Maica Lake & Piranha Fishing

  • Port

    Santarem, Brazil

  • Activity Level


  • Excursion Type

    Fishing, Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Cost


    Price between $51-$100
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 3½ hours

  • Meals Included


Board a regional boat for a cruise to the Meeting of the Waters, where the Amazon and Tapajós Rivers come together and flow side by side for many miles before their distinctive colors meld.

Continue to Maica Lake -- a natural tributary outlet of the Amazon that more closely resembles a stream in a floodplain. As the boat meanders through the floodplain, the beautiful landscape of this area showcases the Amazon Basin. You will have the opportunity to see the local inhabitants, as well as many species of birds and possibly even a freshwater dolphin.

Before returning to Santarém you’ll stop to fish for the famous piranha -- an amazing fish whose bite is infinitely worse than its bark. Its nasty reputation is duly earned and this is an interesting foray into the habitat of the meat-eating fish that is the stuff of legends.

Those who prefer not to fish can just relax on board and listen to the birdcalls.


The water level in the Amazon basin fluctuates seasonally. Occasionally, tours that involve waterways may be rescheduled or modified at short notice. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed.