one is reserved for naturism practice.
HOW TO SCHEDULE BÚZIOS SCHOONER TOUR
We have daily departures to Búzios and you can choose the best date for you. We need at least 2 people.
If you are alone, join a group.
To schedule, click on "RESERVE" button and fill in the short form.
After completing, you will be directed to payment page and must pay the amount of R$120,00 per person (our reservation fee is 30% of the amount charged on the tour - per person). In the case of a 2 people group scheduling, it should be paid the amount of R$240,00.
Please read and agree to our terms and conditions, then click SUBMIT. Reservation must be paid by credit card (PayPal) or by account deposit (only for people who have a Brazilian account). The rest of the amount must be paid in cash, directly to the responsible guide at the tour beginning. We usually need at least 48 hours notice to schedule this tour. If the chosen date does not appear on our reservation calendar, send us an email requesting availability. If you wish to pay full amount in advance, we can send you an invoice via PayPal. Payment must be made no later than 72 hours before the tour date.
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We do not operate this tour during Carnival season, on holidays sundays, December 25th, December 31st and January 1st.
In case of large goups, with 5 or more people, the amount charged becomes R$360,00 per person.
- 4 persons - R$380,00 per person.
02 people - If you are traveling alone, we can try to fit you into other groups. If you want to do it alone, without a group fit, it will be charged the amount of R$650,00.
Pick up at hotel - About 2 hours and 30 minutes of car ride to Búzios - Schooner tour - Lunch - Visit to Búzios center - Diving at Geribá or any other chosen beach by the client - About 2 hours and 30 minutes of car ride to Rio de Janeiro - Return to hotel
SUGGESTED BEGINNING TIME
Light clothing, bathing suits, sunscreen, and sneakers or sports sandals;
- Round trip transportation
- Bilingual accredited guide
- Schooner tour
- Lunch with soft drinks and dessert
RIDE DOES NOT INCLUDE
- Alcoholic beverages
- Sunscreen, Towel (we recommend that you take)