Don’t miss some incredible tours organized by Local Agencies.
- 10 to 30 people max
- Rate: Consult Local Agencies
PASSEIO DE BARCO P/ PONTA DO CURRAL:
- Depart 3rd Beach daily at 10am.
- First stop Ilha do Caitá, tn to north do Archipelago, passing Ilha da Saudade, 2nd and 1st beaches, Lighthouse, Tapirandú Fortress (watch for dolphins!).
- Pass the Morro docks toward a tidal sand bank for a walk, surrounded by ocean. Next, the tour continues to Ponta do Curral, a beautiful deserted beach and one of the most beautiful, postcard-perfect of Tinharé Island.
- Seasonally dependent, visitors can self-pick fresh fruit like cashew (cashew) and pitanga.
- Following Ponta do Curral, the tour continues to Gamboa township for lunch. The return to the Morro Docks concludes this wonderful trip at 1600.
JUBARTE WHALE WATCH :
- July thru November
- Migrating annually from the cold winters in Antartica, French and Jubarte whales arrive off the coasts of Brazil to acasalarem, breed and feed their calves. The Jubarte normally appear of the Bahian coast to breed between July and November and September is the primary month for birthing calves.
- The non-governmental organization (NGO) Jubarte Whale Institute, organizes whale watch packages with local tour operators in Itacaré, Caravelas, Praia do Forte and for the first time in 2007, Morro de São Paulo.
- The Itinerant Environmental Educational Program was created in 2004, using a research vessel for informational study and environmental education for five communities along the Bahian coast where Jubarte whales thrive (Praia do Forte, Mar Grande (Ilha de Itaparica), Garapoá (Morro de São Paulo), Barra Grande (Camamu) e Itacaré).
GAMBOA and CITYTOUR:
- A four-hour tour that begins with a one-hour walk that departs from Morro de São Paulo vila and arrives at the township of Gamboa.
The return is made by boat, departing Gamboa beach for the Morro de São Paulo docks. From here, experience the City Tour with visits to the historical fort, lighthouse and other vila locations.
Tour hours are subject to tidal conditions.
- For those who desire a more rigorous physical experience, this hike winds 6 kilometers through Atlantic forest, coconut palms and terminates at a bay of transparent and warm water that borders two kilometers of practically deserted beach. Tourism infrastructure is minimal in Garapuá, which hosts a few restaurants and kiosks in front of a small fishing village. The beach is flat and mostly shaded and can be experienced on foot or horseback.
- Tour duration is 6 hours, covering a total distance of 12 kilometers.
09:30 Depart2nd Beach (Receptivo)
10:30 Arrive at Garapuá (short stop for a quick swim along the beach)
11:00 Arrive at Pratigi
11:30 Arrive at Pontal
11:45 Arrive in Boipeba (by boat)
15:30 Return to Pontal via boat
16:00 Retorn Pontal x Morro (Trator/Toyota)
17:00 Return to 2nd Beach (Morro de São Paulo)
- R$50,00 per person
Water sports are, along with the privileged beauty of the island, some of the principal attractions for visitors to Morro de São Paulo.
Sailing is one of the headline nautical attractions in Morro de São Paulo which not only provides a special vantage point to enjoy the island’s geography but also allows the visitor to experience harmony with nature and zero environmental impact.
Depending on wind conditions, departures from Gamboa township pass all four of Morro’s spectacular beaches and arrive at Garapuá township. Glide silently across the water on a Tornado, A-Cat, Hobie 16, Hobie 14, Laser or Windsurf, powered only by the wind itself and be calmed by the soft spray of the ocean.
According to the Sailing Club’s Horst Drechsler, even absolute beginners with no previous sailing experience can depart with an experience sailing team, learning and experiencing the sensation of wind while piloting a sailboat. Another option is to adventure solo in a Laser even only after receiving basic instruction. For those who have sailing experience, the Sailing Club offers both supervised tours or rentals for sailing solo in the bay. Winds are optimal (strongest) during the winter months for the most experience sailors.
Diving is, without a doubt, one of the most sought after activities on Morro de São Paulo. Morro forms part of the Tinharé archipelago and offers innumerable privileged diving locations to experience sea life.Third and Fourth Beaches offer coral and colorful fish for those who prefer shallow waters. Praia da Ponta da Pedra Beach, near the Yacht Club is also a great location.
For divers who prefer a deeper experience, various tour operators offer boat trips with options for tank or free diving. All essential equipment can be rented on the island and include cylinder recharging services for those who bring their own gear.
October through February (summer) offers optimal, clear diving conditions (also dependent on winds). According to Itadomar Diving and Tours operator, Taí, “visibility ranges between 15 to 20 meters (up to 60 feet) when seas and winds are calm.” He regularly hosts divers on trips to Gamboa Velha, 50 minutes by boat towards Garapuá. For advanced divers, Itatiba or Itatimirmim are preferred sites with depths from 15 to 25 meters (up to 55 feet).
Sandra, from Companhia do Mergulho, explains that on First Beach, Pedra do Moleque reefs is a great site for any healthy person over ten years old without previous experience can make a guided dive with an instructor (called Baptism in local Portuguese). Following basic instruction, don a suit and equipment, dive for 40 minutes and observe local fish and coral in the company and supervision of a dive instructor. Even those who have never worn a mask before will enjoy every minute of this incredible experience.
For more information, contact: Dive Operators
- June thru September is the best time of year to catch the southern swell.
- Bring: Boards of your choice or rent one on the island from one of several surf shops. You’ll likely need wax, boots, silvertape and don’t forget sunblock!
- Please preserve our sea life and don’t litter.
Few realize that Morro de São Paulo hosts some of the best waves in Bahia. Great rides can be had at these prime spots :
Quebrancinha: On the left corner of First Beach. A fast, sharp left beach break forms over a rocky and coral-studded seafloor. The best rides are here when the waves at Pedra do Moleque exceed four feet.
Trio from Morro de São Paulo attracts pro surfers during the FTC Contest in Ipitanga, including locals Adriano Cambuti, Jasmin Lanker e Demi Brasil.
Foto: João Carlos /www. surfbahia.com.br
Ten to thirteen-knot winds make Morro a perfect location for visitors who want to attempt kite surfing for the first time. Kite surfing entails attaching a kite to a waist belt and fixing a surfboard to the feet to glide across the water. Walk to Fourth Beach where you’ll find the spot to get started.
TIROLESA do MORRO
09:30 - Depart 3rd Beach and swim, snorkel or dive the natural pools of Garapuá, Moreré and/or Boipeba (depending on tide)
11:30 - Stops in Boipeba/Cueira, Tassimirim and Boca da Barra Beaches (Lobster sampling, hiking, cool ocean swim and lunch)
14:30 - Depart Boipeba
(Fresh oysters sampling at the floating bar in Canavieiras).
15:30 - Arrive Cairu (Visit to Convento de Santo Antonio)
17:00 - Arrive Morro de São Paulo
Morro Zipline, 57 meters high and 340 meters long, between the lighthouse peak and First Beach.
Adrenaline aside, don’t miss the amazing panoramic views from the descent.
We’re waiting for you!