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Kayak Multi-day Trips – Paraty Explorer – Adventure & Active Travel in Brazil


We run Overnight (hostel-based) and 3 day paddling trips (local house, not camping) on Brazil’s Green Coast
The longer 3 day trips is boat supported so you paddle as much or as little as you want!

Perfect for beginners and experienced paddlers. Email us for more detailed itineraries.

‘A sea kayaker’s dream’ – National Geographic Traveler selects Paraty’s Costa Verde for 50 Tours of a Lifetime

Brazilian Tropical Fjord Kayak Trip (3 Days/ 2 Nights) – Saco do Mamanguá 
​NEXT TRIPS for 2020: 26-28 June
, 30 August – 01 Sept (solo travellers welcome!)


Sea Kayaking in Brazil

Setting out from the picturesque colonial town of Paraty we spend 3 days kayaking the warm waters of Brazil’s only tropical fjord, paddling across naturally protected bays and through mangrove forests with stops at islands and beaches. We stay in a local fisherman´s house on the bay.

Highlights of this lodge-based trip include:
– The best beaches on Brazil’s Green Coast
– Brazil’s only tropical fjord with outstanding views from the 440m Sugarloaf Peak
– Paddling through mangrove teeming with wildlife
– The Caiçara culture of the local fishing communities
– Island hopping in the Bay of Paraty

The exact kayaking route taken will vary depending on local weather conditions. We paddle for approximately 2 to 4 hours per day, with plenty of time for relaxation and other activities like hiking, swimming, snorkelling and observing the local flora and fauna of the Atlantic Rainforest.

This leisurely paddling trip is suitable for beginners and intermediate level paddlers
Price 2020: from R$1,540 per person based on 2 people sharing (min. 4 people)
Price includes 3 nights accommodation (2 Nights at a local fisherman’s house in the bay), daily activities as described, meals (2 breakfasts, 2 evening meals, 3 lunches)

The Brazilian Beach Hopper paddling trip is available March to November.
Tour starts and finishes in Paraty, Brazil, about 4 hours south of Rio de Janeiro by road.
Email for more info including detailed daily itinerary and gear list

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Happy Hammock Paddling Trip (2 Days/ 1 Night at remote Eco-Guesthouse) –
​NEXT TRIP: contact us for dates available


Overnight Brazil Paddling trip


Mangrove paddling
Explore the sandy beaches, tropcial islands and mangroves of the bay of Paraty on this overnight paddling trip. We stay 1 night at The Happy Hammock, beautiful house located on the edge of a the bay in a remote fishing village (no camping!).

Overnight trip available for Sea Kayaks, Stand Up Paddle boards or Hawaiian style Outrigger Canoes. You choose!

This paddling trip is suitable for beginners and intermediate level paddlers. We paddle up to 4 hours per day depending on weather and sea conditions.

Price 2020: R$700 per person based on dorm style room (minimum 4 people)
Price includes 1 night accommodation in The Happy Hammock Eco-Guesthouse, daily activities as described, meals (1 breakfast, 1 evening meal, 2 lunches)

Email us for trip availability


Calm waters of Paraty Bay

Golden Lion Tamarin in Paraty, with a bit of luck seen on our paddling routes.

Kayak Boats and Equipment

We use fully equipped fibre-glass sea kayaks (with drop down rudders) made to international standards by Brazil’s leading sea kayak manufacturer, Ygará.
Single and Double kayaks available.
Personal Flotation Devices, Paddles and Dry Bags supplied on all trips.

Bilingual Guides

All groups are led by experienced, English-speaking guides with Wilderness First Aid training (NOLS) who live locally. Guides with American Canoe Associaton (ACA) training in advanced skills and rescue.

Kayaking to Costa Verde beaches

Mangrove paddling