We are passionate about sailing!

Let us show you Rio from a different perspective!


What we do

We are passionate about sailing! Our programs include open or exclusive groups of up to 10 people during 3 or 5 hours within protected or open ocean waters including the famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, as well as the environmentally protected Cagarras Archipelago.

All programs depart from the exclusive Iate Clube do Rio do Janeiro, at Urca, next to Sugar Loaf and near the iconic statue of Christ The Redeemer. Admission only by invitation.

Open and Private Groups

Whether you are a seasoned sailor or just looking for some relaxed time under sail, come join our 3-hour experiences! Choose between private and open groups!  

It sails every day, weather conditions permitting, middays and sunsets.

The experience sails across the bay towards Rio's sister city of Niteroi and to the open ocean water and nearby beaches. Depending on wind and sea conditions it sails towards city harbor instead.

Click here  to join an open group or reserve an exclusive sail.

Private Groups Only

Our 5-hour program is  much sought after by sailing enthusiasts or private groups looking for an extended stay in the water, where celebrations and special meals may be planned onboard! This experience may include a visit to the outer islands at the Cagarras Archipelago, two miles from the coast. These islands are home to many of the local seabirds, like the frigate bird and seagulls. They are also often visited by dolphins and whales, mostly on the second half of the year. 

Click here to book this sail.


The team


Cassio Gurjão

Captain and Owner

Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1956, Captain Gurjão is a sportsman who has enjoyed sea related activities since very young. From body-surfing, to surfing, windsurfing and sailing. His career as a financial executive in the corporate world evolved parallel to his passion for these sports and financed the acquisition of Kamehameha in January 2008. Sail in Rio was founded as consequence of this passion and of the increasing demand for sail chartering in Rio de Janeiro. 


Licensed Captain by the Brazilian Navy, Captain Gurjão accumulates significant sailing mileage from his trips north and south of the Brazilian coast.

Daniel Gurjão

First Mate

Daniel Gurjão, is our first mate and bowman. Also licensed by the Brazilian Navy, he is an experienced sailor who has accumulated substantial sailing mileage over the years. In 2016 alone, he added 7,000 miles from his Atlantic ocean crossings from Rio to St. Marteen, in the Caribbean, and Lisbon.


In his spare time he is a professional photographer, expert surfer and excellent barman.

Check his photo art at his Instagram page.

Still in doubt?


Contact Us

info@sailinrio.com | +55 (21) 9 9998-3709

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