Around two hours from Rio de Janeiro, Búzios is a string of beautiful beaches on an 8-km-long (5-mile-long) peninsula. It was the quintessential sleepy fishing village until the 1960s, when the French actress Brigitte Bardot holidayed here to escape the paparazzi and the place almost instantly transformed into a vacation sensation. Búzios has something for everyone. Some hotels cater specifically to families and provide plenty of activities and around-the-clock child care. Many have spa facilities, and some specialize in weeklong retreats. View more
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Enjoy a half-day sail and swim adventure during your call to Buzios. One of the most sought after experiences, this tour offers a great way of connecting to the region's many beaches and islands.
Set sail for some of Búzios' most beautiful and breath-taking beaches. Enjoy the sea's colourful tropical flora as you head to João Fernandinho beach where you may enjoy a swim in the water. Along the way, pass by Ossos, Azeda, Azedinha and João Fernandes beaches.
Next it's off to Ilha Feia ("Ugly Island", due to its unusual climatic conditions) and Turtle beach where you'll have some more time to swim in the warm waters. The tour will also pass by the beaches of Virgens, Amores, Canto, and la Ilha (island) do Caboclo, before returning to the pier.
On the sail back to the ship, sit back, relax and enjoy sailing across the waters.
Please note: Guests entering the water must be physically fit and able to swim in water too deep to stand. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship. Re-boarding the vessel may be considered challenging for some guests. The vessel offers shade over 30% of the deck, while seating is on wooden benches. The schooner does not go ashore on this tour; therefore there are no beach landings. Restrooms facilities on the schooner are very basic and may not be up to Silversea standards.
See the beauty of Buzios aboard a special open-air trolley as you enjoy the feel of the wind and the smell of the sea, all while viewing the most unforgettable scenery Buzios can offer.
Begin your day with a scenic drive which includes a visit to the Praia dos Ossos whose literal translation means 'Stone Street Beach' where the beach looks like a postcard and is perfect for taking pictures, strolling and relaxing. This narrated tour will continue to scenic overlooks at Mirante de João Fernandes and Mirante do Forno for a chance to climb the 20 stairs to view the beautiful coastal vistas as well as Praia Brava and the landscapes of Mirante da Brava.
Next, drive through scenic downtown and past main beaches of the area such as Forno and Ponta da Lagoinha beaches. Lastly, on arrival in Buzios you will have an opportunity to purchase souvenirs at the local souvenir shoppes before re-boarding the trolley for your scenic tour back to town.
Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the trolley. The terrain may be bumpy. This tour is not recommended for guests with back problems or pregnant women. Guests are advised to wear comfortable shoes and/or sandals, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship. The beach trolley is not air-conditioned. Restrooms are located at the trolley's embarking/disembarking point.