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Learn how to sail in an environmental park

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Experience hosted by Ricardo

5 hoursHosted in Portuguese and English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 3 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

We will sail with a monotype boat in a little known lagoon of Rio de Janeiro, the lagoon of Marapendi, located in the Municipal Natural Park of Marapendi, Barra da Tijuca. From the meeting point, we will drive to the place where the little sailboat is. Our adventure begins in the assembly of the boat, when the sailor will have the practical opportunity to know a little about the nautical culture. Before entering the water, basic safety instructions and guidelines will be passed and how to sail. During the tour, we will explore nature, enjoy the landscape and feel the forces of wind and water. The farnel, bag with provisions for the journey, is up to us! At the end of the sailing, we will dismount the boat and return to the meeting point.
Other things to note
Use the subway to get to the meeting point. Bring your camera waterproof or a waterproof bag to place your cell phone. Do not forget your sunscreen, water bottle or fruit.
We will sail with a monotype boat in a little known lagoon of Rio de Janeiro, the lagoon of Marapendi, located in the Municipal Natural Park of Marapendi, Barra da Tijuca. From the meeting point, we will drive to the place where the little sailboat is. Our adventure begins in the assembly of the boat, when the sailor will have the practical opportunity to know a little about the nautical culture. Before entering the water, basic safety instructio…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Life jacket

Meet your host, Ricardo

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 64 Reviews
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I am a Designer and Master in Naval Engineering. I was a professor at UFRJ and worked at the shipyard that manufactures Dingue. I am passionate about boats and I love sailing.

I want to share this wonderful feeling of sailing a small boat and being in touch with nature.
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Where you'll be

We will sail in the lagoon of Marapendi, that is in the environmental reserve in Barra da Tijuca. The lagoon is framed by restinga vegetation, which is why there is a constant presence of birds, crabs, lizards and even endangered species, such as the alligator.

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 64 reviews.

Victor
February 2021
Had a really great afternoon learning to sail, Ricardo is a great host and an awesome teacher. Would definitely recommend going with him
Bruno
February 2021
Excelente oportunidade para experimentar a liberdade e a beleza de estar em contato com a natureza à bordo de um veleiro. Ricardo é um anfitrião extremamente paciencioso e didático, apaixonado pelo que faz. Altamente recomendado!
Ivan
January 2021
Awesome experience at a great location. I liked the feeling of being away from the city so nearby. The lesson itself was fun and informative plus the beautiful location made it a highly recommended experience. Muito obrigado, Ricardo!
Dariana
November 2020
I had a great time sailing with Ricardo. I learned plenty about what it means to have a sailboat and be a sailor, I would definitely do this again!
Carol
October 2020
Fui com meu parceiro e que maravilha de experiência! Ricardo é um amor de pessoa. Super animado, te passa muita segurança, sabe o que está fazendo, te deixa muito a vontade pra experimentar, curtir e aprender! Super atencioso, paciente, explica todos os detalhes necessários sem piração. Saí me achando a velejadora! haha e ganhei um amigo! ♡
Fui com meu parceiro e que maravilha de experiência! Ricardo é um amor de pessoa. Super animado, te passa muita segurança, sabe o que está fazendo, te deixa muito a vontade pra exp…
Maria Pia
March 2020
Uma das melhores experiências que já vivi. Pra quem quer iniciar na vela o Ricardo é um ótimo instrutor. Muito paciente e humorado, vai explicar com detalhes cada passo e deixar você à vontade para executar.

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.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 7 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

Bottle of water

Snacks