4.5 star rating: Recommended 92 Reviews

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  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
See the highlights of Auckland on a 2.5-hour sailboat cruise on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour. Cruise to a sheltered marina where you enjoy a 3-course dinner while at anchor, then see the highlights of the city, including Sky Tower and Auckland Harbour Bridge. Your expert captain shares fun and informative facts about Auckland and its iconic sights throughout your tour. Appreciate the beauty of Auckland as evening falls during this memorable dinner cruise.

Highlights

  • 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

Board your sailboat at Viaduct Harbour to start your dinner cruise. Your expert captain welcomes you to the vessel and provides a safety briefing before you set out on the water. Take a seat in the cockpit and enjoy the fresh breeze and city views as your 50-foot (15-meter) yacht glides from Viaduct Harbour to a calm anchorage in Westhaven Marina.

While your boat is at anchor, savor a delicious 3-course dinner served in the dining room below deck. A range of beverages can be purchased from the ship's bar. Afterward, soak in the sights of the city as it lights up for the night while your boat sails across the waters of Waitemata Harbour.

Get amazing views of waterfront highlights including Auckland Harbour Bridge and the Ferry Building. See the iconic Sky Tower, which measures more than1,066 feet (325 meters) and is the tallest building in New Zealand. In the distance, the volcanic cone of Mount Eden rises above the surrounding fields and city outskirts. Your captain points out suburbs such as Devonport and gives you background on the sights that you pass throughout your cruise. Take great photos of Auckland during the light of the "magic hour" at dusk.

Learn about New Zealand’s national passion for sailing, and their strong performances in international competitions such as the America’s Cup. You also have the option to try your hand at steering the boat or helping the crew to hoist the sails. Or just relax and savor the experience.

After a 2.5-hour cruise, your sailboat returns to Viaduct Harbour where your tour ends.

Itinerary

Sample Menu:

Entree:
  • 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

Main:
  • 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

Dessert:
  • 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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