Water activity

Manaus: Piranha Fishing and Alligator Watch Evening Tour

4.6 / 5

21 reviews

Activity provider: Amazon Amazing Tours
Water activity

Manaus: Piranha Fishing and Alligator Watch Evening Tour

Activity provider: Amazon Amazing Tours

From US$ 90 per person

Enjoy an exciting and authentic Amazon experience on this 5-hour piranha fishing and alligator watching tour. Cruise along the river to Iranduba, where you can learn how the native people fish with bamboo rods and encounter alligators after dark.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup included at hotels located at Manaus Downtown; please provide your hotel name and address.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Discover the Amazon as you cruise from Manaus to Iranduba
  • Experience piranha fishing with traditional bamboo fishing rods
  • Encounter alligators with your naturalist guide
Full description
A tour combining piranha fishing and alligator spotting is a good option for those who want to enjoy an exciting and authentic Amazon experience. This adventure begins at the river terminal in Manaus, where you will board the boat bound for the coast of Iranduba. On the journey you will explore more of Manaus including the palafitas (stilt houses), the landscape, the local fishermen, and the ribeirinhos (native people). Upon arrival in Iranduba, you will look for a good place to go piranha fishing. The Solimões River is much richer in fish that the Rio Negro and you are likely to catch various types of catfish. Here you can enjoy fishing with a rod made of bamboo and learn how the native Caboclos people fish. When it starts to get dark, you will head off in search of alligator. The naturalist guide will do his best to capture an alligator with his bare hands so you can take a close look at the fascinating animal. After providing information about the alligator, the instructor will then return the animal back to its natural habitat.
  • Bilingual tour guide
  • Boat ride
  • Food & Drinks
  • Gratuity

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  • Bring long pants, long sleeve shirt, insect repellent, and flash lights
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 21 reviews

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It was a great trip. I speak little to no Portuguese and my guide spoke very little English. But we are both fishermen and we’re about to communicate that way. He was a great boat captain, put me on fish and caught some crocodile. I would recommend it again.

March 26, 2023

the guide was very nice, although we didn't see big alligators, he picked up a friend who catched two baby alligators. Although is didn't last for 5 hours, as mentioned, but only 4, ok. The only inconvenience was that the guide didn't know English, and in the booking details was written about a bilingual guide. Overall a nice experience, I would recommend it.

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March 26, 2023

It’s amazing experience to piranha fishing , tour guide is full experience and full of patience . it’s not only piranha and crocodile , there have belonging beautiful star night and firefly surrounding beside the tree, if you lucky enough you can see the owl is standing on the tree . I’m so satisfied with half day alligator tour, highly recommended !

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March 26, 2023

Product ID: 31109