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Address: Booking Kiosk, Viaduct Harbour | Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-359 5987
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USD 124.99*
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America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour
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USD 55.14*
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Auckland Harbour Sailing Cruise with Optional Lunch
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USD 95.58*
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Auckland Harbour Cruise including Dinner

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Good night on the water.

Booked the dinner cruise with my wife after walking past their booking desk on the wharf. This was a good night on the water the crew are very friendly and fun. Makes for a very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
Doug F
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Booked the dinner cruise with my wife after walking past their booking desk on the wharf. This was a good night on the water the crew are very friendly and fun. Makes for a very enjoyable experience. The view from the harbour of the Auckland skyline coming back at night is incredible. Only criticism would be the amount of food... More 

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Thank Doug F
Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Superb evening harbour cruise, with excellent food and wine. The crew were very warm and welcoming and it felt like sailing with friends rather than a tour. The harbour is stunning at night and well worth a look. This tour was great value and I would highly recommend it.

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Thank GillianTravel
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

The crew handle the food without washing their hands, the managers are pretty rude towards staff lower down the line - service is a rip - off

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Thank jonnye1985
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Used the explore ferry to get to and from waiheke. I booked a set time ferry in the morning and had an open return, both ferries left on time and was easy to book tickets too! Ferry was not as full as the fullers one either so no where near as long a cue!

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Thank christopher w
Perth, Australia
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84 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

I have tried to book a day trip to Waiheke (the Potiki tour) that was advertised in their brochure. I have tried to book the tour using the online system on their webite but the system did not work. (I tried several computers and several browsers.) I then called the 0800 number listed in the brochure. The person did first... More 

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strathaven
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

This is a full hands on two hour experience on a genuine americas cup boat sailed by New Zealand in 1995. You have to be fairly fit because you are expected to help with racking the sails and the seating is on the sides of the boat,handrails to grab ,exhilarating time on board plenty of stories and instruction from the... More 

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Thank bigglesStrathaven
Worcester, United Kingdom
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581 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our return trip and time spent in Waiheke. Ride across with Explore was good, friendly helpful staff, and reasonable value for money

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Thank MaryBarryJackson
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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73 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Since experiencing major problems with Fullers ferries, I've bought an Explore ferry pass to use when Fullers are late/not running. I've found their service to be on time always, and the staff are so friendly and welcoming. I feel valued by them and love the fact they do random wine tastings, help people with their luggage and with grace, put... More 

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Thank drcallycat
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

We travel to Waiheke Island most weekends, as part time residents. Explore Ferries is amazing. From the minute you walk down the ramp to the ferry. The staff help you carry your luggage, your dog, and any other stuff that you have to take aboard. The staff are always friendly and represent the Kiwi way fully. The boats are new... More 

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Thank DeborahandPhilip
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Great and friendly service from the crews and absolutely the best ferry service to Waiheke. They are customer focused and pay attention to all feedback and on the rare occasions they have a stuff up, they bend over backwards to put it right. Amazing.

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Thank joe20792016

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