PICKUP: ARRAIAL DO CABO HOTELS, POUSADAS, & AIRBNB´S
DROP OFF: MAIN PIER OF ABRAAO ON ILHA GRANDE
TRANSPORT COMBO INCLUDES: 1 SUPPORT CAR + 2 SHUTTLES + 1 SPEED BOAT
This transfer is 4 transport services joined together to offer the fastest way to get to Ilha Grande from Arraial do Cabo on shared transport!
Travel from Arraial do Cabo in modern vehicles with professional drivers who will first pick you up in a car and take you to the town of São Pedro da Aldeia where you join a shuttle to the Rio de Janeiro airport. Here you change vehicle and drive south out of the city to a speedboat for the quick crossing to Abraao on Ilha Grande.
The first vehicle is usually a support car or van which drives you to a meeting point where you are transferred to a shuttle van and you will be driven 3 hours south to the Rio International Airport. Here a representative meets you and escorts you to a meeting point where you wait for the next vehicle departing. At the airport, there can be a wait before your next departure of 1 hour.
From the airport, you drive a further 2 hours south until the small fishing village of Conceição de Jacareí, where you change for a speedboat for the final trip to the main pier of Abraao on Ilha Grande. The boat crossing takes around 20 minutes.
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING EVEN QUICKER? - In addition to the 3 regular shared transfers, we also offer private transfers where you can choose your departure time from Rio. You can also consult about our VIP service which also includes private boats. Contact us for details!
While making your booking you will have the option of choosing from 3 departures per day.
(Average travel time is 7.5 hours)
ARRAIAL DO CABO PICKUPS - The vehicle does not go to places in Arraial do Cabo that are difficult to access (very steep slopes, dirt roads, etc.).
IMPORTANT - Although we do everything we can to stick to the above schedule, the reality of navigating in a big city means that there are possibilities of road delays which could affect the schedule on your day of travel. The above times are a guide only and based on daily averages rather than rigid schedules.
OTHER IMPORTANT NOTES:
Luggage allowance is 1 standard-sized suitcase or backpack per person and 1 small carry-on bag per person. The carry-on item needs to able to fit at your feet or on your lap if no other space is available with the rest of the luggage or on spare seats.
The boat crossing to Abraao is included with your booking and the boat portion of the trip will be operated by a third party speedboat ferry company.
There are no vehicles on Ilha Grande, and once your boat has arrived at the Abraao pier, you make your own way to your accommodation on the island. There are porters on hand which you may hire to cart your luggage to your hotel.
Please be aware that there are no ATM machines on the island, so remember to take out cash before the shuttle arrives, because the driver will not be able to stop to use the ATM on the way. Many shops, restaurants, and hotels on the island do accept Visa and MasterCard.