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Explore - America's Cup Sail Auckland

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Address: Booking Kiosk | Viaduct Harbour, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
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Feel the thrill of sailing an authentic America's Cup yacht. Take the helm...

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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Awesome "So Glad I Did It"👏🏻👍🏻👏🏻👍🏻

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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lee P
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 boat and man the grinders to raise & trim sails..... If you get the chance... More 

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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 & steer boat. Crew was friendly & knowledgeable.

San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 of our visit to Auckland.

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Naples, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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 interactive. You could participate or not. The sail takes 2 1/2+ hours.Being a race added... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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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.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 day for sailing with blue sky, sunshine and 22 kn winds. When the wind hits... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
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 can sit back and enjoy if you choose. Those who want to grind, drive/helm will... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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, bring us back, and give us lifetime vouchers for a free ride if we are... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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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 sails up) and steer the sailboat. We were fortunate to run across the NZ national... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This is a 2-3 hour experience with the crew to be a part of working of the sailing boat. Crew was very friendly and informative. Participation is not mandatory, but is a big part of the experience.

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