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Americas Cup Sailing Experience in Auckland

Experience what it is like to sail on an original yacht from America’s Cup, the world’s oldest and most prestigious yachting regatta! Suitable for 10+ year olds.
Americas Cup Sailing Experience in Auckland


  • Sail aboard an authentic America's Cup racing yacht

  • Participate as a crew member

  • Take in the sights of Auckland's Waitemata Harbour

A unique opportunity to participate as crew on an actual America’s Cup yacht - we offer everyone the opportunity to sail these grand-prix racing machines, no experience necessary.

With guidance from our professional crew you will become part of the team sailing this authentic race vessel. Take the helm, exert energy on the grinders or sit back relax and enjoy the action as we sail the beautiful Waitemata Harbour.

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  • 2 hour America's Cup Sailing Experience
  • Full safety briefing before departure
  • Lifejackets
  • Participation is not compulsory if you prefer to sit back and watch the action
  • In wet weather rain jackets will also be provided


  • Please check in for your trip 15 minutes prior to departure


  • The America's Cup Sailing Experience is 2 hours in duration

Departure Location

Explore Booking Kiosk (opposite Maritime Museum), 220 Quay Street, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland 1010

What To Bring

  • Please wear a light jacket and flat soled shoes

Additional Information

  • 100% cancellation fee within 24hrs of experience
  • This trip is suitable for children 10 years and over
  • No sailing experience necessary and participation in sailing is not essential
  • No toilets on board
  • Includes full safety briefing prior to boarding
  • Not recommended for pregnant women and people with medical conditions, please discuss any medical issues with us at time of booking

Cancellation Policy

Explore Group requires 24 hours’ notice of cancellation for all scheduled departure bookings. Explore Group reserve the right to alter proposed routes or cancel any departure in the interest of passenger safety and/or comfort. All departures are subject to minimum numbers, sea and weather conditions and Explore Group reserves the right to cancel departures in the event that requirements are not met.

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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