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America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour provided by Explore Group

America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour

America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour
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from $136.76 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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
What to expect
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3567SAILNZ
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
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
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
Explore Group - Auckland, 220 Quay Street, Viaduct, Auckland 1010, New Zealand Depart from the berth, inside Auckland's Viaduct Harbor
Inclusions
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
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities
Departure details
Explore Group - Auckland, 220 Quay Street, Viaduct, Auckland 1010, New Zealand Depart from the berth, inside Auckland's Viaduct Harbor
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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 wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
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
Popular mentions

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Kirsty Porritt
3 contributions
Great day out!
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kelwez
Bedfordshire, UK888 contributions
America's Cup Sailing Experience
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Peter W
18 contributions
Great sailing experience
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

val m
United States141 contributions
Short but sweet
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Guelph_12
Tampa, FL49 contributions
WOW Great Sailing experience
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

richjan6869
14 contributions
Excellent
Mar 2020 • Couples
Have just done the 2 hour America’s cup sail on Auckland harbour.
It was a great experience. We have never sailed before but we still able to get involved.
The crew were all great, friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
It wasn’t very windy but we were still able to get up some good speed.
It’s not cheap but definitely worth it.
Written March 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jeannet1957
Lake Havasu City, Arizona123 contributions
Everyone got to sail
Feb 2020
About a 4 to 5 hour sail on the 1997 America's Cup boat. Briefing and we are off. Crew (everyone is asked to help crew the handles) to raise the sail. Then once underway all who want get to sail the ship (under the watchful eye of our captain). Two boats, 4 crew each and 24 guests (us) on each boat. So we get to race. It was great and we were dry the whole time. The crew interacted with each guest and helped those inexperienced learn, they would point to folks to get them to come up and take the wheel. They stayed with you so you didn't got hurt and no one else did. Bring sunblock.
Written March 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Jeannet1957, Thanks for taking the time to review your experience with us - and for such an apt description of our trip! Our crew are passionate about sailing and take pride in getting everyone involved in a fun and safe way. Sounds like you had a blast!
Written March 9, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JCTodd57
Dallas, TX8 contributions
Thursday afternoon match race is a must
Feb 2020
If you have ever been on the starting line in a sailboat race (it doesn’t matter if you were in an Optimist Pram or an Olympic class racer) you must try to schedule this experience. Explore is a top notch outfit and they only schedule two match races a week. The race is very participatory (mostly working the grinders or spinnaker retrieval) but it’s a real race. The wind was about 14 knots and perfect for us. Six professionals did all the thinking and we happily followed their commands. Skipper Brad won both races for the white team.
Written February 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Jctodd57, Happy to hear we delivered on the thrill factor! You are right - everyone should experienced the thrill of a sailboat race. Great feedback for our passionate crew which I will pass along.
Written March 9, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Humming Along
california245 contributions
Fun day out on the water
Feb 2020
Friendly, fun crew. Beautiful boat and beautiful bay. And the sailing was epic. We learned a lot, worked a little and enjoyed a great outing
Written February 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jerry M
Kansas City, MO115 contributions
Must do in Auckland
Jan 2020
My wife and I loved this adventure tour. You are encouraged, but no pressure, to participate in sailing the craft. I would encourage everyone who’s able to participate.
Written February 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Jerry M, Thanks for taking the time to give such an enthusiastic endorsement of our experience - we think its an Auckland Must Do too!
Written March 9, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Simply Awesome Again
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Great sailing experience on the harbour
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Best date night idea!
My Husband and I, thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. We were running late due to an accident on the motorway
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I recommend!
Amazing sail cruise! My wife and I had a great time some months ago! And the dinner was superb. I recommend it to a
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Couldn't Fault It!
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Pleasant evening dinner cruise
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A nice Auckland experience
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What a WAY to GO! Splendid Sailing!
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Beautiful evening
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Amazing Sunset & Gourmet Dinner Sail
Amazing setting, food and staff! Very professional, beautiful, safe, comfortable, fun and totally enjoyable. Well w
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Great Evening!!
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Romantic Evening
Beautiful boat, seasoned Captain, and very friendly staff serving drinks/dinner. The tour captures the harbor and
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Recommend you take this tour. Great people and very smart about how they serve the food on the moving boat. The tou
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