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Sailing Sydney - 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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Fun day out on the harbour

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Coolum Beach, Australia
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Coolum Beach, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We were lucky that the weather was beautiful! Sunny, blue skies and a fair wind. Thus we had an outstanding experience. We only booked one day ahead, but I found everyone at this company helpful and very friendly. Starting with the telephone operator who was patient to answer all my questions. The sail itself was fun and enjoyable and the... More 

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Tunbridge Wells
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

My wife, daughter and I had a superb afternoon's racing in Sydney harbour (Wednesdays only). Four crew arrived with the yacht and about 25 of us piled aboard and were trained in grinding and running from side to side when tacking, as we motored out to the regatta with superb views in every direction. There must have been 30+ boats... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I would not recommend booking with Sydney sailing. We are on our honeymoon and booked an America's cup sailing adventure in Sydney Harbor yesterday. We planned our day around it. Yesterday was my wife's birthday and the America's cup sailing was her birthday present. We showed up at the dock and were told that the experience was double booked and... More 

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