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Sailing Sydney - America's Cup Sailing Experience

Wharf 9 | King Street Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia (City West)
+61 2 9660 9133
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$107*
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Ranked #69 of 415 Activities in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Experience the thrill of sailing onboard an actual America's Cup...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: 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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English first
Kansas City, Kansas
1 review
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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I took part in this experience on a Wednesday - which is race day - that means that you aren't just sailing about, you are actually competing against other boats in race that takes in a lot of Sydney Harbour. The professional crew are friendly and competent. They make everyone on the boat feel at home, from novices to people... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I wanted to spend some time on the harbour and see the sights. My wife wanted to do something out of the ordinary. This was one way to do both. So along with 30 others we went sailing on Sydney Harbour on an America’s Cup boat. It was a lovely Saturday afternoon and it took about 3 hours. The 5... More 

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Seattle WA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I've sailed for 30 years and thought this would be an interesting but ho-hum experience, but my wife wanted to go, so I said sure. Boy, was I ever wrong; this was a GREAT experience and the most fun thing we did in 9 days in Sydney. Great for singles, couples and family, young or old. experienced sailor or landlubber.... More 

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St Albans
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11 reviews 11 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I traveled to Sydney on business in August for a week. I went on the Americas Cup sailing experience on my "rest afternoon" having arrived in Sydney at 5am after 24 hours on a plane traveling to Sydney from London. This was a perfect way to blow away the cobwebs from the flight and help me stay awake until later... More 

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Hong Kong Region, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

These guys are professional and friendly as they give you hands on guidance in a real yacht race environment ! I thoroughly enjoyed the time spent whilst soaking up the board side view of beautiful Sydney harbors and all iconic monuments. Stretch and wear white sole shoes for the trip to ensure you are prepared to take on the challenge... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

As a seasoned sailor I was looking forward to the experience of sailing this particular type of craft rather than just a day out on the harbour on a yacht. However, the experience was more than I anticipated. The crew were very much the right people for the job-competent, friendly and accommodating, relaxed but watchful. They created the right atmosphere... More 

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I booked this trip as a gift for a friend who was kind enough to host an American in Australia and I loved it! Not only is it fun and relaxing with a laid-back, humorous, and knowledgeable crew, but you get to be hands-on and get involved! It's also a great way to see all of Sydney--there are so many... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

In Sydney with one free day and this could not have been a better way to spend it. Wednesday is race day (we won) and it was such great fun to see the crew get so competitive. This is serious business to them and winning was icing on the cake. Loved it! Do make sure to wear runners because there's... More 

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The crew was very friendly. We were only 12 passengers for 4 crew and we all get to stir the America's boat and manoeuvre the sails!!! Plus got a great view of the opera house! Highly recommend it!

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