Silversea Expedition Cruises To PORTO BELO

PORTO BELO

Beautiful beaches attract many to Porto Belo, but there are other natural attractions. The Atlantic forest of the Brazil coast has a great variety of plants and birds, including many found nowhere else. It is second only to the Amazon in diversity. But most of the forest has been cleared for agriculture. Trekking in the surviving forest near Port Belo puts you amid the super-rich and rare ecosystem. Azorean culture has become a source of pride to locals in recent years. View more

Between 1747 and 1756, Portugal sent nearly 7500 immigrants from the Azores and Madeira to the state of Santa Catarina. They were enticed with money, land, agricultural tools, seeds, livestock and weapons to populate and secure the Portuguese colonial territory from local indigenous people and rival Europeans. They settled and flourished in settlements such as Porto Belo for ten generations. You can still find Azorean cultural influences in cuisine, holy ghost festivals, colourful boats and architecture seen at Praça dos Pescadores (Fishermen’s Square) in Porto Belo. German influence is strong in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. From the early 19th century, Germans emigrated and made up over 50% of immigrants to the state. Adapting to tropical conditions was hard, but many coped with farming and excelled in producing children. Today towns like Blumenau maintain a strong German influence in architecture and festivities, and especially in the essential tradition of locally brewed beer and classic German sausages.

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Excursions in PORTO BELO

Azorean Route

Departure from Porto Belo Pier towards Florianopolis. Florianopolis is the capital of Santa Catarina, endowed with natural beauty and quality of life, Upon arrival at the island, you will see on your left Bridge Hercílio Luz that was made in 1926, it is the post card of the city. Drive to the North Coast of the island at Santo Antonio

de Lisboa Santo Antônio de Lisboa is one of the oldest districts in Florianópolis. Located in the northwest of Santa Catarina Island, it is located 15 kms from the Center, on the way to the northern beaches.


The district played an important role in the colonization of the city and still preserves many historic houses and buildings. With its narrow, quiet streets, quality restaurants and a wonderful view, Sto. Antônio is a mandatory ticket for anyone visiting the capital of Santa Catarina. Formerly the neighborhood was called the parish of Nossa Senhora das Necessidades and was one of the main ports of entry for immigrants in the region, coming mainly from the Azores Island, in Portugal. The place has also served as a port and customs post, receiving foreign merchants and vessels. One of the most striking features of Santo Antônio de Lisboa is the colorful houses with windows and doors painted in bold colors, a legacy of Azorean culture. They can also be found in other regions of Florianópolis, such as in Sambaqui and in the parish of Ribeirão da Ilha.


The neighborhood is one of the main gastronomic centers of the city, with dozens of restaurants, most of them specialized in Seafood. Some have tables on decks on the beach, with an incredible view. Cultivation of seafood and oysters supplies many restaurants. You will visit the historical centre with its old houses, which are an attraction in itself, in colonial Portuguese style.


Your guide will introduce you to the history and the traditions of the area when visiting the historical center with its old houses, which are an attraction in itself, in colonial Portuguese style. You will also learn about the local handcraft. After check the beauty of the landscape and the level of excellence of the mariculture of Santa Catarina, the visitors will taste the best oysters in the whole world (ostra in natura, ao bafo and gratinada) of the Restaurant Freguesia Oyster Bar Restaurante. Santo Antônio de Lisboa stands on the national scene as the largest producer of oysters in Brazil. After lunch you may return to Pier

Azoreann Cooking Class in Florianopolis

Discover the secrets behind preparing Azorean cuisine during this informative half-day lunch tour. Florianópolis cuisine began with the landing of the Portuguese that brought slaves to work and explore the land. While the Indians used food such as cassava, maize, the Portuguese exploited deep sea fishing.


During this experience a typical dish called Mussel "Lambe, lambe" which means "licks, licks" will be prepared. This is a typical dish of the island of Florianópolis, mainly in the south of the island. When the fishermen reach the shore, they harvest the mussels and add a special ingredient called "Urucum" oil, a seed of a tree that is abundantly found in the Atlantic forest, which was used by local Indians to color their faces. When ready, fishermen without using cutlery used the licking motion to remove the shellfish from the shell.


Public market

Embark the coach for the approximately 130-minute scenic drive to the Public Market in Florianopolis, the capital of the state of Santa Catarina. Your chef greets you and accompanies you on a market tour. Along the way, learn about the unique blend of Brazilian ingredients, spices and flavors that make up the local Azorean

cuisine. Leaving the market, board again with your guide and chef and continue to the location of the cooking class.


Cooking class

During your cooking class, learn how to prepare Mussel Lambe Lambe. The signature dish of Azorean cuisine in Florianópolis and a seafood dish prepared in a pan by our local chef. After the cooking class, relax with a lunch your chef has prepared. Dessert is also served, Brigadeiro which is prepared with condensed milk, chocolate and butter. The name originated because it was a favorite candy of an aircraft brigadier. After lunch, board the bus and begin the journey of approximately 130 minutes back to the pier.

Camboriu Highlights & Cable Car

Explore the island of Virgin Gorda with an island drive and a coastal cruise this scenic half-day overview.

Depart the tender pier in your open-air safari truck for the first portion of your journey around this small but fascinating British Virgin Island. Your drive takes you through Spanish Town and to the ruins of the 18th century Copper Mine works. Explore the ruins overlooking the seas before boarding the tour bus before driving onward up to Gorda Peak for dramatic views of the surrounding islands and Gorda Sound where Drake is purported to have kept his ships.


Next, drive 40 minutes to Gorda Sound for a coastal cruise. Descending to Gun Creek, disembark the vehicles and board a comfortable motorboat for a cruise through Gorda Sound. During your scenic boat ride, view Sir Richard Branson's Moskito island en route to the Dog islands lying off the coast of Virgin Gorda. Your tour escort narrates stories of the islands as you enjoy a complimentary drink.


Leaving the Dog islands, the boat cruises past the famous Baths beaches before returning to the marina.


Return to the pier.

Kayak in Puerto Belo

One of the most beautiful places in Santa Catarina, Porto Belo Island is located approximately 1 kilometer from the city center. With calm and crystalline water, the island has an untouched nature surrounded by the Atlantic Forest in all its surroundings with a wide variety of fauna and flora, making the Island have a greater charm. The preserved nature is a special attraction.


With calm and clear waters invite people to water sports, like kayak. From there you can feel the peace of the sea, the energy of the nature.

During 40 minutes, you can enjoy the ocean near to Porto Belo Island in a Kayak.


Departure from the ship in a tender until Porto Belo beach. There you will embark in a kayak, where you can enjoy the ocean. After this adventure you can relax at the beautiful beach. Return to the port.

An Introduction to Silversea Expeditions

“Voyage of a lifetime” does not even begin to describe a Silversea Expedition experience. Imagine the comfort and intimacy of our ships, coupled with the most intriguing, far-flung destinations on earth. With over 590 destinations on all 7 continents, this is expedition cruising at its finest. Our uniquely curated itineraries with excursions adapted to individual ability and interest cater to all, while our knowledgeable and enthusiastic experts lead the way. Butler service, highest crew to guest ration in the industry and all-inclusivity make a Silversea Expedition cruise like nothing you have ever experienced.