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Explore - America's Cup Sailing Auckland

Booking Kiosk | Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Central, 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.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“grinder” (28 reviews)
“hour sail” (7 reviews)
“racing yacht” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Booking Kiosk | Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Central, Auckland 1001, New Zealand

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did this trip once before but the weather wasn’t suitable then to raise the sails for long. They gave me a voucher to come back for another go and I found it out and even though it was three years later there was no issue...More

Thank CaseyHants
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The experience was amazing. From the moment we boarded through the very real sailing - we were responsible for our own adventure and part of a crew. The crew on board were fun, funny, safe, and professional. A diverse crew and clientele made for some...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the opportunity to go sailing with the Kiwis! The America's Cup boats are large enough to hold about 20 without being over crowded. The speed is amazing and you can be part of the crew or just enjoy the ride. It was an awesome...More

Thank dahdls
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a rare treat to sail on an actual America's Cup boat. These babies are built for speed. We would have loved to to the match race between two boats but it's only available a few times per week. So, instead we opted for the...More

Thank Daryl C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have never been on a sailing boat or you know nothing about America's cup then these 2 hours can be a unique and exciting experience.If you have some experience in saling, then it will be a great disappointment. It's my case. I really...More

Thank 3mirela
ExploreGroup, Sales Executive at Explore - America's Cup Sailing Auckland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi 3mirela, Many thanks for your feedback and we're sorry to hear that you regretted coming out on our America's Cup Sailing Experience recently. We always aim to provide an exciting and unique experience caters to experienced and non-experienced sailors alike so my apologies that...More

Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went on this experience while on honeymoon in Auckland. We thoroughly enjoyed ever minute of it. My husband loves sailing and he had an experience like never before. We got a chance to get involved in raising the sails etc. The...More

Thank Gailo43
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We had an incredible match race on the boat. We and the crew worked hard to keep the sail up after the wind dropped. We did this in a match race against the second America's Cup boat. Great team building and fun. This was not...More

Thank MichaNZ
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We had an amazing trip on the boat for a match race. We and crew worked hard to keep the full sail up after the wind dropped. We had a mixture of helping out and chilling out which was perfect. The main helm was funny...More

Thank welzelmicha
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Had a bit of a problem finding a day when the sail went off (there have to be at least eight passengers and of course it is weather dependent). However, everything worked out well. Day started off rainy but turned into a partly sunny day...More

Thank a m
Reviewed 20 September 2017

.....but not as exhilarating as we thought; we were lucky with only 12 customers on our boat - their capacity is 30 and that would pretty much ruin the trip (apparently the crew are on the floor!) - really crowded. Worth doing on a grabone...More

Thank jack c
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18 November 2017|
Response from edith h | Reviewed this property |
These yachts are a completely different type experience from dinghies... Best really ask Explore about time of day. It can vary depending on the time of year. I would go for the race experience...gives the experience an edge.
Michael W
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....
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