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Sail NZ - Americas Cup Sailing Experience

A unique opportunity to participate as a crew member on an actual America's Cup yacht. Take the helm, exert energy on the grinders or sit back, relax and enjoy the sail on this action-packed excursion in the 'City of Sails'.

Normally the realm of billionaire owners and elite professionals, take-up the challenge of sailing a genuine America’s Cup vessel around Auckland's picturesque harbour.

Experience the excitement of sailing, no experience necessary. Feel the thrill of the wind in your face as you tack and jibe.

These powerful and highly engineered race vessels are usually the domain of billionaires and elite professional yachties but this two hour sailing experience offers everyone the opportunity to sail these grand prix racing machines.

Tour concludes at approximately 2 hours after commencement, back at Viaduct Harbour Auckland.

Experience Includes

  • Unique two-hour sailing experience aboard an actual America’s Cup Yacht
  • Opportunity to steer and sail the yacht under the guidance of professional crew members.
  • Use of wet weather jackets

Experience Excludes

  • Transportation from your hotel
  • Entry to New Zealand Maritime museum
  • Refreshments


Daily, year round.

Departure location

Auckland's Viaduct Harbour.

Start times

1.00pm from April to October; 11.00am & 2.00pm from November to March.


2 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • Please check in for your trip 15 minutes prior to departure.
  • The experience includes a full safety briefing before departure. Lifejackets will be supplied.
  • This is an adventure activity and not recommended for pregnant women and people with medical conditions, please discuss any medical issues with us at time of booking.
  • Participation is not compulsory if you prefer to sit back and watch the action.