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Our most recommended Auckland Sailing Trips & Tours

Auckland Harbour 3-Course Dinner Cruise with Welcome Drink

1. Auckland Harbour 3-Course Dinner Cruise with Welcome Drink

Dine on Waitemata Harbor for a memorable experience in Auckland. Join a 2.5-hour sailing dinner cruise for a uniquely local experience with a relaxed, intimate and engaging atmosphere. Discover the city skyline and iconic highlights as they light up for the evening. Set sail while enjoying the city highlights and engaging commentary from your captain. Assist the crew or try your hand at steering the boat. Enjoy the breeze and relax with a drink, with ample space and seating above deck.  Set anchor in Westhaven Marina to enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner, supplied by top Viaduct restaurant Degree. Complement your meal with a selection of premium locally produced wine or beer. After dinner, marvel at the city views and as the sun sets to watch the night lights of the cityscape come alive.

America’s Cup 2-Hour Sailing Experience Waitemata Harbour

2. America’s Cup 2-Hour Sailing Experience Waitemata Harbour

Join the crew on an America’s Cup yacht for a unique 2-hour tour from Auckland that gives you the chance to experience the sensation of competing in this world-famous racing meet. The America's Cup is the world's oldest and most prestigious sporting trophy and ultimate yachting regatta. Experience this first hand by sailing these remarkable vessels on the harbor that hosted the America's Cup in 2000 and 2003. Feel the thrill of the wind in your face as you tack and jibe. These powerful and highly engineered race vessels are usually the domain of billionaires and elite professional yacht owners, but this unique two-hour sailing experience offers everyone the opportunity to sail these grand prix racing machines. Set sail around Auckland’s stunning Waitemata Harbor and enjoy all the thrills of sailing in a proper racing yacht. Be transported to a world where the thrill of international sport meets the beauty of the sparkling sea. No sailing experience is required to participate. Take the helm and exert energy on the grinders, or simply sit back and enjoy the journey. Look back at the contrast of natural landscapes and city skyscrapers that line the harbour while you sail the seas.

Auckland Harbour 1.5-Hour Sailing Cruise

3. Auckland Harbour 1.5-Hour Sailing Cruise

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.

Auckland: Waiheke Island Fast Ferry Pass

4. Auckland: Waiheke Island Fast Ferry Pass

Make your visit to Waiheke Island as easy and stress-free as possible with use of this fast, reliable and affordable ferry service. With all the comforts and necessities you could wish for, travel from the city to the island and back, while enjoying panoramic views of the stunning surrounding landscapes. With regular departures throughout the day, fitting the ferry ride into your travel schedule is no problem at all, meaning you can explore the island at your own leisure. Located in the Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke Island is a popular tourist destination just a 40-minute ferry ride from Downtown Auckland. During the sail, admire the view as the ferry cruises past Auckland’s stunning coastline. Upon arrival at the island, spend the day exploring and wandering through the unique landscapes of olive groves and sandy beaches before your return journey to the city.

Auckland Harbour: 35-Minute Extreme Jet Boat Ride

5. Auckland Harbour: 35-Minute Extreme Jet Boat Ride

Experience one of the best and most extreme adventures on Waitemata Harbour as you buckle up and get ready for the jet boat ride of your life! Climb aboard the original fastest jet boat in Auckland and go for an exciting 35 to 40-minute spin. Feel your heart rate rise and blood pump as you take quick turns and experience sweeping fishtails and spins. Travel in excess of 50 knots as the skipper shows you a different side of the iconic harbor. Stop to catch your breath at famous landmarks to take in the sights and hear local stories.  Venture under the harbor bridge or past Rangitoto Island, and spin down the harbor to catch a glimpse of the iconic pink Chelsea Sugar refinery at Birkenhead. Go to Shoal Bay and see the skyline of Auckland from another perspective. You will be provided with a life jacket, full-length waterproof poncho and sunglasses to keep the salt spray out of your eyes. Tours depart every hour on the hour (09:00 to 17:00, depending on availability) and provide some of the best thrills you can have!

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 117 reviews

Crew was welcoming and comedic. Me and my friend aren’t from Auckland so they told us about everything we seen from the boats, the houses, to the stars, very lovely food and company. Was gorgeous out on the water at sunset with a huge full moon rising it was a magical experience, even seen a few shooting stars! They have blankets on board for when it gets chilly although I do recommend bringing a jacket and dressing warm! You’ll thank yourself for it.

A great night out in the company of a happy, friendly, attentive crew, Noel, Chantelle and Ant. Constant chat with our fellow guests helped. Plenty photo opportunities created for us. Highly recommend.

Such a great experience! Would definitely recommend to everyone. Such a unique and fun day out. The crew were incredible too

Was good involved a lot of walking for me and partner but was nice and peaceful adventure

Great fun, hands on, very exciting and great views back across the city