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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
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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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I signed up for the twilight racing trip but unfortunately there weren't enough passengers booked to go ahead so instead I got moved to an afternoon sail. They gave me plenty of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kary A

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I signed up for the twilight racing trip but unfortunately there weren't enough passengers booked to go ahead so instead I got moved to an afternoon sail. They gave me plenty of notice about the change and offered a refund but thankfully the alternate date worked out. Very cool to see the harbour and even got a chance to steer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic sail on Sydney Harbour on ex Americas Cup yacht Spirit of Australia. We took part in the Twilight race and thoroughly enjoyed sailing in close company with some of the best racing yachts in Australia. The team at Explore Sailing made us very welcome and got us fully involved in sailing the boat by being the 'grinders'.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My son and daughter in law purchased a America's Cup Sailing Experience gift voucher as a Christmas Gift for me. From the very beginning at the briefing prior to stepping onto the boat to the sad time of stepping off it, the experience was brilliant. Although I have spent a lot of time on various sailing craft this was different,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 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 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 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 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 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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