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Fancy a Trip On Auckland’s Historic Steam Tugboat?


Sat 29 Sep 2018, 10:00am–2:30pm
Sun 30 Sep 2018, 10:00am–2:30pm
Sat 6 Oct 2018, 10:00am–2:30pm
Sun 7 Oct 2018, 10:00am–2:30pm
Sat 13 Oct 2018, 10:00am–2:30pm
Sun 14 Oct 2018, 10:00am–2:30pm

Where: Viaduct Harbour, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $15.00
  • Child: $5.00
  • Infants (Under 2yo): $0.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: ryas39181

Take a trip back in time on Auckland’s very own steam tugboat!

Ports of Auckland welcomes everyone aboard the William C Daldy for the tenth year!

Ever wanted to know what water travel would have been like back in 1935? Well now is your chance. Take a tour aboard the 83-year-old steam tug every Saturday and Sunday (from 29th September to 14th October) to celebrate Auckland’s rich maritime history. These family friendly tours will cruise through the port’s wharves and under the Harbour Bridge.

Passengers will experience an all access journey aboard a floating piece of history and discover the inner working of the steam tugboat. Visit the engine room, the heat of the boiler room and the wheelhouse up top; each cruise is accompanied by a detailed commentary on Auckland's maritime heritage.

The cost of these sailings are fully funded by Ports of Auckland and proceeds from ticket sales go to the William C Daldy Preservation Society, a group of volunteers who keep the Daldy afloat for Aucklanders to enjoy.

What: Ports of Auckland Heritage Tugboat Sailings

When: Tours will depart at 10.00am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm every Saturday and Sunday during the Auckland Heritage Festival

Where: Boarding for the tours takes place at Hobson Wharf West, just behind the New Zealand Maritime Museum, in the Viaduct Harbour

Bookings: Bookings are essential as tours fill up fast.

Visit to book your tour now.

Cost: $15 per adult and $5 for children under the age of 16, infants under 2 sail free!

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