Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving through the water. A kayak is normally defined as a boat where the paddler faces forward, legs in front, using a twin-blade paddle. Most kayaks have closed decks ( the ones we use), but recently, “sit-on-top” kayaks are becoming very popular as well. There are also the inflatable kayaks, which come without decks but have air chambers surrounding the boat ( called ducks).
Kayaking Tour in Rio – Program
Our kayaking Tour in Rio, starts from Praia da Urca (Urca beach), in Urca neighborhood. According to wind and sea conditions, we can take you across the bay towards Niterói city, or to Cotunduba Island , or even to Praia Vermelha ( Red beach) on the other side of Sugar Loaf mountain. Customers can choose the route but the final decision will always be taken by the instructor in charge, who has the experience and knowledge to understand how the wind and sea behaves. It is quite a unique tour , that gives you a different perspective of our city.
Kayaking trip normally lasts for 3 hours according to the sea conditions and route taken. During the Olympics and Paraolympics season, the tour will take 2 hours round trip, due to some restrictions.
Guiding services, water, fruits, snacks and equipment rentals
From 02 to 10 people in double kaykaks
Easy to moderate. Travelers need to be physically fit as the use of the arms will be necessary to move around the water.
11:00 am on weekdays and 9:00 am on weekends
On Praia da Urca in Avenida Portugal, in Urca neighborhood, across the street from restaurant Belmonte.
Wear sunblock, bring towel and extra clothes, wear bathing suit, bring water and snacks. Waterproof cameras are welcome.
How to Book:
Just click on book now, and pick a date on the calendar and fill out the booking form. Please read and agree with our terms and conditions then click on check out. You will be directed to Paypal to pay de required deposit of R$ 79,00 per person. In case you do not have a Paypal account, just open a free one, as it only takes 05 minutes. You will receive a pdf ticket that contains all details of your tour. We usually need at least 48 hs in advance, in order to provide this tour. In case the chosen date does not appear on our booking calendar, just send us an e-mail requesting availability. Remainder must be paid in cash to the guide in charge at the start of the tour. If you wish to pay the whole amount upfront, we can send you an invoice via Paypal, but this option has a 7% surcharge and the payment must be made no later than 72 hours before the tour date.
Meeting point for departures:
Once your payment is confirmed for this activity you should meet us in this address at the day and time specified:
Urca beach , across the street from Belmonte restaurant . Meet the guide Bruno there by the kayaks. Praia da Urca, na Avenida Portugal, em frente ao restaurante Belmonte
(Praia da Urca (Urca beach) , Avenida Portugal in front of Belmonte restaurant, Rio de Janeiro city.)
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