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Harbour Sailing with Maritime Museum Entry

See the city of sails from the sea as you cruise on the sparkling Waitematā Harbour aboard the Museum’s incredible heritage vessel - Ted Ashby!

Highlights

  • Relaxing cruise on the Waitematā Harbour on board a heritage vessel
  • Soak up stunning views of Auckland city, Sky Tower and Harbour Bridge
  • Discover our amazing heritage collections in the New Zealand Maritime Museum
  • Hear the canon fire and experience the 19th century rocking cabin
  • A day of fun and discovery for all!

Set sail on your own adventure and cruise the sparkling Waitematā Harbour in one of our heritage vessels.

Climb aboard the Museum's ketch-rigged scow TED ASHBY, built by Museum staff and volunteers in 1994. Help the crew hoist the sails or sit back and take in the city skyline.

The Museum houses an extensive range of nautical and historical artifacts that represent New Zealand maritime history from the earliest Polynesian arrivals - right through to modern-day yachting triumphs.

View the equipment and national treasures that accompanied the brave individuals who played part in New Zealand’s maritime history including the remarkable and inspiring story of Sir Peter Blake. You’ll get up close and personal with the amazing journeys that helped shape a nation.

At midday each day a cannon is fired, and watch out - its louder than you think!

Interactive, educational and truly memorable, the Maritime Museum is sure to be a hit with young and old alike.

“The highlight of the day was definitely the sail under the harbour bridge. Manned by volunteers who were the friendliest and most enthusiastic bunch of blokes yet. As visitors to New Zealand we felt like we had hit the jackpot.” – TATAustralia

Adult $53.00
Child $27.00 (5- 14 years old)

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Notes

  • Opening Hours:The Museum is open 10am - 5pm (last entry 4pm) every day except Christmas day. It is recommended you allow approximately one and a half hours to visit the galleries. Harbour sailings depart at 11:30am and 1:30pm Tuesday - Sunday, and are weather dependant.

    *Harbour sailings are offered at a discounted price for all Auckland residents with proof of residence.

  • Important Information:

    Life jackets supplied for children from 10kg up to the age of 14 years. Children under 10kg cannot join a Ted Ashby cruise.

    All passengers are required to board the vessel no less than 15 minutes prior to the sailing time. The vessels departure will not be delayed to accommodate late arrivals.

    Late arrivals (within five minutes of the scheduled sailing time) may result in non-boarding of the vessel and payment may not be refunded.

Available Bookings from May 12 to May 18

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Wed 12 May
Thu 13 May
Fri 14 May
Sat 15 May
Sun 16 May
Mon 17 May
Tue 18 May

  • Adult$53.00
  • Child$27.00

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  • Adult$26.50
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  • Adult$26.50 Less than 6 at this price!
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  • Adult$53.00
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  • Adult$26.50
  • Child$27.00

  • Adult$26.50
  • Child$27.00

  • Adult$26.50
  • Child$27.00

  • Adult$26.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$27.00

  • Adult$26.50
  • Child$27.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Maurice from New Zealand wrote on 18 November 2020

Absolutely fabulous !

Fantastic experience to sail on a beautiful old boat with full sails. Great crew who invited us to help pull the sails up! Had a perfect day to do it. The museum was also fantastic (and I am not a museum person!!). So worth the time and money! A must!

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archanac from New Zealand wrote on 08 May 2021

It was a lovely experience.

Good view of the city

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Gavin from New Zealand wrote on 01 May 2021

Harbour sail

It was a really good experience. Would have been better if it was a bit longer. Skipper and staff really friendly and got passengers involved in pulling the sail ropes. A fun family experience.

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sumo from New Zealand wrote on 26 April 2021

A lovely way to see the harbour

We took our 3 year old grandchild on this cruise after doing one in Sydney. Although this shop was not as large or the cruise as long, it was long enough for our family. Very nice way to see the harbour and to experience the peacefulness of sailing. Very easy to find, staff were great. No hassle at all. Even changed the date for me, which was fantastic.

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belindaw3 from New Zealand wrote on 16 April 2021

Relaxing Time

Thoroughly enjoyed our time sailing with the many volunteers who enjoyed chatting to my husband and myself. We did not have much of a breeze so the motor was on. Sailed underneath the Auckland bridge watching someone going to bungy jump then pull out & go back inside. A great day at the museum plus sailing.

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