The Company

Palombeta’s concept was born in 2012 with our first speed boat together with the will of showing and providing our customers what we want for ourselves when we go out at the Bay of Paraty: speed to go further and far from the other boats, explore new places and leave the common places where everybody stops.

We can proudly state that in Paraty our company is the one with more boats to offer (3 speedboats), the widest variety of itineraries and also the one with more activities to do in a boat tour, besides being the only company in Paraty with a trained, skilled and fixed team. Our team is ready to show you the best of the Bay of Paraty from different angles and perspectives. The tour on a Palombeta speedboat will not be just a regular tour with any given sailor, it will be a proper experience guided by one of our skilled sailors which together with you wants to find out what is your prefered angle.

We are all licensed by the Brazilian Navy to work with passengers transport and all the boats are fully licensed according to local agencies. We have all the rescue equipment required such as floating vests, floating devices, GPS and VHF radio. The boats are all up to date to all requirements made by the Navy of Brazil.

Our boats undergo periodical maintenance to keep the motors and all other system running perfectly, ensuring a safe tour and providing you with an unforgettable experience.

Our Pillars

In the last 10 years, in addition to all the knowledge previously accumulated by us before joining the company, we have built pillars that are essential and which we do not give up, as we know they make all the difference in your experience with us:

Service: we believe in a humanized service, without automatic messages, in which you are attended by a specialist who has already experienced all kinds of situations on sea trips, being able to properly clarify any doubts that customers may have, as well as create expectations realistic about what your ride will be like.

Safety: with more than 10 years of operation and thousands of customers served, we are proud that we have never had any safety incident on our vessels.

Qualified and Licensed: we work 100% legalized with public agencies and the Brazilian Navy. This means that our vessels are all licensed for the transport of passengers (as opposed to sport and recreation) and that we are all qualified by the Navy as professional sea workers (Merchant Navy), with a course in (MAC) and ESEP (Curso Especial de Passenger Vessel Safety) and many years of experience.

Own vessels: we do not outsource tours, a practice that we have seen grow in the city in recent times. As we take care of our boats, we have full responsibility for them, from hygiene to technical / mechanical aspects, as we believe that this directly reflects on safety and a better experience on the tour.

Regular maintenance: we do not give up the regular maintenance of our vessels, both aesthetic and technical. Our vessels are always at sea, which requires constant attention and updating, and we are always on the lookout for everything to be in order for you.

Specialists: we have already had many opportunities to grow and become a bigger agency, doing tours on land, collective, trails to beaches in the open sea, but we have always remained faithful to what we like to do, and we do it well: private boat and speedboat tours in the bay of Paraty. This allows us to constantly improve our proposal.

Transparency: we believe in transparency and ethics in our interactions with our customers. This means that we will always be as realistic as possible about what will actually happen, without creating false expectations.

Reputation: we have maintained an excellent reputation on the internet (TripAdvisor) and in Paraty among our customers and partners for more than 10 years. We believe that reputation is a reflection of our credibility.

Knowledge: the company’s professionals, including founders, were born and raised in Paraty. The entire culture of our company is at the root of here, and this translates into much more knowledge at all levels that end up impacting your tour, from knowing all the boats that are in the bay of Paraty, to knowing which place will be more crowded or more beautiful in a certain tide or wind.

Experience: we know that the fact that the tours are private increases the expectations of those who seek us out, and even after 10 years of experience, we continue to evolve and learn every day. Your experience will directly benefit from all this learning that we constantly have.


Bellow you can check out the 4 boats we have available to take you out on an unforgettable day in the Bay of Paraty.


