Paraty has another tourist draw. In the bay of Paraty (ed. Possibly Ilha Grande) - there are reportedly 365 islands, one for every day of the year - it's probably 366 islands on leap years. The islands and coastline are stunning and Sao Paulistas and Cariocas (residents of Rio and Sao Paulo) flock to the schooners for a day of delights snorkelling, lounging, sun bathing and listening to music on a 6m by 15m schooner.
The schooner tour is well worth the 20 R$ (~$10 US) - but watch-out for operators who haven't quite mastered the basics of counting and politeness - I had to yell and chase down a schooner which left without me before the agreed time - when snorkelling. Then the crew lied about the events to save themselves from the horrible boss - who doesn't understand that mistakes happen - and apologies should be made - not lame excuses. Avoid .... - company to be named.