Getting to Ilha Grande

Getting to Ilha Grande is quite easy. There are 3 departure points: Angra dos Reis, Conceçaõ de Jacareí & Paraty. You'll find all the information you need here.

There are lots of Car Parks in Jacareí, all of which are close to the jetty.

The Island is always busy, so make a reservation in advance.

PARKING OBJETIVA:
Automotive vacancies in a large place, closed and completely safe. Our staff will be on duty to serve you.
Information and reservations: (55 24) 9993-31848.
E-mail: contato@objetivatour.com

PARKING DO CAIS:
35 automotive vacancies indoors, monitored by cameras and with the best location in Conceição de Jacareí. Service 24 hour and advance reservations.
Information and reservations: (55 21) 99533-9968 / 98413-5615.

PARKING VISTA MAR:
Parking and Vista Mar car wash has 60 spaces for vehicles in a closed and secure location. Do not let your car on the street. Tradition and trust.
Information and reservations: (55 21) 97177-1264 / (55 21) 98807-9262 / (55 21) 98101-5804 and (55 24) 99825-0356.

PARKING R2:
Save your vacancy at a closed and safe place with bathrooms and showers for your convenience. Book in advance.
Information and reservations: (55 21) 98887-1338  / (55 24) 99845-2323.
E-mail: brunoreistour@gmail.com

PARKING DITO:
DITO Parking has 40 vacancies for vehicles in a closed and secure location. Good location and credibility. Do not let your car on the street.
Information and reservations: (55 21) 2685-6374 / (55 21) 99783-6899.

PARKING LENIR:
Automotive vacancies in a closed and secure location. Receives your vehicle and returns it at agreed  day and time.
Information and reservations: (55 21) 7173 -9143.

 

There are many Car Parks in Angra.

The most conveniently located is Dois Irmãos, opposite the entrance to the Port of Angra - Cais (Jetty) de Lapa. The Ferry leaves from there each day at 15.30.

However, there are many faster services leaving from the tourist pier, Estação Santa Luzia throughout the day.

1. Travelling Independently:

Take a taxi from the airport or your hotel to the Bus Terminal (Rodaviaraia Novo Rio). The fare is fixed, currently R$ 28. Go to the ticket office for Costa Verde bus line, ground floor, right hand corner, as you enter the Terminal. The coaches are comfortable, air conditioned and have a toilet facility. The trip to Conceição de Jacarei takes 2.5 hours with a refreshment break along the way. The fare is currently R$ 49,00 pp. When you board the bus, tell the driver that you are getting off in Jacarei. Your bags must be put on last, and easy to pull out. To reach the jetty, cross the Highway to the sea side. Walk to the waterfront and turn left. Jetty is at the end of the beach. No taxi required.
Costa Verde Bus Timetable

 

2. Transfer Services:

There several transfer services from Rio to Ilha Grande. The trip may take much longer than expected as passengers will be picked up at many different locations across the city.
'Easy Transfer'
http://www.easytransferbrazil.com
'Angra Tours'
http://www.angratours.com.br 
'Resa Mundi'
http://www.resamundi.com.br

 

3. Private Transfer (arranged with Rennie)

Our driver, will come to GIG or SDU airport, or to your hotel in Rio to meet you.

  • No waiting,
  • No need to depend on a minimum number of passengers,
  • No picking up other passengers at other city locations,
  • Travel in a comfortable, air conditioned car,
  • Request stops at Banks/ATMs, shops or other locations along the main route,
  • Comfort breaks/ refreshment stops with good food and clean bathroom facilities,
  • Help with luggage at Airport or Hotel to car, and also from the car to the boat!
  • Personalised, professional, reliable and friendly service,

The price for 2 people, Rio - Jacarei is R$ 400, which is an excellent fare. For each additional person add 25%. This price includes the Private Transfer and the boat crossing to Ilha Grande in a Flexiboat (fast service). You will need to pay in cash in when you reach your destination. If time is short, my best advice is to take the Private Transfer. It is also safer and stress free, especially when you are on holiday!

Boat services to Ilha Grande:

There are many boat services from Jacarei to Ilha Grande. The flexiboat is a fast service and the crossing takes just 15 minutes, but it is not much fun if it is raining! He is a schedule of some of the services.
  • 08.00  - Andrea Flex
    08.30  - flexiboat Vila Nova Tour
    09.00  - escuna Andrea
    10.00  - flexiboat Vila nova Tour
    10.30  - Andrea Flex
    11.00 - flexiboat - Vila Nova Tour
    11.30  - escuna Andrea
    12.30  - Objectiva Fast boat
    13.00  - flexiboat Vila Nova Tour
    13.00  - flexiboat Vila Nova Tour
    14.00  - Andrea Flex
    14.00 - escuna
    14.30  - flexiboat Vila Nova Tour
    15.00 - escuna Andrea
  • 15.30 - flexiboat Vila Nova Tour
    16.00  - Objectiva Fast boat
    16.30 - Andrea Flex
    17.00 - escuna 17.30 Jacareí - Flexiboat Vila Nova Tour
    18.00  - Objectiva Fast boat
    18.15 - escuna Andrea 21.00 Jacareí - escuna Andrea
  • 21.00 - escuna Andrea

The schooners take approximately 50 minutes and it is a pleasant boat trip.
The flexiboat is a fast service and the crossing takes just 15 minutes, but it is not much fun if it is raining!

1. Travelling Independently

Take a taxi to the Bus Terminal Tiete. Go the ticket office for the bus line Reunidas Paulista on the upper level. If possible, buy your ticket on the Internet beforehand. There are only 4 departures per day, so seats are limited. Confirm departure times directly with the bus company.

