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A sailing afternoon in the Guanabara's Bay

Urca, Brazil

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Experience hosted by Maria Carolina

3 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese

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…

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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
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Thu, 4 Feb
15:00 - 18:00
£33 per person
£33 per person
Fri, 5 Feb
15:00 - 18:00
£33 per person
£33 per person
Sat, 6 Feb
15:00 - 18:00
£33 per person
£33 per person

Meet your host, Maria Carolina

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 69 Reviews
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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 reasons - 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 reasons - 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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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 69 reviews.

Elisa
December 2020
Foi maravilhoso passar a tarde na companhia da Carol e do Gustavo a bordo do Veleiro Sei Lá, a casa deles! Eu escolhi essa experiência para comemorar meu aniversário e foi muito especial! Os dois são anfitriões muito simpáticos e generosos, nos contaram várias histórias e mantiveram o alto astral em todo o passeio. É uma oportunidade de ver a cidade maravilhosa por outro ângulo e apreciar as belezas do Rio e de Niterói. O lanchinho também é delicioso e muito bem servido e o mate que eles oferecem é inesquecível.
Foi maravilhoso passar a tarde na companhia da Carol e do Gustavo a bordo do Veleiro Sei Lá, a casa deles! Eu escolhi essa experiência para comemorar meu aniversário e foi muito es…
Brehme
December 2020
Bom, resumindo, é um experiência que todo mundo deveria vivenciar. É muito perfeito e relaxante, além de proporcionar vistas diferentes do Rio de Janeiro.
Jose
December 2020
Una de las mejor experiencia de mi vida, recomiendo totalmente que tomen este tour, ambos son muy amables y unas personas increibles ! todo esta planeado para que tengas la mejor experiencia, cada detalle cada momento es increible !
Daniel
December 2020
O passeio foi uma das experiências mais legais da minha vida. Como você já deve imaginar, a baía de guanabara é belíssima. E, a bordo do Sei Lá, dá para ficar ainda mais impressionante. No entanto, o ponto mais alto da experiência foi o encontro com a Carol e o Gustavo. Ouvir suas histórias, suas vivências, suas crenças e seu modo de enxergar a vida foi algo completamente mágico. Daqueles momentos que fazem você sentir na pele os sincronismos do universo. Muito obrigado por tudo. Amamos e desejamos a vocês as melhores energias do mundo.
O passeio foi uma das experiências mais legais da minha vida. Como você já deve imaginar, a baía de guanabara é belíssima. E, a bordo do Sei Lá, dá para ficar ainda mais impressio…
Carlos
November 2020
O passeio é fantástico! A Carol e o Gustavo são super acolhedores. Pudemos provar uma variedade de petiscos caseiros, entre eles frutas, lanches naturais e docinhos, tudo servido com muito capricho. Sem falar na empolgante aula de história do Rio de Janeiro que a Carol nos deu! Para fechar com chave de ouro, pudemos apreciar um belíssimo por do sol ao retornar.
O passeio é fantástico! A Carol e o Gustavo são super acolhedores. Pudemos provar uma variedade de petiscos caseiros, entre eles frutas, lanches naturais e docinhos, tudo servido c…
Antonio
November 2020
Carol y Gustavo son sencillamente excepcionales y una pareja digna de conocer. Su historia personal es inspiración para todo viajero y se complementa totalmente con el paseo en Velero, historia de la ciudad, excelente comida y un mate como ninguno, todo es un match Perfecto. Experiencia totalmente recomendable, que no hay que dejar pasar mientras se está en Río.
Carol y Gustavo son sencillamente excepcionales y una pareja digna de conocer. Su historia personal es inspiración para todo viajero y se complementa totalmente con el paseo en Vel…

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Please note that 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 5 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