Begin your half-day sailing adventure with convenient pickup at your lodgings in Rio. Transfer to the marina, where you will board a schooner and set out on Guanabara Bay. Relax as the comfortable boat sails away from shore, giving way to epic views of the lush foliage and looming mountains that make Rio such a famously scenic city. Watch the colorful beachfront of Rio, including bustling Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, glide by as you head toward the vibrant neighborhoods of Botafogo, Flamengo and Urca.  Grab your camera for photo ops of Rio's two most famous mountains, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain, topped by the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. Sail past the 16th-century Fortaleza de Santa Cruz de Barra and the Fortaleza de São João da Barra do Rio de Janeiro, perched on a hillside. Pass islands scattered throughout the bay and get views of the longest bridge in the southern hemisphere, the Rio-Niterói bridge.  Along the journey, learn about the culture, history and traditions of the citizens of Rio from your guide. Bring your swimsuit and towel to take advantage of a local beach stop.

Activities summary

  • Departure Rio de Janeiro
  • Duration 6 h
  • Available languages
    • English
    • Italian
    • French
    • Spanish
    • German
  • Meeting point Hotel pick up
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Hotel or port pick up and drop-off
    • Sightseeing cruise
    Price does not include
    •   Food and drinks
    •   DVD (available to purchase)
    •   Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    Notes Admire views of Rio from a different vantage point during this 5-hour sightseeing cruise. As you cruise over Guanabara Bay, snap photos of the Christ the Redeemer Statue atop Corcovado Mountain, Copacabana Beach and Sugar Loaf Mountain. Make a stop for swimming and relaxing at a local beach. Learn about the history, culture and people of this vibrant city through your guide's thoughtful commentary. Pickup and drop-off at Rio hotels is included.
    Cancellation policy If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.