Lumina Charters | Catamaran sailboat rental | Rio de Janeiro. Since 2009.

On board the Lumina, our modern Fountaine Pajot 40 foot Sailing Catamaran, you and your family or friends, can enjoy the liberty of choosing your favorite route to explore the fabulous coastline of Brazil, at your own leisure, select your own meals, navigate, fish, dive, snorkel, read that particular book, listen to your favorite music or just simply relax and connect with nature in a exclusive and personalized way you won’t find in any hotel, resort or cruise. We offer all the ingredients for an unforgettable nautical trips along the brazilian coastline to Rio de Janeiro, Angra dos Reis, Paraty, Ilha Grande, Florianopolis and other locations.

With your stay on board, you will enjoy the service of our experienced captain, and a hostess who makes sure you feel as if you were in a hotel, including the preparation of the meals at your liking, wines, champagne, cocktails and even the Brazilian caipirinha, juices and other beverages of your preference.
We have special packages for your Honeymoon.

The mission of our crewed yacht rental is to give you a journey or day trip of your dreams, provoking all these unique experiences of nautical sail feeling for you, your family or friends. Come on board the catamaran Lumina.


For a beautiful, relaxing day in Buzios, I would recommend contacting Pieter and Cristina will welcome you onboard the Onda Boa, with great hospitality and expert sailing skills. Even though the seas were a bit rough on the day we sailed, the catamaran was stable and comfortable. Carrying a maximum of 10 guests, the Onda Boa is a wonderful way to escape the crowded Buzios beaches and see the beautiful scenery of the area. What could be better than sitting in the net of the Onda Boa, sipping caipirinhas under a clear blue sky?

– Bhk

“I had an unforgettable weekend with my wife onboard the Lumina visiting some of the islands in Angra dos Reis.The sailing boat is very safe and comfortable. Pieter is a great host and captain. I definitely recommend it.”

– Agl

“My wife and I were looking to travel for a few nights by boat down the coast of Brazil while on our honeymoon. Pieter and Lumina Charters turned out to be more then we could have imagined. From first emailing with Pieter he was extremely helpful helping us plan the logistics of our trip. He helped us figure out what was possible, what the best itinerary would be, and had lots of great ideas for logistics.
When we met Pieter, he was waiting in a bay right outside of Paraty. He picked us up on shore and took us out to his boat. The boat was great. Plenty of room both inside and on deck. We were able to make our way south down to Ilhabela and spent 3 nights on the catamaran. Pieter led us down the coast, teaching us about sailing, taking us to different coves and bays all the while cooking great meals for us. He even was able to buy some just caught fish from some local fisherman in a bay and cook them on his grill for lunch.
We were able to spend our days laying out on the front of the boat and hanging on the benches/tables in the back of the boat while Pieter sailed us down the coast of Brazil. The scenery and landscape was amazing. By night we would anchor in a bay and have some drinks while Pieter cooked up a great meal. Pieter was an excellent cook, but said his wife, Dora who is on most of his trips is even better. She must be a great cook.

The last day while having lunch we were surrounded by a school of dolphins that swam and jumped around us for 20 minutes.

The boat was great, Pieter was an awesome host, and the entire experience helped make our visit to Brazil a trip of a lifetime. It was a great way to experience part of Brazil and a great part of our honeymoon.”

– Seth

“We had an amazing time thanks to the captain! Thank you Pieter! The day-trip was peaceful and surreal. The islands and beaches were amazing as well.”

– Fela

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