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Explore - America's Cup Sailing Auckland

Booking Kiosk | Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Central, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
+64 9-359 5987
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America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour
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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 good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“grinder” (22 reviews)
“hour sail” (7 reviews)
“racing yacht” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Booking Kiosk | Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Central, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
+64 9-359 5987

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Reviewed 5 days ago

.....but not as exhilarating as we thought; we were lucky with only 12 customers on our boat - their capacity is 30 and that would pretty much ruin the trip (apparently the crew are on the floor!) - really crowded. Worth doing on a grabone...More

Thank jack c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had such a fab day out sailing the Auckland Harbour! The crew were lovely and very friendly. There were 16 passengers onboard which was perfect (couldn't imagine more). Great level of participation available but no stress if you just want to observe(and hold on lol)....More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We had an incredible afternoon on the boat. The crew worked hard to get the full sail up after the wind speed dropped. We had a mixture of helping out and chilling out which was perfect. The main helm was funny and exceptionally knowledgable. If...More

1  Thank Bulrac
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We went on the 2 hour sail on a single yacht. the crew were welcome, relaxed and professional and created a fun environment to experience the yacht. They were happy to answer any questions and careful to ensure all customers could get involved with taking...More

1  Thank Duncan I
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Really great thing to do whilst in Auckland. The yacht was fantastic in spite of being a few years old now.

Thank edith h
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Wow! What a wonderful experience and I am still telling everyone about it. I was one of the lucky ones to get a free sail on an America's Cup boat the day we won the America's Cup....again! I can't believe my good fortune to be...More

Thank samatjac
Reviewed 30 June 2017

I was lucky enough to be walking past Explore in the Viaduct on the day NZ won "The Auld Mug" and was delighted to be offered a free trip to celebrate the win. The staff were extremely helpful, friendly and most informative. Everyone had a...More

Thank jangell2015
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Wow, this was a spontaneous decision and boy what a good one it was! The crew were fabulous. Very experienced and skilled sailors, we were able to have a go at grinding, the information we were given was really interesting and I found a new...More

Thank The_Roost_Executive
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Great time out sailing on the morning that we won the 2017 Americas Cup! No better way to way to celebrate. Thank you Soooo much Explore for offering free sailing to celebrate the win. Such a great idea. Highly recommend this activity for all ages....More

Thank Rachael Mitchel... S
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Ended up enjoying this WAY more than I thought that I would. Marina and harbor views are spectacle. The whole experience is engaging an interactive, also competitive! We got the chance to see the New Zealand team practicing which was unbelievable as well as seeing...More

Thank Danielle H
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Michael W
4 May 2017|
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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....
11 July 2015|
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Response from ExploreGroup | Property representative |
Hi, here is our cancellation policy: You can cancel your booking without penalty up to 24 hours before departure of the trip. Cancellations within 24 hours of departure are subject to 100% cancellation charge. Kind... More
28 June 2015|
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Response from ExploreGroup | Property representative |
Hi Cannie, sorry for the delay in getting back to you. The America's Cup Sailing is an active sailing experience, with the boat heeling in light breezes and passengers moving from one side to another to be comfortable. I... More