Taking a tour of Paraty Bay is a must! The beaches in the city of Paraty aren't great, so it's a good way to find some clear, clean ocean with beautiful islands scattered all around. You can go on a schooner tour for about R$ 30 (20 USD) per person for five hours, but you'll be on a boat packed with hundreds of other people. Another option is to hire a small boat for about R$ 100 per hour total for up to ten people. With a smaller boat, you can travel faster and to smaller, more private coves. You may need to bring your own snorkel gear if going on a smaller boat. All the boats leave between 10 and 11 am. Just walk down to the harbor the day you want to go.
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