Ubatuba

Ubatuba is located on the southeast coast of Brazil in the state of São Paulo.

Rainforest-clad mountainsides rising above the beaches

Ubatuba is located on the southeast coast of Brazil in the state of São Paulo. The city name (pronounced ‘ooba-Tuba’) comes from the Tupi word ‘uyba’ or ‘canoes’ and ’tuba’ meaning ‘many’.

Ubatuba is historically significant as it is where the Portuguese signed the first treaty of peace of the Americas with the Tupinamba Indians, which kept Brazil in Portuguese hands, retaining one language and one faith.

Today Ubatuba is a key vacation destination for wealthy Brazilians and visitors from all over the world who are attracted by Ubatuba’s 70-odd beaches. With stunning scenery and rainforest-clad mountainsides rising above the beaches, tourists will not be surprised to learn that part of Ubatuba lies inside one of the state's largest conservation areas.

We will be delighted to help you make the best of your day away from our luxury ship by planning a fun day off-ship to suit you.

Ubatuba’s beaches are diverse – surf lovers can catch the best waves and surf tournaments whilst families and couples will enjoy Ubatuba’s secluded coves and sandy beaches with calm waters – a staple of any memorable vacation!

Holiday-makers that prefer more active pursuits can choose from the selection of good deals and MSC Cruises sightseeing packages – get close to the sea turtles at Brazil's largest sea turtle conservation project, the Ubatuba unit of Projeto Tamar.

Children will enjoy the Ubatuba Aquarium with penguins and history buffs will appreciate the vintage cars at the Automotive Museum (Museu do Automóvel).

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Average high °C29.730.329.427.525.724.924.124.724.525.426.128.4
Averagelow °C20.520.820.318.315.413.512.814.315.517.31819.6
 BRUBA05 - SNORKELING EXPEDITION IN CEDRO BEACH Duration: 2.5 hours - 2013/2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Possibility of swimming  Limited seat  A tour for all ages! Depart from the pier for a 30 minutes panoramic sailing to Cedro Beach, for a unique opportunity to discover the region´s under water life. On the way you will enjoy one of the most preserved shore lines of the Brazilian coast with the preserved “Mata Atlantica”. At the Cedro Beach, the boat will drop anchor for an unforgettable snorkelling to see underwater fauna and flora and with a little bit of luck the fish called “little sergeant”, a nick name due to the straps on his body. Relax and enjoy in a protected and excellent bay for snorkelling. Remarks: The snorkel equipment is included in the value of the excursion. This excursion has no life-guard. The depth at the place where the boat anchors may vary between 2 and 5 meters. We recommend this tour for guests who can swim and good physical condition. Guests who do not wish to enter the water may remain on board the boat enjoying the sun. Due to the protect ecosystem environment in the island and many clean and running water from waterfalls, it is common in the island a small insect called “Borrachudo”. This excursion will not be cancelled due to weather conditions (rain). The excursions are not advisable for guests with any type of insect allergy and/or physical disability. This excursion will not be cancelled due to weather conditions (rain) but it is subjected to sea conditions. Water visibility may vary depending on the sea conditions. This tour is available in Portuguese only.

Price per person $72.00 Adults $50.00 Children

   


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 BRUBA06 - Van with driver only (12 seats) Duration: 6 hours - 2013/2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Limited seat  No guide available  Disembark in the port and have a van with a professional driver waiting for you and your family. Create your own tour and enjoy your day with a vehicle at your disposal. Note: Vehicle, driver and gasoline included up to 150kms, it does not include tickets to any touristy attraction or lunch. Service available in vans 12 seats for six hours. The advertised price for this service is per vehicle. This service is available only with a Portuguese speaking Driver.

Price per person $450.00 Adults  Not AvailableChildren

   


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 BRUBA09 - NORTH COAST BEACH & STATE PARK Duration: 4 hours - 2013/2014
Long route by bus  Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Possibility of swimming  For the nature lovers, one of the most interested tours in the Brazilian coast. Passing by viewpoints in the Ubatuba mountain with indescribable views in a breath taking sequence. Don´t forgot to bring your camera, as besides the views you will be able to spot interesting specimens of the local fauna and flora. In this excursion you will understand why Ubatuba is considered a nature treasure in the world. After the mountain views (where your ship will be spotted from different angles), a stop at the headquarters of State park “Serra do Mar” to visit the Fazenda Beach, a unique experience to visit a complete unspoiled and protected beach. At the welcome center called “Picinguaba Nucleo”, you will be briefed about the park, it´s interaction with the called “Mosaico da Bocaina”, as well as it´s fauna & flora life. Next stop will be at the Almada beach with an amazing beauty, besides its geographical position as it is a beach that actually faces the west. At the beach a number of kiosks and restaurants will be available where you can taste the local sea food and typical drinks. Remarks: Due to the protect ecosystem environment and many clean and running water from waterfalls; it is common a small insect called “Borrachudo”. Repellents are available at the local stores. This excursion is not advisable for guests with any type of insect allergy. This tour is not advisable for guests with physical disability. Rest-room facilities will be available only at the State Park office in the Fazenda beach and at the Picinguaba´s village. Do not forget your camera as the places and views of the bay and the ship are unique. This excursion will not be cancelled due to weather conditions (rain). Most of the bars and restaurants accept major credit cards, but we advise guests to carry cash to avoid disappointment. This excursion will not be cancelled due to weather conditions (rain).