Technical Specifications:
Capacity: 5 passengers + 1 crew
Size: 17.5 feet, aprox. 5.5 meters
Engine: Yamaha 90 HP
Model: Ventura 175

Fresh-water shower, Life Jackets, Cool-box, Stereo with MP3 and Bluetooth, Maskers, Garmin GPS/Sounder 421s, Snorkels, Floaters (Spaguettis), rain protection
Included: Water and Fruits

Palombeta I

Technical Specifications:
Capacity: 7 passengers + 1 crew
Size: 19.5 feet, aprox. 5.5 meters
Engine: Yamaha 90 HP
Model: Ventura 195

Fresh-water shower, Life Jackets, Cool-box, Stereo with MP3 and Bluetooth, Maskers, Snorkels, Floaters (Spaguettis), rain protection
Included: Water and Fruits

Palombeta II

Technical Specifications:
Capacity: 8 passengers + 1 crew
Size: 20 feet, aprox. 6,37 meters
Engine: Yamaha 115 HP 4 Stroke
Model: Focker 205

Fresh Water shower, Life Jackets, Cool-box, Stereo with MP3 and Bluetooth, Garmin GPS/Sounder 421s, Masks, Snorkels, Floaters (Spaguettis), rain protection
Included: Water and Fruits

Our Boat

Palombeta IV

We are proud to announce that we have finished in June/2019 building a boat thought exclusively for the boating tourism in Paraty.

This boat was inspired on the traditional Paraty boats, but it was built in a more sustainable way. With that in mind we have built most of it in fiberglass, which will stand the barnacles, including the famous busano, an animal specific to the Paraty bay area. But the wheelhouse was built in wood, to showcase the beautiful work of the carpenters in the area.

Although it does not have the same speed of the speedboats, this boat has large areas for sunbathing, shade to protect you from the sun, a spacious bathroom with traditional toilet, and of course all the quality of our services and sailors. For larger groups it is the ideal solution for a relaxing day out in the bay.

It is licensed for up to 24 passengers but we will only take up to 20 to ensure your comfort.


The itineraries on the boat are different from those of the speedboats, as it is a different approach to our day out.

Most trips will do the Classic: Costa Verde itinerary, which would be:

  • Praia do Jurumirim
  • Ilha Comprida
  • Lagoa Azul
  • Praia Vermelha

Besides those we can also visit with the boat:

  • Ilha do Mantimento
  • Praia da Lula
  • Ilha da Pescaria
  • Praia da Conceição
  • Ilha dos Cocos
  • Saco da Velha
  • Saco do Mamangua
  • Ilha da Cotia
  • Ilha Comprida do Norte
  • Ilha do Ventura
  • Ilha da Rapada
  • Praia do Rosa

And several others in the bay of Paraty. We will choose the best spots of the day and will usually do 3-4 stops on a day trip of 5-6 hours, among which we can do a lunch stop at one of several restaurants out in the bay. Get in touch with us and we will design an itinerary according to your profile!

Technical Specifications

Capacity: 24 passengers + 1 crew
Size: 32 feet, aprox. 10 meters
Engine: MWM 229 6 Cilinders (115HP)

Toilet, fresh water shower, life jackts, ice chest, Bluetooth stereo, masks and snorkels, floaters (spaghettis).
Incluso: Water, Fruits e Ice Chest with Ice.

Bar Service | Stand Up Paddle Board | Photography options | Barbecue Grill

  • star rating  We had a wonderful time with Lucas! Everything was so beautiful and clean. The boat was really lovely and Lucas was an amazing driver. He gave us detailed explanations of... read more

    15 de December de 2022

    star rating  My wife and I booked a private tour and it was just amazing.

    The guide spoke perfect English and was very kind. He showed us all kind of different... read more

    30 de October de 2022

    star rating  Davi was absolutely awesome and provided a great day on the water! I wanted to get picked up in Angra, spend the day on the boat and get dropped near... read more

    10 de January de 2022
  • star rating  I booked a private boat tour to see some animals, with a hike to the Peak of Mamangua. I was a bit nervous cause I am not an experienced hiker... read more

    Georgiana Elena L
    17 de November de 2021

    star rating  We had debated the merit of booking a private tour rather than just lazing on Jabaquara beach, but then realized that really, the best beaches and swimming are much further... read more

    10 de March de 2020

    star rating  I had an amazing time with Palombeta !!! Beautiful boat , perfect English !! I would do it over and over again !!! Can’t wait to get back !!!

    23 de January de 2020