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Auckland Harbour Sailing Experience provided by Explore Group

Auckland Harbour Sailing Experience

Auckland Harbour Sailing Experience
4.5
Book in advance
from £50.96 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
With more yachts per capita than any other city, it’s easy to see how Auckland earned its nickname, the ‘City of Sails’. This cruise gives you a chance to experience Auckland from the water, as you set sail around Waitemata Harbour, Westhaven Marina, and Devonport, and enjoy spectacular views of the city.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • 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: 1h 30m
  • 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
Spectacular views of Auckland, Devonport, and Waitemata Harbour
No sailing experience required: learn the ropes from a pro crew
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Live commentary ensures you don’t miss anything
What to expect
Meet your captain and crew at Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour to board your yacht and set sail around Waitemata Harbour. On the cruise, soak up the scenery as you enjoy morning or afternoon tea on-board (coffee, tea or hot chocolate, accompanied by cake or pastry). Glide along the coast against a backdrop of Auckland’s majestic skyline and the glittering ocean. Pass landmarks including the Auckland Bridge, admire the boats in Westhaven Marina, and discover Auckland’s waterfront neighborhoods as you cruise through Devonport, with plenty of photo opportunities along the way. During your cruise, take the opportunity to learn some sailing skills from the crew and perhaps take the helm and have a go at steering the ship. Your tour ends back at Viaduct Harbour.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2954002POAC
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
1.5-hour cruise aboard a yacht • Light refreshments • Live commentary on board • Use of windproof and waterproof jackets • Entry/Admission - Waitemata Harbour
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
220 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Inclusions
1.5-hour cruise aboard a yacht • Light refreshments • Live commentary on board • Use of windproof and waterproof jackets • Entry/Admission - Waitemata Harbour
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities
Departure details
220 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Toilet is also located on-board vessel
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 18 travellers
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4.5
11 reviews
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GrandTour293245
5 contributions
Simply Awesome Again
Mar 2021
Sorry i forgot the skippers name from Saturday 13/03/2021 but he along with the young lady were absolutely fantastic, knowledgeable, friendly and witty. This is the second time we have done this cruise over the last 4 years, nearly to the date. In fact the first one was an evening dinner cruise with 4 of us, who had an absolute blast, and this time with just the three of us again, soaking up the Americas Cup 2021 atmosphere with a 10.30 am morning sailing cruise on ZHIK. Even though the wind was not the best it allowed us to stand up easily and take many photos that we will treasure until our next trip, which we have booked for Tuesday as a spectator, and for Wednesday if this becomes the final day and decider of the 2021 Americas Cup final, cant wait. Nothings too much for this wonderful team of dedicated crew, absolutely awesome. Thanks team Explore. Mark and Kim, Brits happily stuck in NZ
Written 15 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jaimies625
Auckland, New Zealand112 contributions
Great sailing experience on the harbour
Jan 2021
Beautiful settings/ views of Auckland and Devonport. There was live commentary on board and friendly crew that's happy to take any questions- sailing related of course. Will definitely go again.
Written 1 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Laurellgrubb
5 contributions
Dinner on the Bay
Fantastic experience sailing on the harbour with Brad - very experienced and happy to share info and knowledge. Offered a chance to sail the yacht. Wonderful crew and dinner provided was great.
Written 16 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

HelenOberg
Brisbane, Australia25 contributions
Harbour Sail
10 people on board this trip which meant comfortable seating and enough time for those who wanted to have a chance to steer. Brett and Chantelle were perfect hosts. Friendly and knowledgeable. Due to the unavoidable cancellation of another tour company Explore Tours were very happy to change my tour days to accommodate me. This was an exciting sail on the harbour.
Written 6 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

