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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

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Bookings

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.


Boarding

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

APRIL 2017
Tuesday 18 April, 12.30pm
Monday 24  April, 12.30pm

JULY 2017
Tuesday 11 July, 12.30pm
Tuesday 18 July, 12.30pm

OCTOBER 2017
Tuesday 10 October, 12.30pm


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25/04/2017
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Travel Alerts

Devonport Timetable Update

From 1st May 2017, there’ll be additional weekday sailings added to the Devonport timetable.

The additional weekday sailings are:

Auckland to Devonport - 8.30am, 4.15pm & 4.45pm

Devonport to Auckland - 8.45am, 4.30pm & 5.00pm


CUSTOMER ANNOUNCEMENT - ANZAC DAY

There’ll be free travel on ANZAC Day across all services (excluding Rangitoto Island and Harbour Cruise) for SuperGold and Veteran’s SuperGold card, plus free travel for uniformed servicemen and women and retired services personnel with an RSA membership card.

Please also remember that all services will be running to a Sunday/Public Holiday timetable on Anzac Day.


ANZAC DAY - DEVONPORT ADDITIONAL SAILING

There’ll be an extra sailing from Devonport to Auckland at 5am on Tuesday 25th April for customers wishing to travel to ANZAC Day commemorations in the city.

There’ll also be free travel on ANZAC Day across all services (excluding Rangitoto Island and Harbour Cruise) for SuperGold and Veteran’s SuperGold card, plus free travel for uniformed servicemen and women and retired services personnel with an RSA membership card.

Please also remember that all services will be running to a Sunday/Public Holiday timetable on Anzac Day.