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Half-Day Sail

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Sail in Rio

  • Locations

    Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Activities

    Adventure, Sailing

  • Price
    $500 USD per trip
  • Duration

    4 to 6 hours

  • Avg Distance

    20 miles

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Mon-Sun 10am, 12 noon or 2pm

  • Starting Location

    Iate Clube do Rio de Janeiro

  • Price Includes

    Drinking water, ice, one round of "Caipirinhas" (local drink prepared with "Cachaça") and small appetizers.

  • Notes

    Departures are subject to weather permitting. No reservation deposits requires. Open cancellation policy. Previous consultation for availability required


  • Experience the great feeling of sailing a fully equipped blue water yacht in the waters of Rio de Janeiro. Gaze at the spectacular natural monuments.
  • Appreciate Rio´s landmarks from a different perspective.
  • Learn a few basic sailing tricks and enjoy piloting a true blue water yacht.
  • Appreciate magical sunsets from the deck of our sailboat while enjoying your favorite drinks and appetizers prepared from a full kitchen under decks.
  • Watch the local wildlife as we navigate to the environmental protected outer islands just an hour away from the harbour.


Trip Info

Our Half-Day Sail leaves from the Iate Clube do Rio de Janeiro at ave. Pasteur 333, Urban at 10 am/ 12 noon or 2pm and is designed to deliver our guests the exhilarating feeling of being propelled by the winds while appreciating the landmarks of Rio de Janeiro from a different perspective.

Subject to conditions, we leave the club and the bay towards the city of Niteroi and coastal beaches, as well as the outer islands of Rio.

Our return will be blessed by caipirinhas, or your favorite drink, and the spectacular views of Sugar Loaf and Corcovado mountain, as back-lit by tropical sun setting colors.

Your adventure awaits!

Sail in Rio

Founded in 2012, our mission is to promote big boat sailing as an attraction for visitors in Rio de Janeiro.


  1. 5 out of 5


    As seen on : Trip Advisor “Phenomenal!” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 I couldn’t have asked for a more professional, friendly, knowledgable guide and captain. Cassio made us feel welcome and safe aboard his beautiful boat and gave us an afternoon of sailing to remember! A great way to see Rio. Visited June 2014

  2. 5 out of 5


    As seen on : Trip Advisor “Get away from the crowds” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 We did every tourist activity in Rio, but the one where we could get away from the crowds and relax was the sailboat tour with Cassio. Six of us went on a 4-hour tour leaving from Marina da Gloria. Cassio is a gracious host with interesting stories. His English is perfect and he is very knowledgeable on a variety of topics. He let us steer the boat and help with the sails if we wanted. There was also time to lay out on the deck and enjoy the beautiful weather. Cassio made us refreshing caipirinhas, although he did not have appetizers like his e-mail said. We highly recommend Cassio and encourage you to take a tour with him! Visited June 2014

  3. 5 out of 5


    As seen on : Trip Advisor “Relaxing day with Cassio” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 We had a lovely time with Cassio despite it being a slightly cloudy day in Rio. Cassio made us felt welcomed and we had a great time just relaxing and chillin on the boat. It was also interesting to talk to him and learn more about brazil and how brazillians are like today. Thanks to cassio we got to see a lot of the coastline that normal tourist don’t see and 4 hours passed by like a breeze. Highly recommend this tour ! Visited July 2014

  4. 5 out of 5


    As seen on : Trip Advisor “Sailing the waters of Rio the Janeiro is absolutely brilliant and a must do!” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 When visiting Rio this sailing trip is a must do!! Cassio is a great and friendly skipper who makes you feel at home even before you board the boat. The schedule is flexible. We sailed out of the bay to a beautiful beach and achored there for a while, swiming, and having lunch. Then we lifted the anchor and sailed nicely on the ocean swell before heading back to the Rio harbor club, rounding the sugar loaf with sunset. When requested catering is available and is tasteful and plenty of drinks are provided. Cassio handles the boat perfectly on his own, but if you want, you may participate. Once again, this is a must do, Rio seen from the water is even more beautiful than seeing it from Corcovado. Visited July 2014

  5. 5 out of 5


    As seen on : Trip Advisor “Cassio is AWESOME” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW Cassio’s gorgeous boat is just the beginning. He is a charming skipper, a true gentleman, and a scholar! (And his English is perfect.) Our private trip around Botagofo with Cassio was the highlight of the trip. Highly recommended to anyone looking to Sail in Rio!

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