Conceição de Jacareí to Abraão on Ilha Grande

Pre-purchase your ticket for the boat from Conceição de Jacareí to Ilha Grande and secure your preferred departure!

Conceição de Jacareí to Abraão Ticket


Embark

Conceição de Jacareí
Tourist Pier

Duration

Cross in just 15 – 25 minutes

Disembark

Estação Abraão
Main Tourist Pier

Boat from Conceição de Jacareí to Ilha Grande

Avoid long lines at the pier by purchasing your tickets online before you arrive at Conceição de Jacareí, and thus ensuring your seats on the boat.

Because Conceição de Jacareí has really grown in popularity as a departure point to cross to Ilha Grande, the boats to Abraão can sell out fast.
Receiving your boat ticket
The Speed Boats
The boat crossing: Concecao do Jacare to Vila do Abraão
Arriving at Vila do Abraão
Why Conceição de Jacareí is best for boats to Ilha Grande?
How to get to Conceição de Jacareí?

Receiving your boat ticket

Tickets for the boat from Conceição de Jacareí to Ilha Grande

After purchasing your ticket you will receive a confirmation by email with all the details of your reservation.

Then upon arriving at the main tourist pier of Conceicao do Jacare, look for the representative of the company who features on your confirmation and check-in with them. You may show your confirmation on your phone or present a printed version along with your identification.

It is best to arrive at least 20 minutes before departure, and then a few minutes before departure, you will be escorted to your speed boat.

The Speed Boats

Travessia Ilha Grande uses Flex Boats which are the fastest passenger crafts ferrying people across to Ilha Grande.

With a capacity of between 30 & 50 passengers, these Flex Boats have solid fiberglass hulls with large inflatable tubes along the sides.

Security Equipment

All boats are regularly inspected by the marine safety authority and are equipped with:

  • Life jackets for each passenger,
  • Life-saving tubes,
  • Emergency radios.

The boat crossing: Concecao do Jacare to Vila do Abraão

From the tourist pier, the boat from Conceição de Jacareí to Ilha Grande travels a distance of 12 kilometres and the crossing to Vila do Abraão takes between 15 to 25 minutes depending on the sea conditions of the day.

As a result of bad weather, the seas are not always calm, but the majority of the boat crossings are not uncomfortably bumpy. Just be prepared in the event of high seas, where it can get a little rough.

The boats feature undercover seats to protect from the sun and rain, although we also advise having a raincoat in case of bad weather and sunscreen to protect from the sun’s reflection on the water.

Luggage

You are responsible for carrying your own luggage to the boat, and then the staff will load your bags onto the boat for you. During the crossing luggage is covered to protect from rain.

Arriving at Vila do Abraão

The boat from Conceição de Jacarei to Ilha Grande arrives at the main pier of Abraão (Estação Abraão) which is centrally located on the beach of that island settelment.

Because there are no public vehicles on Ilha Grande, getting to your accommodation from the pier is either by:

  • Walking  – the majority of visitors to Ilha Grande stay in the town of Abraão and make their way to their hotels by foot.
  • Local taxi-boat – if you are staying outside Abraão, then hire a taxi boat from this same pier to get to your hotel. But if you are staying on the west side of the island (eg. Araçatiba or Praia Vermelha) then take a boat to Ilha Grande from Angra dos Reis instead of Conceição de Jacarei.

Purchase your ticket for the boat from Angra dos Reis to Araçatiba or Praia Vermelha!

Make use of the luggage porters

The roads on Ilha Grande can be described as sandy foot trails and not the easiest to navigate with luggage on wheels, but because Abraão is not a big town, if you are travelling light you should be able to walk to your pousada easily enough with your luggage.

On the other hand, if you are travelling with a lot of luggage or you would simply like a little help, there are porters for hire who are waiting on the pier for arriving boats. By following behind a hired porter it can also be a great way to easily locate your accommodation in Vila do Abraão.

These porters are easily spotted with their yellow shirts that feature the words Carreteiro Legal printed on them.

Bring some cash to Ilha Grande

Although plenty of places accept credit cards, you should not count on finding banks in Abraão to withdraw cash because there are no banks on the island. It is best to bring some currency in Brazilian Reals because local exchange rates may not be as good as you will find on the mainland.

Why Conceição de Jacareí is best for boats to Ilha Grande?

Here are a few of the reasons why taking a boat from Conceição de Jacareí is the best way to get to Ilha Grande!

The nearest port to Ilha Grande

The Conceição de Jacareí pier is the closest and main gateway to Vila do Abraão (Ilha Grande).

The cheapest way to get to Ilha Grande

Due to the proximity, the crossing to the island is cheaper from Conceição de Jacareí than through the alternative wharves of Angra dos Reis or Mangaratiba.

Parking available

Close to the pier, there are several secure parking lots available to leave your car during your visit to Ilha Grande.

Diverse schedules

Compared to the quays of Mangaratiba and Angra dos Reis, there are more than twice the number of boats departing from Conceição de Jacareí to Ilha Grande.

Fast and comfortable boat

Our Flexboats are safe, fast, comfortable, and can accommodate large groups.

How to get to Conceição de Jacareí?

Before you can take a boat from Conceição de Jacareí to Ilha Grande you first need to get to the port. Here are a few options for getting there:

By Bus

You can take a bus from the Rio de Janeiro bus terminal called Rio Novo, with the company called Viação Costa Verde.

By Transfer

If you are coming from Rio de Janeiro, Paraty, Angra dos Reis or another place, count on our private or shared transfer company to make your trip even easier!

By Car

It is also possible to reach Conceição de Jacareí by car or motorcycle. Just exit Rio city by the BR101 highway and you will already be on the road to the port where the boats leave. There are parking lots nearby to park your car safe during your stay in Ilha Grande!

Read more about how to get to Conceição de Jacareí

Conceição de Jacareí to Abraão Ticket


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We also have transport from Rio or Paraty! 

BOOK VAN + BOAT TICKET

Shared Shuttles

Rio de Janeiro City Pick-up

Rio Airports Pick-up

Private Services Available

Includes Boat to Ilha Grande

Shared Shuttles

Paraty & Jabaquara Pick-ups

Private Services Available

Includes Boat to Ilha Grande

We also have transport from Rio or Paraty! 

BOOK VAN + BOAT TICKET

Rio Shuttle + Boat

Shared Shuttles

Rio de Janeiro City Pick-up

Rio Airports Pick-up

Private Services Available

Includes Boat to Ilha Grande

Paraty Shuttle + Boat

Shared Shuttles

Paraty & Jabaquara Pick-ups

Private Services Available

Includes Boat to Ilha Grande

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