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Americas Cup Sailing Experience – Sydney

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Key Highlights
  • A unique chance to act as crew on a real America′s Cup yacht
  • Once-in-a-lifetime experience
  • Fantastic fun for keen sailors and novices alike
  • Enjoy the sights and sounds of one of the most beautiful harbours in the world
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily except Wednesday


    2.5 hours

    Start time

    Check-in: 12:30pm to 12:45pm
    Departure: 1:00pm

    Meeting Point

    Please make your way to Wharf 9, King St Wharf, Darling Harbour. This is adjacent to Cargo Bar and just north of Sydney Aquarium.

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Enjoy a million-dollar experience when you sail a magnificent America’s Cup yacht in the glorious setting of Sydney Harbour.

    This 75-foot grand prix racing machine offers a racing adventure like no other. It provides a large, spectacular, safe and comfortable platform from which you can enjoy the stunning sights of the world’s most spectacular harbour.

    No prior experience is necessary and, whether you are a novice or an experienced sailor, you will have the chance to crew the boat or take the helm. Or else you can just kick back and enjoy the salty breeze and the sensation of being on the type of boat that is normally the domain of a billionaire or a professional yachtsman!


    For your America’s Cup Sailing Experience in Sydney, you should make your way to Wharf 9, King St Wharf, Darling Harbour. The meeting place is just a boat length from Sydney Aquarium and close to some of Sydney's top restaurants, bars and hotels. Darling Park Monorail Stop is a stroll away from the wharf, and just across the water is the Australian National Maritime Museum.

    You should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure for check in.

    You will board a real America's Cup yacht – either Spirit (AUS21) or Kookaburra (AUS40) for the racing experience of a lifetime. The America's Cup is the world's oldest and most prestigious sporting trophy and the ultimate yachting regatta. This tour offers a unique opportunity to sail on one of the marvelous racing machines that participate in this premier event.

    The yacht will head out into stunning Sydney Harbour, giving you splendid views of the main landmarks and city skyline. You can join in and crew the boat or just sit back and relax. The trip takes you under the Harbour Bridge past the Opera House and all the way over to Manly Cove.

    Your thrilling sailing adventure lasts about 2.5 hours. At the end you will be dropped back at the starting point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Transportation in an America’s Cup yacht
    • English-speaking skipper and crew
    • Wet weather gear if needed
    • Non-alcoholic beverages
    • A full safety briefing before departure
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Please call the activity operator’s number on your voucher at least 48 hours in advance to confirm your departure time and location.

    No previous sailing experience is required. Life jackets will be provided.

    You will be required to sign a risk waiver before boarding.

    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

    Additional info

    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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