Auckland Sailing Cruise | America's Cup Sailing Experience

Auckland Sailing Cruise | America's Cup Sailing Experience

Join us for an unforgettable two hour sail - an 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.

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", NZL 40 and NZL 41 offer the unique opportunity for everyone to participate sailing on these grand prix racing machines.

Board the the famous NZL40, or NZL41, and take the helm; feel the powerful winds drive the magnificent beast across the Waitemata Harbour. Expend energies on the grinders and winches to manoeuvre the massive sails to the maximum advantage. This is a unique opportunity to participate in sailing a grand prix racing machine, even if you decide to sit back and just enjoy the ride. No experience is necessary.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Cruises & Sailing Adventures
From: Auckland to Auckland
Duration: 2 Hour
Tour Code: AC


Board NZL40 or NZL41 authentic America's Cup Yachts
Crew, Helm, Grind, Winch, Sail... the choice is yours
Life jackets and wet weather gear available
Bonus Inclusion: Entry to the Maritime Museum, including Blue Water Black Magic exhibition. A tribute to Sir Peter Blake and New Zealand's extraordinary yachting success

Schedule & Duration

  • Frequency: Daily (weather permitting)
  • Departure Point: Viaduct Harbour, Auckland
  • Departure Time: 1.00pm (April – Oct) 11.00am & 2.00pm (Nov – Mar)
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Return Details: Concludes at original point of departure
  • Closed: Christmas Day

Important Information

  • This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of travel
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher

General Information

  • Children must be 10 years or older. Child fare is 10 to 15 years inclusive. Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not suitable for pregnant women or people with medical disabilities, wheelchairs can be accommodated with favourable weather. Please consult skipper prior to departure
  • Covered footwear should be worn
  • In winter months we advise dressing warmly – jackets and warm clothes recommended
  • Experienced crew providing full commentary
  • Maximum 30 passengers per boat

Tourism Affiliations

Tourism Industry MemberTourism Industry Winner 2010Qualmark Endorsed Visitor TransportQualmark Enviro Silver


There are 3 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 5 out of 5.

Tour Reviews

Beautiful and well maintained boat, friendly and experienced crew. Couldn't have been better. Thanks for the amazing experience.
Overall Tour Rating

A very exciting experience with an excellent crew. The professionalism of the crew and their very important safety and candid comments during the experience were first class. Suggest this adventure for anyone wishing to experience a professional sailing environment. We would definitely do this again.
Overall Tour Rating

The America\'s Cup Sailing Experience was the highlight of our trip! Perfect for those that sail and those that \'don\'t\'. We spent two fun, active hours out in the Harbour. Th skipper and crew were energetic, friendly and made sure everyone participated. Both my husband and I felt we got a great deal for the money spent.
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Auckland Sailing Cruise | America's Cup Sailing Experience
Day Tours
Tour Code: AC
From (NZD) $175 per person
3 reviews (5/5)

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