Brazil

Brazil and the Bahia Grande is a very desirable all year round sailing destination.

It benefits from fantastic warm weather, constant steady prevailing winds and no hurricanes. Costa Verde (The Green Coast) sailing ground is a magnificent area for yacht chartering.

With hundreds of pretty coconut palm fringed tropical islands, pristine soft white beaches, calm clear waters and secluded anchorages, you will definitely find that Brazil is one of your dream destinations.

Brazil is a land of multicultural diversity that will take your breath away by its stunning beauty and exotic wilderness.


This undiscovered cruising ground of 365 islands is home to some of Brazil's most beautiful beaches, pristine waters, and friendly welcoming people.

Your charter departure point is Angra dos Reis, just 90 miles south of the famous Rio De Janeiro.

Visit traditional fishing villages, enchanting colonial towns and the many famous local restaurants and bars. Stroll along the cobbled streets, visit art galleries, cafes and souvenir shops.

At night take in some of the excellent local jazz clubs or floating pubs and listen to music under the stars.

Explore preserved eco paths that trail through the magnificent jungles and observe the amazing local wildlife.

With short distances between the islands and so many islands to visit the itineraries are infinite. The protected bays and anchorages offer perfect picturesque settings; many have small marinas and mooring buoys.

Yacht chartering in Brazil will exceed all of your expectations and as soon as you start sailing in this magical paradise, you will never want to leave.



» Picturesque harbours
» Diverse sailing options
» Stunning natural environment
» Explore countless islands
» Enjoy solitude in a quiet anchorage

Weather Conditions

Climate

General weather for Brazil

The sailing area is largely protected by Ilha Grande, this huge bay with its 365 islands provides an ideal cruising ground with a regular daily sea breeze between between 8 – 14 knots, and short distances between the islands.

The weather in Angra is temperate and moderate. The summer months of December through March are the rainy season, bringing daily tropical afternoon thunder showers.

The fall months of April, May, and June are perfect for chartering within this region. Winter is moderate during the months of June – August. Cold fronts from the dry polar air mass cause clear skies sometimes for weeks on end. This, combined with few tourists, makes for a very pleasant cruise along this popular destination.


Average Conditions - Brazil


  JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

High Temperature (c)

29

30

29

27

26

25

24

25

25

27

28

27

Low Temperature (c)

22

23

22

21

19

17

16

17

18

19

20

22

Precipitation (mm)

276

240

237

189

109

78

76

78

116

144

166

265

Average Sunshine Hours

6

7

6

6

6

6

6

6

5

5

5

5


Current Forecast:

Angra Dos Reis
Day Temp Wind Wave Vis Weather
Tue
21st
25°C
ESE

2 kts

-3277.6 ft 2 km
Wed
22nd
23°C
S

2 kts

-3277.6 ft 2 km
Thu
23rd
19°C
S

4 kts

-3277.6 ft 2 km
Fri
24th
25°C
SE

5 kts

-3277.6 ft 3 km
Sat
25th
27°C
E

6 kts

-3277.6 ft 3 km

General Information

Getting to Brazil

Due to its incredible size Brazil has 35 airports, the main international airports are:
-Rio de Janeiro - Galeão - Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport
-Sao Paulo 's Aeroporto Guarulhos
-Brasília International Airport

Connecting flights to cities around the country leave regularly from these airports. The other principal gateways are Manaus , Macapa and Belem , all located in the North.

International airlines that fly to brazil are:
United Airlines, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Air Canada, British Airways, Japan Airlines, Aerolineas Argentinas, Air France, Alitalia, Iberia, KLM, LAN-Chile, Lufthansa, Pluna, South African Airways, SAS, SWISS, Air China, AeroMexico, Air Europa, and TAP Air Portugal.

Brazil's national airlines are Varig, TAM, GOL, Oceanair and VASP which fly both domestically and internationally.

Entry Requirements 

All tourists need passports to enter Brazil, but visas may or may not be mandatory depending upon relation between countries.
Passports must have expiration dates exceeding 6 months after the date of entry.

