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Schooner Trip Only Ilha dos Frades, Leaving Salvador-Bahia.

4 (48)
Salvador, BR

Schooner Trip Only Ilha dos Frades, Leaving Salvador-Bahia.

4 (48)
Salvador, BR
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Set sail on a thrilling schooner trip to Ilha dos Frades, departing from Salvador-Bahia. Experience the beauty of the sea and take in picturesque views of the Itapagipe peninsula along the way. As you arrive at Ilha dos Frades, you'll be captivated by the calm, crystal-clear waters that beckon you for a refreshing swim. Relax on the sandy shores and soak up the warm sunshine at Ponta de Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe island. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the charming chapel and marvel at the incredible view it offers. After a blissful 5-hour stay, marvel at the sunset on the return journey in our Baía de Todos os Santos. This unforgettable 1 hour and 40-minute tour promises excitement, relaxation, and breathtaking sights. Join us on this adventure and create lasting memories.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 8 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Paradise beach on Ilha dos Frades
  • Snorkel dive in crystal-clear waters
  • Relax on the warm sands of Ponta de Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe
  • Visit the chapel with an incredible view
  • Enjoy the sunset in Baía de Todos os Santos
  • Tour guide
  • Fruit Round
  • Lunch
  • Airport-departure tax
  • Transfer to the Nautical Terminal.

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Indulge in a mesmerizing getaway as you embark on a Schooner Trip Only Ilha dos Frades, departing from Salvador-Bahia. This thrilling tour takes you on an unforgettable journey across the crystal-clear waters of the Itapagipe peninsula, providing breathtaking panoramic views of the enchanting coastline. Departing from Salvador's Nautical Terminal at 9:20 am, the schooner will sail towards the idyllic Ilha dos Frades, where tranquility and serenity await. Prepare to immerse yourself in its warm and inviting waters, soak up the sun on the sandy shores, and relish in the blissful atmosphere of Ponta de Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe island.

What to expect?

During this remarkable experience, expect to be captivated by the beauty of Ilha dos Frades. Dive into the crystal-clear waters and discover a vibrant underwater world with optional snorkeling. Indulge in a delicious snack and sip on a refreshing cold drink, offering the perfect respite from the tropical heat. Spend approximately 5 hours on the island, allowing ample time to bask in the sun and enjoy the serenity of this hidden gem. Don't miss the opportunity to ascend the island's stairs and visit the charming chapel, offering an incredible vantage point to admire the breathtaking surroundings. As the day draws to a close, delight in the magical sunset overlooking Baía de Todos os Santos.

Who is this for?

This incredible tour caters to a wide range of individuals seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Nature enthusiasts will revel in the crystal-clear waters and wealth of marine life, perfect for snorkeling adventures. Serene beach lovers will appreciate the idyllic white sands of Ilha dos Frades, providing the ideal setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. History buffs will be enthralled by the Monte Serrat Fort and the Bonfim Church found along the scenic route. Whether you are a solo traveler, a couple looking for a romantic experience, or a group of friends wanting to create lasting memories, this captivating Schooner Trip is an ideal choice for all.

Why book this?

What sets this Schooner Trip apart is the unrivaled beauty and tranquility of Ilha dos Frades. The crystal-clear waters beckon you to take a refreshing swim, while the inviting sandy shores provide the perfect opportunity to lounge under the warm sun. Ascend the island's stairs and find yourself in awe of the stunning chapel perched atop, offering majestic views of the surrounding landscape. Immerse yourself in nature and experience the serenity of this hidden paradise. With an experienced guide and a comfortable schooner, this trip ensures a seamless and enjoyable adventure. Escape the ordinary and embark on this incredible journey to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Good to know

Please note that the Schooner Trip does not include the Salvador terminal boarding fee, Frades Island entrance fee, lunch, drinks, and snacks. It is recommended to make contact with the nautical terminal 60 minutes before boarding and the departure time is at 8:30 am. The total duration of the trip is approximately 480 minutes, providing ample time to explore the beauty of Ilha dos Frades and indulge in the stunning surroundings. Don't forget to bring your snorkeling gear to fully immerse yourself in the vibrant underwater world. Join us on this remarkable Schooner Trip and let the beauty of Ilha dos Frades take your breath away.


Travelers who have embarked on this Schooner Trip raved about their experiences. They were captivated by the stunning beauty of Ilha dos Frades, praising the tranquil waters and pristine beaches. Many enjoyed snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters, witnessing the vibrant marine life up close. The panoramic views from the chapel atop the island left a lasting impression on visitors, providing an unforgettable backdrop for photos. The comfortable schooner and knowledgeable guides ensured a seamless and enjoyable journey for all. Overall, travelers were extremely satisfied with their experience on the Schooner Trip Only Ilha dos Frades, leaving Salvador-Bahia, heralding it as an absolute must-do for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Ilha dos Frades

Paradise beach, it is worth taking a Snorkel dive (optional). lunch on the island (optional. DOES NOT INCLUDE THE FRADES ISLAND ENTRY FEE (25.00)

Admission Not Included



4 (48)


Wow! I rarely write reviews, but must rave about this incredible cruise to two amazing islands near Salvador Brazil: Islã dos frades and Itaparica. The boat is lovely, staffed by a smiling, courteous team who make amazing drinks with fresh fruit while playing Brazilian music on drums and tamborine. Islã dos frades has crystalline water and Itaparica is a lovely place to stop for lunch and enjoy local history. The tour agency was great, and have us all the information we needed, along with a reminder about check-in the night before. Our kids loved the entire day as much as we did. We would highly highly recommend this cruise to anyone looking for an amazing day in Brazil.


