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Explore - America's Cup Sailing 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.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“grinder” (21 reviews)
“hour sail” (6 reviews)
“racing yacht” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Booking Kiosk | Viaduct Harbour, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
+64 9-359 5987

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the 2 hour sail on a single yacht. the crew were welcome, relaxed and professional and created a fun environment to experience the yacht. They were happy to answer any questions and careful to ensure all customers could get involved with taking...More

Thank Duncan I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really great thing to do whilst in Auckland. The yacht was fantastic in spite of being a few years old now.

Thank edith h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! What a wonderful experience and I am still telling everyone about it. I was one of the lucky ones to get a free sail on an America's Cup boat the day we won the America's Cup....again! I can't believe my good fortune to be...More

Thank samatjac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to be walking past Explore in the Viaduct on the day NZ won "The Auld Mug" and was delighted to be offered a free trip to celebrate the win. The staff were extremely helpful, friendly and most informative. Everyone had a...More

Thank jangell2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, this was a spontaneous decision and boy what a good one it was! The crew were fabulous. Very experienced and skilled sailors, we were able to have a go at grinding, the information we were given was really interesting and I found a new...More

Thank The_Roost_Executive
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great time out sailing on the morning that we won the 2017 Americas Cup! No better way to way to celebrate. Thank you Soooo much Explore for offering free sailing to celebrate the win. Such a great idea. Highly recommend this activity for all ages....More

Thank Rachael Mitchel... S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 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 &...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
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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
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