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Auckland Sailing Lunch Cruise

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  • Savor a delicious lunch while cruising in the sailing capital of the world
  • You can steer the yacht and enjoy being in control at the helm!

Enjoy an unforgettable sailing experience in the spectacular Viaduct Harbor of Auckland, the sailing capital of the world. See the sights of the city from a different perspective and savor a delicious picnic under the sails.

Trained crew on board will ensure that you extract the maximum enjoyment out of your cruise. The yacht heads out of the America's Cup Village past the syndicates and Super yachts moored in the area. Enjoy the action as the yacht crosses the beautiful Auckland Harbor heading towards Hauraki Gulf. The more adventurous can even try their hand at steering the yacht!

A relaxed cruise on a sunny afternoon is the perfect tour to unwind and have fun.


To join one of the Auckland Sailing Cruises, you should make your way to Explore NZ Kiosk, Auckland Viaduct Harbour, opposite Snap Dragon. Here you will board your purpose-built 50ft mono hull sailing yacht.

This 90-minute cruise takes you through Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour. Board your yacht and enjoy a lunch cruise through Auckland’s Viaduct Harbor. On the way, you will enjoy a packed lunch during the cruise, are served along with an entertaining commentary from the crew. See the key landmarks of the City; learn all about the history of the famous America’s Cup yacht race and marvel at the super yachts currently moored within the harbour. Then the sails will be hoisted and you will sail up under the Harbour Bridge, past Westhaven Marina, Chelsea sugar works, Naval Base and the City's waterfront.

Wet weather gear is provided if required. During the trip you can also help crew the boat if you wish.

The lunch box contains the following:
• Buttermilk bread filled with smoky chipotle mayonnaise, carved chicken breast, baby romaine lettuce, cucumber, red onion and crunchy bacon and watercress
• Buttermilk bread filled with char-grilled lipstick pepper, black olive tapenade, cucumber, mayonnaise romaine lettuce and spicy rocket
• Fresh fruit
• Double chocolate brownie

Coffee or tea and bottled water are provided with your lunch. Additional drinks can be purchased at the cash bar.

Your cruise ends back at the starting point.

Please note
Upon arrival in Auckland, please call the number on your voucher at least 48 hours in advance to confirm your departure time and location. Please have your printed voucher in hand to present to the guide upon boarding.

Rough or bad weather may lead to cancellation of cruises. If this happens the isango partner will try to reschedule your cruise. If this cannot be arranged, you will be offered a refund.

Vegetarian meal is available and must be requested at time of booking

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.

  • 1 hour 30 minute cruise
  • Live commentary
  • Wet weather gear
  • Lunch Box plus coffee or tea and bottled water
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
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 Nov - 31 Mar: Daily
1½ hours
Start time
1300h (1:00pm)
Meeting point
Please make your way to Explore NZ Kiosk, Auckland Viaduct Harbour, opposite Snap Dragon.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Ending point
The 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
The yachts are fitted with mobile phones, radio equipment, flares, and are designed to be substantially safer than sailboats built for normal cruising.
There is a cash bar on board the yacht
Dos & Don'ts
Wear comfortable warm clothing appropriate to the season. Dress warmly in layers, so it is easy for you to warm up or cool down as the case may be. Remember, temperatures on the water are generally a degree or two cooler that on land. Comfortable footwear is recommended. Carry your camera

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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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