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Arcturus

Customs Street West, Viaduct Harbour . | Waitemata Plaza ., Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Perfect Sailing Day

We spent our first day in Auckland sailing Arcturus; a perfect way to enjoy our first day in NZ... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
joshua24154
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
We spent a wonderful Easter Saturday sailing in the Hauraki Gulf in this beautiful old schooner.

This was a surprise 65th birthday trip for my husband but we all loved every minute of this... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Julia S
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With timeless, elegant looks and a history that links her with one of America's greatest war heroes, General George S. Patton, the classic schooner Arcturus is still making her living in style offering guests a first-class sailing experience in Auckland, New Zealand. Arcturus can accommodate up to 15 passengers on 2hr Harbour cruises , 4 hrs ,8hrs day cruises .Waiheke Island drop off or cruises around the Hauraki Gulf .Unique Classic Sailing Experience .
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Customs Street West, Viaduct Harbour . | Waitemata Plaza ., Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

We spent our first day in Auckland sailing Arcturus; a perfect way to enjoy our first day in NZ. The crew, Captain Bruce and Max, was extremely competent, friendly and willing to discuss / educate our family on sailing a classic beautifully restored 1930 Alden...More

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Bruce D, Manager at Arcturus, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

You guys were great thanks for being a great crew .

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This was a surprise 65th birthday trip for my husband but we all loved every minute of this experience. We were so lucky with the weather and were under full sail for most of the trip. Bruce the skipper and Maxim the first mate were...More

Thank Julia S
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Back in April this year, I arranged a 3-day charter with Skipper Bruce aboard Arcturus, for my husband's 60 birthday. Experiencing such a beautiful traditional sailboat with a fascinating history, while exploring the gorgeous bays, inlets and islands around Auckland, was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for...More

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Bruce D, Manager at Arcturus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Great to have you and Mack aboard .The Gods shone on us all to make a memorable sailing experience on a beautiful schooner.Thanks for being there.

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Reviewed 23 April 2017

Skipper Bruce and first mate Max, took us for a lovely trip, even with light winds we had full sail, so it was a lovely afternoon, spent with family and friends to celebrate my husbands birthday. The boat is in beautiful condition, and had plenty...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I just got back from a 10 day charter on this magnificent vessel. Affordable! Fantastic food and company. What a wonderful way to see the Hauraki Gulf. Dolphins and sea life galore. A must do for anyone visiting Auckland. I could not recommend it more...More

Thank Elizabeth M
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Bruce D, Manager at Arcturus, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thanks Elizabeth on your 3rd trip with us . Great to have you aboard .

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Reviewed 20 January 2017

Skipper Bruce and first-mate Maxim brought glorious classic yacht Arcturus over to Kennedy Point wharf on Waiheke to collect us at 0900 for our days sailing. We were only a few minutes out before four sails were hoisted and we were off towards the southern...More

Thank SandLexia
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Bruce D, Manager at Arcturus, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thanks again for coming and enjoying .You are our best returning customers .I think the fifth time aboard .

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Reviewed 23 November 2016

It was a great day sailing to Waiheke from Auckland with Bruce and Max. A beautiful boat, amazing views and passionate crew who shared their knowledge about sailing and made it a really interesting experience. Would definitely do it again! Thanks for a great day...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2014

We had a fantastic evening out on the harbour with Bruce and Catherine, on possibly the most beautiful old yacht in Auckland. Even got to helm her for a few minutes... can't wait to go out again. Thank you!

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bruce4sail, Manager at Arcturus, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Thanks Mark .Pleasure to have you out with your group and we really like to interact with the sailing procedures and show you how easy it is to experience sailing out of Auckland -Waiheke Area.

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