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Auckland Harbour Sailing Experience

Highlights
  • Spectacular views of Auckland, Devonport, and Waitemata Harbour
  • No sailing experience required: learn the ropes from a pro crew
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
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Auckland Harbour Sailing Experience
From US$69.47
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Afternoon DepartureMost Popular
Afternoon Sailing Experience departing at 3:15pm
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Morning Departure
Morning Sailing Experience departing at 10:30am
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Overview
With more yachts per capita than any other city, it’s easy to see how Auckland earned its nickname, the ‘City of Sails’. This cruise gives you a chance to experience Auckland from the water, as you set sail around Waitemata Harbour, Westhaven Marina and Devonport, and enjoy spectacular views of the city.
What to Expect
Meet your captain and crew at Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour to board your yacht and set sail around Waitemata Harbour. On the 1.5-hour cruise, glide along the coast against a backdrop of Auckland’s majestic skyline and the glittering ocean. Pass landmarks including the Auckland Bridge, admire the boats in Westhaven Marina, and discover Auckland’s waterfront neighborhoods as you cruise through Devonport, with plenty of photo opportunities along the way.

During your cruise, take the opportunity to learn some sailing skills from the crew and perhaps take the helm and have a go at steering the ship. After working up an appetite, relax on deck and soak up the scenery as you enjoy morning or afternoon tea on-board (coffee, tea or hot chocolate, accompanied by cake or pastry).

Your tour ends back at Viaduct Harbour.
Reviews (23)
1 - 5 of 5 reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile
A True Visit Highlight

If you want a great overview of Auckland, there is no better place to start than the harbor, and no better way to view it than from your own sailboat. Crew was very fun, informative, and personable. We will do this again......and again!

Thank kfv333
Reviewed 15 March 2018
Sailing boat trip

This cruise was very good, especially as we had never been in a sailing boat before. It gave beautiful views of Auckland and we got to go under the Auckland bridge. If you have never had experience of sailing this trip would be ideal. My...More

1  Thank Helen C
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile
Not realy sailing...

We spent the afternoon sailing in the harbour. The description of the sailing did not match what we actually did and call it sailing to go out and straight for 25 min, turn the boat and go exactly the same way back with motor on...to...More

1  Thank Molcam
Reviewed 3 March 2018
Take the Helm

I was able to enjoy the sailing cruise with a small 8 person group which provided all of us with plenty of space to move about and take pictures. The captain did a great job with a short tour of the harbor before setting sail....More

Thank James H
Reviewed 26 January 2018
Harbour and city sights

Beautiful afternoon sailing - welcome weather after a week of rain. Experienced, personable crew with a knack for interaction with different nationalities. All to willing to let pax. take the wheel. Good supplies of sun-screen, water and drinks. Beautiful yacht!

Thank Peter C
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