Charters & Excursions

By: Daldy  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Tugboat, Tugboat Race

W C Daldy was last years Winning Tug Boat! Can we do it again? Come along and support our crew, especially the Stokers!

  • Depart Princes Wharf (Downtown) 9am
  • Return Princes Wharf (Downtown) 12.30pm

Please Note: You may embark or disembark in either Auckland City (Princes Wharf) or Devonport. (Victoria Wharf)
Times of events may change closer to or on the day.

  • Adults $70
  • Children $40
  • Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) $200

All Prices include lunch of Sausage, Pattie, Kaiser Roll and Yummy Salads

A fabulous day on the water is promised as Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour comes alive in one of the world’s biggest one-day Regatta’s.

Ph: (09)309 7526
Mob: (021)118 0838
E-mail: [email protected]

More Details

Monday 1 February 9.00am: Tugboat Parade
Tugboats young and old will gather at the entrance to the Viaduct Harbour and parade up to their start line off North Head.

10.00am: Tugboat Race off North Head
Watch this amazing display of maneuverability and speed as these wonderful craft roar up the channel, round Narrow Neck Buoy and return to finish off Devonport Wharf – best vantage points are North Head, East Coast Bays beaches, Devonport and Devonport Wharf.

  • 11.30am Firefighting display off the Viaduct followed by a Parade through the Viaduct.
  • 11.00am: First Start off Princes Wharf

Races start off Princes Wharf, Downtown Auckland at 5 minute intervals from 11.00am.

  • 11.35 & 11.45am: Classic division starts
  • 11.55am: Tall Ships and Waka start
  • 12.00noon: Harbour Blast starts off Orakei Wharf

See some of the fastest boats on the water ‘blast’ off in a vision of colour and speed as they head off around the harbour

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

Keywords: Tugboat, Tugboat Race

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