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Explore - America's Cup Sail Auckland

Booking Kiosk | Viaduct Harbour, 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.
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  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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Booking Kiosk | Viaduct Harbour, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
+64 9-359 5987

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Reviewed yesterday

Ended up enjoying this WAY more than I thought that I would. Marina and harbor views are spectacle. The whole experience is engaging an interactive, also competitive! We got the chance to see the New Zealand team practicing which was unbelievable as well as seeing...More

Thank Danielle H
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

What an awesome day taking part on a genuine 2003 Americas cup boat on Auckland harbour. Absolute "Bucket List" experience. Great weather good 12 Kt breeze "Magic" !!!! Got raise the Gennaker 350 Sq feet of sail alone. Everyone got a chance to steer the...More

Thank Lee P
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to be sailing on a beautiful autumn day with good winds. We maintained between 12-15 knots. The ride gave us beautiful views around the harbor. I was happy I took my jacket. Visitor were able to help crank to hoist sails &...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

Oh my gosh, so much fun! Even though the weather did not cooperate (it was chilly and drizzling) the day was awesome. The crew could not have been more charming and our race with the other yacht was a great experience. This was the highlight...More

Thank dkms15
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Being long time EmiratesTeam New Zealand fans, we were looking forward to sailing the match race between 2 America's Cup class boats during our trip to Auckland. We were not disappointed. The crew were very professional yet kept the atmosphere light. The sail was very...More

Thank Rodger T
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Great way to spend a couple of hours on the water. Getting involved with steering the boat and manning the grinders makes it different from an ordinary harbour cruise. A young enthusiastic crew ready to explain anything.

Thank pkmudie
Reviewed 14 March 2017

An America's Cup yacht is a much different beast up close, on the boat and hands on, to seeing one in the distance on Auckland harbour or on TV. It is enormous, with the mast and sails stretching high above you. I had a great...More

Thank The_Greenz
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Ahoy, this was the best 2+ hours on the water on an America's Cup boat...truly a dream sail for me. The crew is young and adept, truly skilled sailors. Even if you have not sailed, they made the outing a pleasure for all and you...More

Thank mgomez2468
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The problem was, there wasn't enough wind to make it a fair measure. The idea is really interesting and would have been fun, but with no wind, there was no sailing. This is not something the company can control, and they did cut it short,...More

Thank Glen1125
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We booked a 2 hour sail and are glad we did. We were on a 10 year old Americas Cup boat that was very fun to sail on. They take you out in the harbor and let you help run the grinders (to put the...More

Thank swiftmi
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Michael W
What is the current refund policy for this adventure? Are reservations available from different sources that have different prices or cancellation policies?
5 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....
I'm sure sometimes there isn't enought wind to sail. What exactly is the cancelation / refund policy for this adventure? A voucher for another day would not work in our situation.
12 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
Hi, I would like to find out if this sailing is suitable for my dad and aunt who are both stroke patients and have slight difficulty in walking. Is it too rough for elderly? Cannie
29 June 2015|
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Response from ExploreGroup | Property representative |
Hi Cannie, sorry for the delay in getting back to you. The America's Cup Sailing is an active sailing experience, with the boat heeling in light breezes and passengers moving from one side to another to be comfortable. I... More