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Explore - Auckland Harbour Sailing

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Address: Viaduct Harbour 204 Quay Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand (Formerly Pride of Auckland Harbour Cruise)
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+64 9-359 5987

Discover Auckland’s picture perfect harbour on our relaxed sailing...

Discover Auckland’s picture perfect harbour on our relaxed sailing experience. Take in the fresh sea air and the stunning scenery while you travel down the harbour under the power of wind…

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Great first time sailing

My family and I had a wonderful time sailing with Explore in Auckland. It was the first time any of us had been sailing. The crew was wonderful and pointed out a lot of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Laurie L
San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I had a wonderful time sailing with Explore in Auckland. It was the first time any of us had been sailing. The crew was wonderful and pointed out a lot of the landmarks and gave us information on all of the mega yachts harbored in Auckland.

Thank Laurie L
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed this trip as a family featuring a leisurely sail at sunset out of the Viaduct and into the Gulf. Afforded great views of the Harbour Bridge and the city lights on the way back in. Mind, it was a perfect day for it, with light winds and a cloudless sky- so highly weather-dependent. But the crew did... More 

Thank thethreeofus41
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I had my sailing day booked on one of the wettest days of the year. I was sure it would have been cancelled - but I was told, rain or shine it would go. I went down to the pier, the rest of the sailing group was an Asian tour group. We were given a rain poncho, a cookie and... More 

Thank James S
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

There were six passengers on our 3.15 sailing, which worked perfectly. The very professional crew made us feel at ease, which is very helpful when the boat does its first severe tip. One of our group took the wheel for more than three quarters of the trip, and loved the chance to handle a real sailing boat under watchful supervision.... More 

Thank MikePatx
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Brilliant afternoon sailing on the former americas cup boats... great to experience the power and speed of these big boats... great trip weather you are an avid sailor or absolute novice. The crew do all the technical work and take excellent care of you. Great way to see the city and stunning harbour views... Highly recommended...

Thank ZalaCraig H
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Nice view of Auckland from the bay. Friendly staff, well organized. nice experience...Highly recommended !

Thank Baptiste B
Cerritos, California
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

At a little after 3:00 we met our captain and guide, James, who led our group to the sailboat, Courageous. Our fairly small group got a safety drill, then we were offered a hot drink (or water) and cookies. It was a warm, very sunny day and we were also offered sunscreen--we were grateful since we had forgotten ours. James... More 

Thank Cerritos_Dave
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

We took the 99mi use harbor sail cruis in the afternoon. The weather was beautiful the day we went out and it was an enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours

Thank Julie F
Lund, Sweden
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

After arriving in Auckland we booked the harbour sailing trip, the weather was beautiful but the wind was around 6-7 beaufor, as an experienced sailer this was not a problem and the sailing went on fine. One comment I would like to make on this trip is that apart from my wife and I there were 3 other people (elderly... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Very informative harbour cruise on this sailboat. Captain knows all about history, cup racing challenges, and anything else you could think of to ask him. Loved it.

Thank Terence G

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