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Explore Sailing - America's Cup Sailing Experience

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Address: Wharf 9, King Street Wharf, | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9660 9133

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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Perfect afternoon in Sydney!

I enjoyed my first sailing experience in life and in Sydney. Friendly team and amazing atmosphere. I was lucky that the weather was beautiful, sunny with light breeze. I really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed my first sailing experience in life and in Sydney. Friendly team and amazing atmosphere. I was lucky that the weather was beautiful, sunny with light breeze. I really love this experience and I hope will try again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

The day we were to go sailing, it was raining hard in Sydney. However, we were refused a refund for the bad weather. I highly advise that you avoid this company unless you like sailing, exposed to the elements, in a downpour!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Our concierge at the Intercontinental recommended this adventure and it was amazing. I grew up on the prairies and had never gone sailing so my husband & I jumped at the chance. The crew were very safety conscious and went through all the do's and don't for our own and the other passengers safety. I felt very safe with them.... More 

Thank sandra k
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

This was a holiday highlight. Yes, there were a lot of people on the boat, most of whom had never sailed before, but this was not a surprise - the website says 'No sailing experience necessary' and photographs show more than 20 on board. Everyone seemed to participate as much as they wanted and, although fewer might have been better,... More 

Thank 346MikeM
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Afraid when I went, there were nearly 30 visitors on the boat. Although the crew where very friendly, with such a number of people on board it was difficult to have a "unique experience" and gain a lot of "hands on experience" which was precisely what I was expected, especially considering the cost. For me it felt more like an... More 

Thank Ruth G
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

The crew were great, very safety conscious but friendly and willing to answer questions. Yacht very impressive and was good to be able to have a go out in the harbour. Quite expensive but a very different trip on the water, a memorable day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

I took this sailing experience with the exploregroup.com.au I really love this experience and highly recommend this to everybody who wants to explore things beyond just a mainstream activities when visiting Sydney. Love this very much 👍

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

We recently spent an afternoon sailing on one of the America's Cup yachts as part of a team event for work. The sail was around 3 hours (King St Wharf to Manly, and back). Our 4 crew were great - with several of our team opting to actively participate in sailing (steering, operating the grinders, etc). They supply waterproofs (noting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

We were lucky that day to have a good brise, perfect for this type of boat. The crew is very friendly and efficient and they are only 4 on a boat designed for a 17 crew so passengers really help. Skipper leaves the wheel to whoever wants to try. One of the most impressive thing is the noise made by... More 

Thank Matt C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

We two couples, who enjoy sailing, got out onto Sydney Harbour and got a lot of excitement and joy for our money! The wind kicked up, the foul-weather gear came out, and the rain poured down! We sailed with a group of about 20 people and ran winches, steered at the helm, viewed the sights, and thoroughly enjoyed the full... More 

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