"The steam tug Wattle is historically, socially and technologically significant at the national level as the only small harbour steam tug still surviving in Australia."

A New Day For Steam Tug WATTLE

What an amazing journey for the historic steam tug Wattle! The ship was launched at Cockatoo Island in 1933 and worked with the Royal Australian Navy until 1969, then Wattle arrived in Melbourne in 1979 to become an iconic sight steaming on pleasure cruises around Port Phillip. The tug was lifted ashore in 2009 for restoration by a dedicated team of volunteers and re-launched in 2015.

Now fully-refurbished Wattle has returned to operational status, and is once again providing cruises. Please feel free to contact us to find out more.


Freshly renovated Wattle has a new program of excursions. Sit back in comfort and get to know the fascinating Yarra and Melbourne docks, historic Williamstown, beautiful Hobsons Bay and wide blue Port Phillip.
Special Event Cruises
Make a special celebration even more special with birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, weddings or corporate functions aboard Wattle. Enjoy gourmet finger food with beer, wine and bubbly, served by our friendly staff as you cruise in comfort on unique, historic Wattle. Charter a 2-4 hour cruise and create unforgettable memories for your guests (up to 49 people).
High Tea Cruises
Or relax on one of our 45-minute cruises, and enjoy tea or coffee with delicious scones, jam and cream. Cruises start from Docklands on weekdays and Williamstown on Sundays. Contact us to find out more.

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