We are passionate about sailing!
Let us show you Rio from a different perspective!
What we do
We are passionate about sailing and love having people join our sailing experiences!
Rio de Janeiro offers unparalleled conditions for nautical tourism! Astonishing sights from the water. Average two-thirds of sunny days every year, mild temperatures and overall excellent wind conditions.
The beauty of the landscape is a constant, with its towering cliffs, sand beaches, providing excellent settings for all water sports.
We are certain you too will be delighted!
Come SAIL IN RIO!
Open and Private Groups
Whether you are starting, or a seasoned sailor or you're just looking for a relaxed time under sail, come join our 3-hour experiences.
We sail every day, weather conditions permitting. Late mornings and mid-afternoons.
We sail in-bay towards Rio's sister city of Niteroi, the harbor and historic sites of Rio. Conditions permitting, we will also visit open ocean waters and nearby beaches.
Private Groups Only
This program is sought after by sailing enthusiasts or private groups looking for an extended stay in the water where celebrations and special meals may be planned on board.
Conditions permitting, it may include a visit to the outer islands at the Cagarras Archipelago, two miles from the coast.
The archipelago is home to seabirds such as the frigates and atobás. It may occasionally be visited by dolphins and whales, the second half of the year.
Sail in Rio's "Kamehameha" is a 39.5-foot cruising/ racing sailboat designed by German Frers and constructed by Fast Yachts. The sailboat is well known for her strength and seaworthiness. She is a blue water vessel equipped for coastal trips and fitted out with two cabins, two headrooms (bathrooms), a kitchen and a large saloon (living room).
Captain and Owner
Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1956, Captain Gurjão is a sportsman who has enjoyed ocean-related activities since very young.
His career as a financial executive in the corporate world evolved parallel to his passion for the seas and sailing and financed the acquisition of Kamehameha in January 2008. Sail in Rio was founded as a consequence of this passion and of the increasing interest in sailing 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.
Skipper/ First Mate
Daniel Gurjão is our first mate and bowman. Also licensed by the Brazilian Navy, he is an experienced skipper 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. Maarten, in the Caribbean, and Lisbon.
Graduated in Communications, he is also a professional photographer, expert surfer, and excellent barman.
Check his photo art on his Instagram page.
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