MV Takitimu – Historic Boat Ride Gisborne Harbour
This is a classic boat ride in the Poverty Bay Harbour, runing over Summer every Sunday at 2pm from the Port/Marina. The MV Takitimu is believed to be the oldest pilot vessel in New Zealand still able to be operated. She is also notable for the amount of original fixtures and fittings that have survived.
The vessel is available for hire for excursions, private functions, tourism, conservation works and SAR when required. There are breath taking views of Poverty Bay and the boat goes right up to Young Nics Head, weather permitting. They have special life jackets for youngsters, so this makes for a great family excursion while you are visiting Gisborne.
The Cost per adult is $20 and Child is $10 (under age 12 years). You can just rock on up 10 minutes before 2pm to go for the boat ride or call Brian on (06) 867 3541 or 027 474 9360 to make a booking and find out if it is riding on the day.