America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour
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America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour

2 h
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About this activity
The America's Cup is the world's oldest and most prestigious sporting trophy and ultimate yachting regatta. Usually the domain of billionaires and elite professional yachties, New Zealand offers you the unique opportunity to participate in sailing on these grand prix racing machines. A once in a lifetime must do attraction experiencing the real Auckland, 'City of Sails'.

Enjoy an unforgettable two hour sailing experience. A unique opportunity to participate as crew on an actual America's Cup yacht. Take the helm, exert energy on the grinders or simply sit back and enjoy the ride as we sail the beautiful Waitemata Harbour.
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  • Sail on an authentic America's Yacht
  • Use of wet weather jackets and sunscreen
  • All safety equipment
Not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Sailing is subject to weather conditions, please dress appropriately Flat shoes such as sneakers or boat shoes are best
  • 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
Regina H
5 | 2018-03-19

excellent experience great staff a lot of fun

Keith M
3 | 2017-12-30

We had a nicer experience with the Maritime museum sailing ship for 40 inclusive museum entry fees

Chris B
3 | 2017-11-09

Great to be on an Americas Cup boat in Auckland Harbour and we were lucky to have both good winds and sunshine. However crew very inexperienced - apart from skipper. Briefing was rudimentary at best - no explanation for non sailors of what tacking or gybing were for example. Boat had been badly prepared and the crew could not drop the mainsail without someone going up the mast to fix a jammed slider. Quite a lot of money for what it was.

Christy N
5 | 2017-08-27

This felt like a once in a lifetime experience! It was so much fun to participate and be part of the crew!

David P
5 | 2017-04-29

Great experience , crew made it fun on a day without much wind !

2 | 2017-03-18

I was very disappointed by the sail. The boat was great indecently fast, the crew knowledgeable, weather nice, however, the boat was simply too crowded to enjoy. There were 30 passengers and 5 crew on the boat. When racing, these boats had a crew of 11. It was like sailing a crowded elevator, not a fast, agile racing boat.

Adrian B
5 | 2017-01-22

Crew were great in showing off the boat - unfortunately not too much wind which can't be helped but were given a voucher to use again. Would definitely do again

Judith S
4 | 2017-01-07

The sailing experience was wonderful! We had great wind, and with reefed main we were doing 16-18 knots easily, heeled over, water whipping over the leeward toeboard! The crew was great fun, very competent, and sociable. I got to take the helm for 15 minutes which was a thrill, and the boat was very responsive. All in all a fabulous sail. My one criticism is that, while technically Viator does not make any false claims, one gets the impression that you are going to be sailing, if not the winning NZ America's Cup boat, at least a NZ boat. It turns out the boat we sailed was actually Japan's entry, and was not a winner. This took a bit of the shine off the experience. Maybe they should make it clear before someone signs up, what boat he/she will be on.

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