SS Puke Steaming Trip


The museum's steam tug SS Puke was built by E. Thompson and Son at Aratapu, towards the end of the 19th century. Carrying just four passengers at a time, SS Puke steaming trips head out from the museum on Saturdays and last 25 minutes each.

SS Puke trips depart on the hour and half hour from 11am until 3pm (2.30pm is the last departure). You can climb on board every Saturday and the first Sunday of every month during the summer months, and every other Saturday from April - October. 

All SS Puke sailings are subject to suitable weather conditions and if in doubt, please contact 09 373 0800 on the day.

All passengers must wear life-jackets, which will be supplied by the museum. We supply life jackets for children from 10kg up to the age of 14 years. Children under 10kg cannot join a Puke trip. 

All Puke Steaming Trips include Museum entry.

Our staff are passionate about making the Museum accessible for all people.
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  Auckland Region Residents Visitors to Auckland
Per Adult $15.00 $40.00
Per Senior/Student $12.00 $35.00
Per Child $7.00 $20.00
Family Pass $35.00 $90.00

Bookings essential. Please call (09) 373 0800, email or book your place online.

Please note: If a sailing is cancelled, no cancellation fee is charged and we will endeavour to give as much notice as possible. Where possible your booking will be transferred to a similar sailing or your money refunded in full. This applies to both advance and on-the-day bookings.