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October, 2019

This is a repeating event

Sat05Oct10:00 am11:30 amPorts of Auckland Heritage Tugboat Sailings 201910:00 am - 11:30 am Queens WharfType:Festival,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

William C Daldy steam tugboat in the Ports of Auckland


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 11:30 am


Queens Wharf

99 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland

Future dates

Saturday 5 October 2019 12:30 pmSaturday 5 October 2019 2:30 pmSunday 6 October 2019 10:00 amSunday 6 October 2019 12:30 pmSunday 6 October 2019 2:30 pmSaturday 12 October 2019 10:00 amSaturday 12 October 2019 12:30 pmSaturday 12 October 2019 2:30 pmSunday 13 October 2019 10:00 amSunday 13 October 2019 12:30 pmSunday 13 October 2019 2:30 pmSaturday 19 October 2019 10:00 amSaturday 19 October 2019 12:30 pmSaturday 19 October 2019 2:30 pmSunday 20 October 2019 10:00 amSunday 20 October 2019 12:30 pmSunday 20 October 2019 2:30 pm

Event Details

Cruise aboard the William C Daldy steam tugboat during this year’s Auckland Heritage Festival supported by Ports of Auckland.

The Heritage Steam Tugboat Tours let visitors take a cruise back in time, touring Auckland’s busy port aboard the historic William C. Daldy steam tug – one of the port’s first tugboats, dating back to 1935.

These 90-minute, family-friendly tours provide a close-up view of our operations along with a detailed commentary on the maritime history of Auckland and the port. Tours include a special stop at the Auckland Harbour Bridge, where the William C. Daldy proved its might salvaging a piece of the bridge during its construction in 1958. 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.


Infants (under 2) FREE
Children (2 to 15 years) $5
Adults (16 years plus ) $15

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.