ANZAC Day Sailing

ANZAC Day Sailing

Join us on the heritage motor launch, NAUTILUS, for a special ANZAC sailing of remembrance on Thursday 25th April.


1 hour ANZAC Sailings
Departing 11:15am & 1:15pm
Thursday 25 April

Adults from $25
Seniors from $20
Children from $12

Bookings essential.

In 1913, Frederick H.E. Chester who was based in Belfast, Christchurch had Nautilus built by prominent boat-builders, Collings and Bell, in St Mary’s Bay, Auckland. As part of a public campaign, spearheaded by the Governor General, in 1915, Chester offered her for use onboard the New Zealand hospital ship, Marama. When in service for the war, Marama was doing harrowing trips in the Mediterranean and across the English Channel. Nautilus undertook several trips back to New Zealand with recuperating soldiers, stopping at ports for coal and supplies along the way.


  • Residents of the Auckland region can visit the Maritime Museum galleries for free if they provide proof of address on arrival
  • Children: 5-14 years old (4 years and under are free)
  • Family Pass = 2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children

Our staff are passionate about making the Museum accessible for all people.
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Bookings essential. Please call (09) 373 0800 or email to reserve your place.