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America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour

Join an America’s Cup sailing experience aboard an authentic racing yacht on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour. Feel the exhilaration of yachting as you take the helm and participate with the professional crew, or just sit back and soak up the harbor views. No experience necessary.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Maori Rock Carvings Sailing Tour

Sail Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake, and get up close to the Māori Rock Carvings on this 2.5-hour sailing tour. Aboard Fearless, a sleek ketch boat, you’ll set sail on the impossibly blue Lake Taupo at the heart of the North Island. Choose to rig and hoist the mainsail with the crew, or sit back and let the views wash over you as you sail to the secluded spot where Māori figures have been etched into the rock face. This sailing trip is limited to just 14 people, ensuring a more intimate experience.
  • Duration: 2.5 to 3 hrs
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  • Duration: 2.5 to 3 hrs
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Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch

Sail the Bay of Islands on a working tall ship aboard the famed ‘R. Tucker Thompson,’ built in the tradition of a 100-year-old Northland schooner. Ply the waters of the pristine bay, where you can help hoist the sails, climb the rigging or simply relax on board, then swim while anchored in a sheltered bay in the maritime park. Enjoy morning tea and a barbecue lunch, with an optional complimentary ferry ride from Paihia to Russell, where your vessel departs.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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Auckland Harbour Sailing Experience

Enjoy time aboard a sailing yacht on Waitemata Harbour. Your 1.5-hour Auckland cruise sets sail from Viaduct Harbour, passing the Auckland Bridge, Westhaven Marina and Devonport while you listen to informative commentary on the sights. Relax as you take in the views or help the crew sail the vessel — it’s up to you.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Maori Rock Carvings Sailing Trip in Taupo

Relax aboard a sailing yacht on Great Lake Taupo during this sightseeing cruise to Maori rock carvings. Accessible solely by water, this impressive rock art on the cliffs of Mine Bay was created by a master carver in 1976. You’ll come up close to the 22-foot-high (10-meter) gallery and enjoy postcard views from the deck. Relax with a complimentary glass of wine or beer if you sail in the evening.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Full-Day Sailing Adventure in the Abel Tasman National Park

It can be difficult to see all of Abel Tasman National Park if you’re pressed for time, especially if you’re only visiting for a day or two. Save some time and see some of the park’s many highlights on this full-day sailing trip around the coast. Spend the day stopping at beaches and islands around the coast; just make sure to book in advance, as this is Abel Tasman National Park’s only full-day sailing tour and is sure to be in high demand.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sundowner Sailing

This 2-hour experience aboard a tall ship in the Bay of Islands offers a gentle sail in the afternoon. Step aboard the elegant 'R. Tucker Thompson' and enjoy an antipasto platter accompanied by drinks available for purchase at the bar. Round-trip ferry transfer to Russell is included.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Anchorage Sail and Walk

Enjoy a day of sailing and hiking at your own pace, with a fully-skippered catamaran sail followed by a self-guided hike through the Abel Tasman National Park. Experience the beautiful park and coastline from two different perspectives, and see much bird, animal, and marine life. Enjoy the convenience of transfers to the starting point and a guided sail with a knowledgeable crew, plus the freedom of hiking independently.
  • Duration: 7 to 9 hours
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  • Duration: 7 to 9 hours
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Full-Day Self-Guided Cycle and Sail Adventure from Nelson

This one-day self-guided cycle and sail adventure takes in some of the most stunning scenery on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail and the amazing experience of Sailing in the Tasman Bay. You can choose which direction. Cycle in the morning, return by sail in the afternoon, or sail then cycle. Cycling the Coastal section of the 'Great Taste Trail' must be experienced. Enjoy craft breweries and wineries or stop in at the World of Wearable Art Museum. With boardwalks, swing bridges, bird life and the white sandy beaches of Rabbit Island, you will appreciate life as you meander along the trail. Your destination – Mapua Wharf is a vibrant hub of galleries, studios, restaurants, wine bars, cafes, shops and the Golden Bear Boutique Brewery. A perfect destination for lunch while sampling the relaxed atmosphere and vibe.  E-Bike option: Upgrade to an E-Bike, the range of electric pedal assist bikes are amazing. Cycling - Grade 1 (easy).
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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