  • 08:00
  • 12:15
  • 16:00
  • 22:00

The journey takes 7.5 hours. To make reservation tel: 0300 210 3000
https://www.netviagem.com.br/empresa-de-onibus/reunidas-paulista

In Angra, take a taxi to the Santa Luzia jetty. The trip takes 10 minutes and costs +/- R$ 15.

Note: There are no Transfer Services or Private Transfers from Sao Paulo.

Boat Departures from da Angra dos Reis

  • 08.00 -  Catamaran - fast service - cais (jetty) de Santa Luzia
  • 09.00 -  Flexiboat - cais de Santa Luzia
  • 10.30 -  Aquaflex - cais de Santa Luzia
  • 11.00 -  Flexiboat - cais de Santa Luzia
  • 12.00 -  Flexiboat - fast service - cais de Santa Luzia
  • 13.30 -  Aquaflex- cais de Santa Luzia
  • 14.30 -  Schooner Agua Viva - cais de Lapa
  • 15.30 -  Barca SA - cais de Lapa
  • 16.00 -  Catamaran - cais de Santa Luzia
  • 17.00 -  Aquaflex- cais de Santa Luzia
  • 18.00 -  Flexiboat - cais de Santa Luzia
  • 18.30 -  Schooner Resta 1 - cais de Santa Luzia.

The Aquaflex is the fastest and most comfortable service, just 30 minutes - R$ 40 pp

The Flexiboats (smaller) are also fast (40 mins), but no fun if it is raining! - R$ 40 pp

The Catamaran takes 1 hour (R$ 30 pp).

The schooners take about 1½ hours on average R$ 25 pp.

The Ferry (Barca S.A) is slow, but cheaper (R 15 pp), and takes 1.50 hours.

You can buy your tickets on the jetty for the Ferry or when boarding in the case of Aquaflex, Flexiboats and schooners.

1. Travelling Independently

There is a regular local bus service which leaves from the Paraty Bus Terminal in the centre of town. The company is called Colitur and the buses are white with blue and orange lettering on the side. The fare is approximately R$ 10,00. Luckily, the bus stops in Angra dos Reis in between the Cais (jetty) de Lapa (to your right) and the Cais de Santa Luzia (to your left) so it’s easy to get to your boat for your departure to the Island. The trip takes 2 hours. Sit on the right hand side of the bus and you will get some lovely sea views along the way!

Bus Departure Timetable

Colitur Busline tel: (24) 3371-1238

Paraty - Angra dos Reis

Monday - Saturday

05:00 - 05:40 - 06:10 - 06:40 - 07:00 - 07:40 - 08:10 - 08:50 - 09:20 - 10:00 - 10:30 - 11:00 - 11:30 - 12:00 - 13:20 - 14:00 - 15:20 - 16:00 - 16:30 - 17:00 - 18:00 - 19:00 - 19:40 - 20:30 - 22:30

Sundays and Holidays

05:00 - 06:00 - 07:00 - 08:00 - 09:00 - 10:00 - 11:00 - 12:00 - 13:00 - 14:00 - 15:00 - 16:00 - 17:00 - 18:00 - 19:00 - 20:00 - 20:30 - 22:30.

2. Transfer Services

'Paraty Tours' offers a daily Transfer Service from Paraty, with their own fleet of executive cars, mini vans and buses.
http://www.paratytours.com.br

'Safari Speedboat' is the only company offering a transfer by inflatable flexi-boat from Paraty. The trip takes 1.5 hours and costs R 180,00 pp. There are luggage restrictions and reservations must be made 24 hours in advance.
http://www.transferparatyilhagrande.com/index.en.html

Boat Departures from Angra dos Reis

  • 09.00 - Flexiboat - cais de Santa Luzia
  • 10.30 - Aquaflex - cais de Santa Luzia
  • 11.00 - Flexiboat - cais de Santa Luzia
  • 12.00 - Flexiboat - fast service - cais de Santa Luzia
  • 13.30 - Aquaflex- cais de Santa Luzia
  • 14.30 - Schooner Agua Viva - cais de Lapa
  • 15.30 - Barca SA - cais de Lapa
  • 16.00 - Catamaran - cais de Santa Luzia
  • 17.00 - Aquaflex- cais de Santa Luzia
  • 18.00 - Flexiboat - cais de Santa Luzia
  • 18.30 -  Schooner Resta 1 - cais de Santa Luzia

The Aquaflex is the fastest and most comfortable service, just 30 minutes. R$ 30 pp

The Flexiboats are also fast (40 mins), but smaller boats, no fun if it is raining! R$ 30 pp

The Catamaran takes 1 hour. R$ 30 pp

The schooners take about 1.30 hours on average R$ 20 - R$ 30 pp.

The Ferry (Barca S.A) is slow, but cheaper R$ 14 pp, and takes 1½ hours.

You can buy your tickets on the jetty for the Ferry and for the Catamaran or during the when boarding in the case of Aquaflex, Flexiboats and schooners.

The Pousada is near to everything. We are only 5 minutes on foot from the centre of the village and just 4 minutes to Abraão beach. In spite of our proximity, Aratinga inn offers guests total privacy and a sanctuary from the bustle of the streets. If you are traveling with a lot of luggage, it will be a good idea to hire one of the many porters who will be on the pier waiting for the arrival of your boat. They wear yellow T-shirts with Carreteiro Legal printed on the front. The walk to Aratinga inn takes about 6 - 7 minutes and is all level except for the last 50 metres which is up a short, steep hill.