Tara Boat Tours and Outdoor Exhibition

Tara, formerly Sir Peter Blake’s vessel Seamaster, returns to New Zealand on Saturday 1 July for the first time since the death of the Kiwi yachtsman and environmentalist.

While berthed in Auckland, Tara Expeditions Foundation, the Sir Peter Blake Trust and Auckland Council are inviting New Zealanders to a public outdoor photo and video exhibition, with a focus on oceans.

Sir Peter called Seamaster an “extraordinary vessel, built to go anywhere there is 1.5 to 2 meters of water.” Sir Peter and his crew had started a five-year journey on Seamaster when he was killed in 2001. His mission was to visit ecologically sensitive parts of the planet “to make a difference” with a focus on water. 

Tara continues to focus on oceans, science and education. Since 2003 the schooner has travelled 300,000 kilometers across the world’s oceans. They have completed 10 expeditions to study and understand the impacts of climate and ecological changes on the ocean.

From Sunday 2-Sunday 9 July, visitors and school groups will be able to explore the legendary schooner and talk to the crew about the science and life on board.

Boat tours are free and booking is recommended.

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Would you like to learn more about Sir Peter Blake's environmental legacy? Join the conversation on the Future of Our Oceans on 6 July at the Viaduct Events Centre.

Flat fee of $7 per day on weekends at Fanshawe Street carpark. Find out more.

Kids ride free on public transport on weekends and public holidays. Find out more

Last updated: 11 June 2019