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Explore Group

| Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata...
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Feel the thrill of sailing an authentic America's Cup yacht. Take the helm to help steer on course or work hard on the grinders to hoist the mainsail during this hands on sailing adventure on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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"sailing experience"
in 24 reviews
"grinder"
in 32 reviews
"dinner cruise"
in 19 reviews
"america's cup yacht"
in 17 reviews
"auckland harbour"
in 34 reviews
"hour sail"
in 8 reviews
"racing yacht"
in 8 reviews
"friendly crew"
in 11 reviews
"high winds"
in 5 reviews
"new zealand"
in 27 reviews
"two hours"
in 9 reviews
"super yachts"
in 4 reviews
"maritime museum"
in 11 reviews
"great afternoon"
in 6 reviews
"an awesome experience"
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"couple of hours"
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"great trip"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is an absolute fantastic introduction to Auckland. Not having been to Auckland before, we chose to spend our first night on a dinner cruise of the harbour. It was amazing. We loved seeing Auckland, from the water, lit up at night. The captain Is...More

Thank Karen19092014
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ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora Karen19092014. Thanks so much for taking the time to send through your review. Great to hear you enjoyed your time on our Harbour Dinner Cruise - it's beautiful being out on the water at night. I'm glad we were able to provide you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on America’s cup sailing excursion. You have a great experience experience getting an inkling of what it would be like to race such a boat, taking a turn working the grinders and steering the wheel. It was an enjoyable hour and half sailing...More

Thank tlvgordon4
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ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora tlvgordon4. Thank you for taking the time to review your experiences with us. Great to hear you had an enjoyable time on both the America's Cup Sailing and Harbour Dinner Cruise, we love receiving feedback like yours and i'll be sure to pass...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This excursion was booked for us and not one we’d normally choose but can’t say how thankful we were to have this experience. The crew was a delight and the way they encouraged us all to participate was very much appreciated. Getting a chance to...More

Thank Bill_Susan_5662
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ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Ora Bill_Susan_5662. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience with us. Great to hear you discovered perhaps a new hobby... America's Cup is in Auckland 2021 - might see you there :-) ^AP

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Reviewed March 30, 2018

I was lucky to be given free tickets. There were about a dozen of us, plus crew - who were really professional and could spin a good yarn too. The instructions warned us to bring some warm clothes, so I went and bought a down...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

A friend who lives in Auckland booked this for my wife and I. It was a great experience on a real (1995 Japanese) America’s Cup boat. The trip took two hours and involved some hands-on ‘grinding’ to help raise the sails and when tacking. That...More

Thank Michael E
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

This was such a great experience..staff friendly, everything about it was great..Id love to do it with a few less people..hopefully might be able to catch them on a quieter day if that is possible...thank you

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

We had such a great time on this sailing trip. The whole crew (Pedro, Ludo, Justin and Saffron) were very knowledgeable about the boat and America's Cup sailing in general, they told us all about the technical parts of sailing and answered any questions we...More

Thank ARB02852
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

We were in Auckland for the Queen + Adam Lambert concert so we had a couple of hours to spend looking around and had visited the Maritime Museum (which we enjoyed) so we signed up for the 2 hour sailing experience. There was a good...More

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Reviewed March 11, 2018

There is nothing like the America's Cup Yacht Experience. With experienced captain and sailors, you have the opportunity to steer the boat and work the grinders (or do nothing) in the capital of America's Cup sailing. On a day with good wind (our day had...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

The explore dinner cruise is on a sail boat that has been either built or remodeled for this purpose. The trip starts out with a quick circle around the harbor. This is actually quite interesting as you can see all the clubs and hotels. The...More

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applemay2017
November 17, 2017|
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Response from edith h | Reviewed this property |
These yachts are a completely different type experience from dinghies... Best really ask Explore about time of day. It can vary depending on the time of year. I would go for the race experience...gives the experience an edge.
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Response from Lee P | Reviewed this property |
Good refund policy for weather. I booked through bookme . co . nz And got the trip for $99.00. Worth every cent loved it....
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