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Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner

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From US$99.83

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Sail away on a harbor cruise in Auckland and enjoy a 3-course dinner during a memorable tour of Waitemata Harbour highlights, including the Sky Tower and Auckland Harbour Bridge. Set out aboard a sailing yacht from Viaduct Harbour, then enjoy service in the dining room while at anchor in Westhaven Marina. As evening falls, your expert captain shares informative facts about Auckland and its iconic sights.
  • Dinner cruise on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour
  • Savor a 3-course dinner on board the sailboat while anchored in a sheltered marina
  • Take in the city skyline at sunset on this evening cruise
  • See landmarks including Auckland Harbour Bridge and Sky Tower as they light up for the night
  • Listen to entertaining and informative commentary from your experienced captain
  • Choose to help steer the boat or just sit back and relax
  • Be prepared for all weather with provided windproof and waterproof jackets

Sample Menu

Starter

Bruschetta

Tomato Bruschetta with Mozzarella Pearl & Basil (V) (GFO)

Starter

Mini Yorkshire Pudding

Mini Yorkshire Pudding with Beef, Caramelised Onion & a Blue Cheese Sauce

Starter

Prawn Cutlets

Prawn Cutlets Wrap with Cucumber, Chives, & Dill Fraiche (GF) (DFO)

Main

Smoked New Zealand Fish

Served with; Fennel, Potato, Caper & Rocket Salad I Lemon Thyme Dressing I Dill Fraiche (DFO)

Main

Tuna Poke Bowl

Served with; Saba Noodles I Yuzu Soya Sauce I Edamame Beans I Cucumber I Kimchi I Sesame & Chilli Furikake (DF) (GF)

Main

Lemon & Fresh Herbed Chicken

Served with; Barley & Green Pea Pilaf I Pickled Apple (GFO) (DFO)

Main

Beef Steak

Served with; Grilled Baby Kumara (Sweet Potato) I Kale I Spring Onion | Nutmeg | Maple Molasses (GF) (DF)

Dessert

Cheesecake Jam Jar

Berry Compote I Biscuit Crumbs I Passionfruit

Dessert

Chocolate Terrine Jam Jar

Salted Caramel Cream I Mix Berries (GF)

Dessert

Coconut Yoghurt Jam Jar

Mango & Lychee Mojito Syrup I Sesame Praline (DF) (GF) (V)

What's Included

  • Dinner
  • Live commentary on board
  • Use of windproof and waterproof jackets
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Explore Group - Auckland
    Explore Booking Kiosk Quay Street, Viaduct, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

    Go to Maritime Museum Koel Cafe - The Explore Kiosk is diagonally across from there.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Your dinner cruise begins at Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour, where an expert captain welcomes you aboard the 50-foot (15-meter) sailing yacht. After a safety briefing, set sail across the waters of Waitemata Harbour, gliding past waterfront highlights including Auckland Harbour Bridge, the Ferry Building and the iconic Sky Tower—New Zealand’s tallest building.

Your captain points out the sights that you pass, such as the volcanic cone of Mt. Eden, which hovers on the outskirts of the city. Hear live commentary about the national pastime of sailing, including the hosting of the America’s Cup. If you’d like, you can assist the crew to hoist the sails or try your hand at steering the boat. Or simply enjoy the breeze and relax with a drink, purchased from the sailboat’s bar.

When your boat sets anchor in Westhaven Marina, take a seat in the dining room for a 3-course dinner served below deck. Afterward, savor the city views as Auckland illuminates in the evening light of dusk.

After your cruise, your tour ends back at Viaduct Harbour.

Waitemata Harbour (Pass By)

2.5 hour sailing experience on Auckland’s Waitematā Harbour including informative commentary from our knowledgeable crew about the harbour and its history. *Fully licensed bar is available on board for additional drinks

Auckland Harbour Bridge (Pass By)

Enjoy canapés and a welcome drink as you set sail onto the Waitematā Harbour. For the main course choose between dining in the downstairs cabin or on deck to take in the iconic sights of the Auckland Harbour. To finish the evening off, savour your dessert course as we leisurely sail back to Auckland’s vibrant Viaduct Harbour.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years to consume alcohol
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Toilet is also located on-board vessel
  • Cash and EFTPOS/Credit bar onboard
  • Near public transportation
  • Please advise your dinner selections at the time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be over 5 years in age
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips


