Auckland Harbour Sailing & Dining Cruises | Explore NZ

From NZ$99 per adult

Auckland Harbour Sailing & Dining Cruises – Explore NZ

Explore NZ operates an impressive fleet of purpose-built yachts on the sheltered waters of Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour and is famous for its Sailing and Dining Cruises.

Translated as ‘Sparkling Waters’, the harbour is a boating paradise and the fleet has become a ‘must-do’ attraction in Auckland for both visitors & locals alike.

Join Explore NZ for an Auckland Harbour Cruise or Dinner Cruise and experience Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’ for what it’s known for!

Activity Options

Auckland Harbour Sailing Cruise

  • View the stunning city sights while sailing on the inner Waitemata Harbour
  • The crew’s local knowledge will provide the best sailing experience Auckland has to offer
  • Sail where the wind takes you while enjoying Auckland’s city highlights
  • Sit back and relax or become the crew and help participate with the sailing experience
  • Enjoy either a fresh coffee, tea or hot chocolate and a delicious sweet treat
  • Optional lunch upgrade for NZ$15 per person, enjoy a picnic lunch and hot drink

Dinner Cruise

  • Enjoy a unique dining experience on Auckland’s magnificent Waitemata Harbour
  • Enjoy great sailing and as the sun sets
  • Watch the night lights of this photogenic city come alive
  • There is plenty of opportunity to participate in the sailing or sit back and enjoy the sights
  • Choose from a set menu served by the crew during the dinner stop at a sheltered mooring
  • Compliment your meal from the selection of locally produced wine or beer


  • All trips depart daily!
  • Auckland Harbour Sailing Cruise 1.00 pm (November – March only) and 3.15 pm
  • Dinner Cruise 6.00 pm


  • Auckland Harbour Sailing Cruise: 1.5 hours
  • Dinner Cruise: 2.5 hours

Other Information

  • Dress comfortably, bring an extra warm layer of clothing and don’t forget your cameras
  • Explore NZ provide you with wet weather jackets if necessary


Auckland Viaduct Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand.