Arrival & Departure
How to Get There: The nearest international airport is Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport. There is only charter air service between Angra dos Reis and Rio de Janeiro. Most visitors go by land; it takes approximately 2.0 to 2.5 hours to travel from Rio de Janeiro (along road BR-101) to Angra dos Reis.
Rental car not recommended. Buses run regularly between the city of Rio de Janeiro and Angra dos Reis. The bus stops at the main entrance of Marina Verolme, and from there it is about a 3/10-mile (500-meter) walk to the docks. The bus company from Rio de Janeiro to Angra dos Reis is Costa Verde Transports (http://www.costaverdetransportes.com.br/). To get off at Marina Verolme’s bus stop, the driver must be informed in advance.
Private shuttles: Upon request, our commercial team
will schedule transfers for clients. However, clients are responsible for paying the driver directly at the time of service in local currency. From R$450.to R$550.00
Airport Transfers: Transfers from the airport to the base are not included.
Arrival / Departure Procedure:
Embarkation: Charters start at 12 noon. Briefing Times: Boat/chart Briefings are scheduled at 10:00am 7 days a week. Chart briefings can be arranged any time for clients arriving by private charter plane or on special request. All head charterers are required to attend the briefings. Disembarkation: All charters end at 12:00 noon at which time the boat must be returned and ready for debriefing and checks.
Customs / Immigration Information
To enter Brazil, British, Canadian, Australian, American and EU nationals must present a passport valid for at least 6 months from date of entry. Brazilians with dual nationality must enter and leave the country on their Brazilian passport. Travelers must have a return ticket in their possession as well as proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay.
Canadian, Australian and American nationals must obtain a visa. Visas are not required for British and EU nationals who stay less than 90 days. To determine whether you will need a visa, contact the nearest Brazilian embassy or consulate. Various types of visas are available for travelers.
Children under 18 years old and their parents should carefully review Brazil’s visa application requirements. The adjudicating official at the Brazilian embassy or consulate may require a birth certificate and notarized travel authorization from both parents to issue a visa to a minor.
Foreign travelers to Brazil must complete an immigration form upon arrival. This form will be stamped and handed back to you by immigration officials at the airport. You must retain this form and present it to immigration officials when you leave the country. According to the Brazilian embassy’s website, visitors who lose this form will have to obtain clearance from Brazil’s federal police to leave the country and may have to pay a fine.
Vacinations: For adults, none is required for entry unless you live
in or have recently traveled in a country where yellow fever is present. For children ages 3 months to 7 years, a polio vaccination certificate is required. Travelers should consult their physician 4 to 8 weeks before departure because some vaccines and malaria prophylaxis must be given several weeks before arriving in Brazil. Vaccinations for typhoid, hepatitis A, diphtheria and tetanus are recommended.
Food and drink restrictions: Tap water should not be consumed unless it has been boiled or otherwise sterilized. Avoid ice cubes as well. Bottled water is the safest option. Pasteurized milk is quite common and easy to find in any market, even at the small ones. Meats and fish should be well cooked. Vegetables also should be cooked, and fruit should be peeled.
Provisions & Beverages
If you don't want to spend your holiday in supermarkets or buying food, we offers a fantastic range of Food and Drinks packages which can be pre-ordered and will be on your boat when you arrive. Also there is a small supermarket near the base.
Banks & Money Exchange
Currency: Brazilian real, plural is reais (R$, BRL)
Credit Cards: Visa and other international credit cards. In Angra dos Reis and Paraty credit card use is more difficult, especially in Ilha Grande. Carrying pocket money is recommended.
ATMs: There are a few ATMs close to the base. However, once on charter, it’s more difficult find ATMs. Obtaining money at the airport or at one of the main banking centers (in Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo) is recommended.
Traveler’s Checks: Not accepted
Banking Hours: Mon.–Fri. 1000–1600 hours
Angra Dos Reis & Parati have a tropical climate that is influenced by sea winds and the prevailing NE trade winds. The wet season is from June to September and the dry season from February to May. Average annual precipitation varies from 1,500 mm to 1,750 mm (59 to 68 inches) on the north and south coasts to 4,000 mm (157 inches) in the interior rain forest. The average temperature is 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit) all year round.
Special sailing considerations while on charter: In general, sailing conditions in Angra dos Reis and Paraty are very quiet and do not experience major changes during the year. The prevailing wind is from the east with light breezes ranging from 8 to 14 knots, with flat seas without strong currents or significant tide variations, reaching maximum 1.20 m (4 ft).
In the warmer months (November–March), summer afternoon rainstorms are isolated, quick and fleeting with wind gusts reaching up to 25 knots but without significant change in the wave conditions. Winter cold fronts come from the southwest, and usually the wind (of up to 25 knots) subsides after the first day.
The cruising area comprises Ilha Grande Bay, the bay of Angra dos Reis, Paraty and Paraty Mirim. The wildest part of the area is outside of Ilha Grande, which has the most amazing white-sand beaches. On this side of the island, there is no mobile phone coverage.
Regarding overnight anchorages, the cruising area has many sheltered bays. There are few marinas that charge for docking. Before anchoring inside the bays, visitors must check the weather forecast conditions as, depending on the time of year, some of them may be subject to strong southwesterly winds.
All of the above conditions are fairly predictable when using the recommended forecast sources. However, due to the mountainous geography and the vast rainforest canopy, weather conditions in nearby areas may vary significantly.
Restaurants, hotel, Internet service, gift shop, dive shop, fax service, fuel and ice. Postage stamps are available at the base. Laundry service available locally. Telephones credit card or collect calling on site.