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Visit the islands Itaparica and Frades with a traditional schooner
A relaxing day on the Bay of All Saints (the second largest bay in the world) with a tyîcal Bahian schooner.
In the morning we collect you at your hotel / pousada / apartment to drive you to the Centro Nautico de Bahia (CENAB) where you will embark for a happy day in the company of other joyfull Brazilians.
On bord fruits are available for your pleasure, as well as drinks and not to forget the fresh made Caiperinhas. The musicians will bring everybody in the right mood and you can even dance some samba if you would like so.
After about 1,5 hours sailing we go on anchor at the little port of the island of Frades.
You are free to walk around, have a suntan at the beach or a swim.
At noon we return to the ship and set sail for the island Itaparica where we will have lunch at the beach-restaurant Manguezal. There is a free buffet where you may eat as much as you want from a fine selection of Bahian recepies. Enjoy !
Around 3PM we embark to return to Salvador where we will arrive around sunset.
Once on land we drive you back to your residence..
Besides the pictures here-under you can also have an areal overview of the places we will land on the islands in the next video :
This trip is best done during week-days as during week-ends the ship sometimes being a bit overcrowded
To put you in the right mood we published here-under some pictures.
(Click on them to enlarge if necessary ;-)
Leaving the port of Salvador we have a look at the Cidade Baixa down and the historic center up, with the famous Lacerdo elevator linking both parts of the city.
Great musical atmosphere on bord, as the musicians invite everybody to do the samba-thing.
We sail along the Ribeira-peninsula, with the fortress and church of Monte Serrat at the tip.
Approaching the island Frades
Disembarking for a visit of the island.
Meanwhile our schooner remains at anchor.
Arriving at the peacefull beach.
One has to admit that arriving with some Pink Panther sax-music immediatelly sets the tone, no ?
While some prefer to take a suntan or a swim we can also have a walk around and discover the beautiful spots of the island.
The small Church 'Nossa Senhora de la Guadeloupe', recently restored is now a symbol of Frades' cultural héritage.
Only climbing a little and one already observes the beautiful scenery.
View at Itaparica island from scenic viewpoint at the Church.
The pier of the island has been restaured and currently back open to the public.
Let's have a walk around in the village.
The peace and tranquillity is absolutely impressive.
'Yeah, I know my truck needs a paintjob ... taking it to the garage now' ;-)
Typical view of a Bahian fisherman's village.
Let's walk to the other side of the island and watch some wilder places.
Access to a viewing point.
Impressive scenery to the small bay where our schooner is at anchor.
Panoramic view from the mirador de Frades.
Another coastal view that is so typical for the Bay of All Saints.
Last view before embarking to the island Itaparica.
Arriving at the beach of Itaparica ... yeah, you'll get a bit wet to go on land ;-).
Let's go to the restaurant along the beach.
The 'Manguezal restaurant' , is where we will have lunch today.
Typical 'Bahian ethnic cuisine' with a 'buffet à volonté'.
Returning to Salvador, with an beautifull vieuw at the São Marcelo fortress around sunset.