Probably not for everybody, but for those of us who sail, this is a thrill like no other... a chance to be up close and personal with this very high performance boat and to get just a little feel of what racing it must be like.
Really good trip. The crew were rally friendly and everyone was able to get involved. Shame about the lack of wind which forced a retirement.
Fantastic experience- the crew was very friendly and knowledgable both about sailing and about the general harbor and Sydney. Was a memorable experience and a highlight of my trip. We were actively involved in helping to sail the ship, but had sufficient time to sit and enjoy the viewing. Very fun, very informative, and highly recommended- well worth it.
Amazing Sail and Race !! WE WON !!!! Be prepared to move quickly from Port to Starboard sides of ship .. if you cannot move quickly on your feet and cannot go without a toilet NOT for you !!
We Loved it and our Crew were amazing ... Loved them all !!
This was a great experience with a very professional but fun crew. The views are spectacular and you get to participate in the sailing experience, cranking up the sails and even driving the boat! This is certainly a pulse-racing experience, though never once did we feel unsafe. All in all, a great time and we would definitely recommend it...and do it again!
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!
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.
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.
It was absolutely the most fun .. great crew, great guests, great sail, great day!
Excellent sail. Crew gave everyone a chance to 'grind' and have a spell on the wheel. Got the feel of a real racing yacht.
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.
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.
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!
This was an exceptionally fun afternoon. I was part of a small group which ensured that we all had an opportunity to perform "crewing" functions. The crew were all highly skilled and conversational. They were also able to explain and share information on points of interest in and around the harbour.
What a wonderful way to see the Sydney Harbor. The crew was great and let people either help and be put to work or just sit and relax. The crew was very nice, engaging and knowledgeable. This was one of my favorite experiences of the trip.
Very friendly sailing tour , however AVOID TO BOOK THROUGH VIATOR as they are only intermediaries and if one try to contact them
no phone number !!. And the real operator makes some time changes you are uninformed unless you have a local mob No.
The weather was challenging but the great crew ensured everyone had a great sailing trip and plenty of excitement.
Had a great time. The crew were friendly and informative. It was cold and grey the day of my trip but the harbour still looked amazing.
I was looking forward to this tour but was disappointed. The tour consisted of picking up at one point, sailing straight to another point then turned around and sailed back. I expected to sail into some of the coves in the harbor not just repeat the path back to starting point. We were told that our bags were taken down below so as not to get wet but we didn't do anything that would have caused water to splash over the sides and it was a windy day. I don't think I would recommend this tour. Maybe my expectations were too high but I've seen boats race and thought we might go a little faster. With the number of people on the boat it was difficult to switch sides as the sail moved, maybe we could have gone faster with fewer people.
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