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  • Location:Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration:2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Auckland Harbour Dinner Cruise

Sail away on a 2.5-hour harbor cruise in Auckland and enjoy a 3-course dinner during a memorable tour of Waitemata Harbour highlights, including the Sky Tower and Auckland Harbour Bridge. Set out aboard a sailing yacht from Viaduct Harbour, then enjoy service in the dining room while at anchor in Westhaven Marina. As evening falls, your expert captain shares informative facts about Auckland and its iconic sights. 


  • 2.5-hour dinner cruise on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour
  • Savor a 3-course dinner on board the sailboat while anchored in a sheltered marina
  • Take in the city skyline at sunset on this evening cruise
  • See landmarks including Auckland Harbour Bridge and Sky Tower as they light up for the night
  • Listen to entertaining and informative commentary from your experienced captain
  • Choose to help steer the boat or just sit back and relax
  • Be prepared for all weather with provided windproof and waterproof jackets

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What You Can Expect

Auckland Harbour Dinner Cruise

Auckland Harbour Sailing Dinner Cruise

Your dinner cruise begins at Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour, where an expert captain welcomes you aboard the 50-foot (15-meter) sailing yacht. After a safety briefing, you’ll set sail across the waters of Waitemata Harbour, gliding past waterfront highlights including Auckland Harbour Bridge, the Ferry Building and the iconic Sky Tower — New Zealand’s tallest building.

Your captain points out the sights that you pass, such as the volcanic cone of Mt Eden, which hovers on the outskirts of the city. Hear live commentary about the national pastime of sailing, including the hosting of the America’s Cup. If you’d like, you can assist the crew to hoist the sails or try your hand at steering the boat. Or simply enjoy the breeze and relax with a drink, purchased from the sailboat’s bar.

When your boat sets anchor in Westhaven Marina, take a seat in the dining room for a 3-course dinner served below deck. Afterward, savor the city views as Auckland illuminates in the evening light of dusk.

After a 2.5-hour cruise, your tour ends back at Viaduct Harbour.


Sample Menu:

  • Charcuterie Antipasto Jamon serrano & coppa, house pickles, drunken prunes OR
  • Smoked Mushroom & Goats Curd (v) Portabello mushroom, roquette, whipped curds OR
  • Vodka Cured Salmon Horseradish, lemon marmalade, sorrel

  • Slow Cooked Lamb Rump Cavalo nero, pomegranate, truffle mash OR
  • Milk Crusted Hapuka Pea fricassee, shallot, almond OR
  • Textured Heirloom Beets (v) Polenta, smoked pea, goats curd

  • Whitakers Dark Ghana Chocolate Mousse Rum, meringue, white chocolate rocks

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Great scenery, informative crew. Great dinner!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

We rode on the Courageous with our captain, Charlie, and his mate, Rae. The weather was iffy, so we ate first while docked. The food was provided by the tour company and was excellent. We were able to sail for an hour or two afterwards and my husband and I were able to take the wheel under Charlie's supervision. It was a great tour and the weather ended up in our favor.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great experience and reasonable value for money - Captain Tom was easy going and informative - good sense of humour!! The meal was lovely and inspite of a mixup with the menu choices they did their best to accomodate our fussy 4 (vege and no fish options needed!) Once we cruised into the harbour it was delightful to have to engine cut and the sails hoisted. All round an unforgettable evening.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Small group on boat I recommend this tour food delicious crew were great and then after dinner they unfurled the sails and we were off and sailing we were all able to steer the boat and take photos of us behind the wheel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Loved this trip. Well worth the money. Good sail beautiful weather. Good food and crew were lovely. John Myra from Scotland x

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

I wish the contact between you and the company had been easier. We tried to contact them to re-confirm as you instructed but they were closed. We were then traveling and not reachable so we were not able to select our meals although they did a great job of making it work.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

absolutely brilliant we both really enjoyed the experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The tour was amazing!!! Value for money..

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Lots of fun. Lovely meal and friendly, welcoming crew. What a fantastic experience to take the helm and steer the yacht once the sails were up! Very Titanic "king of the world" moment!

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