AmericaOverEasy
Newport, Australia300 contributions
Sail Away! This Is a Supurb Way to spend part of an Auckland Day!
Feb 2020
The winds were brisk, and our crew was keen to give us the feel of the heel. Each child and adult had a turn at the helm, and it was a brilliant way to spend a waterfront few hours... tgo saiing the crew is relaxed and 'pros' at how it goes... Our skipper was 'Brad' and his firts-mate 'Chantell' did swell. Try this, mixed with a few waterfront other adventures.. This outfit offers a nice menu of water-oriented happyness.
Written 6 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Happy to deliver plenty of water-oriented happyness - this is what our crew live for! Thanks for taking the time to review your experience, we will pass on your kind words to our crew.
Written 9 March 2020
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Itinerantnomads
Bridgman, MI56 contributions
A very pleasant experience
We took the dinner cruise. It lasted about 2 1/2 hours and it went very well. Plenty of opportunities for the passengers to pilot the 50 ft sloop. The food was very good, the crew were great. I would definitely recommend this trip.
Written 31 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kfv333
West Frankfort, IL2 contributions
A True Visit Highlight
If you want a great overview of Auckland, there is no better place to start than the harbor, and no better way to view it than from your own sailboat. Crew was very fun, informative, and personable. We will do this again......and again!
Written 24 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Helen C
Tutbury, UK19 contributions
Sailing boat trip
Feb 2018 • Couples
This cruise was very good, especially as we had never been in a sailing boat before. It gave beautiful views of Auckland and we got to go under the Auckland bridge. If you have never had experience of sailing this trip would be ideal. My husband got a chance to steer the boat. It made me realise how complicated sailing could be. The skipper was very knowledgable and helping him was a young girl who was very efficient too. Enjoyed it
Written 15 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Molcam
12 contributions
Not realy sailing...
We spent the afternoon sailing in the harbour. The description of the sailing did not match what we actually did and call it sailing to go out and straight for 25 min, turn the boat and go exactly the same way back with motor on...to me that is not sailing. Saw the bridge in far distance. If you want sailing - chose something else...The staff was friendly though.
Written 9 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

golfusa2012
Bettendorf, IA128 contributions
Take the Helm
Mar 2018 • Solo
I was able to enjoy the sailing cruise with a small 8 person group which provided all of us with plenty of space to move about and take pictures. The captain did a great job with a short tour of the harbor before setting sail. All of the tourists were provided an opportunity to take the helm and navigate the boat. I learned a lot from the captain on how the sails are trimmed to sail into, against or across the prevailing wind. Very enjoyable cruise!
Written 3 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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haprav
haprav
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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
GeorgeTheHam
GeorgeTheHam
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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
SHThompson
SHThompson
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Couldn't Fault It!
We live in Auckland and due to the current event across the globe we are enjoying more of what our own city has to
178nathan
178nathan
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Pleasant evening dinner cruise
Crew was lovely; the boat was great; the food was good. Wonderful experience sailing the Auckland Bay.
92kirstyp
92kirstyp
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Great day out!
Excellent for anyone who appreciates America’s Cup & Sailing! Great day out and the team were really helpful!
Pisha34
Pisha34
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A nice Auckland experience
To celebrate a birthday, we took the dinner cruise and were very happy. Although the weather was not perfect we exp
AmericaOverEasy
AmericaOverEasy
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What a WAY to GO! Splendid Sailing!
Huge fun! Got to 'take the helm' and Capt. the ship! Stiff breese was nothing short of brilliant! Crew....delightfu
kelwez
kelwez
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America's Cup Sailing Experience
We were in Auckland about a week before lockdown started, so already tourism was down as cruise ships were no longe
E8840FKpeterw
E8840FKpeterw
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Great sailing experience
A must for all sailors! Very well organized with friendly crew who facilitate and encourage participation in sailin
ogerkan
ogerkan
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It does not get much better than this ...
Auckland Harbor, sailboat, great crew and perfect weather = Great experience. The twin sailboat sunset dinner cruis
tbrown9541
tbrown9541
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Beautiful evening
We only had a day and a half in Auckland and chose to do this dinner cruise on the first night. The weather was per
thetoolintheshed
thetoolintheshed
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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
val m
val m
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Short but sweet
I read how some on previous sails complained not enough wind. We had too much wind so our “race adventure “ was sho
Guelph_12
Guelph_12
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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 br
richjan6869
richjan6869
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Excellent
Have just done the 2 hour America’s cup sail on Auckland harbour. It was a great experience. We have never sailed b
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