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Explore Sailing - America's Cup Sailing Experience

Wharf 9, King Street Wharf, | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
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Even if you have never sailed before, this attraction is an excellent way to see the harbor, so... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2018
Phil S
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Green Valley, Arizona
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WOW!

Whilst not a sailing person, I saw this as a 'must do' activity .... to have an opportunity to sail... read more

Reviewed November 23, 2017
JG_LGC
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Jaipur, India
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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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Wharf 9, King Street Wharf, | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Even if you have never sailed before, this attraction is an excellent way to see the harbor, so have your camera ready. The crew is engaging and entertaining. This is a great afternoon event!

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Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile

Whilst not a sailing person, I saw this as a 'must do' activity .... to have an opportunity to sail on an original (albeit 1990's) America's Cup yacht. The small professional crew expected participation of the passenger crew but it was possible to (just) sit...More

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Reviewed October 22, 2017

We had a great trip on this boat. Sadly the weather turned and the wind died so sailing was slightly disappointing but that's not the fault of Explore Sailing!!! All the crew were friendly and competent. Everyone got a turn to helm or grind as...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2017

Very well run event/tour. The crew are very professional and encourage participation. It's always a good group of tourists and local sailing the best harbour in the world. Any day is great but Wednesday's sees the yacht participate in a race so it has a...More

2  Thank Matthew L
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Reviewed June 7, 2017

Amazing day out on the water around Sydney harbour. I had booked to go on just a sailing, this was changed by Explore sailing to the next day which was a wednesday and race day. I enjoyed this day so much, racing lots of other...More

Thank Bluebell392
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Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

We had a fabulous 2 hour twilight sail around Sydney Harbor. The crew was fantastic and we each had a chance to take the helm if we wanted. We got a hands on experience working the cranks while under sail, and heard about history and...More

Thank MW202
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Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

We went out sailing for 2 hours and it was amazing! It was a clear day and the crew were fantastic (the Captain, Pete, Marcus and ?mouse... I think??). We all got a chance to assist with sailing and driving the boat which was amazing....More

Thank TeganPlunkett
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Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

What a great way to see the harbor! We were lucky enough to be there on a race day & were able to participate in the excitement. The crew was knowledgeable & friendly (special shout out to Marcus!) & made sure everyone on board was...More

Thank Colleen H
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Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

4 hour race on the harbor with these guys went miles beyond expectation. Quality boat crewed by a bunch of excellent guys. A much more interactive way to see the best harbor in the world than a boring cruise boat. We were involved in helping...More

Thank Milko J
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Reviewed March 30, 2017

An 'epic' sail sailing around Sydney Harbour on this great America's Cup yacht was an experience never to be forgotten. The crew were very experienced and great fun. It really was a sail of a lifetime.

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