Did seem a bit expensive, considering we ate on deck and not in a more formal setting.
This trip not includes a stunning sunset cruise, but a custom three course meal that was also excellent.
Mains were not bad, comes in a bowl and can be had on deck so you don't miss the beautiful sunset.
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Great outing!
Mary_A, Jan 2023
Crew was awesome…informative, friendly and service oriented. Fun time! Sail was a lot of fun. Food was terrific
You go girls!
Margaret_E, Jan 2023
Fabulous female crew! Good dinner and whole thing cost what a restaurant dinner would have. Really sailed.
So glad we did not miss this experience.
James_T, Jan 2023
The crew was so enjoyable, funny and knowledgeable. Food was good and views were spectacular. Great experience if you have never sailed.
Sailboat dinner cruise.
John_A, Jan 2023
Great sailboat crew. Very friendly and fun to spend the evening with. Cruising the harbor was delightful. The appetizers were delicious and the main meal was good. You don’t go on this sailing for a 5 star meal but it was all very tasty. All in all a very pleasant evening.
Exceptional experience
Karen_E, Jan 2023
Great experience, it was so much fun. The team looking after us was fantastic!! Food was delicious and eating it on the deck whilst sailing was special.
Highly recommend!
Janice_E, Jan 2023
Sailboat cruise and dinner was fantastic! We highly recommend! The weather was perfect and dinner was great!
Sunset cruise Auckland harbor
Gigi_A, Jan 2023
Beautiful evening and sunset. Very relaxing!!Great crew on the boat. Food was ok- meat was a little tough .
Awesome experience!
Gareth_A, Jan 2023
Really good experience, thoroughly enjoyed it! Perhaps a little overpriced, but still great! Staff were funny and friendly!
Not the day to go out.
John_C, Jan 2023
Miserable day, should have been called off, but food made ahead of time. No wind rainy. Captain and crew were nice enough but company should have postponed
Great evening option
Richard_B, Jan 2023
Captain Todd and his crew did a wonderful job. We were able to enjoy our meal above deck which gave us time to enjoy the Auckland skyline. I trained on the way in but that gave us the full NZ experience. Very informative. The meal was very tasty. Would recommend as a great evening option.
Great customer service
Hurra4, Jan 2023
This is an unusual review as we were unable to go on the trip. The weather the whole time we were in Auckland was constant rain and wind. The operators of this tour were in constant communication with us . We were offed an opportunity to change our date and / or a full refund. Unfortunately the weather did not change so we could not go but we can’t complain about the terrific service
PERFECT adventure with great food!
Olivia_C, Dec 2022
I don't know what other reviews were saying about the food - I thought it was great! I would recommend the market fish option especially. The crew were amazing (Julia, Annika, and Dylan) and the trip was perfect. This was my first time on a sailboat and as a solo traveller on an excursion mainly for couples I thought I would feel strange but it just felt amazing being on the water and lost in my thoughts. HIGHLY recommend for any kind of traveller looking for an amazing adventure in Auckland!
If any experience can be perfect this was!
John_S, Dec 2022
Perfect weather. Wonderful steak and chicken eaten on deck. Super captain and servers. Canapés were deliscious!
Amazing Sail !
suwijanto_s, Dec 2022
it’s amazing we got a rainbow as a bonus👍🏾 and the good services and meals as well, thanks for everything!
Unfortunately the weather...
Barbara_G, Dec 2022
Unfortunately the weather let us down as the sky opened up and it poured down. Continuously. Apart from that, the trip was good with good company, staff extremely helpful and food pretty good.
Nice evening.
John_G, Dec 2022
Great crew. Friendly, funny, knowlegeable, interesting, and they were great sailors. Boat was very nice. Food was very good.
Good Experience Overall
ChiTownToy, Dec 2022
The cruise was nice, the staff was very friendly and professional. I gave 4 stars instead of 5 because the main course was just ok. I enjoyed the appetizers better than the main course. Also, there was no microphone on the sailboat, so if you sat towards the front, you couldn’t hear. They had blankets onboard, which was greatly appreciated when the nighttime temperatures dipped.
Friendly and entertaining...
Gavin_L, Dec 2022
Friendly and entertaining crew. Great service. A very enjoyable experience. The meal was perfectly acceptable
Could be better
roxanesiciliano, Dec 2022
The experience was marred a bit by the weather, no one’s fault. But basically stuck in the downstairs cabin. Couldn’t see anything and no commentary. Food was very ordinary. The canapés are large biscuits with a tiny smear of whatever in the middle. Seriously, get smaller biscuits or put more on them. Cold bowls for mains were ok I guess. I think I chose the worst dessert. Everyone else’s looked OK. I chose the Eton mess . Horrible, just a cup of cream with a bit of coulis. Someone forgot the meringue? On a fine day it would be more enjoyable. But the food needs improvement.
Julia is such a talented...
Matthew_L, Dec 2022
Julia is such a talented and confident skipper. She and her crew ran this little jaunt like a well oiled machine.
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