Enjoy a fresh seafood dinner as you sail on a world renowned dinner cruise, set on Auckland's beautiful Waitemata Harbour. This is a very unique experience! After dining you can take the helm and help the crew sail your yacht. Or just sit back and relax and take in Auckland's beautiful night lights!
Upon boarding the yacht, your skipper and crew will introduce themselves and take you through a safety briefing prior to the departure. The yacht is a specially built 50ft yacht - Lotus 1500 model. Upon departing, the dinner cruise takes you to Westhaven Marina where we tie up in a sheltered location. Depending on conditions, at skipper’s discretion, this experience may sail first and serve dinner afterwards. The crew will serve you a fresh three-course dinner prepared by the award winning Kermadec Restaurant on the yacht.
Warm ciabatta loaf and butter
Chilled giant prawn and avocado salad, Marie Rose dressing
Baby Caesar salad, romaine lettuce, egg, croutons, anchovy and crunchy bacon, shaved parmesan, Caesar dressing
Beetroot, hazelnut and goats cheese salad (vegetarian)
Roast free range chicken breast on pasta salad of orecchiette, peas, globe artichokes, toasted almonds and mint with malt mayonnaise
Big Glory Bay salmon, on Israeli couscous, with sumac labneh
‘Rajima Masala’- red kidney beans in a mildly spicy tomato gravy, fried onion, coriander and poppadom (vegan)
Served with Bowls of mixed leaf salad for the table, sherry vinaigrette
Kermadec Vanilla Crème Brulée with Scottish shortbread
Fresh fruit salad (vegan)
We have a fully-licensed restaurant so there is no BYO however we have a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages that you can purchase for an additional cost (cash only). Once you have enjoyed your meal, the sails are set to include a tour of the inner harbour. You'll see the City, Harbour Bridge and other historical and contemporary landmarks. Your crew provide an informative commentary on the amazing sights of the city at night and welcome you to help steer the yacht or, if you prefer, just sit back and relax.
This experience voucher is valid for 12 months from date of purchase.
Please allow 2.5 hours for the dinner cruise. Departs 6pm year-round (from November 1st 2011). All bookings are subject to availability. Please reconfirm your departure time 24 hours prior departure. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure.
This experience is suitable for all ages. Please note the bar on board is cash only.
The price quoted is for one person. We have four yachts and can accommodate up to 18 people on each.
Not suitable for spectators.
We will sail in almost all weather conditions. Should we have to cancel the cruise for safety reasons, we will reschedule for a later date. The inner harbour is well sheltered from sea swell so it remains relatively calm in high winds.
We require you to complete an awareness form explaining any medical conditions and a confirmation of parental supervision of any children. You will be charged the full amount if you cancel and provide less than 24 hours notice from the time of departure.