Ports of Auckland is proud to support 90-minute cruises aboard the William C Daldy steam tugboat during this year's Auckland Heritage Festival.
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. Each cruise will be accompanied by a detailed commentary on Auckland's maritime history.
Celebrating the rich maritime heritage of Auckland City by exploring the Waitematā Harbour from the 84-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 and under the Auckland Harbour Bridge where the Daldy once famously saved a piece from floating away during its construction.
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.