America's Cup Sailing - Auckland

Feel the thrill of sailing an authentic America’s Cup yacht. Take the helm to help steer on course or work hard on the grinders to hoist the mainsail during this hands on sailing adventure on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour…


  • 2 hour sailing experience

  • A unique opportunity to participate as crew on an actual America's Cup yacht. Take the helm, exert energy on the grinders or sit back, relax and enjoy the sail

  • Guidance from our professional crew who will show you the ropes

  • No sailing experience necessary

Discover the excitement of sailing these impressive vessels. They were once part of the action of the America's Cup, the worlds' oldest active sports trophy and most prestigious sailing regatta.

Get involved on the grinders, steer from the helm and find out what it takes to get one of these race yachts moving.

Relax with the wind in your face as you sit back and chat to our professional crew about the techniques, tactics and principles of sailing these boats.

Take the opportunity to see the contrast of natural landscapes and city skyscrapers that line the harbour from the best view in town.


 Need to know:

  • Please wear a light jacket and flat soled shoes
  • Please check in for your trip 15 minutes prior to departure
  • This trip is suitable for children 10 years and over
  • Participation is not compulsory if you prefer to sit back and watch the action
  • The experience includes a full safety briefing before departure
  • Lifejackets will be supplied
  • In wet weather rain jackets will also be provided
  • 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

Please note:  Our International America's Cup Class yachts have been designed to sail primarily in light winds. We have wind limits in place for the safety and comfort of our passengers. The final decision of whether to sail is at the skipper's discretion. We apologise if your trip is disrupted due to adverse conditions.

We operate a wide range of vessels in our fleet across New Zealand...

more infoAddress:Where to find us

Booking Kiosk
(Opposite The Nightingale)
Viaduct Harbour

0800 397 567
(NZ calls only)

We are excited to release our new app for our two flagship products, the America's Cup Sailing Experience in Auckland and Discover the Bay 'Hole in the Rock' cruise in the Bay of Islands. The app is also bilingual, featuring English and Chinese.

The app is available now for both Apple or Android devices.

iTunes or Google Play

With the app downloaded you can explore at your leisure before, during and after your experience without an internet connection. You can browse the app in real time on board the trip and use the handy built-in map as you travel past points of interest. With extended info on the history of the region, along with photos of the key points along the way. Click on the map markers to see what is coming up, or to revisit something you've already discovered.