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3 Hour Sailing Experience in Rio

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 735
    Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 735 - 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 one of our sailboats: KAMEHAMEHA or MAKANI MAIKAI. 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

Sugarloaf Mountain (Pass By)

Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer (Pass By)

Fortaleza de São João (Pass By)

Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra (Pass By)

Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi (Pass By)

Icarai Beach (Pass By)

Praia de Charitas (Pass By)

Jurujuba Beach (Pass By)

Red Beach (Pass By)

Copacabana Beach (Pass By)

Santos Dumont (SDU) (Pass By)

Ponte Rio–Niteroi (Pass By)

Museu do Amanha (Pass By)

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
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers

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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Brilliant views and great hospitality. If you get a chance make sure you do the experience. Hosts friendly and very knowledgeable.


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Excellent experience
Steve_S, Jun 2023
The tour guides were excellent and knew the answer the everything. The drinks were free and never stopped coming. At one point they let you jump in the ocean and drag you along behind holding on to a float. Super fun.
Brilliant experience.
Cathie_C, May 2023
Brilliant views and great hospitality. If you get a chance make sure you do the experience. Hosts friendly and very knowledgeable.
Spectacular views with caipirinhas and great service
Amber_T, May 2023
We did the sailing experience on our last day and it was a great way to see the iconic sights from a different perspective with water in the foreground. There’s nothing better than the combo of warm sun on your skin tempered by the cool ocean breeze. They played music to truly set the vibe and even offer their playlist online so you can listen and imagine you’re back at the idyllic sailing experience. Marcella was an amazing guide, fluent in several languages, knowledgeable about the sights and history. And the crew was friendly and fun. Would definitely recommend Sail In Rio!
Molly_J, May 2023
Absolutely amazing experience, brilliant value for money. Wear your swimwear - we didn’t realise swimming may be an option (obviously weather permitting) and had to go in in underwear! Amazing views and a stunning sunset - honestly perfection!
The perfect addition to any trip, business or pleasure.
Stephanie_L, May 2023
I’ve been working in Rio twice a year for eight years and finally last night made it onto the water. The service was exceptional and the experience simply incomparable.
This is a MUST-DO experience while traveling in Rio!
David_C, Apr 2023
This is a great way to relax in Rio. Also, the guides were very knowledgeable. They were happy to answer questions.
Rio from a Different Perspective
Vincent_V, Apr 2023
What an amazing way to see Rio from a different perspective! Marcella was an amazing guide who took us to all the great views of Rio and Niteroi. Her knowledge of Rio (and Brazil), charming personality and hospitality truly made this tour exceed all of our expectations. Her communication skills were very good and we were able to enjoy the breeze, and the sights of Rio in a beautiful yacht. Not to mention, we had 4 caipirinhas each - and there were more if we wanted to! (The drinks alone were more than enough for the value of this trip!) As world travelers, we value the knowledge and the personality of the guide(s), this is definitely a must-do in Rio! Excellent experience. Above 5 stars.
A beautiful way to see Rio
Shakira_B, Apr 2023
Great experience with a fantastic crew. Lovely ride around the bay, and the crew pointed out different highlights. Perfect views of Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf. Great snacks, drinks, and comfortable boat. Highly suggest.
beautiful sailing trip
Michael_B, Mar 2023
We had a wonderful time on the boat. The staff was very friendly and spoke English. The area where they took us to was very picturesque.
Highlight of our Rio Trip!
Greg_B, Mar 2023
Stop debating and just book this sailing tour! It’s a great way to see the city from a whole different view. We did the sunset sail on a clear day and it was beyond beautiful. You get snacks, lots of drinks and amazing service from the team! Definitely recommend!
Once in a Lifetime Sunset Cruise
Mary_P, Mar 2023
The absolute highlight of our Rio de Janeiro trip!! From start to finish, every part of the sail was amazing. Gorgeous sunset views of the city, swimming in the bay, delicious snacks & drinks, and the guides were excellent. I would do this sail trip again and will recommend to friends!
Great Experience
Shayla_J, Mar 2023
Nice boat, great hospitality, very fluent in English. Bring a swimsuit if you want to swim, they provide towels.
Yes, go!
Ann_K, Mar 2023
Marciella and Daniel were fantastic. We had a very relaxing time, including drinks, snacks, beautiful views. A wonderful vantage point of Rio!
Unique way to view Rio
Tom_S, Mar 2023
The sunset sail was a fantastic way to see the city from a unique perspective. Watching the planes take off and land from the local airport, swimming, and drinks while hearing stories from the guides was enjoyed by all 4 of us on the trip. We also met other interesting people and everyone had a great time.
Thanks for the Caipirinhas!
Corey_R, Mar 2023
Great intro to Rio with fantastic views of the city. The hosts were very personable and made the best Caipirinhas we had in Rio!
Sailing in rio
POUYA_P, Mar 2023
Great time sailing in rio with delicious drinks and snacks. On time sailing, great service and knowledgeable tour guide. Definitely recommended A+
Definitely recommend!!
Hle_X, Mar 2023
They were wonderful, professional and pleasant. The tour was smooth and they took us to an area where we could swim for a bit. They provide drinks and snacks.
Must do when in Rio!
Catherine_L, Feb 2023
Amazing time! Sail in Rio team were just the bestest! A must when in Rio! I went with my husband but could have taken the kids. Super safe, good food and lots of beers. Fabulous!
Must try when in Rio
suventha_m, Feb 2023
Amazing vibe, friendly staff and enjoyable experience. If you in Rio, you need to sail with Sail in Rio.
Great experience with amazing views
Trevor_S, Feb 2023
Sailed through the bay with some unique views of famous sites around the city. Views by themselves were worth the ticket. Great customer service and some of the best history information I received from any guides in the city. Swimming at the end had amazing views of sugarloaf and christ the redeemer while swimming in refreshing waters on the other side of the bay. Some views of the forts guarding the bay would not be possible any other way besides by boat. Great trip well worth the price.
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
Thank you for your review.
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.


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