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3 Hour Sailing Experience in Rio

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See two iconic Rio de Janeiro landmarks from the water—Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf—while sailing aboard a 40-foot (12-meter) yacht. Sail in Guanabara Bay or the open sea while you relax with a welcome drink and snacks. Enjoy stunning views and discover the magic of sailing from the captain who illuminates Rio’s history. This 3-hour boat tour has a max capacity of 10 for a small-group experience.
  • Experience the beauty of Rio from a different angle: aboard a sailing yacht
  • View Rio’s city skyline, including Sugar Loaf and Corcovado, from the water
  • A welcome drink, provided snacks, and the captain’s commentary let you relax
  • The boat’s 10-passenger capacity makes for an intimate experience
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What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Snacks
  • Sanitizing products such as soap and alcohol
  • Individual seatings to ensure social distancing
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Marina da Glória
    Av. Infante Dom Henrique, S/N - Glória, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20021-140, Brazil

    Please come down from the taxi drop-off area to find the checkpoint to PIER A2 (blue cabin left of waterfront). Please identify yourself to security and mention you will board our sailboat KAMEHAMEHA. Proceed to PIER A2, SLIP 27 (end of the pier) to meet us and board.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • A maximum of 11 people per booking
  • Midday sails off at 11am (12am, Dec22-Feb18). Sunset sails off 3pm (4pm, Dec22-Feb18). Don't be late! We will leave on time!
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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I was traveling by myself, so this is a good way to meet others.
It's a family owned boat which was great (support family business :D) - they have been doing this for 10 years!
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very nice walk
Carlos_S, Jan 2023
captain daniel and assistant marcela excellent people and very professional thank you gracias amigos
A wonderful cruise
David_R, Jan 2023
This was a great relaxing tour. We were on the water all around Rio's harbor. Seeing the city from the harbor is a very different experience from seeing it on land. Most of the time, we could tell where we were based on our view of Sugar Loaf, but sometimes we thought we were on one side of the bay when we were actually on the other side. The pilot and co-pilot put up the sails several times and clearly we were using the wind power , but there was not enough wind to use the sails during the whole trip. The drinks and snacks provided were great. This was the daytime cruise, and fully enjoyable.
A must do in Rio !
Francesca_C, Jan 2023
Wonderful experience on a lovely sailing yacht! Very informative and friendly service with delicious caipirinhas and snacks served.
One of the highlights of our trip!
Victoria_S, Jan 2023
This was a highlight of our trip to Rio! The views from the boat were stunning, it's such a nice way to see the city and it's natural landmarks from a different perspective. Our guide, Marcela, was AMAZING and gave us a lot of information about what we were passing - and a lot of Caipirinhas that were included in the tour price :) The best part of the experience was when we had the opportunity to jump from the boat into the water when we were in a secluded bay. The water was very cold in December, but it was so worth it!! We would recommend this trip to anyone and everyone.
Stellar experience! So glad I booked it
Ryan_F, Jan 2023
Amazing! One of the highlights of my drinks. The guides and caipirinhas we're stellar. Met some fun tourist to hang out with later as well
Best way to enjoy Rio
Eduards_S, Dec 2022
One of the best sailing tours we've ever had - unforgettable scenery, a relaxed pace mixed with Brazilian hospitality. Hearing a unique story of the bay from the crew made the tour complete. Our swim in open waters was safe and entertaining.
Amazing Sailing Experience
Makeda_Y, Dec 2022
Amazing sailing experience! The crew was so personable and gave us a great history of the cities. The snacks and drinks prepared were perfect for the occasion. Definitely book!
Worth it!
Anurag_J, Dec 2022
Enjoyed the calm and safe sailing! The staff was very helpful and made sure us vegetarians have decent snacks and variety of drinks!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
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A must!
Jessica_K, Nov 2022
If you do one thing in Rio, do this! An absolutely beautiful and relaxing excursion. Came to Rio with 3 of my friends and this was by far one of our favorite parts of our trip. Staff was helpful and friendly, and they made sure to show us amazing views.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for your review
James_B, Nov 2022
What an excellent way to view the city of rio from the bay. It was romantic and the snacks served were delicious.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for your review. They are very important for us and future guests.
Great trip
Emma_R, Nov 2022
Fabulous excursion for good value. Fantastic views, hospitality and experience. Would recommend the trip to see Rio from a different perspective. Ample space, sheltered area if you wanted it.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
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Beautiful sailboat, beautiful Rio
Carlisle_M, Nov 2022
It was wonderful seeing Rio from the water. The sail took us from the Marina to the base of Sugarloaf, then back to the museo de Amanha back under the flight path of the airport where we got a close up look at the underside of a plane landing. The captain spent the first half hour of the tour talking to the two of us because we were the only people in the cockpit. Soft drinks, water, beer, and snacks were provided. The sailboat is quite large, there was room for 16 easily. It is a beautiful boat and it sails beautifully. The crew of two are wonderful. The next time I go I will wear more layers as it got quite cold and we had a little rain toward the wnd.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for your thorough review.
Don’t Miss This!
Melanie_B, Nov 2022
Fabulous experience. Boat was beautiful and weather perfect for sailing, which we did a lot of - real sailing, not just motoring through the bay with a mast! Hospitality was perfect and the information shared about Rio and the area was great. Don’t miss this intro to Rio!!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for your very precise review. We do love sailing and will always prioritize it.😀
Amazing sailing adventure in Rio
Andrew_B, Oct 2022
The crew was amazing and very informative about the history of Rio de Janeiro. We had never been sailing before and this was the highlight of our trip. The drinks and snacks were great and we couldn’t have asked for a better day to go sailing. We will definitely be going sailing again the next time we are in Rio.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for your review 🙌🙌
What an amazing day 10/10
michelleagbo816, Oct 2022
What an amazing day! Had a great sailing experience - got to see many islands and sites from the water. I would recommend this tour to everyone and anyone wanting to do something different from a walking tour for example. The captain and his female colleague were warm, friendly, informative, helpful and made amaziiiiing caipirinhas and lovely board of food. We also had a swim stop and we’re able to take many pictures.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for your thorough review.
Lara_I, Oct 2022
The captain and skipper were incredible. Very knowledgeable and hospitable. I was given in-depth background on the history and delicious caipirinhas!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
🥂...thank you!
Richard_B, Oct 2022
I had seen Rio by air and land so a sunset sail was a perfect end to my Rio holiday. Captain and his first mate, the other guests, the sights and snacks were great. Definitely a must do.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for your review.
Great trip.
Craig_C, Sept 2022
This was an excellent boat trip. Both Daniel and Charmen where very engaging and pleasant to talk to. I great trip.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for your review.
Matthew_F, Sept 2022
This was the end of our week long friends trip. It was definitely an experience. The hospitality, the tour, the views, the boat, all were amazing. We definitely enjoyed our time! Matt
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you so much for your words. They mean a lot to us!
Cruising on the bay with the afternoon sunset
Darin_C, Sept 2022
Our three hour tour was a little bit longer, and that’s OK Danielle and Marcella was very pleasant and informative with me and the rest of the passengers. We went around the day, we had snacks, with drinks, starting to go for a swim, and we saw a beautiful sunset as we were on our way back support. Daniel speaks excellent English, and he was engaging and informative, Marcella was the consummate host. Fabulous


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