Ilha dos Frades
Ilha dos Frades
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Iasmin Sobral
Dublin, Ireland53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
a trip to Ilha dos Frades is an amazing option for a day off. tours from R$ 50 will take you all day long to amazing beaches close to Salvador. the boat has live music and board service, with fruits included for free in the price and they sell lots of cocktails and beers. don’t miss out the roskas with seasonal fruits, they’re delicious and costs R$ 15. make sure you’ll enjoy a lot this trip!
Written 17 January 2020
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Hello, We appreciate your comment and evaluation. For us, it is very important to know the experiences and opinions of our visitors. Always welcome to our city. Prefeitura Municipal do Salvador Primeira Capital do Brasil
Written 20 January 2020
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WorldTraveler
Tampa, FL37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
We paid $65 through viator for this trip (included hotel pick up and the boat ride) however we quickly learned after talking to others you can pay approx $10USD for the boat ride if you buy the ticket at the marina; near the lower area of pelourinho. The boat ride includes two stops at iiha dos frades and schooner. The first has a 20R fee, the second doesn’t. First has a beach area with a restaurant and is absolutely beautiful. The second has lunch available for 40R and is a buffet. There are also horses available to ride for a fee (though they looked very sickly/week). Overall good trip and we are glad we went... in future, I would just get an Uber to the marina and save yourself $50USD
Written 23 May 2018
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islander1763
Rio de Janeiro, RJ901 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Couples
The Frades Island is 2 hrs. away from Salvador. I took boat excursion throu Bahia Premium tours. 70 Reais per person. The boat excursion included hotel pick-up and drop-off. All day trip which included Frades Island and Itaparica Island. Onboard a second party boat, you get free fruit and a Samba band. Drinks are extra, Beer is 4 Reais and Caipirinhas are 6 Reais. They also offer water and soft drinks for a fee. At Itaparica you can have lunch for 28 Reais per person open buffet, desert and coffee included.
Written 21 March 2012
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Vikrant B
Pleasanton, CA17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Filthy beach, not worth the hassle given the 2 hour travel time each way. We visited with kids. The island is beautiful. First hour was ok, beach was still dirty but with the high tides in the afternoon, all the trash washed into the ocean. I have never seen a filthy beach like that. We were so disgusted that we started cleaning the beach ourselves but not enough. Not sure where the preservation fee they charge is going. Food on the island is over priced and it costs more than the boat tour ticket.
Written 2 January 2024
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Mothers5
Encinitas29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Business
This place was so beautiful I wish I had made the plan to stay all day. The boat ride does two islands, the second is not as nice but has an amazing buffet. Know that when you dock to the island, you have to pay extra to enter the beach. (wierd) The water is so warm and clean, there are no motor boats around making noise and polluting the water. There is food and drink available but I did not have any. I will definitely go back.
Written 13 February 2018
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Adriano Marques
Salvador, BA42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015
It's a beautiful trip from Terminal Turístico Marítimo, in front of Mercado Modelo, to the isle. The trip lasts about 1 hour and 30 minutes and costs BRL 40 per person - although we paid BRL 35. There was a band playing typical music; bad but fun after all. Beverage is available for sale throughout the trip as well as clean toilets. In the isle we had a tasteful grilled fish in one of the tents by the beach for BRL 40, which was fairly priced. BRL 6 for a coconut water is far too expensive though. Sadly we only stayed there for a couple of hours since the schooner was meant to take us to Itaparica island. If you're willing to stay in Ilha dos Frades all day you must rent a entire schooner - the smallest one was a 36 seats for BRL 3,700. Loved it!
Written 14 October 2015
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AMS888
Canada11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Friends
This was just fabulous -- a great boat ride across the bay from Salvador, with lovely fruits, a good band and caparinhas (and other drinks). Then we reached Frades, and had a beautiful, beautiful beach with a special section for the people from the boat, more capararinhas and fried cheese, and wonderful swimming in warm, gentle water. The second part of the trip took us to a beach in Itaparica for lunch. The water was so shallow that we had to transfer (that is climb over the side of the boat) to a smaller boat, and then wade into the beach. We loved it, but others might not. Lunch was great. They also offered a historical tour of a nearby part of the island. That was interesting, but less wonderful than the rest. The whole thing was an amazing deal, and extraordinarily relaxing. It was not the most educational part of our stay, but it was something that Brazilians on vacation (and perhaps even folks from Salvador) might do as a trip.
Written 5 August 2013
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Van Wilder
Cape Town, South Africa38 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
It's beach on an island. Nothing real special about this beach but I would do it again, why? Coz the boat cruise is what makes the trip all worth it :-) Once you done there, you're off to another island (Ilha de Itaparica) before heading back
Written 16 February 2020
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LoveThePlanetFamily
Johannesburg, South Africa78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Family
This excursion is commonly known as Paseio as llhas. We booked this full day excursion with Prive Tur. 100 Reais per person and kids 50% discount. We had a great experience and pleasant day out of the city. The tour picks you up at 8:30am from Barra. You will be driven to the Marina Yacht Basin and from there your voyage in catamaran is about 1h30min. The first stop is the Island Do Frades, a beautiful and well looked after idyllic marine nature reserve in the Baia de Todos os Santos. The beach is of tropical waters and smooth currents. This island has achieved a blue flag rating because of its high standards of conservation and environmental efforts to preserve it. At around noon, you are taken to the Itaparica island where a buffet lunch is offered at a nearby restaurant at an additional cost of 45 Reais, as an optional. You have one hour to explore the historic center of Itaparica on your own, or there is also a guided tour at the cost. Sadly on both islands, we saw many stray dogs, some of them showing signs of mange. We can't believe that with all the money that comes to these islands as a result of tourism, a budget can't be used for local animal rescue organizations to assist these helpless animals. On your way back to Salvador, a local band will delight you with beautiful samba music, the best entertainment on board! Big thank you to our guide Enmanuel and his team for making this a special day for us.
Written 22 December 2016
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yardenim2014
Holon, Israel61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Solo
This is a typical tropical beach with warm and calm water. i arrived with an organized trip you can book wiht travel agencies or with the help of your hotel receptionist, but I understaqnd that there are boats departing from the port in front of the Mercado Modelo and that it can be done alone too. If you like tropical beaches this one certainly ranks in the top league.
Written 22 April 2015
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