Bookings on or before the
31st AUG

Bookings on or after the
1st SEPT

Ports of Auckland Tours


The Waitemata Ports of Auckland provides FREE Public Boat Tours on the Waitemata Harbour, providing the public 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 visitors alongside the container terminals where they 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.


Bookings are essential. To enquire about available dates and reserve your place call 09 307 8005, email here.

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

School group only tours can be booked via the Maritime Museum on +64 9 373 0800. Please note in order to avoid disappointment that school tours are tailored for Year 5 and above.  This does not apply to tertiary institutions, language schools or holiday programmes. Please note Playcentres are not accepted on these tours.


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.

Boat Tour Schedule

Public tours

School groups only

(to be booked via Maritime Museum)

October 2014

Tuesday 7 October, 11am

October 2014

Tuesday 14 October, 11am

Tuesday 21 October, 11am

Tuesday 28 October, 11am

November 2014

Tuesday 25 November, 11am

November 2014

Tuesday 4 November, 11am

Tuesday 11 November, 11am

Tuesday 18 November, 11am

December 2014

Tuesday 9 December, 11am

December 2014

Tuesday 2 December, 11am

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