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Sun, 10 Feb


The Esplanade

Blessing of the Boats

Boats get blessed for safe carriage

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Blessing of the Boats
Blessing of the Boats

Time & Location

10 Feb 2019, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Esplanade, The Esplanade, Island Bay, Wellington 6023, New Zealand


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!

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