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America's Cup Sailing Experience

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Duration: 3 hours
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  • Take the helm of an authentic America’s cup yacht
  • No prior experience needed, the highly skilled crew will ensure that this experience can be enjoyed by all

The America's Cup is the most prestigious yacht regatta in the world and this experience allows you to become the crew and participate in sailing on an authentic America's Cup yacht. Take the helm, exert energy on the grinders or sit back and enjoy the action on the beautiful Auckland Harbour. This experience is suitable for everyone, from experienced racers to the most apprehensive first-time sailor.

For lovers of water sports, this is a unique hands-on sailing experience in Auckland, 'City of Sails'.


The tour departs from the berth, inside Auckand's Viaduct Harbour at the end of Quay St, situated outside the Loaded Hog bar. You will need to report to the boat 15 minutes prior to departure.

Your two-hour America's Cup experience begins in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour where you will be met by the professional crew who will run you through a safety briefing.

Then board either NZL 40 or NZL 41, both 1995 generation current America's Cup class yachts, and head out of the old America's Cup Village, past the syndicates and Super yachts.

Outside the Viaduct, you can become fully involved with the operation of the yacht, hoisting the sails, exerting energy on the grinder and definitely getting that once in a lifetime photo while helming the yacht. Or just sit back and enjoy the action sailing down the beautiful Auckland Harbour.

The tour returns to the starting point.

Please note
No experience is necessary.
Not suitable for children under 10, pregnant women or people with medical disabilities.
Wheelchairs can be accommodated in favourable weather.
The departure time can change, depending on tide (advised at time of booking).

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.

Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

  • 2 hours hands-on sailing experience on a America's Cup yacht
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Meals
What happens after I book?
  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
  • Print all pages of the voucher
  • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance
Activity schedule
When does it run?
01 Oct - 31 Mar: Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
3 hours
Start time
1400h (2:00pm)
Meeting point
Tour departs from the berth, inside Auckand's Viaduct Harbour at the end of Quay St, situated outside the Loaded Hog bar. You will need to report to the boat 15 minutes prior to departure.
Ending point
Tour ends at the starting point
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Additional information
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Wear waterproof jackets

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No cancellation fees

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We will never charge you any administrative fees for cancellations. For most tours and activities, there is no penalty for bookings cancelled a week in advance.

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