Brazilian visas must be obtained in advance from the Brazilian Embassy or consulate nearest to the traveler's place of residence. There are no "airport visas" and immigration authorities will refuse entry to Brazil to anyone not possessing a valid visa. All Brazilian visas, regardless of the length of validity, must initially be used within 90 days of the issuance date or will no longer be valid. 
Citizens from the following countries do not need visas for remaining in the country for less than 90 days:
Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, Morocco, Namibia, Holland, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Malta, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican and Venezuela.

Language

Brazil’s national language is Portuguese, it is however slightly different from that spoken in Portugal and regional accents differ in each state. Spanish, English, Italian, French and German are also spoken, particularly in tourist areas.

Safety

Violent crime against tourists and foreigners are rare but do occur.
Petty crimes such as theft are more common as they are in most major cities around the world.
Visitors should take common-sense precautions against petty crime.
Avoid carrying large amounts of cash and use safety deposit facilities if available.

Do not wear flashy jewellery or expensive items such as designer sunglasses or valuable watches in the street. 
Secure cameras around your neck or in a bag.
Do not leave valuables unattended on the beach or in cars. 
Always lock up boats when going ashore. 
Travel in groups where possible and do not walk around alone, especially at night.

Check with your Charter Agency about areas to visit and areas to avoid.
Drug taking is illegal and any participation in the use of drugs will result in prosecution.

Taxes and Service Charges

Departure tax - $36.00 USD payable in US dollars or the equivalent in Real.
Service Charge - 10% is often added to the bill so check before you leave further gratuity.
Gratuity is discretional, usually 10–15% depending on the level of service and quality of establishment.
Chambermaids and bellboys usually get $1 tip but airport luggage handlers may charge you $1 per bag.
Tipping is not expected in Taxi’s however you many choose to round up the fare. Drivers in some cities charge for helping with baggage.
Advertised prices on store windows and bills will always include sales taxes.

Restrictions

An internationally accredited sailing license must be presented for all persons wishing to skipper the yacht. The skipper must guarantee that no unqualified person on board is to take command of the vessel during the charter period. A temporary license can be obtained by a skipper if their national country does not issue them a navigation license.

Currency

The Brazilian currency is the Real and is written as R$.
U.S dollars are easily exchanged at hotels, banks, travel agencies and currency exchange offices. Generally, the exchange rate for traveler's cheques is lower than for cash.
Credit cards are widely accepted in large cities in Brazil, however, if you are traveling to smaller towns or sailing, it is advisable to exchange some money before your trip.

Most Brazilian banks offer ATMs, however some foreign cards may not be accepted. Banking hours are from 10am until 4pm Monday to Friday.

Time Zone

There are 4 time zones in Brazil. The time in most of Brazil visited by foreign tourists is three hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-3).

Standard Time: GMT-3
Daylight Saving Time: GMT-2
Brazil Eastern Time: Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Brasilia, Bahia, Minas Gerais, Rio Grande do Norte, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Sergipe
Districts: Adotam Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Paraná, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso, Distrito Federal

Standard Time: GMT-2
Does not operate Daylight Saving Time - Brazil Fernando de Noronha Archipelago
Standard Time: GMT-4
Does not operate Daylight Saving Time - Mazonas, Roraima, Rondônia, Amapá, Pará
Standard Time: GMT-5
Does not operate Daylight Saving Time - Brazil - Acre State

Electricity

Brazil’s electrical current is either 110V or 220V, 60 cycles.
Salvador and Manaus are different with a current of 127V.
Most major hotels have 110V and 220V sockets; always check before plugging in electrical appliances.
The plug sockets have two round pins; in many new facilities the sockets will accept both regular U.S and Brazilian types of plugs.

Communication

International dialing code: +(55)

Embratel is the premium telecommunications provider in Brazil, offering a wide range of telecommunication services, such as advanced voice, high-speed data transmission, Internet, data communication by satellite and corporate networks.

To place local or long distance call within Brazil using a pay public telephone you will need a local, long-distance or international phone card that can be bought at newsagents.

 

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