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Explore Sailing - America's Cup Sailing Experience

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Address: Wharf 9 | King Street Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9660 9133
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Description: Experience the thrill of sailing onboard an actual America's Cup class...
Experience the thrill of sailing onboard an actual America's Cup class yacht, AUS21 or AUS40! A must for sailing enthusiasts and perfect for anyone looking for a fun and adventurous way to explore Sydney Harbour. On the day of your 2.5 hour America's Cup sailing experience, you’ll be welcomed onboard the yacht in Darling Harbour and a safety briefing will be presented by our professional sailing crew. Before long, the sails are hoisted and it’s time to set sail from underneath the stunning Harbour Bridge and onwards towards Manly, past some of the most famous landmarks in the world! Glide under the Harbour Bridge and past the famous Sydney Opera House and watch the city skyline fade in the distance as we power our way around magnificent Sydney Harbour.
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Fantastic sailing on America's Cup yacht

From the time you step aboard, the crew make you feel safe and confident. What a thrill to take the wheel and tack towards Manly. A perfect day out. A value afternoon sailing and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

From the time you step aboard, the crew make you feel safe and confident. What a thrill to take the wheel and tack towards Manly. A perfect day out. A value afternoon sailing and a great view of the harbour. A MUST DO.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

We sailed with Sailing Sydney on a Sunday and then on a Wednesday for a sailboat race in the Sydney Harbour. In both occasions we were thrilled and extremely satisfied with the staff and the sailing experience. There are very few things that one can do for the price we paid that are so exiting and relaxing as sailing with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

A great way to experience Sydney on water. We enjoyed our first sailing experience in Sydney. Fantastic crews members. I look forward to participate in the competitive sailing with the Explorer team for totally a new level of experience.

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Coolum Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Perfect way to combine the thrill of Sailing an Americas Cup vessel with the sights of the harbour. Get involved in the sailing or just sit back and take in the views. The crew were competent and friendly and informative. The vessel was comfortable. Bring a jacket!

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Batemans Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This was a wonderful and most leisurely way to see Sydney from the water. The whole operation was polished and professional. Crew members were most affable and efficient and also tolerant of novices onboard the "Spirit of Australia". I ground a winch and also took the helm deriving much enjoyment from the experience. For an older displacement hull "Spirit" really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I was given a birthday gift last September and was booked for the 5th Oct 2014 but was postponed due to insufficient numbers to sail. My contact with explore was with a very kind and well mannered person by name of 'Karla' who made my future booking a breeze. After eventually getting back to book and getting to do this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This was one of the best tours that I made with my family during our trip to Australia. Was relaxing and enjoyable. The day was sunny and the wind by 8 knots, we had the opportunities to work the grinder and steer the yacht. The crew was extremely friendly. In one word, Unforgettable.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

What a great way to experience Sydney Harbour, actually being involved in sailing a 12 metre yacht. Opportunities to work the grinders to raise sails and when tacking,and to actually steer the yacht. An exhilarating experience made all the more enjoyable by the knowledgeable, experienced and friendly welcoming crew. Food not provided but a more than adequate complementary supply of... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

i have some sailing experience and looked forward to this as a high point of my visit to Sydney. While the boat is magnificent and the crew was expert, the boat was so full of people there was no way to enjoy the sail. Bodies filled the boat. People in the way of the crew and of each other. Just... More 

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Taree, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My wife has always wanted to watch the start of the race " live" instead of TV coverage- so I was fortunate to secure two tickets for Boxing Day trip. From the greeting at the Cargo Bar wharf and the briefing as we motored to Farm Cove , all the crew were truly professional in how they carried out their... More 

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Address: Wharf 9 | King Street Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9660 9133
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > City West

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