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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!


  • 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 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)
Family $160.00 (2 Adults & 2 Children)
Family 1A 3C $83.00 (1 Adult & 3 Children)
Under 5 $0.00 (Children Under 5 are Free)



  • 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.

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


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Erny WU from Taiwan wrote on 30 May 2021

Very interesting and inspiring!

The staff and boat crew are friendly and will to answer any questions from our 6 year-old boy, an unforgettable experience!

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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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tonyr2 from New Zealand wrote on 12 March 2022

Pleasant sailing

Just nice to be out on the water

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Sandra Haynes from New Zealand wrote on 05 March 2022

Maritime harbour sailing

Didn't go out on this beautiful experience due to being cancelled because of excessive winds.

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Iveta Ongley from New Zealand wrote on 30 July 2022

Fun sailing

Great fun

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