The Ports of Auckland provides Public Boat Tours on the Waitemata Harbour, which gives you an opportunity to view port operations from the sea. Port boat tours provide entertainment and learning opportunities for all ages.

The hour-long tours take you alongside the container terminals where you can see the big cranes and other machinery at work. The tour boat weaves in and out of the commercial wharves, while an informative commentary explains how each area operates. This is a family-friendly cruise with a commentary for all ages.


Duration: 1 hours
Availability: See POAL website for full schedule
Departure Time: Tour departs Auckland at 12.30pm 

TOUR: Adult: $5  Child: Free (with accompanying adult)

Ports of Auckland Tour

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Additional Information

Bookings are essential. Book online using our Buy Tickets button, or call 09 367 9111.
If your group is of 15 people or more, please Email and they will do their best to accommodate you.

Vessel boarding takes place at Pier 4, 139 Quay Street, Auckland. 
For the public tours you must check-in to the 360 Discovery Ticket Office 30 minutes prior to departure to collect your boarding pass for the vessel.

Educational Groups

School group tours can be booked through the Maritime Museum on 09 373 0800 or emailing New Zealand Maritime Museum. Tours cater for school children of all ages but do not apply to tertiary institutions, language schools or holiday programmes. Play centres are unavailable to participate on these tours.

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View of Auckland city from Waitemata Harbour