A Voadeira in Anavilhanas National Park

A voadeira is a type of motorized watercraft used mainly by indigenous and ribeirinho people on the Amazon River, Cerrado and Pantanal for fishing and transportation.[1][2] It is typically made from aluminium with an outboard motor similar to a skiff.[3][4]


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  2. ^ "Com o apoio do Exército, Ifam faz seleção para indígenas em São Gabriel" (in Portuguese). December 4, 2018.
  3. ^ Beltrá, Daniel. "The Amazon Drought". Retrieved December 19, 2020.
  4. ^ Cavalcanti, Klester. The Name of Death. ASIN B073YTH1PH.