• Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 70.42 View price calendar

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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.


  • Enjoy the sights of Auckland on this 1.5-hour cruise aboard a yacht
  • Coffee, tea or hot chocolate and a sweet treat is included
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Informative commentary

What You Can Expect

Auckland Harbour Sailing Experience

Auckland Harbour Afternoon Sailing

Set sail from Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour on a cruising yacht for a morning or afternoon on the water. Your captain welcomes you aboard and the crew supplies windproof and waterproof jackets, depending on weather conditions. 

After a brief introduction accompanied by a safety briefing, you’ll depart Viaduct for a 1.5-hour sightseeing tour that includes interesting commentary on Auckland, home of the Americas Cup. 

Once you have enjoyed tea — including coffee, tea or hot chocolate and a sweet treat — in the sunshine or below deck, the crew sets the sails to cruise Auckland's sparkling Waitemata Harbour. You have the option of helping the crew sail the vessel or simply sit back and relax as you take advantage of photo ops.

Glide past the Auckland Bridge, Westhaven Marina, the charming suburb of Devonport and the city skyline before returning to the starting point.

Customer Reviews

James D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Excellent afternoon on the harbor. Leisurely and pleasant. There were only 3 of us and the captain so it was like a private charter. Captain was very knowledgeable about all the sights and told some interesting stories about the area my only thought was maybe a bit too much on the real estate prices


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Very professional and great fun. Superb views of Auckland.

Bill T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great trip , great crew. Truly recommended

Louise M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great way to spend our first afternoon in NZ. Weather was perfect which helped!! Our crew Ali and Alex were friendly and shared interesting info about the harbour and surrounding areas. Everyone had the opportunity of hoisting sails and driving the boat, Very highly recommended.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Cheers, that was just perfect :)

Joan D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2012

We had a fantastic time! Enjoyed every moment with the great crew!

Carl H USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2012

This was a wild ride in 25 to 30 knot winds. Very professional crew, no danger, just excitement.

Mary M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2012

Wow, what a fantastic Harbour Cruise! The staff were so down to earth and friendly, the day was perfect and out on the water was beautiful! Even got a go at steering! So worth it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2011

Very good. A must if you are visiting Auckland


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2011

this was a most enjoyable afternoon, we were very lucky to have great weather , and along with a great crew, it was an excellent afternoon

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