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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.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“grinder” (28 reviews)
“hour sail” (7 reviews)
“racing yacht” (7 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 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went on this experience while on honeymoon in Auckland. We thoroughly enjoyed ever minute of it. My husband loves sailing and he had an experience like never before. We got a chance to get involved in raising the sails etc. The...More

Thank Gailo43
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We had an incredible match race on the boat. We and the crew worked hard to keep the sail up after the wind dropped. We did this in a match race against the second America's Cup boat. Great team building and fun. This was not...More

Thank MichaNZ
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We had an amazing trip on the boat for a match race. We and crew worked hard to keep the full sail up after the wind dropped. We had a mixture of helping out and chilling out which was perfect. The main helm was funny...More

Thank welzelmicha
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Had a bit of a problem finding a day when the sail went off (there have to be at least eight passengers and of course it is weather dependent). However, everything worked out well. Day started off rainy but turned into a partly sunny day...More

Thank a m
Reviewed 19 September 2017

.....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 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 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 6 July 2017

We arrived at the desk 15 minutes before we were to go out and were told we may not go out due to the wind limit of 30 knots and it was blowing at 28. We got underway and went up under the bridge turned...More

Thank 24irishtraveller
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17 November 2017|
Response from edith h | Reviewed this property |
These yachts are a completely different type experience from dinghies... Best really ask Explore about time of day. It can vary depending on the time of year. I would go for the race experience...gives the experience an edge.
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