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Daily from the Pride of Auckland office in the New Zealand Maritime Museum, corner Hobson and Quay Street. Vessels depart from nearby wharf. Departures are very rarely cancelled due to weather as Auckland's Waitemata Harbour is protected and has calm water even in strong winds.

City of Sails sailing experience: First departure 10am then generally hourly in daylight hours, subject to demand. Sailing the New Zealand Way luncheon cruise: Departs 1.00pm, returns 2.30pm. Sailors Delight coffee cruise: Departs 3.00pm, returns 4.30pm. Dining Afloat dinner cruise: Departs 7.00pm, returns 9.30pm.


City of Sails 45 to 50 minutes; Sailing the New Zealand Way 1 hour 30 minutes; Sailors Delight 1 hour 30 minutes; Dining Afloat 2hours 30 minutes.


Established in the 1980s, Pride of Auckland has four purpose built 15 metre Harbour Challenge monohull yachts weighing 19 tonnes with 6 tonnes of lead in the keel. They are very stable and specifically designed to stay upright even in very strong winds. With a maximum sightseeing capacity of 21, Challenger and Courageous seat 19 in restaurant comfort below deck, Defender and Defiance 21.

All sailings are a great way to see Auckland from a very different perspective from the water and make is easy to understand why more Auckland people own sailboats and yachts than any other community in the world.


Waterproof and windproof jackets on all cruises if required. Expert commentary. Picnic or cooked lunches on Sailing the New Zealand Way luncheon cruise. Tea or coffee and a fresh muffin on the Sailors Delight coffee cruise. Four course fixed menu seafood dinner on Dining Afloat cruises (alternatives available with prior notice). All vessels have bar facilities.


Pride of Auckland sailing excursions combine the pleasure of a true sailing experience with comfort and safety. Its craft are built for maximum stability, so much so the company says no passenger has ever suffered from seasickness.

By day or night, you will enjoy the beauty of Waitemata Harbour and take a turn at the helm. If you choose the dinner cruise, you will be served dinner while the yacht is at anchor.


The company also operates Pride of Auckland, a 60 foot cruising catamaran which is available for charter with full catering and bar facilities.


Please contact us for rates information.

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