About us

Welcome to the William C Daldy

Welcome to the William C Daldy

With more than 35 years experience cruising Auckland Harbour, highly knowledgeable, experienced staff and an unrivalled quest for service you can trust, charter the William C Daldy. We will make your function a memorable success. We are Auckland’s most stable, fun and affordable charter boat for our size. William C Daldy is the largest boat offering BYO in Auckland! Talk to us now about your requirements on (09) 974 345 7, (021) 118 083 8 or (021) 400 258. Alternatively, you can contact us here by email instead.

The Waitemata Harbour takes on a more gentle character when enjoyed on the traditional steam tug, William C Daldy.

She is a multilevel all weather vessel, 126FT long by 32FT in the beam & 750 tonnes displacement. Extremely quiet and stable with a very high passenger to space ratio, our guests are encouraged to visit all operational areas of the vessel, including the engine room, boiler room and bridge etc while in action. Be part of a bygone era. A minimum of 15 helpful crew are available to assist with all your needs. The Daldy can accommodate up to 115 passengers! We are based at viaduct harbour in downtown Auckland close to Britomart Transport Terminus and Public Parking. Cruise in style aboard the beautiful & historic William C Daldy. No other charter boat in Auckland can offer an experience or price to match!

Need help planning your event?


Below are some links to help with planning your event. Need help? Call us and we will help customise your event whether it be a wedding or wine tasting. Our friendly crew will always go the extra mile ensuring yours is a memorable and successful event.

Click Here for our Bar Prices and BYO terms & conditions


Whether it be finger food, a fully catered meal or you choose to cater for yourselves using the onboard facilities provided, our Pursur and galley staff will be on hand to ensure everything runs seamlessly on the day. Prices range from $12 per head upwards for catering. Talk to us about the myriad of choices available. We will help you find something to your taste and budget.

Please note that all meals are served buffet style due to on-board seating arrangements

ENTERTAINMENT – Music, DJ’s, or a Live band?

William C Daldy Sound System – Complimentary, Excellent for medium sized crowds. A separate PA System is available for public address announcements. Bring your own Ipod / Phone etc with your favourite tunes and plug in. We will assist you to find a DJ. Prices vary.

  • Julia Hicks
    Thanks so much for a great night on the Daldy. Everyone had a fantastic time. All the volunteers were amazing
    Julia Hicks
    Greenmount Manufacturing
  • Catherine
    Thanks for a great trip on Saturday! We loved it!
  • John McAdams
    We really did want to do something different for our customers and staff. We got almost 100% acceptance, we even had people coming up from Wellington!. The staff on board couldn't have done more for us. Having the Daldy caps, polo shirts and tees as gifts was a great idea to help people remember the great day they had out on one of the greatest harbours in the world.
    John McAdams
    SieTec NZ Ltd
  • Mike Davis
    Thanks for providing us with a most enjoyable day out on your fine reminder of a bygone age…. being able to wander over the whole ship was much appreciated. The engine room and boiler room are really fascinating. Your reasonably priced barbeque meal and refreshments made the day good value, cost wise and socially”
    Mike Davis
    New Zealand Shipping Company Association
  • Larry Robbins
    The predominant feeling expressed was that this Christmas party was one of our best. We were particularly impressed by the ship…. and by the willingness of the Daldy crew to help in whatever way possible
    Larry Robbins
    NZ National Maritime Museum