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America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour
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America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour

By Explore Group
Recommended by 91% of travelers
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America’s Cup is the oldest and most prestigious sailing race in the world and this tour offers the chance to set sail aboard an authentic America’s Cup yacht. Learn the ropes from a professional crew, take the helm and help operate the manual winches, or relax on deck and admire the views as you cruise around Auckland Harbour on the elite yacht.
from
$129.33
per adult
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$129.33
per adult

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Ages 10-99, max of 60 per group
Duration: 2h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English

Highlights
  • Sail a world-class America's Cup class yacht
  • No sailing experience required: learn the ropes from a pro crew
  • Spectacular views of Auckland and Waitemata Harbour
  • Choice of departure times throughout the day

  • Sail on an authentic America's Yacht
  • Use of wet weather jackets and sunscreen
  • Opportunity to participate in sailing the vessel as part of our crew
  • Informative commentary from our knowledgeable crew
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Meet your captain and crew at Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour to board your boat, a state-of-the-art yacht used by elite yachties in the prestigious America’s Cup sailing race. Accompanied by your captain and professional crew, set sail around Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour, enjoying a striking view of the city skyline from the water. Along the way, take the opportunity to learn some sailing skills from the crew. Perhaps take the helm and steer the ship, work up a sweat operating the manual winches, or pick up some of the tips and techniques used by race teams to reach maximum speed. After two hours on the water, your tour ends back at the Viaduct Harbour.

Departure details
  • Explore Group - Auckland, Explore Booking Kiosk Quay Street, Viaduct, Auckland 1010, New Zealand Depart from the berth, inside Auckland's Viaduct Harbor
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3567SAILNZ

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Sailing is subject to weather conditions, please dress appropriately Flat shoes such as sneakers or boat shoes are best
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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How much is America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour?
America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour price starts from $128.79. Discover and book America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour on Tripadvisor
What is the America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour cancellation policy?
America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour?
America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour is hosted by Explore Group. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Explore Group on Tripadvisor. Discover and book America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3567SAILNZ

