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Boating -- Numerous boats large and small transport visitors to various beaches and other spots around the island. In Abraão, the boats or their agents have ticket booths on the piers. If you're staying at a pousada out of town, odds are your pousada owner will know where and when to catch a boat, or you can call the Associação de Barqueiros do Abraão (tel. 024/3361-5920). The standard boat trip destinations include Lopes Mendes (R$25), Lagoa Azul (R$35), and (if staying near the western part of the island) Aventureiro (R$25). Trips to Dois Rios (R$35) often don't travel when waves and sea are rougher. Another excellent option is the full-day 8-hour trip by fast launch of the island's aquatic high points, including Cachandaço, Dois Rios, Lagoa Azul. These small boats take a maximum of 10 people, and you stop along the way to snorkel, swim, and enjoy the sights. The cost is R$150 per person. For details contact Phoenix Turismo (tel. 024/3361-5822).

Diving -- Excellent dive spots are all around the island. Located in the mini-shopping Buganville in Abraão, Elite Dive Center (tel. 024/3361-5501 or 9991-9292; www.elitedivecenter.com.br) offers day trips including two dives and all equipment for R$150. Four-day PADI course for beginners cost R$800.

Hiking -- For guiding services on Ilha Grande hikes, contact Phoenix Turismo (tel. 024/3361-5822).

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.