Auckland Sailing Cruise | Explore Harbour Dinner Cruise

Auckland Sailing Cruise | Explore Harbour Dinner Cruise

Board one of four 15 metre (50 foot) Pride of Auckland Yachts, each built from the same mould and extremely comfortable for non-sailors, yet able to give experienced sailors the thrills they seek from helming and trimming the yachts. The yachts' performance under sail is easy and powerful, even in light breezes. They are very stable and remain upright and comfortable even in windy conditions. Guests will not suffer sea sickness as the Waitemata Harbour is protected from the sea swells.

This Dinner Cruise ties up at a sheltered anchorage within the largest yacht marina in the southern hemisphere as the tables below deck are set for the Seafood Dinner (alternative menus confirmed on booking), along with the ship's bar for drinks.

After dinner the sails are set to pass under the Auckland Harbour Bridge to Chelsea Sugar Works, Devonport Naval Base and the City's Waterfront.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Cruises & Sailing Adventures
From: Auckland to Auckland
Duration: 2 1/2 Hour
Tour Code: DC

Inclusions

50 foot yacht cruising - Pride of Auckland Yacht
Three course dinner
Licensed cash bar on board our comfortable and safe yachts
Sun block, life jackets and wet weather gear are available
A full commentary is provided in English by crew

Dinner Cruise Menu

CANAPES

  • Arancini Balls with Fresh Basil Pesto (GF, V)
  • Salmon Blini with Creme Fraiche
  • Pulled Pork Sliders with Coleslaw | Pickles & Hickory BBQ sauce

MAIN

  • Chicken Salad | Vine Tomato | Cucumber| Bulgar | Red Wine Vinaigrette OR
  • Salmon Potato Salad with Apple | Rocket | Aioli dressing OR
  • Lamb Shepherd’s Pie | Garlic Mash OR
  • Mushroom & Truffle Risotto | Pine Nuts | Kale | Parmesan (GF, V)

DESSERT

  • Seasonal Fruit Salad (GF, V) OR
  • Gluten Free Chocolate Brownie| Salted Caramel Mousse| Berry Compote (GF, V) OR
  • Pavlova | Red Wine Berry Compote | Salted Caramel Cream (GF, V)

A licensed cash bar is available on board. The bar carries a selection of premium New Zealand beers and wines and soft drinks. This menu is served at our sheltered anchorage.

Important: Choose from the set menu above at time of booking which will be served by the crew during the dinner stop at a sheltered mooring prior to sailing. Passengers are required to reconfirm 24hrs prior to departure.

Schedule & Duration

  • Frequency: Daily (weather permitting)
  • Departure Point: Viaduct Harbour, Auckland
  • Departure Time: 6pm
  • Duration: 2.5 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 aged from 5-15 years inclusive receive a child discount
  • Children aged 4 and under are unable to do this tour
  • Covered footwear should be worn
  • In winter months we advise dressing warmly – jackets and warm clothes recommended
  • Experienced crew providing full commentary
  • Maximum 18 passengers per boat

Tourism Affiliations

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

4.8/5.0

There are 10 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 4.8 out of 5.


Tour Reviews

5
01/11/2017
Very nice dinner cruise. The crew were very friendly and professional. The food was good. The team was very accommodating to our needs. I would recommend this tour to anyone.
Overall Tour Rating

5
27/02/2017
Friendly crew, good food and lovely trip round the harbour.
Overall Tour Rating

5
17/12/2016
Your crew made this the perfect day. Brad and the guys were able to show us their expertise while at the same time take part in our own groups banter. It was such a relaxing experience and I would highly recommend this cruise to people of all ages.
Overall Tour Rating

4
04/10/2015
Four stars rather than five for a reason that possibly can\'t be changed - the excellent dinner was eaten at separate tables. I was expecting a communal table - we could have eaten just as a couple at one of the restaurants on the shore! But that is a quibble, though I think quite an important one - overall we loved the sail, and the staff were very interesting. I\'ve never been on a yacht so it was all novel, seeing how the crew worked was part of the enjoyment (and I\'d have liked to hear more over dinner!). Many thanks to the crew and the chef, it was brilliant.
Overall Tour Rating

4
14/06/2013
The cruise was great. We changed our dates just 3 days before and they were extremely helpful in sorting it out and at no extra cost. Thanks guys!
Overall Tour Rating

5
27/04/2013
We were pleased with both the cruise and the dinner. We each ordered the opposite meal choice so we could try them both. We like to try different things and the side dishes were unusual and very tasty. We both thought the chicken was a little dry, but the fish was great! It had been raining all day, so we were afraid it would be cancelled, but we were able to go and the jacket they provided kept us warm and dry. We had trouble finding the departure point, so I would be sure to get good directions. The cruise was beautiful and the crew answered a lot of questions, including some interesting astronomy points. We would recommend this experience to anyone visiting Auckland.
Overall Tour Rating

5
01/11/2012
I was stressing out planning for my wedding proposal. I rang the crew @ Relaxing Journeys and they have made it a breeze and stressfree. It was a fantastic moment and a memory my fiance and I will never forget!! The team is so helpful and very accommodating. The food is good and the services are worth 5 stars alone. Thank you again guys!! You guys rock!! I would recommend this tour and the team to all!
Overall Tour Rating

5
01/11/2012
Relaxing Journey has been fantastic with assisting me in planning and preparing for my wedding proposal. Sally Laurie has been exceptional from the moment I emailed her my ideas and seeking suggestions. She has helped me through all my planning and ensure that everything is covered off. The crew at the gate and on during the cruise were also exceptional. They were very accommodating to my needs and the proposal went exceptionally well. My nearly wed wife was in tears and her dreamed proposal came true. Thank you so much again \'Relaxing Journeys\'! I would highly recommend their services to EVERYONE!
Overall Tour Rating

5
22/01/2012
Booking staff were very helpful and rebooked us from the 20 to 22 for our convenience. The food and wine were very good and our crew were fun, friendly and interesting to be with. The length of time was just right. I would recommend this trip to anyone.
Overall Tour Rating

5
07/02/2010
Great team on board, made everyone feel comfortable and in safe hands.
Overall Tour Rating

Auckland Sailing Cruise | Explore Harbour Dinner Cruise
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Tour Code: DC
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10 reviews (4.8/5)

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