Brazil is an ideal destination for sport fishing or boat tours.
Sport fishing possibilities are endless; it can be offshore, coastal water, river or lake.
Image: Jericoacora coast, Brazil
FISHING AND BOAT TOURS IN RIO DE JANEIRO
Rio de Janeiro state allows magnificent boat tours in its ocean waters. These boat tours include visits to the ocean islands, to Rio's bay region and its dozens of islands, to places such as Buzios, Angra dos Reis or Parati, or to the many paradisiacal beaches of the Green Coast.
Rio de Janeiro is also an excellent year-round place for fishing lovers both in coastal and offhore waters.
There is a reasonable offer for fishing tours along the shore of Rio de Janeiro and Rio Green Coast. It includes the Tropical Islands (Sepetiba Bay), Ilha Grande, Angra dos Reis, Parati, Buzios, Cabo Frio and Arraial do Cabo. Fishing cruises may be extended and include bird watching, dolphin watching or snorkeling...
Rio de Janeiro sport fishing offer includes:
- Offshore (deep sea) fishing, up to 40 miles from the coast, usually restricted to October through February period.
- Coastal Islands bottom fishing (baits, metal jigs)
- Green Coast Bay fishing (trolling, spinning, fly casting)
- Fresh water fishing at lakes and rivers outside Rio.
Peacock Bass and Sea Breams are very common species in fresh waters and in deep sea bottom fishing. Dolphin fish, bonitos, sailfish and marlin are common on ocean fishing. But there are many other local species and exceptional opportunities.
SPORT FISHING AND BOAT TOURS INOTHER BRAZILIAN TRAVEL DESTINATIONS
One hour plane from Rio de Janeiro, Vitoria is a world famous sport fishing place, mainly for marlin.
Amazon fresh water species such as the giant Amazon Peacock bass, the payara or the giant Amazon Catfish are well known among international fishing lovers.
There are regular international fishing cruises involving the Amazon and Manaus regions, as well as many local boat and fishing tours, many of them locally customizable. Most of Amazonian tours involve a boat trip and some of them include the possibility for sport fishing.