Price per person $39.00 Adults $27.00 Children

   


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 BRUBA11 - ALMADA BEACH Duration: 4 hours - 2013/2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Possibility of swimming  Limited seat  This is one of the most charming beaches in the Brazilian coast. We will pass by high viewpoints, so do not forgot your camera! Right at the arrival in the famous Almada beach in the road, a spectacular view of the Ubatumirim bay will be ahead of us. Almada is divided in two beaches; on the right side is Almada and on the left side is Engenho beach. In front of the beach there will be little pigs island and almost the entire Ubatuba coast will be visible from the beach. Almada also faces the west and a variety of bars and restaurants offering the local cuisine will be available. Remarks: Remarks: Due to the protect ecosystem environment in the island and many clean and running water from waterfalls, it is common in the island a small insect called “Borrachudo”. Repellents are available at the local stores. This excursion is not advisable for guests with any type of insect allergy. This excursion will not be cancelled due to weather conditions (rain). Most of the bars and restaurants accept major credit cards, but we advise guests to carry cash to avoid disappointment.

Price per person $42.00 Adults $29.00 Children

   


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 BRUBA12 - PARATY Duration: 6 hours - 2013/2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Limited seat  Paraty is a coastal historic town in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was first settled by the Portuguese in 1667. Its old churches, cobbled streets and nearby forests, waterfalls, islands and emerald-green sea attract lots of tourists interested in mixing cultural tourism and more natural settings. Located only 70 kilometers from Ubatuba, the road (the former Rio/Santos) is considered one of the most beautiful of the entire Brazilian coast. This amazing former federal road reserves unbelievable views, among a very well preserved area (across the “Serra do Mar” State Park). Once in Paraty, our guide will show you the historical buildings, talk about some secret symbols, visit the main sites and shops, and show why Paraty is so charming and famous. Do not forget your camera for this unique opportunity to visit one of the most famous Brazilian cities from the colonial times. Remarks: The transfer time to Paraty may reach up to 90 minutes depending on the traffic conditions. Due to the protect ecosystem environment it is common a presence of insect. Insect repellent must be used, as well as sun block. Most of the stores accept major credit cards and foreign currencies, but the exchange may be given in local currency. This tour is available in Portuguese only.

Price per person $84.00 Adults $59.00 Children

   


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 BRUBA13 - PRIVATE SPEED BOAT – 6 seats - Duration: 4 hours - 2013/2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Possibility of swimming  Limited seat  Disembark in the port and have a private speed boat with a professional sailor waiting for you and your family. Create your own tour and enjoy your day with a boat at your disposal. Two itineraries of amazing scenarios are available. The first one will take you towards the Ilha Anchieta State Park,. In this itinerary we will pass by the most important beaches of Ubatuba, like the Vermelho do Centro, Tenorio Grande e Tonihas. The Anchieta island is most visited park in the state of Sao Paulo, considered one of the most conserved unities open for the public. With a good infra-structure, the island offers innumerous hiking tracks and paradisiacal beaches. After the island we will make a stop at the amazing Sete Fontes beach with innumerous bars and restaurants. The other option is to sail noth to the most preserved shoreline of the state of Sao Paulo. With untouched coast that reminds the colonization era, we will pass by amazing places and our first stop will be at the Prumirim island, a calm beach with white sand and crystal clear waters. To close a perfect day, a stop at the Almada beach to enjoy a variety of bars and restaurants. Now, if you wish, the boat can simple drop anchor in a seclude beaches, the day is yours so you choose what you would like to do. Note: boat, sailor and gasoline up to 1 hour and 30 minutes of navigation included; it does not include tickets to any touristy attraction or lunch. Extreme limited availability of boats, book early to avoid disappointment. The advertised price for this service is per speed boat. The guide will be the boat´s captain and only speaks Portuguese. We advise guests to carry Brazilian currency in cash. This excursion will not be cancelled due to weather conditions (rain).

Price per person $1,380.00 Adults  Not AvailableChildren

   


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Shore Excursions programs and Itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events in relation to the timing on the day of the tour. Some excursions are very popular and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, It is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.