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.
- 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 voyageView the terms & conditions ›
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.
Unfortunately no. All participants must be aged 10 years and over. You can find out more info -> under criteria
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.
Fishing gear and dive equipment is not permitted on board.
Day sails are a great way to enjoy a tall ship sailing experience. Pull on some ropes to help haul the ropes, or simply sit back and enjoy the experience. More info ->
We have certain medical criteria that you will need to meet if you would like to take part in a voyage. Check out the medical criteria in the type of voyage you'd like to participate in, and if you have any more questions, please give us a call in the office. More info ->
We'd love to have you on board. We have day sails scheduled throughout the year and occassional adult coastal voyage available for the public to sign up for. More info ->
·“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.