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Public Half Day Sails

  • Duration
    1 Day
  • Voyages p/year
    1 - 10
  • For ages
    15 - 99
  • Spaces p/voyage

We want to share the Spirit with you!

Where possible between our youth voyages, we welcome the public aboard on Day Sails, to enjoy the unique experience of sailing on a tall ship.


Participants must:

- be aged 10 years and over for a Half Day Sail

- be aged 12 years and over for a Full Day Sail

- must be able bodied

- agree to the terms and conditions of the voyage

View the terms & conditions ›

Price list

Adult $ 85
Student $ 40
Child $ 35
Ex-Trainee $ 20

Bookings 11 remaining voyages for 2020


  1. Can I bring my own camera on a Voyage?

    We strongly suggest that if bringing a camera on board, you equip yourself with a dry bag for the safe keeping of your camera – please remember you are within a wet environment. Please bring your camera charger with batteries.

  2. Can I bring my young child on a day sail?

    Unfortunately no. All participants must be aged 10 years and over. You can find out more info -> under criteria

  3. Do I need to know how to sail to come on board?

    No sailing experience is required. Sailing is just one part of the voyage. Each sailing has a team of experianced sailors. Be prepared to help!
  4. I get sea sick. Can I bring medication with me?

    Please don't bring it with you. We have an ample supply of various sea sickness medication in the unlikely event that you need it. For safety reasons, we record and administer it, so we know who has taken it and can monitor you.

  5. Can I bring my fishing gear or dive equipment on board?

    Fishing gear and dive equipment is not permitted on board.


·“I had a fabulous day with my grand-daughters on board Spirit of New Zealand. We enjoyed every minute and the girls can't wait until they are old enough to do their own voyage.”

- Sandra, Day Sail Participant

·“Thank you for having us on the Spirit. My sons enjoyed it immensely, I couldn't stop them talking about it on the way home. It was a fantastic experience and one I won't forget.”
- Bryan, Day Sail Participant (2016)

·“We truly enjoyed the whole trip. It was professionally organised and everyone on board were super friendly and helpful. I would recommend this to anyone and will definitely send my boys on the 10-day voyage when they are older.”
- Edward, Day Sail Participant (2016)

·“I enjoyed being part of the team when we came on board. I enjoyed sailing with the crew, they were very nice and pointed out directions where to go. They even showed us on a tour down stairs. Thank you!”

- Calum, Day Sail Participant aged 12.

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