Get a whole weekend of fresh air aboard one of Sir Peter Blake's iconic yachts - Steinlager 2 or Lion. NZ Sailing Trust is offering an “all inclusive” sailing experience, leaving Auckland, that will stimulate your senses. All welcome, no experience required, just a sense of adventure. Proceeds from each experience sold contribute to, and benefit, young kiwis participating in our youth development programmes.
Two days, one night
13+ Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
At 1000 our vessel will set sail. Be captivated by the view as we leave the Viaduct waving back at the city skyline to embark on this unique experience.
Hoist the mainsail and unfurl the jib then feel the power of these ocean racing yachts as the sails fill and we pick up speed. Hold on to your hats and watch your footing, this is going to be a ride you’ll never forget.
Sail to our evening destination at one of the Hauraki Gulf’s beautiful and less frequented “Treasure Islands” - Motuihe, Motutapu, or Rakino Island. By late afternoon the vessel will be tucked up at anchor and you can go ashore to explore the island and stretch your legs. There is some fantastic history to be soaked up on these special islands.
The charismatic crew are not only experts at sailing and will cook you a tasty meal in the evening, followed by a screening of the wonderful and moving documentary “Blakey” - popcorn anyone?
Rise in the morning with the sun and to the smell of fresh coffee being made.
Challenge yourself with a morning swim if you dare! After a warm breakfast, freshen up and make preparations for ‘Huey the wind god’ to get us home safely. As a bonus, you may get to see marine mammals in their natural environment.
Disembarking at Auckland Viaduct about 1400.
- Sailing on board iconic sailing vessels significant to NZ sailing history
- Island Exploration on one of Hauraki Gulfs treasured islands
- Conservation focus
- Ocean swimming
- Experienced crew
- On board accommodation (single bunks, bedding required)
- Meals included
- Inflatable Tender
- Insurance (for non-NZ passengers)
- Pre and Post Accommodation
A minimum of 14 people will be required for the sailing journey to go ahead. If you book and we don’t reach minimum numbers, we will transfer you to another date.