Shore Excursion Details

Catamaran & Old Recife

Recife, Brazil

Catamaran & Old Recife


  • 3
    hrs Estimate Duration


Cruise the river that runs through Recife in a catamaran and get a closer look at the Old Town on an enlightening walk. The vessel offers wonderful way to view Recife, a city founded on three islands. Cruising through the arteries of the wide Capibaribe River, you will soon understand why Recife is known as the Venice of Brazil. Regardless of the exact route, you can expect to see Dutch-influenced buildings, ones that reflect other colonial periods and sleek skyscrapers. The river is named for the capybara, the world’s largest rodent, which inhabited the shoreline centuries ago. Your walk will begin in Marco Zero Square along the historical waterfront, whose old warehouses have been converted into shops and restaurants. Recife’s multi-carnival celebration is headquartered in the square, so it is only fitting that you browse the museum that displays many of the giant puppets that are paraded through the streets during those festivals.


• Cruise the waterways that flow through Recife on a catamaran with an open viewing deck.
• See colonial and modern landmarks that define Recife while cruising the Capibaribe River.
• Walk through Old Recife, a meticulously restored district full of shops and restaurants.
• Browse a museum of giant puppets that are featured in Carnival celebrations.


• Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
• Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

Need to Know:

Note: Guests must be able to enter and exit the catamaran with limited assistance. The catamaran has no covered areas. Light-weight clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; and flat, comfortable walking shoes with a non-slip sole are recommended.

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Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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