This recommended outfit offers memorable sailing tours around Rio. When the weather cooperates, there are daily departures (at 11am) from the yacht club in Urca. You can also arrange your own private sailings with up to 10 people; you choose the date and help design the itinerary (private sailings cost R$1500 for three hours, R$1800 for five hours).

Plan on paying in cash to avoid a hefty 10% surcharge.