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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.

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 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.

Itinerary

Sample Menu:

Select menu options at time of booking which will be served by your crew in a sheltered mooring.


Entree:

  • Truffle and Mushroom Arancini Balls with pesto (GF, V) OR
  • Citrus Cured Salmon Blini with Lemon Crème Fraiche OR
  • Barbeque Pork Sliders with slaw and pickles

Main Course:

  • Chicken and Baby Spinach Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Bulgur, Pine Nuts and Red Wine Vinaigrette  OR
  • Baked Salmon with Capers, Olives, Yoghurt and Potato Salad (GF) OR
  • Lamb Shepherd’s Pie with Potato Mash and Grana Padano OR
  • Mushroom Risotto with Pine Nuts, Kale, White Wine and Garlic Cream (GF, V)

Dessert:

  • Fruit Salad (GF, V) OR
  • Chocolate Brownie with Salted Caramel Cream and Berry Compote (V) OR
  • Pavlova with Salted Caramel Cream and Berry Compote (GF, V)

Customer Reviews

paul.eaton48

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great trip. A gentle evening with little breeze. The sail was hoisted and we sailed quietly up the harbour. Coming back we had to use power though. Sailing at night was wonderful. Some of us even got to steer the yacht. That was an experience that was in itself worth the trip. The food was very good. I will do this again.

David P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Highly enjoyable cruise around Harbor dinner was delicious

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Great 2 and one half hour tour of Auckland harbor aboard smaller sailing ship. Crew of three was very attentive and served an enjoyable meal.

john w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Lovely evening on the water. Friendly fun crew and the food was excellent. Everyone had an opportunity of taking the wheel. Would highly recommend the experience to all.

Neil S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We had the best day / evening with theses guys. Fantastic sailing, lots of laughs, the crew were terrific. Recommend it 10/10

Deborah S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Great scenery, informative crew. Great dinner!

Gillian C

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.

Tony C

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.

christine w

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

Myra F

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

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