Water activity

Rio de Janeiro: 3-Hour Sailing Trip on Guanabara Bay

4.9 / 5

36 reviews

Activity provider: Sail in Rio
Water activity

Rio de Janeiro: 3-Hour Sailing Trip on Guanabara Bay

Activity provider: Sail in Rio

From US$ 50 per person

Board the "Kamehameha" for a sailing tour on Rio’s Guanabara Bay, and take in the sights of this spectacular city from the water. Get close to Sugarloaf Mountain and see the statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado Hill on this 3-hour excursion.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese


  • Sail on Guanabara Bay on fully equipped blue-water cruising sailboat
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Rio de Janeiro from the water
  • See Sugarloaf Mountain, and Christ the Redeemer Statue on Corcovado Hill
Full description
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 the Kamehameha for a short introductory session to the boat’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.
  • Boat tour through Guanabara Bay
  • Certified sailor
  • Drinking water
  • Ice
  • Includes 1 round of welcome drinks (beer, soft drink, Caipirinha)
  • Other drinks and finger food
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-ups
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Find the security booth of piers A0, A1, and A2, located to the left of the restaurants, on the waterfront. Identify yourself as a passenger of Sailboat Kamehameha. When authorized, please proceed to pier A2, slip 27 at the end of the pier. An email will also be sent to you 24 hours before the tour with important information.

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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

  • Although welcome drinks and snacks are offered aboard, customers are welcome to bring their own snacks and drinks aboard, too
  • A lighter coat for the months of November-April and a heavier coat for May-October is recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 36 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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This is the most relaxing way to see beautiful Rio De Janeiro. We loved the easy going attitude of the captain and his son! Enjoyed the company of every one on board. The small group size allowed great conversation with people from many different places in the world. This tour was definitely one of great delights while we were in Rio! Would recommend taking this tour to everyone! the

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April 2, 2023

Awesome tour, great boat and great service! Don't miss it, it certainly beats any other boat trip around Rio in terms of service. Cassio is the best, very knowledgeable of the local history, very attentive, funny, easy to communicate with, perfect english. It was probably one of the best and most relaxing experiences we had in Rio.

April 2, 2023

What a fun experience, it starts like sailing with complete strangers and ends like you knew everyone a long time ago. Captain and son makes for great stories, camaderie and a relaxed yet interactive (we got to sit at the wheel!) and fun experience. Highly recommended if you want to see Rio from the water, if you like sailing or if you just like to hang out with friendly people and listen to their stories.

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April 2, 2023

Product ID: 27986