Blessing of the Boats
@ Island Bay Beach
About The Event
The “Blessing of the Boats” attracts large crowds to the coastline, who come to watch boats from all over Wellington be put through their paces and blessed for safe carriage and bountiful catches.
Unique to Island Bay, local and visiting Clergy venture out into the Bay to bless the fishing boats after they've made a trip around Tapu te Ranga Island. So many boats and so much activity really makes this something special to see.
Make sure you head to Island Bay's waterfront to get your prime viewing place and don't forget your camera!