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Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Sail away on a 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.
  • 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

What's Included

  • Dinner
  • Live commentary on board
  • Use of windproof and waterproof jackets
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Explore Group - Auckland
    Explore Booking Kiosk Quay Street, Viaduct, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

    Go to Maritime Museum Koel Cafe - The Explore Kiosk is diagonally across from there.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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, 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 your cruise, your tour ends back at Viaduct Harbour.

Waitemata Harbour (Pass By)

2.5 hour sailing experience on Auckland’s Waitematā Harbour including informative commentary from our knowledgeable crew about the harbour and its history. *Fully licensed bar is available on board for additional drinks

Auckland Harbour Bridge (Pass By)

Enjoy canapés and a welcome drink as you set sail onto the Waitematā Harbour. For the main course choose between dining in the downstairs cabin or on deck to take in the iconic sights of the Auckland Harbour. To finish the evening off, savour your dessert course as we leisurely sail back to Auckland’s vibrant Viaduct Harbour.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years to consume alcohol
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Toilet is also located on-board vessel
  • Cash and EFTPOS/Credit bar onboard
  • Near public transportation
  • Please advise your dinner selections at the time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be over 5 years in age
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas

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Traveler Tips


Did seem a bit expensive, considering we ate on deck and not in a more formal setting.
This trip not includes a stunning sunset cruise, but a custom three course meal that was also excellent.
Mains were not bad, comes in a bowl and can be had on deck so you don't miss the beautiful sunset.
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Sail nice Food appalling
Richard_W, Sep 2022
Great sailing experience.. beautiful sunset. Going under harbor bridge was super cool. Staff were attentive and super nice and skilled. The food, however was EXTREMELY disappointing. Shocking in fact, and embarrassing given that we were the only kiwis on the boat. The entrees were avg... deserts ok. But the main dish!!! I can't describe how terrible it was. Overpriced for the trip, given the quality of the food. C'mon guys. Lift your game!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Bad experience
Louise_T, Sep 2022
Me and my husband were really hyping ourselves up for this sailboat cruise but personally wouldn’t go again. Food wasn’t as good as we’d hoped it to be and the canopies were just errr tbh sorry lol. We did feel a bit unsafe at times When the boat kept rocking especially in the weather we had which we know they couldn’t control. Overall experience was really sucky, and too overpriced. On a positive note the lady staff tried to make us feel comfortable and is really good with her customer service.
Cruisy Auckland.
Jane_W, Jul 2022
Took my sister and nephew visiting from London out on their first night in Auckland. Lovely cruise, nice simple food and canapés, friendly crew. The city lights were gorgeous. Recommended!
Fun
Therese_B, May 2022
The food and the company it was a fun night great food fun people the staff were great. The scenery was beautiful the harbour full of lights. A great way to see a part of Auckland
Disappointed
Dinu_S, May 2022
Crew was friendly. The view was amazing but the food was terrible. The beef we got was so chewy couldn’t eat one of us got a bloody meat too . The tuna salad bowl was so cold. No one finished their meal. Entrees was good and dessert was okay. The sailing cruise was so small for the number of people. They also said it’s not there usual sailing cruise in that case they should reduce the price. For 145$ it’s not worth it. Really disappointed.
Spectacular
Lisiate_M, May 2022
The experience was awesome loved every bit about it loved the food loved the staff and also meet a few nice people thank you for the experience
Great vibes!
Naomi_A, Apr 2022
Great experience the vibe was awesome 👌 from the group I was with to the service that was provided also the skipper & crew member made it more welcoming. Dinner down stairs to eating dessert & watching the sunset 😍 loved every moment! ♥
Awesome sunsets
Pieter_K, Mar 2022
The trip and boat crew were amazing. I would re - look at the menu items if it were possible as it fell short of expectations.
Great experience!
Sharmique_B, Mar 2022
Amazing hosts such a great experience! Food was amazing and the view was amazing! The lights on the harbour bridge made the experience so memorable.
It was an amazing...
Vaidehi_P, Mar 2022
It was an amazing experience Everything was awesome except main meal. Staff was really good and friendly
1 traveler found this review helpful
It's a fabulous family...
LORENA_J, Jan 2022
It's a fabulous family experience to unwind at Auckland Harbour. The food served a three couse dinner was average.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great experience !
Kateryna_S, Jan 2022
That was amazing experience! Thank you team for everything. Food and service was amazing. My husband really enjoyed steering and all the trip was full of positive emotions ❤️🧡💛really worth it!
Exhilarating and memorable!!
Sylvia_M, Jan 2022
An 81st birthday treat for my husband. This was a wonderful experience which was more than we’d expected. The expert handling of the boat allowed us to enjoy an exhilarating sail!! Tacking on the return to harbour was superb—exciting and great fun. I’m not a keen water person and was not sure how I’d react to this. I loved it !! Canapes were delicious but it was barely a “dining experience “. That said it was a tasty bowl and dessert. Thanks to the lovely guys who looked after us— Jesse and Pippa. We would recommend this trip.
A Wild Ride in High Winds
Nichola_T, Dec 2021
The food and company were great. We had strong winds once we got out of the harbour, and as it was our first time sailing, I was convinced that we were about to capsize. We sailed at a sharp angle on the return trip, with the occasional slap of an icy wave in the face. I couldn’t decide if I was exhilarated or almost dying from fright. One thing is certain: we will never forget the experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing 😻
Divya_K, Aug 2021
Hi all, i would say the best two and half hours of my life of sailing ⛵️.. really enjoyed every min of that. The champagne 🍾 and the good time with travellers n crew member, it was whole lot of fun 🤩
1 traveler found this review helpful
Well worth it
Tina_W, Jul 2021
Great night, well worth the money Food was good Even got the chance to steer the yacht Great experience
The perfect date night
Bronwyn_S, Apr 2021
Wonderful experience. Great company, lovely gentle sailing with an experienced confident skipper. I booked the dinner cruise for my husbands birthday. We headed out with 2 other couples celebrating an anniversary and another birthday. It was lovely to see the lights and enjoy the sights of Auckland and the food was great.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Awesome experience
Ashwini_D, Nov 2020
Must to try in Auckland.. it was amazing experience, friendly team to on board us. Lovely view and we were able to drive the ship was definitely plus point
Sunset delight
Robert_H, Mar 2020
We thoroughly every aspect of the cruise. From the minute you step on board you're made very welcome. Captain very knowledgeable and had a sense of fun as did the crew. Food was also very good. The sunset was fabulous and the view of the city from out at sea was stunning. A must do experience
Relaxing cruise and good food!
Richard_W, Mar 2020
This was a great cruise and wonderful way to see the harbor area. The hospitality and efficiency of the crew was excellent. The captain had great information shared in an entertaining fashion. It was a very relaxed atmosphere. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food! A great excursion I highly recommend.
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