5 star rating: Highly Recommended 34 Reviews

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  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration:  2 or 3 hours

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Exciting, active experience- just what we wanted! It wasn't really clear, but the race is just between two boats owned by the operator. Opportunity to grind on deck almost as much as we wanted- gave a whole new appreciation for racing. Safety emphasized and crew made it fun. We would have enjoyed more explanation on what we were doing, when and why (tacking, raising and lowering spinnaker, etc.). But that doesn't take away from a fantastic and memorable experience.

Peter Shiret
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

A great way to enjoy Auckland harbour. The crew's explanation and handling of the yacht was effortless, professional, and clear, enabling all those on board to activity enjoy the pleasure of crewing and steering this wonderful boat.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

We had great wind and the crew was very professional. It might be a little daunting to anyone a little shy around the water or has limited mobility.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

The whole experience exceeded my expectations as it was a hands on the grinders and steering this magnificent boat although I live in Auckland and have been on the harbor in various boats many times this was some thing to remember. All the crew were so professional and gave freely of their knowledge of sailing. both to me us a and to the many over seas visitors on the boat who also enjoyed this unique time on the water. To match race against another Americas boat is some thing I will never forget and thank goodness my dearest Wife gave me this as a Xmas gift. I will certainly recommend this to all my friends and colleagues .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

It was fabulous. We had great wind and the guys handling the boat were a long of fun while still doing a great job of boat handling. Would definitely recommend it! Thanks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Having the opportunity to sail on the NZL 41 was, and remains, one of the most enjoyable and memorable experiences of our holiday. We were encouraged to participate by the charming crew and also enjoyed the stunning views of Aukland from the harbour. Everyone who goes to Aukland should have a go at sailing this former Americas Cup Yacht.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Great day out! The guys on our boat were very efficient and got the safety drill across in a timely manner before heading out. Everyone should try grinding (ladies as well) as it is bit of a workout and good if everyone pitches in. From being behind at first we caught up and overtook so there was a great spirit on board. Lots of time for photo opportunities and to enjoy the beautiful Auckland scenery. Fantastic for tourist and also locals to enjoy time on the Harbour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

it was great!!! the staff on the boat were very informative and friendly

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Excellent sailing experience - great conditions, very well run and professionally executed by an informative and friendly crew. Recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

My husband, son and I went on this trip, it was great fun, the staff were very helpful and friendly, as were the other passengers. It was our first time ever yachting, and although we had little wind, we had a great experience. Next time we are back in Auckland we hope to do the match racing sailing. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2013

Excellent in every way:
Skipper and crew were very competent and enjoyed showing their boat off;
Even saw the new AC 72 cats being trialled

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2013


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2012

We sailed on March 11th. A fantastic day made even better because the Volvo 70 Round the World yachts were coming in as we sailed around Auckland Harbour. An amazing experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2012

I hadn't been on a yacht before and was interested in seeing how it all worked. The crew were excellent, friendly, funny and informative. Allowed people to assist but there wasn't an obligation to for those who prefferred to sit back. Great way to spend our last afternoon in NZ (and you get free tickets to the maritime museum too).

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2011

Great, a Must for any keen Sailor. Auckland is a wonderful place to sail and being on a very fast ex America's boat made it even more exciting

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