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A sailing afternoon in the Guanabara's Bay

Urca, Brazil

Experience hosted by Maria Carolina

3 hoursHosted in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Free cancellation
Full refund at least 7 days before the experience starts or within 24 hours of booking.
Up to 5 people
Outdoor setting
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

We will make a delicious three-hour getaway in a group of up to 5 people towards the sunset and the safety of the sheltered waters of Guanabara's Bay. I will greet you aboard my 'home', a 35 foot Main sailboat, with a refreshing and natural drink at the time of boarding, which will be held in the famous Urca neighborhood at 15:00.
After safety instructions, we will sail towards the Laje's Fort, pass in front of the Sugarloaf Mountain to the "Praia Vermelha" beach (the acces to this specific beach depends on the calm of the winds to be pleasant for a cruise). From there, we will cross the "Boca da Barra" towards the Santa Cruz's Fort, to the beaches of Adam and Eve, at the foot of the "Morcego" Hill; a beautiful and perfect place to admire the city of Rio just in front; sunbathe, swim, listen to music, tell stories, drink caipirinhas ... Without delay, the west will outline the palette of the day, and it will be a great time to sail towards the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Finally, we will return to the landing point with Christ the Redeemer ahead, accompanied by a nice cup of coffee or some other refreshment in the warmth of the twilight.
Other things to note
Sailing experience is closely dependent on weather conditions, so activities may be suspended if bad weather is confirmed, in accordance with Navy guidelines.
In case of delay, if there are other participants, there will be a tolerance of 15 minutes not to compromise their schedules. ;)
We will make a delicious three-hour getaway in a group of up to 5 people towards the sunset and the safety of the sheltered waters of Guanabara's Bay. I will greet you aboard my 'home', a 35 foot Main sailboat, with a refreshing and natural drink at the time of boarding, which will be held in the famous Urca neighborhood at 15:00.
After safety instructions, we will sail towards the Laje's Fort, pass in front of the Sugarloaf Mountain to the…

What's included

  • Food
    On board you will find fresh fruits (pineapple, watermelon, mango, banana,...
  • Drinks
    On board you can count on fresh water and the traditional and local iced le...
  • Equipment
    Floats and life jackets

Meet your host, Maria Carolina

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 105 Reviews
  • Identity verified
They just call me Carol. I'm a sailor, a sea inhabitant and licensed by the Brazilian Navy. I'm originally from the capital, Brasilia, and I came to Rio seven years ago for family matters - and was immediately captivated by the activities and life that pulsate intensely within the Guanabara's Bay. I decided to buy a sailboat and realized an old dream and challenge: to live aboard.
I discovered between the flow of the winds and the cycles of the sea a beautiful and generous responsible life that I very much want to share; along with this curious sense of relief and excitement as the continent fades away and the sails open, flanked by the dreamlike silhouettes of the bay's many hills and forts…
For those who love the sea, the sun and nature is a beautiful experience and can be an initiation to the new perspectives that boating has to offer.
They just call me Carol. I'm a sailor, a sea inhabitant and licensed by the Brazilian Navy. I'm originally from the capital, Brasilia, and I came to Rio seven years ago for family matters - and was immediately captivated by the activities and life that pulsate intensely within the Guanabara's Bay. I decided to buy a sailboat and realized an old dream and challenge: to live aboard.
I discovered between the flow of the winds and the cycles of the sea a beautiful and generous responsible life…
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Mon, 28 Jun
$100 per person
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Wed, 30 Jun
$100 per person
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$100 per person
Thu, 1 Jul
$100 per person
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$100 per person

Where you'll be

We will sail out near the Urca's wall ("mureta da Urca" - a little step ladder that gives access to a floating restaurant), and make a photo stop in front of the Sugarloaf Mountain and overlooking the Corcovado's Hill. We will pass in front of "São João"'s Fortress - cornerstone of the construction of the city of Rio - until "Praia Vermelha". We will cross "Boca da Barra" guarded by the "Laje"'s and "Santa Cruz"'s forts. From Niteroi, Adam and Eve's beaches and the MAC crossing produce the perfect lookout point for the sunset-colored metropolis.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 105 reviews.

ChaRon
June 2021
Wow Wow Wow . My wife and I , as well as two friends were already looking for a good time but Maria in all her authenticity, warm hospitality and selfless sharing surpassed our expectations. This is a “ must do “ . Totally relaxing , safe and full of storytelling and history . Everything from the beautiful , relaxing waters , drink , foods and care were appreciated and it’s the best experience we’ve done thus far . Being we were celebrating my 40th birthday , Maria even surprised me with a homemade cake made of delicious traditional ingredients. This totally took me by surprise but only further reflects her and husbands amazing spirit of love , sharing and hospitality.
Wow Wow Wow . My wife and I , as well as two friends were already looking for a good time but Maria in all her authenticity, warm hospitality and selfless sharing surpassed our exp…
Douglas
June 2021
Experiência INCRÍVEL 😻 . Superou todas as minhas expectativas. Maria foi uma ótima contadora de histórias. Adoramos o passeio!
Andrea
June 2021
Carolina and her boyfriend were super nice hosts, they took the time to explain a lot of things and history. The picnic and caipirinhas were great
Natalie
June 2021
This is a MUST do for anyone visiting the Rio area!! Not only was the scenery and location beautiful but Maria is simply a lovely individual with extraordinary stories to share. She is incredibly warm, thoughtful and personable! She blew me away with all of her extra touches that she added to the experience. It was a night I will never forget! Especially great for couples but would be a great memory to make with friends as well. This experience was the highlight of our whole trip to Rio!
This is a MUST do for anyone visiting the Rio area!! Not only was the scenery and location beautiful but Maria is simply a lovely individual with extraordinary stories to share. Sh…
Alysson
June 2021
A experiência mais romântica que tivemos no Rio de Janeiro! Tour maravilhoso, vistas espetaculares e a Carol e o Gustavo são um show a parte! a comida era maravilhosa, com apresentações lindíssimas e drinks perfeitos! Recomendamos mil vezes!
A experiência mais romântica que tivemos no Rio de Janeiro! Tour maravilhoso, vistas espetaculares e a Carol e o Gustavo são um show a parte! a comida era maravilhosa, com apresent…
Naomi
May 2021
Carol and her boyfriend were amazing! This experience was so intimate and one of the best experiences I’ve had in my life. It was my moms first time on a boat and she was so understanding and sweet. The boat was beautiful, the sunset views amazing and the picnic spread was so delicious omg already making plans to come back in the future with more friends 💛😎 please do this! We couldn’t of picked a better person to host this sunset cruise 🥰
Carol and her boyfriend were amazing! This experience was so intimate and one of the best experiences I’ve had in my life. It was my moms first time on a boat and she was so unders…

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    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Activity advisory

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Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 3 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Photographic camera

Sun blocker and lip balm