Auckland Central Water Activities

Auckland is known as 'The City of Sails' beacuse of it's seafaring roots. The twin harbours of Waitemata and Manukau provide a fantastic water playground for a huge array of water activities and adventures.

Scenic cruises around the harbour provide a relaxing way to see the iconic sights of Auckland and a number of the larger islands that dot the Hauraki Gulf. For those who prefer a little more speed, there is the chance to race in an America's Cup yacht, or hop in a jet boat for a whistle stop tour of Waitemata Harbour.  Fishing trips that double up as scenic cruises are a popular activity while the ferry service from the terminal on Quay Street, gives visitors access to many of the nearby Islands, including the Island of Wine, 'Waiheke', and its many vineyards and glorious beaches. With more time on your hands, chartering your own luxury yacht gives you the freedom to explore the incredible setting of Auckland and beyond. A visit to Auckland is about getting on the water, so there's no shortage of water activities to keep you entertained.

Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari

Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari Auckland-Central, Auckland

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Departing directly from the Viaduct Harbour in downtown Auckland, be welcomed aboard a purpose-built research vessel the 'Dolphin Explorer' for an unforgettable 4.5hr eco-safari of the Hauraki Gulf.

New Zealand Fishing Safaris

New Zealand Fishing Safaris Auckland-Central, Auckland

The ultimate in fishing adventures in and around Auckland's Hauraki Gulf. Modern fishing boats, professional crew. Tailor-made excursions for everything from corporate outings to family events.

Harbour Sailing & Dinner Cruises

Harbour Sailing & Dinner Cruises Auckland-Central, Auckland

Stunning, interactive harbour cruises around Auckland Harbour. Or sail to Waiheke with full instruction from the crew. Relax with a romantic evening dinner cruise against a fairytale backdrop

New Zealand Maritime Museum

New Zealand Maritime Museum Auckland-Central, Auckland

The New Zealand Maritime Museum at the heart of Auckland's waterfront takes visitors on a journey through New Zealand's maritime heritage.

360 Discovery Cruises

360 Discovery Cruises Auckland-Central, Auckland

360 Discovery Cruises offers spectacular trips around Waitemata Harbour, the Hauraki Gulf with special access to Tiritiri Matangi Island, Auckland's very own island wildlife sanctuary.

America's Cup Sailing & Match Racing

America's Cup Sailing & Match Racing Auckland-Central, Auckland

Be part of the crew on an actual America's Cup yacht. Take the helm, exert energy on the grinders or just take it easy and enjoy the experience as you sail the beautiful Waitemata Harbour in Auckland.

Sailing Away - School of Sailing

Sailing Away - School of Sailing Auckland-Central, Auckland

Sailing Away School of Sailing works with students of all levels to develop sailing skills in scenic Auckland Harbour.


Sailex Auckland-Central, Auckland

Sailex offers great Aucklan sailing experiences, with lessons, racing and sailing trips.

Auckland Jet Boat Tours

Auckland Jet Boat Tours Auckland-Central, Auckland

See the sights of the Auckland coastline and experience the thrill of high-speed boating. Speed through the Hauraki Gulf towards the Rangitoto Volcano in a purpose-built boat.

The Red Boats

The Red Boats Auckland-Central, Auckland

The Red Boats is a family-owned boat hire operation, giving guests the opportunity to charter a ship for cruises of Auckland Harbour, fishing trips or functions.


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