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An online cruising guide for yachts sailing around Angra dos Reis, Brazil.


Angra dos Reis is located southwest of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, some 150 km from the city of Rio de Janeiro. It is famous for its coastline, comprised of the Bay of Ilha Grande, a beautiful and pristine setting having 365 islands, of which the largest and most important is Ilha Grande. Its main population center is the port and city of the same name.

One of the best cruising grounds in the South America, with 365 islands, one for each day of the year, very well sheltered anchorages with white sand beaches and excellent holding (sand or mud bottom), no strong currents and the tidal difference is no more than 1.85m. A lot of diving, and small islander villages to visit, all just a few miles away from each other, water falls and much more.

The best times to sail: If you wish to sail south bound to Angra - October to April; north bound from Angra - May to September. Angra is the main yachting ground in between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo cities.

There are many boat yards and facilities to repair or build a boat, ramps for multi hulls and travel-lift up to 70T, dry storage on the weather or sheltered.

At the main harbor and the surrounding areas there is Wifi coverage. Angra is 2,5 hrs drive from Rio de Janeiro City and 4,5hrs drive from São Paulo City.


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May to August dry season, January to March may be fine, there is some years the summer is a bit wet, with shower from 1400~1500h to 2100h up to 10~30 miles offshore. Angra is the only place where the rain forest meets the sea like centuries ago. The area holds last 7% of the original Atlantic rain forest.


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The access channel is well marked for either day or night to assist the entry of the cargo ships to the main harbor at downtown Angra.


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Marinas & Yacht Clubs

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Yacht Repairs and Services

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Marine Stores

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References & Publications

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