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America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour

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  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration: 2 or 3 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3567SAILNZ
Take the helm, exert energy on the grinders or sit back, relax and enjoy the sail on an America's Cup match racing yacht as you sail Auckland's Waitemata Harbour. Become part of the crew and feel the thrill of yachting at its best. Or just sit back, relax and soak up the atmosphere and stunning habor scenery. You have the choice to join a 2-hour sail on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour, or for the ultimate thrill, join the crew and participate in a 3-hour racing experience.
The America's Cup is the world's oldest and most prestigious sporting trophy and ultimate yachting regatta. Usually the domain of billionaires and elite professional yachties, New Zealand offers you the unique opportunity to participate in sailing on these grand prix racing machines. A once in a lifetime must do attraction experiencing the real Auckland, 'City of Sails'.

There are two sailing options available - choose to join a two hour sailing experience or a three hour match race (begins October).
  • Individual 2 hour Sailing Experience: An unforgettable two hour sailing experience. A unique opportunity to participate as crew on an actual America's Cup yacht. Take the helm, exert energy on the grinders or simply sit back and enjoy the ride as we sail the beautiful Waitemata Harbour.
  • Individual 3 hour Match Racing: For the ultimate thrill join the crew and participate match racing America's Cup style. Your three hour experience begins in the Viaduct Harbour where you will meet the crew and go through a short race and safety briefing. The yachts then depart the Viaduct Harbour and after a period of practice, the action really starts, when we line up in the pre-start and compete head to head. Sailings subject to weather and minimum numbers apply. No experience necessary.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Depart from the berth, inside Auckland's Viaduct Harbor
Departure Time:
2 Hour Sailing Experience:
11am or 2pm November - March
1pm April - October

Exact departure time will be advised at confirmation

3 Hour Match Race:
2pm Saturday's only November - March
2 or 3 hours
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Code: 2HRSL

2-hour America's Cup Sailing Experience. Departs at 1pm fro April to October. From November to March, departs at either 11am or 2pm

USD $107.64
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Code: 3HRSL

3-hour America's Cup Match Racing. Departs at 2pm

USD $131.18
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America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour

America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour

  • Sail on an authentic America's Yacht
  • Use of wet weather jackets and sunscreen
  • All safety equipment
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Sailing is subject to weather conditions, please dress appropriately Flat shoes such as sneakers or boat shoes are best
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: David V, November 2015

We enjoyed the America's Cup Sailing experience. We have this type of ocean racing sailing in our family with our son and have a good background about what it is and what to expect. We felt that due to the good crew and their eagerness to perform combined with a good day with adequate winds they did provide us with a full range of the thrill of ocean racing including sailing down wind under the amazing spinnaker. It was a happy time for us as it seemed to most of those fortunate to be on this cruise. They provided great and a wide variety of harbor views with commentary including going under the harbor bridge with our mast almost hitting the structure. Well done and highly recommended!

Reviewed by: John C, November 2015

This was a great trip. We had great views of the Auckland shore, skyline.and surrounding islands from out on the water. The staff crew were professional, friendly, and fun. They encouraged passengers to be part of the team no experience necessary. Interested passengers were allowed to take one of the two wheels. Above all, it was a real thrill to be on the open water in a racing boat at full sail including a massive jinnaker. A memorable day. Don't miss the exhibit on America's Cup Racing at the adjacent Auckland Maritime Museum- admission included as of this writing.

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Tour code: 3567SAILNZ