Boating and Sailing
Dive Point. Schooner tours around the main beaches of Rio and as far afield as Búzios and Arraial do Cabo are offered here, as well as deep-sea and wreck diving. Be sure to ask if prices include all the necessary equipment and training (if required). Av. Ataulfo da Paiva 1174, SS 04, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, 22440–035. 21/2239–5105; www.divepoint.com.br.
Saveiro's Tour. Take a trip down the coast to Angra or catch one of the two-hour daily cruises around Guanabara Bay—views of Sugar Loaf, Botafogo Bay, and the Rio-Niterói Bridge are among the highlights. Saveiro's also hires out speedboats and sailboats by the day. Some of the boats adopt a party vibe with free caipirinhas and loud music, so if this isn't what you seek, double-check in advance. Marina da Glória, Av. Infante Dom Henrique s/n, Lojas 13 e 14, Glória, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, 20021–140. 21/2225–6064; www.saveiros.com.br. From R$55.