From Rio de Janeiro: Private Sailing Tour

From Rio de Janeiro: Private Sailing Tour

From $284 per group up to 10

Enjoy a scenic tour on board a yacht for a private sailing trip from Rio de Janeiro Yacht Club at Urca to the most scenic points along the coast.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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  • Experience the excitement of sailing through the wind in Guanabara Bay
  • Learn a few basic sailing tricks and bring back home the knowledge of having guided a true sailboat
  • Sail in a fully-equipped sailboat from the bustling city of Rio de Janeiro to the quiet corners of Niteroi
  • Spot seagulls, frigate birds, dolphins, and even humpback whales from the deck of your ship
  • Discover the area outside of the bay towards the Cagarras Archipelago and/ or Itaipu beach (conditions permitting)
Full description
Discover Rio de Janeiro from the sea. Book this 3-hour sailing trip from Guanabara Bay to a number of destinations, including the Cagarras Islands for panoramic views of Brazil's sultriest city (conditions permitting). Your journey will be on the Kamehameha, a 40-foot (12 meter) fully-equipped sailboat. After setting sail, navigate towards the mouth of Guanabara Bay and out to open seas. Look out for dolphins and humpback whales along the way. If the weather stays fair, your destination will be the environmentally- protected and uninhabited Cagarras Islands, about 7 nautical miles off Rio de Janeiro's coast. Alternatively, and depending on your wishes, you can sail towards Itaipu, Itacoatiara, Copacabana, or Ipanema Beach.  You are welcome to bring your own favorite food and drinks to enjoy, or you can pre-arrange food and drinks. Enjoy a round of Caipirinhas as the sun sets over Rio for a brilliant end to a day sailing past Sugarloaf.
  • 1 round of welcome drinks (beer, soft drink, caipirinha)
  • Snacks and finger foods
  • Bottled mineral drinking water, tap water, and ice
  • Local taxes and fees
  • Swimming or diving equipment
  • Fishing equipment
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    After clearing the entrance please proceed to the waterfront for boarding.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Comfortable clothes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Intoxication

    Know before you go

    • In this 3-hour tour, due to its extended duration, it is recommended that guests come well-rested and avoid heavy meals prior to the tour
    • Remember to bring sunscreen lotion, hat, sunglasses, light shoes, and a light jacket
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 / 5

    based on 5 reviews

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    Perfect outing

    The ten of us had a truly great time. Despite the maximum participants the boat never felt crowded. Cassio and his son were great hosts. There was a small picknick, beer, nice music and a very relaxed roundtrip around the bay and outside of the bay to very nice spots. The wind was perfect. We returned just after dark for a fresh view of Rio at night from the water. In summary, I can highly recommend this more unusual experience in Rio.

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    September 1, 2018

    I loved it!

    If your are considering whether you should take this tour or not? Just do it.. in my opinion you won't get dissapointet. My boyfriend and I took a 6 hour trip, and after just 10min the captain of the boat lets us sail the boat us selves. We saw the city skyline and the sunset. The weather was a bit windy and the captain paid much attention to the security. But we just loved the waves, the drink, snacks and most important the captain of the boat.

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    May 19, 2016

    Großartiger Trip! Sehr nette Crew! Absolut zu empfehlen!

    Ich hatte einen 4 stündigen turn für 8 Personen für den Geburtstag meiner Freundin gebucht. Es war ein tolles Erlebnis. Cassio der Kapitän und sein Sohn und first mate von dem Geburtstag erfuhren haben Sie als Überraschung einen Kuchen vorbereitet! Die beiden sind super freundlich und sympatisch! Wir hatten eine tolle Zeit!

    August 17, 2018

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