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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Louisville, Kentucky

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Timmins, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great experience to get o sail on a yacht of this calibre & get to help crew it & even steer it. The captain was excellent in making us feel lke part of the crew. The crew were very helpful as well. Highly recommended. Wear sun block!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We made a paid reservation a month in advance for the morning we arrived, timed so we could do this while waiting for our room. When you showed up they had unapologetically cancelled us for a cruise ship tour and scheduled us for later in the day. No prior notice. What more is there to say?

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This was a fun activity, although we were unable to get the full experience as the winds were not cooperating. We were able to participate in some of the tasks on the boat. The crew was informative, friendly and made sure to offer us sunscreen as the sun was especially harsh. We got great views of the Auckland skyline from... More 

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Zionsville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This sail was amazing and offered the opportunity (but not the requirement) of participating with crew. We caught some good winds so the sailing was amazing and it was so fun to take a chance to steer. The views are stunning and the crew was knowledgeable and fun. An awesome way to see the views of Auckland and surrounding islands!

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We flew in overnight from San Fran and my wife suggested we do something to shake off the jetlag. Boy, did she pick it! While my son and I do some occasional sailing (landlocked Colorado), we certainly hasn't sailed a Amercas Cup class Yacht (this is a training Yacht for the America's Cup NZ team). The professional crew suited us... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Great way to see the city and get out on the water. Professional crew. Our trip had very light winds and we were told about the very fair refund policy at the beginning of our trip. If we had opted not to go because of the light winds, we would be given a refund. If we went out but did... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Americas cup sailing Service: 10/10 Atmosphere: 9/10 Cost: adults from $170, Children from $120 for x2 hours sailing Safety: 9/10 Family friendly: 10/10 Interesting: 10/10 Educational: 8/10 Excitement: 9/10 Worth doing / Value: 10/10 We had a brilliant time on the water even though the weather wasn't the best, the crew were awesome, a lot of fun and very informative... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We were looking for something different to do while visiting Auckland and stumbled upon this tour. I'm so glad we did because we now have a new understanding of all it takes to sail. We were on NZL68 America's Cup yacht with 9 other visitors. This tour is great as you control how active you want to be in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This is a must do in Auckland, weather permitting! We were blessed with a sunny morning, and a fun crew who taught us how to work various aspects of our authentic yacht that previously raced as "Nippon". There was a bit of drama when a sail failed to raise properly, which just added to our experience as we watched the... More 

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