Water activity

Auckland Harbour 1.5-Hour Sailing Cruise

4.6 / 5

58 reviews

Activity provider: Explore Group New Zealand
Water activity

Auckland Harbour 1.5-Hour Sailing Cruise

Activity provider: Explore Group New Zealand
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From US$ 61.90 per person

Likely to sell out

Enjoy a 1.5-hour sailing cruise on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbor. Enjoy onboard refreshments and engaging live commentary from the crew while taking in the iconic city sights.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Feel the wind fill the sails as you cruise under the harbor bridge and back past Auckland's iconic landmarks
  • Steer the helm as you help the crew sail
  • Listen to engaging commentary from your knowledgeable crew
  • Enjoy from your choice of fresh coffee, tea or a hot chocolate plus a delicious sweet treat
Full description
Enjoy Auckland, the City of Sails, as you join the yachts on Waitemata Harbor and enjoy the relaxed pace of harbor sailing. Set sail on a 50-foot cruising yacht for a spectacular sailing experience on the sparkling harbor waters. Meet your captain at the Auckland waterfront and be welcomed by the crew, who will supply you with weather-proof jackets if required. After a brief introduction accompanied by a safety briefing, depart Viaduct Habor to sail past the Sky Tower and Auckland Harbor Bridge for a 1.5-hour sightseeing tour. Enjoy engaging commentary from your skipper on Auckland, the home of the Americas Cup. Set sail to cruise Auckland's sparkling Waitemata Harbor. If you like, help the crew sail the vessel or simply sit back and relax as you take advantage of photo opportunities. Glide past the Auckland Bridge, Westhaven Marina, the charming suburb of Devonport and the city skyline before returning to Auckland.
  • 1.5-hour sailing experience
  • Live commentary from knowledgeable crew
  • Coffee, tea or a hot chocolate & a sweet treat
  • Use of weather-proof jackets
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Viaduct Harbor, Auckland, New Zealand. Meet at the kiosk inside the Viaduct Harbor at the end of Quay Street and diagonal to the National Maritime Museum.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • The activity is not wheelchair accessible
  • A toilet is available onboard the vessel
  • In wet weather, the cruise may stop in the sheltered Westhaven Marina
  • The activity requires minimum numbers to operate, in the unlikely even these are not met, you will be offered an alternative date or full refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 58 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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Very relaxing, guides are great

March 28, 2023

Absolutely amazing opportunity to see the Auckland Coast in a sailing boat instead of normal cruise boat. Great experience

March 23, 2023

March 21, 2023

Product ID: 175179