The traditional schooner trips travel around the western side of the island. Scunasul Tours (tel. 048/3225-1806; www.scunasul.com.br) leaves from downtown Florianópolis, heading underneath the Hercílio Luz suspension bridge to the north bay. The tour visits two beautifully preserved fortresses on small islands. A lunch stop and time for a swim are included in this leisurely day on the water. Another great boat trip is a visit to the Ilha do Campeche, located off Praia do Campeche, on the eastern side of the island. The boat leaves from Barra da Lagoa on the east side of the island and cruises south. Once at the island you will have time to hike, swim, or snorkel. Tours cost R$35 per person, free for children 5 and under; 6- to 12-year-olds pay half price.
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.