Explore Group is a progressive and dynamic company offering an unique range of cruises and tours in Auckland and the Bay of Islands, New Zealand.
America’s Cup Sailing
Join us for an unforgettable two hour sailing experience. A unique opportunity to participate as crew on an actual America’s Cup yacht. Take the helm, exert energy on the grinders or simply sit back and enjoy the action as we sail the beautiful Waitemata Harbour.
Or for a bigger thrill get on board our 3 hour match race (summer only) as we race two yachts head to head in true America’s Cup style.
Auckland’s Whale and Dolphin Safari
Spot dolphins on over 90% and whales on over 75% of our trips! The Hauraki Gulf is considered to have some of the most diverse wildlife of marine parks around the world. See dolphins, whales, sea birds and or even penguins. Departs daily from the Auckland Viaduct.
Harbour Sailing & Dining
Our fleet of relaxed harbour sailing yachts operate on Auckland’s stunning harbour daily. Join us for a sailing experience including afternoon tea, lunch or 3 course dinner. See the highlight of the City of Sails from the water, the best view in town!
A unique opportunity to participate as crew on an actual America's Cup yacht. Take the helm, exert energy on the grinders or simply sit back and enjoy the action as we sail the beautiful Waitemata Harbour.
Feel the thrill of the wind in your face as you tack and jibe. Experience the excitement of sailing, no experience necessary.
The America's Cup is the world's oldest and most prestigious sporting trophy and ultimate yachting regatta. Usually the domain of billionaires and elite professional yachties, our America's Cup yachts offer the unique opportunity for everyone to participate in sailing on these grand-prix racing machines.
Departs daily 11am & 2pm November-March, and 1pm April-October.
Children must be 10 years and over.
Everything about the trip was brilliant, the staff, the boat, the dolphins. We even had seal sighting thrown in for good measure.
Friendly and professional staff.
One problem on the booking for the blue boats...was the web site gave too many options on time of departure...I was lucky I picked the 3 pm cruise. If the company is only doing 3 trips per day, it should say so.
We had a lovely night, food was wonderful for most, the crew were professional& friendly but also very relaxed which made for a great atmosphere. Would highly recomend
If a cancellation is made within 24 hours of arrival day, loss of 100% of the total booking price.