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Auckland Heritage Festival: POAL Heritage Tugboat Sailings

Auckland Heritage Festival: POAL Heritage Tugboat Sailings

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  • Sat 29 Sep ’18, 10:00am
  • Sun 30 Sep ’18, 10:00am
  • Sat 6 Oct ’18, 10:00am
  • Sun 7 Oct ’18, 10:00am
  • Sat 13 Oct ’18, 10:00am
  • Sun 14 Oct ’18, 10:00am


New Zealand Maritime Museum, Corner Quay & Hobson Streets, Auckland CBD


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult (16+): $15.00
  • Child (2-15): $5.00
  • Infants (under 2): $0.00

Ports of Auckland is proud to support 90-minute cruises aboard the iconic William C Daldy steam tugboat during this year's Auckland Heritage Festival.

Experience an all access journey, discover the inner workings of the steam tugboat by visiting the engine room, the heat of the boiler room and the wheelhouse up top. Each cruise will be accompanied by a detailed commentary on Auckland's maritime history.

Celebrating the rich maritime heritage of Auckland City by exploring the Waitematā Harbour from the 83 year old Daldy; one of the port's first tugs built in 1935. These family-friendly tours will cruise through the port's wharves at work and under the Auckland Harbour Bridge where the Daldy once famously saved a piece from floating away during its construction.

Sailings are each Saturday and Sunday across the Auckland heritage Festival (29 September - 14 October) at 10am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm.

Check out this video from the 2015 Auckland Heritage Festival here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hws-d0xdPeQ

Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the William C Daldy Preservation Society, a group of volunteers who keep the Daldy afloat for Aucklanders to enjoy. A portion will also go to the Ports of Auckland Education Programme which helps subsidise the cost of transport for schools visiting the city to take one of the port's free, year-round school boat tours.

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