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  • Location:Sydney, Australia
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America's Cup Sailing on Sydney Harbour

Enjoy a thrilling 2.5-hour sail around Sydney aboard an America’s Cup yacht. Start from Darling Harbour then cruise past Milsons Point, Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Circular Quay and the Sydney Opera House during a first-rate sailing experience. Have the choice to lend a hand to the crew or simply kick back and enjoy a new perspective on Sydney Harbour. If you want more action, upgrade to join the 3-hour Wednesday race against other Australian pros.


  • 2.5 hours sailing on Sydney Harbour
  • Experience the thrill of sailing aboard an authentic America's Cup racing class yacht
  • Be part of the crew
  • Sail past iconic Sydney landmarks including Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House
  • Fantastic photo opportunities from Sydney Harbour

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is a great experience on Sydney Harbour. Hoisting the sails of a retired America's Cup maxi-yacht is exhilarating. The highly-skilled crew will make sure you have loads of fun and get you involved in as much or as little as you like.

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What You Can Expect

America's Cup Sailing on Sydney Harbour

America's Cup Sailing on Sydney Harbour

Whether you’re a landlubber or an experienced sailor, you’ll feel the thrill of sailing aboard a powerful vessel that formerly raced in the America’s Cup. The world of yacht racing is normally the province of billionaires and elite sailors, however this tour gives you the chance to sail a world-class boat on Sydney Harbour.

Have the option to do as much or as little as you like during the sail. You can learn to work the winch, trim the sails and grab the wheel of the state-of-the-art sailboat as the expert crew demonstrates key sailing skills and then lets you try your hand at it.

Your crew shows you landmarks including Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and districts such as Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, The Rocks and Manly. Hear stories of Australia’s upset win of the America’s Cup in 1983, a victory that broke the United States’ 132-year winning streak, the longest in the history of world sport.

If you’d like to experience a yacht race firsthand, upgrade to the 3-hour sail on Wednesdays when your boat competes in Sydney Harbour against other topnotch yachts.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was the highlight of our sydney adventures. Even better then expected. The rain didn't seem to bother us at all except glad we brought a change of shoes and clothes. Crew was amazing, and gave us an adventure of a lifetime. They were all so experienced and lovely to chat with. We were safe and the boat was incredible. Thanks for an awesome experience and we've told all our family here that this is a MUST TO DO!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

A great trip, we had many great views of the harbor and were able to get several great pictures. BE aware that you backpack is kept below as lot of movement is needed on the boat. However, the staff are willing to it out if you need something.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We did the Wednesday race and it was awesome! I would recommend this for anyone who wants to add a little fun and adventure to their trip to Sydney.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

It was absolutely the most fun .. great crew, great guests, great sail, great day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Excellent sail. Crew gave everyone a chance to 'grind' and have a spell on the wheel. Got the feel of a real racing yacht.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

lots of fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

I would highly recommend this trip. The crew was all very friendly and professional and made for an enjoyable excursion. Everyone gets a chance to grind and steer the boat which was lot of fun. I agree with some of the other reviewers that the boat can get a little on the crowded side, especially when tacking and having to switch sides everyone once in a while, but overall, not a big deal.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

This was a fun way to get out on the Harbour and learn a bit about America's Cup boats. The crew was polite and friendly and, with a small group on the boat, it was fun to talk with our fellow passengers and crew. We happened to have a pretty calm day, which wasn't the best for sailing, but it would have been a blast with more wind.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

Had an awesome trip. A great introduction to sailing, the crew were excellent, always ready to answer questions. Amazing getting involved on the grinders and steering such an expensive and powerful ex-racing yacht. Fabulous views of the Bridge and Sydney Opera House and all of the activity on the Harbour. Really handy location in Darling Harbour, and plenty of bars and restaurants to enjoy a cold beer after all that thirsty work!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2012

A must do. Great boat, skipper and crew.

C. Hilden
Phoenix, AZ

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