William C Daldy, 2017, Ports of Auckland.

Ports of Auckland Heritage Tugboat Sailings

AccessibleFamily activitiesCentral Auckland

Saturday 30 September - Sunday 15 October, Saturday - Sunday 10am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm


William C Daldy, Hobson Wharf West

Corner of Quay Street and Hobson Street, Viaduct Harbour

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Adults: $10
Children: $3
Infants: free


Spaces are limited. Bookings required although walk-ins will be accepted if there are no-shows on the day. For booking information see poalheritagesailings.eventbrite.co.nz.




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

Join us in celebrating the rich maritime heritage of Auckland City and explore the Waitematā Harbour from the 82-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.

Discover the boat at your leisure, from the bustling engine room below to the wheelhouse up top.

Each cruise will be accompanied by a detailed commentary on Auckland's maritime history.

Proceeds from ticket sales go to the William C Daldy Preservation Society and the Ports of Auckland Education Programme.

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