Acqua Root's - Ecoturismo Ilha Grande

"The script can be the same, the difference is how and with who you travel."

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Snorkeling Day Ilha Grande
Snorkeling Day Ilha Grande

Spearfishing Ilha Grande
Spearfishing Ilha Grande

Boat tour on Ilha Grande
Boat tour on Ilha Grande

Snorkeling Day Ilha Grande
Snorkeling Day Ilha Grande



We are a network of friends and partners, who have decided to unite to present to the world the wonders of the Bay of Ilha Grande, through the eyes of those who live, admire, preserve and live together every day with this rich ecosystem that we have here.

Prioritizing good service, honesty and immense respect and love of nature, we invite you to meet our team, to make your trip perfect.

Our services go beyond indication of inns and sales of tours, we want and we work so that your satisfaction is complete.

Because special people deserve special moments.

> How to get to Ilha Grande: New and comfortable cars, doing private and shared service from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande every day. Speedboat included;
> What to do in Rio de Janeiro: Local bilingual guide showing the best thinks to do and telling about the local culture and the curious stories of Ilha Grande;
> Where to stay in Ilha Grande: Resorts, inn, hostel, summer houses and camping;
> Spearfishing in Ilha Grande: and fishing with line in the Bay of Ilha Grande;
> Ilha Grande tours: New and comfortable boats and speedboats, crew duly qualified by the Brazilian Navy;
> Guided fluctuations: An incredible adventure that will allow you to see whith snorkel a wealth of marine life normally accessible just for scuba divers;
> Rent a boat in Ilha Grande: Exclusive tours, themed, celebrations and excursions with bar and barbecue on board;
> Underwater photography: Your tour registered in and out of water;
> Hiking and trails: A chat about the Atlantic Forest and its fauna and flora, where centennial trees, colorful birds and assorted corners and howler monkeys are always present;



In Ilha Grande, private vehicles are not allowed.

For those who come by car or motorcycle from Rio de Janeiro the best option is to leave your vehicle in Conceição de Jacareí, where there are several parking lots and various times and boat options to make the transfer to Ilha Grande.

For those who come from São Paulo, the best option is to leave your vehicle in Angra dos Reis.

Most establishments accept cards, but the Island does not have a bank branch, so bring cash also in case you do not have a signal for credit card machines.

Vila do Abraão in Ilha Grande has a public health clinic and a police unit.

What an Adventure!!! - Spearfishing, Snorkeling and beaches

Came from Canada looking for fun and adventure so went to Acqua Roots with high expectations for a day of spear fishing and was blown away! Mateus, the owner, local resident, and fishing guide is the best - he made us feel confident about our first time spear fishing, has great knowledge of the islands amazing beaches and knows where to find the fish. 

Not only did we catch lots of fish, but we were provided fantastic underwater photos and videos to provide proof of our fishing tales. After fishing we spent plenty of time enjoying some of the world renown beautiful beaches, relaxing in the waves, and went cliff jumping as some of the fish we caught was prepared for Sashimi (raw fish for eating). 

To end the day, we were invited by Mateus to join him at the hostel he also operates on the island for a fish BBQ to enjoy the rest of the fish that we caught for dinner. 

I'd say if you are visiting Ilha Grande then an Aqua Roots snorkel or spearfishing tour is an absolute must - you can't find a friendlier or more knowledge guide, and this is the best way to truly see the islands fantastic fish and beaches.


Toronto, Canadá

Hermoso paseo!!

Nos encantó esta excursión. Playas increíbles y todo el recorrido imperdible. La atención fue excelente, muy buena onda de parte de Matheus y equipo. Recomendada absolutamente!


La Plata, Argentina

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To reserve our services, with the exception of the transfer that you can book now and pay only when you arrive in Ilha Grande, we request a deposit in a bank account of 50% of the total amount and on the day of the tour or check-in the payment of the other 50% . For payment with credit card we can send a link through the Pag Seguro or Mercado Pago. We can also issue a bank payment through the Paypal system for foreigners and Brazilians, so a 10% fee will be added.

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Credit card

Browse our website, choose the service and the desired date, contact us. We will send by e-mail the link for payment of the reservations through the Pag Seguro or Mercado Pago.

Form of payment Transfer/Deposit

Caixa Econômica Federal

Conta corrente: 3630-5 Agência: 0887 Operação: 03

CNPJ: 20.418.112/0001-74

 Mateus Pereira dos Santos

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Browse our website, choose the service and the desired date, contact us. We will send by e-mail the ticket for payment of the reservations, this service has an increase of 10%.

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