Boat Tours in Rio de Janeiro!

Looking for one of the most memorable boat tours in Rio de Janeiro?


At Sail in Rio, 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!


The Experiences



Open and Private Groups

Copacabana is Rio's most famous beach
Toasting to another great sunset in Rio
Sunset over Christ The Redeemer

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

Sailing close to the Cagarras Island
Sailing the Atlantic close to Rio's shoreline
Sailing towards Cagarras archipelago
Swimming close to Rio de Janeiro shoreline

This alternative boat tour in Rio de Janeiro is sought after by sailing enthusiasts or private groups looking for an extended adventure, planning celebrations, or special meals for onboard. 

Conditions permitting, it may include a visit to the outer islands at the Cagarras Archipelago, two miles off 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.


The Sailboat

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 heads (bathrooms), a kitchen, and a large saloon (living room).


The team

Cassio Gurjão

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.

Daniel Gurjão

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.

Look up his portfolio over his Instagram page.

Still have questions?



Our Instagram gallery includes photos and videos we do on our day-to-day sailing experiences.

Here, you will see several masterpieces by our First Mate and Photographer Daniel Gurjao!


Contact us

To learn more about our boat tours in Rio de Janeiro, email us at,  call us 55 (21) 9 9998-3709, or fill out the contact form below today! 

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Guests take a break swimming along the coast in Rio