What you'll do
Come aboard Kamehameha as we explore our favorite routes under sail! You will meet me at the prestigious and traditional Iate Clube do Rio de Janeiro, where I have been a member for many years. Arriving at the club you will find your individual visitor invite at the reception. After checking in you will walk down the hall towards the waterfront to meet me at the pier. After boarding and general briefings, we will raise sails and navigate alongside Sugar Loaf and away from the Corcovado hill and its statue of Christ, The Redeemer. As we progress, we may teach you some sailing tricks, if you're interested, and help you identify different sites of Rio including Flamengo Beach, Santa Teresa, downtown, the airport, the old fortresses built mid-16th century, and also the sister-city of Niterói across the bay. Conditions permitting, we may also sail out of the bay towards the oceanic beaches and islands where swimming is possible. Midway through the experience, we'll share a drink and finger foods. If you prefer a more peaceful atmosphere, calmer seas and warmer midday sun, please reserve our late morning experience. On the other hand, if you want to add more punch to your experience and crown it with a spectacular sunset, join our late afternoon sail.
In 2008 I left my job in banking to dedicate full time to sailing, both as a sport and a lifestyle. I fell in love with it in the early 80's and have sailed thousands of miles along Brazil's coastline, as Captain and Owner of "Kamehameha", the beautiful 39.5-foot open-ocean sailboat you will board as a guest (and disembark as sailor!). I am duly licensed for international navigation by the Brazilian Navy and will do my utmost to make your sailing experience a life changing experience! Daniel Gurjão is my co-host and also a licensed skipper. Sailing and surfing are his passions! He will be delighted to share stories on his overseas sailing experiences as crew-member of transatlantic passages to Saint Marteen in the Caribbean, the Azores and Lisbon. Please let us share our passion for sailing with you!
Chips and nuts
Water and welcome drinks Drinks are non-alcoholic. Alcoholic drinks are available for guests above drinking age.
Life vests Other floating devices such as "noodles" and buoys.
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Where you'll be
The exclusive Iate Clube do Rio de Janeiro, next to the Sugar Loaf, is our meeting point. Once inside, you will enjoy the benefits only an internationally renowned private club can offer: sailing atmosphere, security services, exclusive boarding piers, dressing rooms, restaurant, snack bar and parking (working days only).
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 10 guests ages 2 and up can attend.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Bring swimming gear, towel and sunscreen. Since this experience depends on weather conditions, it could be cancelled at any moment. We will keep you posted! We leave on time! 10 min maximum tolerance!
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