Angra & Paraty Sailing Charters
Angra do Reis & Paraty, Brazil
Sail from Angra to Paraty aboard a 40-foot catamaran to discover pristine tropical beaches and virgin Atlantic rainforest as you charter the calm waters in and around Ilha Grande. Learn to sail, snorkel, dive and star-gaze under sparkling night skies.
At a Glance
Opt to sail for one to three nights with snorkeling, SUP, meditation and surfing on route
Travel in style from Angra to Paraty colonial town or opt to start and end in the same town
An idyllic way to experience the tropical island of IIha Grande and its pristine beaches
Unique honeymoon experience or a truly memorable family adventure
All itineraries are fully customisable depending on the adventures that appeal to each party
Experienced crew composed of a skipper, chef and boat host
Opt to sail the tropical waters of Angra and Paraty Bay for one to three nights on board a catamaran, get back to nature, snorkeling, diving, learning to sail and star gazing under the sparkling night sky. The catamaran is equipped with three bedrooms on the lower deck, offering hot showers, air conditioning and comfortable double beds. Sailing in the sunshine is all about hanging out on deck, and this boat has a spacious living area, balcony and external deck for al fresco dining. The catamaran is crewed by an experienced skipper, chef and a boat host.
The sailing experience can be fully customized to each couple or family on board. A typical one-night sail from Angra to Paraty would depart in the afternoon toward llha Grande island, with guests sitting down to a delicious light lunch on deck while the wind takes you towards Saco do Ceu or Praia de Baixo. Arrive late afternoon to a palm-fringed deserted beach for sunset drinks and appetizers. Swim in the ocean, feel the sand beneath your feet and unwind until dinner is served on board, followed by some star-gazing on board before bedding down for the night in your cabin.
Enjoy a lazy morning in the bay stand up paddle boarding and snorkeling, or simply laze on the beach reading a book in paradise. Early mornings are also wonderful for wildlife as the jungle comes alive, with fluro birds flying by and howler monkeys having a hoot in the forest canopy. Mid-morning you'll sail to Paraty, a stunning six hour journey where you'll stop on route at secluded spots like Saco da Longa to enjoy some fresh oysters and seafood and the Gruta Azul coastline where you'll enjoy lunch on route. Take the opportunity to learn to sail and experienced sailors can enjoy being part of the crew. Listen to some Brazilian beats and stories from the captain as you sail towards Paraty, an exquisitely preserved colonial town with cobblestone streets, galleries and boutiques, well worth exploring for a couple of days.
All sailing expeditions include meals, water, juices and soft drinks. One bottle of wine is included per couple per day and four beers, with extra beverages charged to guests directly.
Location & Directions
Angra do Reis & Paraty, Brazil
Sail through the calm waters of the bay from Angra dos Reis to Paraty, stopping to take in the pristine beaches and sheltered coves of IIha Grande. With few settlements on the island, its thick in tropical Atlantic rainforest dotted with the odd guesthouse aside from the palm-tree studded town of Vila do Abraao. The sail ends in the charming colonial town of Paraty, an idyllic town rich in culture and colonial history.
When to go
High season is generally December to April when it's warm and humid. The coastal location ensures that temperatures rarely exceed 30°C and generally do not fall below 13°C (night-time in July). Even in winter (June-September), when rates are lower, daytime temperatures usually reach 21°C. This can be a lovely time to visit as it is warm in the day, cooler at night and drier. Rainfall is a possibility throughout the year, but the peak summer months of January and February often experience heavier showers. Christmas, New Year, January, Carnival, Easter and Paraty's International Literary Festival (normally held in July) are high season and hotels will be busy.