June 18, 2024

Sailing enthusiasts enjoying South Pacific travel know better then to leave Auckland, New Zealand out of their itinerary. Known throughout the world as the “city of sails,” Auckland is set alongside a harbor dotted with yachts and sailboats. In fact, the city has more yachts per capita than any other city in the world! However, those not familiar with the city’s sailing scene may have difficulties finding ways to enjoy the recreation during the Auckland travel. Below are some outfits that offer sailing to tourists throughout the year.

JG Sailing Adventures – Offering day, weekend and long holiday trips, this sailing company not only organizes the sailing trip, but other activities as well. Those enjoying a trip with JG Sailing Adventures can look forward to a lot of Asia Pacific travel, as destinations include: Kawau, Tutukaka, Whangaruru, Bland Bay and the Great Barrier Reef. Sail through the open seas to different locations where you can enjoy wine tastings, golf and more.

Gulfwind Sailing Academy & Charters – Catering to seasoned sailors and beginners alike, this sailing academy offers classes, courses and charter services. Ideal for those who prefer a day trip during their Auckland travel, the company offers trips out of two different locations, the Waitemata Harbour (closest to the city) and the Hauraki Gulf. Under the watchful eye of sailing professionals, those embarking on a trip with Gulfwind can either sit back and relax or learn all about the yacht and how to sail it!

Penny Whiting Sailing School– Those who enjoy South Pacific travel and wish to learn how to sail should enlist the help of sailing expert Penny Whiting, who offers five 3-hour long sailing courses to those who wish to be certified. The courses can easily be taken in the span of a vacation, which makes the school convenient for those who don’t live in the city, but are just enjoying Auckland travel. After learning everything there is to learn about sailing, students are able to man their own yachts!

Mark Jones Boating Courses – Those enjoying Auckland travel for only a few days can still learn to sail through shorter courses spanned throughout two days. Mark Jones, an expert sailor, offers several different levels of study and certification. Whether you just want to learn the basics or wish to be certified as a yachtmaster, this sailing school is the place for you.