Sailing Experience

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Join us on board the Waka Hourua ‘Tairāwhiti’ (historic canoe) for an experience like no other.

Get involved, “buddy up” with crew members to learn traditional sailing and wayfinding skills out in the bay. We’ll need all hands on deck to steer and sail our 22 m / 72 ft waka!

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  • Meet and greet with host

  • Traditional Māori welcome

  • “Buddy up” with a crew member

  • Head out on the bay for a sail on the waka

  • Learn how to man the “hoe” steering paddle, hoist the sails and tack!

  • Stories of the region’s voyaging history and its Māori ancestors, as told by our local storyteller

  • Question time before you depart  the waka as a member of our whānau (family)

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Experience our waka on the ocean

Time: 3 Hours

Sailing Experiences run for 3 hours most Saturdays at 9.30am.
Weather permitting.

Cost: $75 Per Person - Only 15 tickets available per session!

Availability: All year round. Weather dependent.

What to bring: Warm clothing, comfortable footwear, sun hat, sunglasses, camera.

No High heels / stilettos.

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