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  • America's Cup Sailing
  • Auckland Harbour Dinner Cruise
  • America's Cup Match Race
  • Auckland Harbour Sailing
  • Dolphin Nature Cruise
  • Discover the Bay
  • Dune Rider - Cape Reinga
  • Bay of Islands Twin Tour
  • Auckland Harbour Lunch Cruise
  • Ocean Adventure
  • Otehei Bay Ferry

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Explore Group Vessels

We operate a wide range of vessels within our fleet:


America's Cup Yachts

Americas Cup Yacht Sailing


Built and raced by Japan this vessel came second to Team New Zealand in the 1995 Louis Vuitton Challenge. NZL41 remains in almost the same configuration as when she was raced ensuring you get an authentic race experience, while minor alterations including hand rails ensure your comfort and safety.

The yacht has a keel bulb weighing 20 tonnes.

Length Mast Height
80ft / 24m 113ft / 34m


Explore America's Cup Sailing Yacht


Originally commissioned for German syndicate in 2003, Team New Zealand used her as a trial boat prior to their 2007 America's Cup campaign. NZL68 is also in virtually original race configuration, while minor alterations have been made to meet with maritime safety regulations.

The yacht has a keel bulb weighing 20 tonnes.

Length Mast Height
80ft / 24m 113ft / 34m

Harbour Sailing Yacht Fleet

Auckland Harbour Sailing Cruise with the sky tower in the background

Courageous, Defiance, Challenger

Our iconic harbour sailing yachts have been purpose built for comfortable and relaxed sailing on Auckland's inner harbour. With a fleet of three identical 50ft mono hull yachts guests can experience comfort as well as performance as we sail among the captivating scenery.

Length  Features
50ft / 15m lower deck saloon suitable for seated dining large cockpit for open air sailing, full kitchen facilities,      
fully licensed. 

Bay of Islands

America's Cup celebrations

Discovery IV

Discovery IV is the second largest of our black and yellow powercat fleet with capacity for 100. This smaller vessel is perfect for more intimate numbers but retains the big boat feel with ample seating and spectator areas including side opening windows for great cabin viewing.

Length  Features 
59ft / 18m fully licensed bar facilities, bathroom facilities, sound system, computer and display screen setup.
D3 looking for marine mammals in the Bay of Islands

Discovery III

Discovery III is our purpose built dolphin swimming and viewing vessel with capacity for 55. The smaller capacity makes for a more intimate wildlife experience. Facilities include safe access to the water from the stern of the vessel, observation decks and side opening windows as well as hot showers for after your swim. 

Length Features
49ft / 15m bathroom facilities, Showers onboard, safe access to the water, sound system, computer and display screen setup. 
Explore Boat cruising through the Bay of Islands

Discovery I

Discovery I is our vessel with capacity for 165 pax. With plenty of indoor and outdoor space, an on board refreshment station and comfortable seating, she is used as the main vessel for ferry transfers between Russell/Paihia and Otehei Bay. In winter months, you may also see her down in Auckland. 

Length Features
66ft / 20m fully licensed, Tea and coffee facilities, bathroom facilities, sound system, 2 x TV display screens

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