Auckland Harbour Sailing

Auckland is known as the City of Sails, so do what the locals do and come sailing! Heritage scow Ted Ashby sets sail six days a week out on Auckland's Waitemata harbour with great views of the city skyline and harbour bridge.


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Ted Ashby is a ketch-rigged deck scow, typical of the fleet of scows that once operated in northern New Zealand waters. Scows were flat-bottomed, centreboard vessels, most of which carried their cargo on deck. They were ideal for working estuaries and shallow harbours, and they carried logs, firewood, sand and shingle, machinery and stock. A few of the larger scows carried timber to Australia and America.

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Ted Ashby sails at 11:30am and 1:30pm for one hour every Tuesday - Sunday. This leisurely sail is the perfect way to see Auckland's beautiful skyline.

All sailing tickets include entry the museum galleries.


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Physical address

Auckland Harbour Sailing, Corner Quay & Hobson Streets, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
10am - 5pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Proximity to coach terminal:
1 minute walk
Proximity to town:

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $50.00
(14 year(s) and under)
Age restriction:
Other charges:
Senior, student and family prices available
Further pricing information:
Children must be at least 10kg to fit into our life jacket. All children are required to wear life jackets. Please see our website for full terms and conditions

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