Marina Da Gloria

Marina Da Gloria

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Rio de Janeiro: Sunset Sailing Tour

1. Rio de Janeiro: Sunset Sailing Tour

Marvel at the scenery of Rio de Janeiro, the Marvellous City, on a sunset sailing tour in Guanabara Bay. Admire the beautiful sunset, and savor all-inclusive drinks and snacks aboard your boat. Enjoy a small group tour or opt to splash out on a private tour to make your experience extra special. Set sail from Marina da Glória and pass by 3 fortresses — São José, Lage, and Santa Cruz — on your way to Boa Viagem Island in Niterói. Cruise past Oscar Niemeyer's striking Niterói Museum of Contemporary Art and enjoy the views in Guanabara Bay. Then, sit back and appreciate the sunset over the city of Rio de Janeiro. Delight in scenic views of the city's most famous landmarks, such as Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer, as the sun sets on the horizon. Throughout the tour, relax with drinks on board, such as the famous Brazilian cocktail Caipirinha, beer, and sparkling white wine. The tour concludes back at the marina in Glória. Hotel pickup and drop-off options are available.

Rio: Boat Tour of Guanabara Bay

2. Rio: Boat Tour of Guanabara Bay

Get a new perspective of Rio on a catamaran tour, on which you'll check out all the bright spots while exploring stunning Guanabara Bay. Your tour begins at Marina da Gloria, boarding a modern and well-equipped catamaran. Depart in the direction of the Museum of Tomorrow, one of the architectural icons of Porto Maravilha, Rio's port region. On the way, get a look at amazing Villegagnon Island, Santos Dumont Airport, Fiscal Island, and the Arsenal of the Navy. Continue towards Niterói, passing beautiful Rio-Niterói Bridge and the famous Concha Acústica (Acoustic Shell) before heading to the MAC, the Museum of Contemporary Art, designed by Oscar Niemeyer. Be enchanted by its unique disc shape. Before returning to Rio de Janeiro, get to know other remarkable sights that surround the shores of Guanabara Bay, such as Adão and Eva Beaches, Santa Cruz Fortress, Lage Fortress,São José Fortress, and São João Fortress. Take in views of the famous Sugarloaf, where you'll have a few minutes to take pictures of the mountain from the catamaran. Before returning to Marina da Gloria, you'll pass the old Urca Casino and Flamengo Beach. If you have chosen the option with breakfast, first enjoy your breakfast at Marina da Glória and then board the catamaran. The coffee shop is right in front of the embarkation point, so you can enjoy the experience with peace of mind.

Rio de Janeiro: Guanabara Bay Sunset Sailing Tour & Drinks

3. Rio de Janeiro: Guanabara Bay Sunset Sailing Tour & Drinks

Admire the views of Rio de Janeiro from Guanabara Bay on a sailing tour. Sit back and relax with drinks and snacks onboard as you enjoy the vistas of Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer Statue. Meet your guide at the Marina da Gloria in downtown Rio. Cruise out of the marina and then sail towards the protected, calm waters of Guanabara Bay. Learn more about the main sights of Rio surrounding the bay, including Sugarloaf Mountain, and the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Hill. Relax onboard with a selection of drinks, including beer, caipirinhas, and soft drinks accompanied by some snacks. Depending on the weather conditions, you can enjoy some stops for swimming, before heading back to the marina.

Morning Sailing Tour in Rio

4. Morning Sailing Tour in Rio

Marvel at the scenery of Rio de Janeiro, the Marvellous City, on a morning sailing tour in Guanabara Bay. Admire the beautiful tropical nature, and savor all-inclusive drinks and snacks aboard your boat. Enjoy a small group tour or opt to splash out on a private tour to make your experience extra special. Set sail from Marina da Glória and pass by 3 fortresses — São José, Lage, and Santa Cruz — on your way to Boa Viagem Island in Niterói. Cruise past Oscar Niemeyer's striking Niterói Museum of Contemporary Art and enjoy the views in Guanabara Bay. Delight in scenic views of the city's most famous landmarks, such as Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer. Throughout the tour, relax with drinks on board, such as the famous Brazilian cocktail Caipirinha, beer, and sparkling white wine. The tour concludes back at the marina in Glória. Hotel pickup and drop-off options are available.

Rio de Janeiro: 2-Hour Boat Trip with Parasailing

5. Rio de Janeiro: 2-Hour Boat Trip with Parasailing

The operator will first search for the best spot to fly. The most common destinations are the coast of Niteroi and Urca, but depending on the conditions, other routes are also possible.  After getting outfitted with a life vest and harness, you're seated on the flight deck of the boat. Once seated, the first crew mate clips your harness to the parachute. Then up you will ascend really nice and smoothly, just like sitting on a swing set that slowly elevates you for the experience of a lifetime.  The local operator does everything that is possible to ensure your safety. How? Always respecting the limits of nature, providing the best equipment and performing constant security checks. Your safety is top priority! 

