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“Good 50' yacht sail on Waitemata Harbour”

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Owner description: 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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“Good 50' yacht sail on Waitemata Harbour”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 (67 degrees high) we departed from Viaduct Harbour on an Auckland Harbour Sailing 50’yacht for a 45-minute sail on Waitemata Harbour. We sailed under the Auckland Harbour Bridge; made a U-turn and headed back. We saw the city’s waterfront and super rich yachts in the marina - a new one owned by a Russian steel owner and an old yacht Prince George had built for the Duchess of Windsor. The crew provided very little commentary on the area’s history.
• New Zealand first won the America’s Cup in 1995 in San Diego. The New Zealand boat that won the 1995 America’s Cup is in the nearby museum.
• Viaduct Harbour, site of the 2,000 America’s Cup, is where Emirates Team New Zealand successfully defended the America’s Cup.
• The Viaduct Basin, developed for the 2000 America’s Cup in Auckland, has become the hub of city dining and night entertainment.
• Emirates Team New Zealand was the first non-American team to successfully win and then defend the America’s Cup.
• New Zealand is a world leader in the design and building of yachts, masts, sails and gear allied to a global world-wide reputation for re-fitting super yachts.
• New Zealand is at the forefront of technology surrounding the America’s Cup - the highly innovative wing sails and several other key components have been designed and built in New Zealand.
• A further legacy of the Cup and New Zealand’s round-the-world racing successes has fuelled the NZ marine industry - now worth NZ$1.7 billion with 1000 companies employing 8000 people and 500 apprentices in training.

Visited November 2013
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“Sailing with the best!”
Reviewed 10 March 2014 via mobile

Our last day of a 2 week trip in AU and NZ was spent on Auckland's harbor with this sailing group. Perfect weather, great crew and lovely time! We all got to experience being part of the crew by learning to be grinders to hoist the sails or to stand at the helm and steer! Professional and fun guides taught us lots about sailing and our group of 6 ( ages 57-74) had a fabulous time and highly recommend !

Visited March 2014
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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“This is the way to view the harbour”
Reviewed 7 March 2014

We were lucky in that we had a nice sunny day to take the tour of the harbour.
I prefer this harbour to Sydney by far, seeing a couple of the super rich yachts (more like small liners), to start with, then seeing the hundreds and hundreds (probably thousands), of sailing yachts, was a most memorable experience.
The crew were informative and friendly adding to the great experience.
Highly ecommended!

Visited February 2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Amazing day out!”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

We had a brilliant time on boat, great insightful information on the harbour and the super-yachts on the harbour.

Free hot chocolate and cookie with the trip and the chance to grab the wheel plus a fantastic and friendly crew!

Visited February 2014
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“Wonderful way to see the city skyline”
Reviewed 21 February 2014

We loved this...so much better than the average tour boat to sail through the bridge and back, round the harbour areas with super staff telling us where places were and a little history. Great fun in the strengthening winds we enjoyed. Highly recommended.

Visited February 2014
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