Auckland Harbour Sightseeing Cruise Including Picnic Lunch

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Hr 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    1:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    220 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Enjoy a relaxing 1.5-hour lunch cruise on Auckland's Waitemata harbour aboard a 50 foot yacht while taking in the iconic sights of Auckland.

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As the Captain welcomes you on board the 50 foot yacht he will take you through a brief introduction of the cruise accompanied by a safety briefing. Upon departure the yacht motors through Auckland's Viaduct harbour where you are served your freshly made picnic box lunch and in wet weather yachts may travel to Westhaven Marina for lunch.

Enjoy a drink from the ships bar and listen to an informative commentary on the history of the area, the Americas Cup bases and many different types of vessels of interest within the area. Once you have enjoyed your lunch the crew then sets sail to cruise Auckland's beautiful Waitemata harbour. You have the option of helping the crew sail the yacht or just sit back relax and listen to an informative commentary on the sights of Auckland.

Picnic lunch includes the following options:

  • Chicken Sandwich - Chicken, Cos, Cheese, Tomato, Caramelised Onion and Cranberry Sauce
  • Vegetarian Sandwich - Tuscan Roast Vegetables, Spinach, Caramelised Onion, Capsicum and Pumpkin Seeds
  • Apple orBanana (fruit in season)


1.5-hour cruise on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour aboard a 50 foot yacht

Picnic box lunch

Live commentary on board

Use of windproof and waterproof jackets


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Drinks - Fully licensed cash bar on board

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Yacht is equipped with a restroom

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

Please advise if you require a vegetarian option for the lunch at the time of booking

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

  • 12-Apr-2014

    Very pleasant and enjoyable boat trip through the harbor. Having spent many years at the tiller of smaller sailing crafts I was thrilled to take the helm of this boat. I was amazed at the difference in feel. Many interesting site were also pointed out.

  • 08-Apr-2014

    The day was perfect, the 2 crew made us welcome and guided us in steering at the helm.
    The bagged lunch was delicious.
    In fact the only complaint was 'it was over to soon'

  • 17-Jan-2014

    Awesome! The cruise is on a 50 foot sailing yacht. They let the passengers steer for awhile. Beautiflu harbout, friendly crew, delicious lunch. A great way to spend a couple of hours in Auckland! If I go back I will try the whale and dolphin cruise.

  • 22-Feb-2013

    The lunch was in a box and it was more like a sailing lesson.

  • 30-Nov-2012

    A little windy, but the views were good.

  • 11-Dec-2011

    A fantastic experience! The crew was friendly and fun, and the scenery can't be beat. We actually had the whole boat to ourselves and had chances at the helm and working the lines

  • 04-Oct-2011

    Great sail had a shot at the helm would recommend this as good value for the money and the experience of sailing i wouled like a longer sail next time i visit nice lunch .
    David Benentt (Melbourne )

  • 11-Mar-2009

    The Auckland Harbour Lunch Cruise was great. It did rain the whole time, but it did not put a damper on the cruise. The lunch was satisfying as well. Really worth doing.

  • 23-Nov-2008

    Great way to see Auckland and appreciate the natural beauty of the harbour. Very informative and friendly crew, plus I had chance to steer the boat!

  • 09-Nov-2008

    The food was terrible, I got a veggie wrap and it was so watery. My partner god the chicken wrap and it was the same. We did have a good time though, even though there was no wind really. The numbers were really small there was only 6 of us so we all got to ask questions and steer the boat. I would defiantly do it again as my partner loves boats so it was worth it for me cause he enjoyed it. The staff were so friendly.