Unfortunately choosing this tour was a disaster, even if Ilha dos Frades is a beautiful place. I tried repeatedly to book several days in advance via TripAdvisor, but I was rejected for lack of a Brazilian CPF. I ultimately was able to book directly on De Boa’s website the night before, but I missed the fine print that reservations must be made 12 hours in advance (I was 10.5 hours in advance). I don’t understand why the website let the booking (and my payment) go through if this is the policy. I tried to confirm directly with the tour company in the morning, but I didn’t receive a response for over two hours, by which time the boat was already boarding. The guide then told us, as we were getting on the boat, that our trip was cancelled due to “bad weather,” and that we were taking a different route instead. Rather than five hours at Ilha dos Frades, we would have only two. We were not offered a refund as is claimed in the description. At midday we were able to negotiate with the guide (who had disappeared as soon as we arrived at the island), who said we could stay later and take another boat back. Unfortunately, returning to the boat terminal, waiting in line, and negotiating with him ate up an hour of our day, and ultimately the boat we took to return was smaller and not so seaworthy. Many people were having panic attacks and all the passengers were soaked as we ran into the “bad weather” for which our tour had supposedly been canceled in the first place and for which we were not offered reimbursement. When I contacted De Boa again that night, the owner told me “thankfully everything worked out.” I disagree. All of this could have been avoided with better communication—I would have happily accepted a refund if he had answered my communication in the morning and told me that he could not honor the reservation because I had made it too late and because the travel would be unsafe. Rather than book with De Boa or a similar company, we recommend taking the brief ferry from Madre de Deus to the other side of Ilha dos Frades. Business owners on the island informed us that De Boa and other tour companies do what I described all the time.


I honestly don’t understand what we paid for with this booking. on top of the booking fee, we paid for the return boat fare, fee to enter the island, a tax, a very expensive lunch, all drinks on the boat and tip for the music. It could have been done alone. The boat was so slow too, the three hour journey back was unbearable.


I don’t recommend this trip. We booked it because it said frades island only but you are only there 2 hours. They also said that there would be English guide but no one spoke English. We had to find someone who could translate to even tell us what time to go back to the boat. I went up to the “guide” with google translate to try and get him to type and communicate and he brushed me away. They said “music included “ but actually they ask for money for the music . I recommend to go to frades, just not with them


Everything promised in this tour is a lie Not only did we not get an english speaking tour guide as promised (no one spoke english and wouldn’t even use google translate to tell us anything ), we went to two islands not the one as said on the tour. We wanted to spend several hours on one island which is why we booked this specific tour . It says music is included but they ask for money for the band so it isn’t included. Very disorganized. They said 3 hours on each island but it was 2. I would not recommend. Save yourself the money and go on your own. Also I wouldn’t Call the boat a schooner. I asked for a refund and they are saying we got on the wrong boat at the wrong time. This is a lie . We showed up to the dock at the time asked for us to come and were pointed to a boat.


Great trip we loved it !!! Natural island with not many tourists ! Lots of beautiful spots and beaches


The Venue is an event in itself! Congratulations to the company and team responsible for the tour! Helpful, organized, punctual... The drinks along the way are wonderful! We will do it again


I was in Salvador in Jan24. I booked the Ilha de Frades, Morro de São Paulo and walking tours. Ilha de Frades: Clean and calm sea for swimming, the route leaves from the sea terminal in Salvador and is done by catamaran. During the tour there is a performance by a pagoda group, they serve fruits and drinks (paid). On Ilha de Frades there is a restaurant structure and the cork oak mats to be placed underneath require a minimum cost of 50 reais. Morro de São Paulo: Simply wonderful! I loved! I highly recommend going to Morro de São Paulo. As it is a very far destination, it becomes very tiring. I recommend spending 3 days in Morro de São Paulo, to make the most of the destination, as there are islands (Gamboa, Boipeba) to visit and the night there is quite busy. Wallace tour: tour of the historic part of Salvador (churches, pillory, museum). Tour carried out with the guide Jose Jorge (an excellent professional) since hiring the service, he provided me with all assistance before and during my trip. I highly recommend @deboaturisno 1000/10


We did a ridge circuit in October 2023. The guide was very good and the visits interesting but FRAM's practices are scandalous. The reservation contract was not respected. The product sheet was modified between the reservation and the invitation without our being informed. And in the end not all the services were respected! When booking, no mention of a transfer "collective shuttles with clients from other agencies" and group limited to 49 people. On the invitation: collective transfer with the possibility of waiting 1 hour at the airport before departure + group increased to 55 people! In reality: 2.5 hours of waiting at the airport + 2 hours of driving (landing at 6 p.m., arriving at the hotel at 10:30 p.m., it was 80km!!!) + group of 60 people! We needed a double-decker bus because there were so many of us. This is unacceptable and scandalous. We would never have booked under these conditions. Is it normal for a tour operator to allow a contract to be signed with certain conditions and once everything is paid, to change the rules unilaterally? NO !!! Despite all our documents and irrefutable evidence, customer service shows total bad faith. No credible justification for these changes. Depending on what they arrange, they take into account the first or 2nd product sheet which they did not even respect anyway. Deceptive, scandalous and illegal practices. We contact the tourism and travel mediator.


The beach is great and the boat service was well organized. The good tourism agency was efficient in providing answers to all the questions I asked. That's what led me to buy from this agency.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-17 09:41