Taipu Turismo (tel. 073/3258-9051), the island's main tour operator, offers a number of trips. The most popular is the 8-hour boat trip around the Bay of Camamu, the third-largest bay in Brazil, with several stops at some of the islands for swimming or snorkeling, and a visit to CajaĆ­ba, the wooden boat center of the region. Other boat tours can be combined with a visit to Camamu, the region's main town, a hike to a waterfall, or a visit to a quilombo community, a settlement founded by runaway slaves. Another great tour goes out to Taipu de Fora (one of the region's most beautiful beaches), where you can snorkel in the natural pools that form at low tide. The tour by 4x4 takes you across the peninsula's back roads to the Cassange lagoon and the Bromeliad trail. These are not just your boring run-of-the-mill bromeliads. These are humongous alien-looking bromeliad creatures perched high in the treetops that grow to the size of a family sedan. Tours range from R$45 per person, lunch not included, for a boat tour to R$120 for a full day tour, including a hike.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.