auckland tours Ports of Auckland Public Tours

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.


Availability: See boat tour schedule below
Time: 1 Hour
Tour Price: $5 per adult (16 years and over), children will sail free with any accompanying adult
Fitness: Easy




Bookings are essential. Call 09 307 8005.

Bookings on the Public Tours are limited to no more than 10 Auckland City rate paying passengers per booking.


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. 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.

Boat Tour Schedule  

Public tours

School groups only
(to be booked via Maritime Museum)

MARCH 2016
Tuesday 8 March, 11am
Tuesday 22 March, 11am

APRIL 2016
Tuesday 19 April, 11am
Tuesday 26 April, 11am

JULY 2016
Tuesday 12 July, 11am - FULL
Tuesday 19 July, 11am - FULL

Tuesday 27 September, 11am

Tuesday October, 11am

Tuesday 23 February, 11am
Tuesday 1 March, 11am
Tuesday 15 March, 11am
Tuesday 29 March, 11am
Tuesday 5 April, 11am
Tuesday 12 April, 11am

Tuesday 3 May, 11am
Tuesday 10 May, 11am
Tuesday 17 May, 11am
Tuesday 24 May, 11am
Tuesday 31 May, 11am
Tuesday 7 June, 11am
Tuesday 14 June, 11am
Tuesday 21 June, 11am
Tuesday 28 June, 11am
Tuesday 5 July, 11am

Tuesday 26 July, 11am
Tuesday 2 August , 11am
Tuesday 16 August, 11am
Tuesday 9 August, 11am
Tuesday 23 August, 11am
Tuesday 30 August, 11am
Tuesday 6 September, 11am
Tuesday 13 September, 11am
Tuesday 20 September, 11am

Tuesday 11 October, 11am
Tuesday 18 October, 11am
Tuesday 25 October, 11am
Tuesday 1 November, 11am
Tuesday 8 November, 11am
Tuesday 15 November, 11am
Tuesday 22 November, 11am
Tuesday 29 November, 11am
Tuesday 6 December, 11am

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Happy 30th Birthday, Quickcat!

Join us as we raise a glass to celebrate the vessel responsible for 30 years of voyages between Waiheke Island and Auckland.

If you’re commuting home to Waiheke on Tuesday 28 Feb, Fullers invites you to stay on board Quickcat after the regular 5:30pm sailing from Auckland City. We’ll arrive at Matiatia to allow passengers to disembark, and will welcome additional guests to board from Waiheke Island at approximately 6:10pm. From there enjoy a scenic cruise to Oneroa Bay, where we’ll drop anchor for bubbles and cake!

If you’re interested in attending the celebration, please RSVP at fullers.co.nz/quickcat30

Attendance is by online RSVP only – so we know how big a cake to order! Space is limited, so RSVPs will close at midday on Monday 27 February – unless we reach capacity beforehand.

We look forward to seeing you on board!