Ilha do Cardoso Tour

Day 1: starts with an early boat trip from Cananéia to Maruja (Ilha do Cardoso). This is a beautiful route with stunning views, where we can see scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber), guiana dolphins and eventually some kingfishers (Megaceryle torquata, Chlorocerlye americana, C. amazona).

At Maruja we will have breakfast at our hostel. Then we will make a 3.5 km hike by the beach where we can see four different species of terns (Sterna trudeaui, Sterna hirundinacea, Thalasseus maximus, Thalasseus acuflavidus [eurygnathus]). We will arrive to Nova Enseada community, where we will share with local families, see their handcrafts, and have a caiçara lunch. Here we will be able to observe some forest/agricultural species like plain parakeet (Brotogeris tirica), vermilion flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus), swallow-tailed hummingbird (Eupetomena macroura) or red-rumped cacique (Cacicus haemorrhous), among many others. We will have a free afternoon for resting, taking walks through the forest and going to the beach. We will return to Maruja by boat with the beautiful colors of the sunset.

Day 2: early birding around Maruja and breakfast. Then we will make a birding boat trip across the channel between the island and the continent. We well have the chance to know the place where the island broke up at 2018 giving rise to a new channel and the displacement of local communities. We will also know the ghost town of Ararapira.

We will go back to Maruja and have lunch. By the afternoon, we will take the boat and return to Cananéia before sunset.



  • Guiding
  • Breakfast (2), lunch (2) and dinner (1)
  • Snacks
  • Hosting (1 night)
  • Boat roundtrip Cananéia – Maruja
  • Boat transport Nova Enseada – Maruja
  • Boat travel through the channel

Boqueirão Sul. Beach – Restinga Tour.

Starts at Boqueirão Sul (Ilha Comprida) with a 6:30 AM breakfast followed by a short footpath at Namastê Hospedagem where we can see different kind of Thraupidae species (e.g. Brazilian Tanager, Palm Tanager, Blue Dacnis), Pipridae (Blue Manakin, White-bearded Manakin), and eventually some Green-backed Trogon, Lineated Woodpecker, among many others birds.

Then we will make an 8 kilometers hike along the beach towards the southern tip of the island (Trincheira) and back through the “restinga” vegetal formation. We will be able to see some really interesting and vulnerable species like Red-tailed parrot, Scarlet ibis and Restinga Tyrannulet, and a vast diversity of sea, beach and forest dwelling birds, such as Brown booby, Royal Tern, Sandwich Tern (erycognathus), Ringed Kingfisher, Austral Vermilion Flycatcher (austral winter) along with Guiana dolphins and Ghost crabs.

Finally, we will let ourselves be delighted by a delicate local caiçara lunch at an incredible place.

The Tour Includes:

  • Guiding
  • Breakfast
  • Special caiçara lunch
  • Fruit snack
  • Transport from/to the ferry