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“Great way to see the City of Sails”

Explore - Harbour Dinner Cruise
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US$105.89*
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Auckland Harbour Dinner Cruise
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Immerse yourself in Auckland’s harbour setting with dinner on the water. Soak up the city atmosphere from the peace of the harbour waters. Glide past the city as it lights up and watch the sun set over the inner harbour…
Reviewed 12 February 2014

This was one of the stand-out activities of our NZ trip. Around three hours sail around the harbour, under the bridge, watching some of the races in progress, hearing interesting anecdotes about various boats that we saw - and we felt we were in good hands, with a very professional and experienced captain and first mate (also very laid-back and entertaining!). Dinner below was a proper sit-up affair, food (catered by dockside restaurant) was fresh, tasty and nicely presented, and there was a small bar to buy drinks. We were invited to take our desserts and drinks up on deck to enjoy the spectacular harbour views. Also invited to take the wheel if we wished! This is a small group activity (there were 9 of us that evening, I think about 12 is the maximum) which helped make for an informal and relaxed atmosphere. A winner!

Thank Aussieabroad007
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

2.5 hour dinner cruise included 1.5 hours sitting at the berth having dinner before we even left. Other people's meal were stuffed up completely, it was worse than Faulty Towers. The 1 hour sail on the harbour was good but not worth 1/4 the amount we paid. Complaints were ignored. If you are considering this tour, try something else.

3  Thank Steve S
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Centrally located at the waterfront / viaduct area. Evening we went out was the first rain during three weeks in New Zealand. However, the Captain and mate kept us in good spirits and humour throughout and broke out the rain gear so we could stay above deck. view around the waterfront is spectacular.

Food was very good and is catered by a well known restaurant in that immediate area. In fact, you can watch as the chefs bring the food trolley on to the boat. Service was efficient as the crew did double duty. Seating is a bit cramped but not unbearable. (Gluten free items can be arranged In advance of sailing). The crème brulee is addictive!! Yes, they let anyone sail the boat with a little training..

One word of warning. Drinks have to be purchased on board and only cash is accepted for payment. Overall well worth the money and would do a second time if back in Auckland.

2  Thank Glenn M
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Reviewed 30 April 2013

There isnt cheap tours in australia and new zealand! Good food, excelent staff, great views, i think the lunch cruise is better then the dinner cruise, is so difficult to take photos at night in a boat... They teach you to drive a boat!

1  Thank Alexmarques
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

It was a nice sail around the harbour and under the bridge. Got to steer the yacht . The food was pretty good especially the creme brullee with shortbread. My complaint is the eating area was down below and felt claustrophobic. I would have much preferred to eat on deck.

Thank coalharborvan
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