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

rebogamy
rebogamy
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A lot of fun
Captain Noel and his crew showed us a great time. The harbor is beautiful at sunset. The food was extraordinary. Th
liamd478
liamd478
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Don't book on trip adviser they don't honour it
Booked the Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise through trip adviser for three adults as a gift. So embarrasing, when t
Analisa V
Analisa V
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Relaxing Boat Ride
I was a little lost and late, so thankful the crew waited for me. Boat ride was fun and getting to steer the boat w
Burdett P
Burdett P
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Good food, courteous crew, great views
We enjoyed a beautiful sunset on the harbor. After leaving the dock, the crew allows you to move about, including t
Natasha H
Natasha H
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unforgettable moment!
had a fabulous evening with my daughter, served yummy food by Russell. great memory with warm hearted crew members
Vacationer787764
Vacationer787764
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Great Experience
Great fun. Wonderful crew. Good food. Beautiful views from the water. Highlight of our trip. Don’t miss it.
MFK08
MFK08
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Excellent sailing experience.
Took my mother on this trip and the sunset under Auckland's Harbour Bridge is an experience of a lifetime! Remembe
696laurenh
696laurenh
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Great sailing experience, food could be improved
The sailing was amazing the food main meal could be a bit better. Salmon on ice burg letter was disappointing. Sta
wher2next
wher2next
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Beautiful Introduction to Sailing
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the dinner cruise as an introduction to sailing! The skipper, Bridget and Ellie (?
DreamofColubus37
DreamofColubus37
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Smooth Cruise
Enjoyed a wonderful cruise across the Auckland Harbor . The crew was first class and personable. We had a lovely me
marionjZ4072LH
marionjZ4072LH
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Recommend the cruise out to Tiri Tiri Matangi
Took a trip with Explore out to Tiri Tiri Matangi Island Sanctuary in the Hauraki Gulf. A wonderful experience inc
kerryalina
kerryalina
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I regret booking the Tikapa Moana Whale & Dolphin Watching Cruise
I have so many regrets about booking Explore Group's Tikapa Moana Whale & Dolphin Watching Cruise. It was billed
DorwardC
DorwardC
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Relaxing way to see Auckland by night
Checking location was a little difficult to find but other than that this was a great trip. Sailing home was great
ScottToBe
ScottToBe
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Total package of fun!
What an experience! From the lovely lady at check in, the amazing crew (Ludo & Kayley) and then the food and the sa
ZHENKUNLIU
ZHENKUNLIU
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With Food and Sailing
The most inspired part of the trip shouldn't be either dinning on the boat or admiring the views of the harbour, bu
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waddesdondelico
Waddesdon, UK22 contributions
What a wonderful way to spend a morning. Julia, Luke , Jaz and Zak were wonderful knowledgeable hosts who were the icing on my birthday cake!
This is the only way to see Auckland! Aboard a yacht with an interesting racing pedigree, crewed by an experienced bunch of charming sailors, each living their dream. Love the skipper, Julia’s enthusiasm and very amusing anecdotes: yes fella’s: SHE is the skipper!!
They were very inclusive, encouraging even the ‘wobbliest’ of passengers to helm, ensuring that everyone participated in steering this beautiful craft regardless of age, fitness and experience.
Thank you for giving me the magical of mornings and insuring me to follow in my late husbands shoes and to take to the water again.
Written January 16, 2023
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Brooke W
7 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
Absolutely brilliant! We’d been looking forward to this for a year and it did not disappoint. The crew were absolutely magnificent. I got to steer the boat and grinding the sails up - hard work but very satisfying.
Would recommend this to anyone visiting Auckland.
Best way to end 2022!
Written December 31, 2022
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Happy we could deliver after a very long wait - thanks for the recommendation!
Written January 9, 2023
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Burdett P
Sayre, PA263 contributions
We had a very wet Sunday November 13. However, dressed for the weather and bringing a good attitude, we sailed onward. The crew provides instruction and involves those interested the opportunity to work the sails or steer. All passengers must remain in the cockpit of the craft, as opposed to this company’s sunset cruise where persons can wonder the deck. Persons looking for an action cruise will find this enjoyable.
Written November 23, 2022
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Culture279810
Foley, AL3 contributions
Sep 2022
Really fun experience regardless if you're into boats or sailing. Two hours on the water and the skipper in charge was a true leader! He guided his team and the group on board with charm, ease and knowledge. Who ever wanted to participate and try out helping was encouraged to so so. If you travel with young kids or teenagers he will make sure they get "into the experience". Yes, i can highly recommend you book this trip while in Auckland.
Written September 19, 2022
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JollyTraveller12
Ballina, Australia26 contributions
Aug 2022
i booked this for my husbands birthday as it was something he had wanted to do for ages we were not contacted to say this had been cancelled we only found out when we rang to confirm booking to be told it had been cancelled due to the boat been booked by a company that had taken the w hole boat but then the day we were supposed to go out the boat never moved out of its berth as we were on the viaduct and saw both boats
Written August 28, 2022
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Kirsty Porritt
3 contributions
Jan 2021 • Solo
Excellent for anyone who appreciates America’s Cup & Sailing! Great day out and the team were really helpful!
Written January 1, 2021
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kelwez
Bedfordshire, UK901 contributions
Mar 2020
We were in Auckland about a week before lockdown started, so already tourism was down as cruise ships were no longer coming into the city. There was only about 10 of us along with 4 crew. We were advised that there might not be enough wind for us to sail but we would give it a go. Luckliy the wind picked up and we had a great time, we were able to forget about the situation around us for 2 hours and actually enjoy ourselves, you could be involved as much you wanted to be, or just relax and enjoy the ride. The crew were really good, really engaging and we really hope that business picks up for them again as soon as possible.
Written April 16, 2020
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Peter W
18 contributions
Mar 2020
A must for all sailors! Very well organized with friendly crew who facilitate and encourage participation in sailing the boats. Typically around 20 tourists catered for on each of the two boats.
Written March 25, 2020
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val m
United States163 contributions
Mar 2020
I read how some on previous sails complained not enough wind. We had too much wind so our “race adventure “ was shortened sadly! Drew tried to make something work for us, but when the knots went from 30-36 he had to turn us around. It is a well run operation, no complaints. Don’t take anything along with you! Your hands will be kept busy and I’d say leave the wee ones on the pier! If ever in the area again I have a voucher for a return try at America’s Cup racing as conciliation.
Written March 17, 2020
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Guelph_12
Tampa, FL50 contributions
I was skeptical about a 25 year old retrofitted America’s Cup boat being much of a sail. Was I wrong. In a light breeze and with 19 guests and crew we flew through the Harbor in relatively light winds. Crew was so friendly and fun. We were having such a great sail that crew extended about 30/40 minutes so we could go under Auckland Harbour Bridge at full tilt and watch bungee jumpers. They also let us sail the boat. Weather was perfect too.
Written March 15, 2020
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