With two main harbours, sailing in Auckland is not hard to find. Having won the America's Cup, so you know you've got some great sailing waters here. Join a team, be skippered by an expert, or hire your own launch for the ultimate thrill.
Auckland Sailing is one of the activities most closely associated with the city. They're sailing crazy, here, so take advantage of the location and locals' experience, and get out onto those crystal clear waters. Wannabe sailors can pretend they're in the America's Cup, with trips aboard some beautiful, world class sailing yachts. Cruise around Waitemata Harbour and the Gulf Islands, or book a half day trip, further out to some secluded beaches. There are numerous charter companies who offer some superb sightseeing sailing trips, as well as hiring out vessels for you to sail yourself. You can also sign up for sailing lessons at one of several sailing schools. Combine a sailing trip with some fishing, or eco-tourism, or just let your guide spoil you with a trip around some of the country's most stunning coastline.