Harbour Sailing & Dinner Cruises - Auckland
The best way to see Auckland's many landmarks, is from the water.
Explore Group's range of cruises and sailing trips around Auckland Harbour should be top of your itinerary if you want to see this city in all its glory.
Auckland Harbour Sailing
The best way to see Auckland's many landmarks, is from the water, so hop aboard for the relaxing, laid back 1.5 hour Harbour Cruise, and watch the world go by at your own pace.
The crew are friendly and will make sure your every need is catered for. You'll enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee on arrival, plus full guided commentary as you sail around these serene waters. You can even steer the ship yourself - the crew will be happy to show you how to navigate the calm waters of Auckland Harbour. If all that's too much like hard work, though, simply get yourself up to the open cockpit and let everyone else get on with it, as you enjoy a glass of New Zealand wine from the cash bar onboard.
Waiheke Sailing Experience
If you really want to get noticed in this millionaire's playground, then you need to get your proper sailing head on. The Waiheke Sailing Experience lets you join in the sailing with the experienced crew to the paradise that is Waiheke Island. With its glorious sandy beaches, acres of vineyards and laid back vibe, it's a chance to arrive to Waiheke in style! The morning sailings take three hours and include morning tea, as well as the chance to take the helm and trim those sails. Once you disembark on Waiheke, your ticket includes a 7-day return ferry pass, so you can explore this stunning island at your leisure and come back when you want.
Harbour Dinner Cruise
For the ultimate Auckland sailing experience, though, there's nothing more romantic or memorable than the Harbour Dinner Cruise. Leaving the quayside at 6pm, you'll embark on a gentle sail around these picturesque waters, a view around every corner. Your crew will tell you all about the landmarks passing by, or you can simply sit back with a glass of wine and enjoy the scenery. Later, you'll be invited downstairs to sample the gourmet cuisine of Snapdragon restaurant, including a sinful desert you'll be allowed to bring back on deck, just in time to witness the beautiful sunset over the Harbour Bridge. It's the perfect way to end any trip to Auckland, so you'd better make sure there's enough storage on the camera.
Harbour Cruise - Adult: from $75 / Child: from $55
Waiheke Sailing Experience - Adult: from $85 / Child: from $65
Dinner Cruise - Adult: from $120 / Child: from $85
Please visit www.exploregroup.co.nz or call 0800 397 5670800 397 567 (NZ only) for bookings and latest price information.