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Learn how to sail in an environmental park

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Experience hosted by Ricardo

5 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 3 people
Hosted in English, Portuguese

What you'll do

We will sail with a monotype boat in a little known lagoon of Rio de Janeiro, the lagoon of Marapendi, located in the Municipal Natural Park of Marapendi, Barra da Tijuca. From the meeting point, we will drive to the place where the little sailboat is. Our adventure begins in the assembly of the boat, when the sailor will have the practical opportunity to know a little about the nautical culture. Before entering the water, basic safety instructions and guidelines will be passed and how to sail. During the tour, we will explore nature, enjoy the landscape and feel the forces of wind and water. The farnel, bag with provisions for the journey, is up to us! At the end of the sailing, we will dismount the boat and return to the meeting point.
Other things to note
Use the subway to get to the meeting point. Bring your camera waterproof or a waterproof bag to place your cell phone. Do not forget your sunscreen, water bottle or fruit.
We will sail with a monotype boat in a little known lagoon of Rio de Janeiro, the lagoon of Marapendi, located in the Municipal Natural Park of Marapendi, Barra da Tijuca. From the meeting point, we will drive to the place where the little sailboat is. Our adventure begins in the assembly of the boat, when the sailor will have the practical opportunity to know a little about the nautical culture. Before entering the water, basic safety instructio…

Ricardo's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Life jacket
From $24
/ person
Fri, Jan 22
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Join 1 other guest
$24 per person
$24 per person
Sat, Jan 23
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$24 per person
$24 per person
Sun, Jan 24
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$24 per person
$24 per person

Meet your host, Ricardo

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 57 Reviews
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I am a Designer and Master in Naval Engineering. I was a professor at UFRJ and worked at the shipyard that manufactures Dingue. I am passionate about boats and I love sailing.

I want to share this wonderful feeling of sailing a small boat and being in touch with nature.
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Where you'll be

We will sail in the lagoon of Marapendi, that is in the environmental reserve in Barra da Tijuca. The lagoon is framed by restinga vegetation, which is why there is a constant presence of birds, crabs, lizards and even endangered species, such as the alligator.

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 57 reviews.

Dariana
November 2020
I had a great time sailing with Ricardo. I learned plenty about what it means to have a sailboat and be a sailor, I would definitely do this again!
Carol
October 2020
Fui com meu parceiro e que maravilha de experiência! Ricardo é um amor de pessoa. Super animado, te passa muita segurança, sabe o que está fazendo, te deixa muito a vontade pra experimentar, curtir e aprender! Super atencioso, paciente, explica todos os detalhes necessários sem piração. Saí me achando a velejadora! haha e ganhei um amigo! ♡
Fui com meu parceiro e que maravilha de experiência! Ricardo é um amor de pessoa. Super animado, te passa muita segurança, sabe o que está fazendo, te deixa muito a vontade pra exp…
Maria Pia
March 2020
Uma das melhores experiências que já vivi. Pra quem quer iniciar na vela o Ricardo é um ótimo instrutor. Muito paciente e humorado, vai explicar com detalhes cada passo e deixar você à vontade para executar.
Tábata
November 2019
Eu e meu namorado fizemos a aula com o Ricardo, a aula foi excelente e gostamos muito da experiência!
Fernanda
September 2019
Foi uma experiência sensacional! Para os apaixonados por vela, como eu; querendo dar seus primeiros passos, foi a iniciação perfeita! Uma verdadeira aula, na medida certa da técnica com a diversão. Ricardo é muito simpático e uma excelente companhia para velejar. Eu recomendo tanto que repetirei no próximo final de semana!
Foi uma experiência sensacional! Para os apaixonados por vela, como eu; querendo dar seus primeiros passos, foi a iniciação perfeita! Uma verdadeira aula, na medida certa da técnic…
Flaynna
September 2019
Experiência única que com certeza vale a pena fazer em uma tarde toda! O Ricardo se mostrou experiente, acolhedor e paciente, sem contar que foi incrível participar ativamente no manejo da vela! Tarde maravilhosa e experiência que vamos levar pra vida, só aumentou nossa paixão por veleiros. Obrigada, Ricardo, amamos o dia compartilhado!
Experiência única que com certeza vale a pena fazer em uma tarde toda! O Ricardo se mostrou experiente, acolhedor e paciente, sem contar que foi incrível participar ativamente no m…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 7 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

Bottle of water

Snacks