From Rio de Janeiro: Private Speedboat Tour

6. From Rio de Janeiro: Private Speedboat Tour

Admire the beautiful beaches, coastline, and main sights on a 2-, 3-, 4-, or 5-hour journey around Rio de Janeiro's coast aboard a speedboat that features coolers, a bluetooth stereo, a barbecue, and a bathroom. Relax and enjoy drinks as you admire panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro, including the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain, Urca, and Ilha da Laje. Stop for a swim and lunch onboard in Adão and Eva Beach on the coast of Niterói or at Vermelha Beach in Urca. Choose and bring your own food for the boat trip, and let your Portuguese-speaking sailor cook it for you on the grill while you bask in the sunshine.

Rio de Janeiro: Speedboat Beach Tour with Beer

7. Rio de Janeiro: Speedboat Beach Tour with Beer

Explore the top sights of Rio de Janeiro with a different take. Ride by speedboat and learn the story of the city as you pass by different spots. Make visits to places of your choosing like Copacabana Beach, the Cagarras Islands, and many more. Begin the tour at Urca pier by boarding your speedboat. Listen to your captain as you ride and hear a brief story about this wonderful city. Pass by all the major sights and make stops as you please. Find yourself at São João Fort, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Red Beach, Copacabana Beach, Arpoador, Cagarras Islands, Niterói, Santos Dumont Airport, just to name a few. See the underwater world, with diving stops made for you to enjoy even more.

Rio: Guanabara Bay 2-Hour Boat Tour

8. Rio: Guanabara Bay 2-Hour Boat Tour

Enjoy the stunning views of the Guanabara Bay in a comfortable and safe boat. Explore an iconic sight of the city, with incredible views of beautiful landscapes and monuments along the way. Bring your camera and enjoy unforgettable moments with your family and friends. Set off from Marina da Glória, and sail through sights including Flamengo, Botafogo, Urca, Sugar Loaf, Fort of São João, Fort Lage, and Niterói. Glide past the Fortress of Santa Cruz, Adão e Eva beach, Jurujuba beach, Charitas beach, beach of São Francisco, Icaraí beach, Itapuca stone and Indian stone, Flechas beach, and Boa Viagem beach. Marvel at the unique architecture of the Museum of Contemporary Art, before heading past Gragoatá beach, Gragoatá fort, Mocanguê Island, Rio-Niterói bridge, Enxadas Island, Cais do Porto, Cobras Island, Fiscal Island, and Villegagnon Island. Finally, see the imposing Museum of Modern Art and Monument to the Dead of World War II, before you return to the pier.

Rio Boat Party: Sailing on the Waves of Fun

9. Rio Boat Party: Sailing on the Waves of Fun

The Rio Boat Party in Rio de Janeiro offers an unparalleled and awe-inspiring experience for numerous compelling reasons. Firstly, the backdrop is simply breathtaking, set against the backdrop of Sugarloaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer, and Rio's iconic beaches, creating a truly enchanting atmosphere. Furthermore, the boat's metamorphosis into a bona fide nightclub is nothing short of extraordinary. Featuring two floors and a meticulously designed interior, the space comes alive with vibrant lights, pulsating music, and an infectious energy. Esteemed DJs take command of the decks, guiding attendees through a musical odyssey that spans various genres, including house, funk, hip-hop, and Latin rhythms. The dynamic presence of an exuberant local crowd further enhances the distinctive ambiance of the Rio Boat Party. Individuals from diverse backgrounds and nationalities converge to revel and dance in unison, fostering a sense of community and connection. The pervasive positive and jubilant energy aboard the boat is contagious, enveloping everyone in a feeling of being part of something truly special.

Scenic Views of Rio: 3-Hour Sailing Trip on Guanabara Bay

10. Scenic Views of Rio: 3-Hour Sailing Trip on Guanabara Bay

Enjoy a 3-hour sail and see the iconic sights of Rio de Janeiro from Guanabara Bay. You will meet your guide at the Marina da Gloria, downtown Rio, at the pre-arranged time and board for a short introductory session to the sailboat’s main facilities and safety systems. You will motor out of the marina and then sail towards the protected, calm waters of the bay. Your guide will point out the sights of Rio surrounding the bay, including Sugarloaf Mountain, and the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Hill. You will also learn a bit about local history. At the end of the tour, you’ll be dropped off back at the starting point at the marina.

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What people are saying about Marina Da Gloria

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4.8
(179 reviews)

This was my highlight in Rio!! Such a lovely little trip! Felt very luxurious having the boat for ourselves and we could just chill, listen to music and work on our tan. Clarisse was amazing, I just love her! I just wish the trip would have been longer 😝 Highly recommend if you want a relaxing morning in Rio!

Absolutely superb tour with a wonderful guide ( Renato) . I really can’t recommend this tour highly enough. All the major sights in one day and great value for money👍

the cruise was perfect, just to relax, unwind from disembarking a cruise ship and as an introduction into Rio's main sites,.....perfect

A very pleasant boat ride with the best guides. Beautiful views, nice music, lovely atmosphere Thank you :) We loved it

Great. The crew was nice. Offered enough drinks and even food. Good trip