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Explore Group (New Zealand)

Booking Kiosk, Viaduct Harbour | Auckland, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-359 5987
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Booking Kiosk, Viaduct Harbour | Auckland, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-359 5987
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

What an amazing way to see Auckland, by water! We got some great pictures to prove it! Our crew of 3 was fantastic. Drinks and appetizers were served right as we left the harbor. Dinner came soon after with a choice to eat up top...More

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 8 September 2017 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 23 October 2016 via mobile

Booked the dinner cruise with my wife after walking past their booking desk on the wharf. This was a good night on the water the crew are very friendly and fun. Makes for a very enjoyable experience. The view from the harbour of the Auckland...More

Thank Doug F
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Superb evening harbour cruise, with excellent food and wine. The crew were very warm and welcoming and it felt like sailing with friends rather than a tour. The harbour is stunning at night and well worth a look. This tour was great value and I...More

Thank GillianTravel
Reviewed 28 April 2016

The crew handle the food without washing their hands, the managers are pretty rude towards staff lower down the line - service is a rip - off

Thank jonnye1985
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Used the explore ferry to get to and from waiheke. I booked a set time ferry in the morning and had an open return, both ferries left on time and was easy to book tickets too! Ferry was not as full as the fullers one...More

Thank christopher w
Reviewed 17 March 2016

I have tried to book a day trip to Waiheke (the Potiki tour) that was advertised in their brochure. I have tried to book the tour using the online system on their webite but the system did not work. (I tried several computers and several...More

Thank Evelyne D
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

This is a full hands on two hour experience on a genuine americas cup boat sailed by New Zealand in 1995. You have to be fairly fit because you are expected to help with racking the sails and the seating is on the sides of...More

Thank bigglesStrathaven
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our return trip and time spent in Waiheke. Ride across with Explore was good, friendly helpful staff, and reasonable value for money

Thank MaryBarryJackson
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Since experiencing major problems with Fullers ferries, I've bought an Explore ferry pass to use when Fullers are late/not running. I've found their service to be on time always, and the staff are so friendly and welcoming. I feel valued by them and love the...More

Thank drcallycat
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