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Auckland Harbour 1.5-Hour Sailing Cruise & Optional Lunch

Product ID: 175179
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. Optional picnic lunch upgrade available November to March on 1:00 PM departures.
About this activity
Duration: 1.5 hours
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This activity is non-refundable.

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  • 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
  • Upgrade to a delicious picnic lunch
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.

Enjoy light refreshments, including a hot drink and a sweet treat, in the sunshine or below deck. Afterwards, 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
  • Picnic lunch of sandwich, seasonal fruit, dessert & hot drink (if option selected)
  • Use of weather-proof jackets

Prepare for the activity

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
• Please advise any dietary requirements during booking
• Children under 5 years are free, but no lunch option is available for non-paying participants
• The activity is not wheelchair accessible
• A toilet is available onboard the vessel
• During November to March on 1:00 PM departures, if lunch option is selected, you can purchase a wine or beer from the fully licensed bar on board during your cruise
• In wet weather, the cruise may stop in the sheltered Westhaven Marina for lunch
• 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

4.3 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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A great tour, the weather also played along and gave us a bright blue sky and sunshine :) From the boat you have a wonderful view of the Auckland skyline. We were only a small group and were able to move freely on the boat. There was chilled water and sunscreen on board. Our two guides were very friendly.

January 15, 2020

The cruise was good, we had good weather and had the opportunity to sail.

February 9, 2020

Amazing trip, really friendly informative staff, weather perfect, it was a great way to end our NZ trip! Thanks.

February 7, 2020

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Explore Group New Zealand

Product ID: 175179