I've just been offered a job skippering a 50' yacht that specialises in short (45 minute or 90 minute with lunch) cruises on Auckland
harbour. Pretty hard to believe that it's viable but apparently in good weather
they have all 4 boats operating constantly so I guess it works and they've been in business over 24 years. Auckland
has the advantage of fantastic sailing in almost all conditions. When I went up for my interview we backed out of the berth and had the main & jib
up before we passed the end of the wharf so the tourists get maximum sailing in for their 45 minutes.
PS, had to have a brag about my new job. Will be living aboard
my own boat, catching the ferry
and spending a large part of each day sailing
in one of the best sailing grounds around. And they're paying me for it????