Heritage Vessel Trips

Climb aboard our fleet of heritage vessels and explore Auckland's sparkling Waitemata Harbour. Choose from a scow, a brigantine, or a steam launch all crewed by the Museum's team of volunteers. There are a variety of trips on offer ranging from 25 minutes to a few hours. Either sit back and enjoy the ride, or get amongst it and help hoist the sails!

Looking for a gift idea?

Heritage sailing gift vouchers are available for both Ted Ashby and Breeze. For an unforgettable experience, setting sail on a heritage vessel is the perfect present for your loved ones.

Ted Ashby Heritage Sailing

Ted is a ketch-rigged deck scow, typical of the fleet of scows that once operated in northern New Zealand waters. We suggest pre booking your ticket, although remaining spaces will be available for purchase from the Museum shop on the day. All Ted Ashby heritage sailing trips include Museum entry.

 One hour heritage sailing

Adult Senior
Student
Child* Family
(2A+2C / 1A+3C)
Visitor to Auckland:
Includes Museum admission

$50.00

$40.00

$25.00

$95.00

Aucklanders:
Museum admission free

$25.00

$20.00 $12.00 $50.00

Buy a Ted Ashby gift voucher.

One hour heritage sailings depart 11.30am and 1.30pm Tuesday to Sunday.

*We supply life jackets for children from 10kg up to the age of 14 years. Children under 10kg cannot join a Ted Ashby cruise. 

Book a heritage sailing trip on Ted Ashby


Breeze Heritage Sailing

Breeze is the Museum's square-rigged brigantine, a traditional wooden sailing ship similar to vessels used for New Zealand coastal and inter-Dominion trades in the 19th and early 20th centuries. 

Test your sea legs with a two and half hour taster sailing aboard Breeze. It's the perfect amount of time to really explore the Waitemata Harbour and experience what life was like for sailors on board the tall ships of the 19th Century. You can get involved and help hoist the sails, find out more about the vessel from her knowledgeable crew, or simply sit back and enjoy the view. All Breeze hertitage sailing trips include Museum entry.

Two hour 30 minute hertiage sailing

Adult Senior 
Student
Child*
Visitor to Auckland:
Includes Museum admission
$85.00 $80.00 $70.00

Aucklanders:
Museum admission free

$65.00 $65.00 $65.00

TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE

Book a heritage sailing trip on Breeze 

All Breeze Heritage Sailing Trips depart at 9.30am and 1pm and last 2 hours 30 minutes each.

*Suitable for children aged 12 and over.


Breeze Gulf Experience

Join the Crew on Breeze for a full day's sailing with breath taking views and create memories that will last a life time. You'll explore the Waitemata Harbour & Hauraki Gulf taking the many islands and historic landmarks, and there will be time to stop for a dip in the ocean. You can even swim ashore one of the islands. Lunch and refreshments are included.

 Six hour (full day) sailing exploring the Hauraki Gulf

Per Person

Breeze Gulf Experience:

$185.00

TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE

All BREEZE Gulf Experiences depart at 10am and return at 4pm. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are included with every ticket.

Suitable for children aged 12 and over.

 

SS Puke Steam Trips

The Museum's steam tug was built by E. Thompson and Son at Aratapu, towards the end of the 19th century. SS Puke hertiage steam trips head out from the Museum every Saturday and last 25 minutes each.

All SS Puke steam trips include Museum entry.

 25 minute heritage steam trip

Adult Senior 
Student

Child*

Family
(2A+2C / 1A+3C)

Visitor to Auckland:
Includes Museum admission

$40.00

$35.00

$20.00

$90.00

Aucklanders:
Museum admission free

$15.00

$12.00

$7.00

$35.00

SS Puke steam trips depart on the hour and half hour from 1pm until 4pm (3.30pm is the last departure). You can climb on board every Saturday during the summer, and alternate Saturdays during the winter (May - October).

*We supply life jackets for children from 10kg up to the age of 14 years.

Book a heritage steam trip on SS Puke