On the Rakiura cruise expeditions from the Milford Wanderer always started with a tender ride, piloted by Gibby. The tender hung from the stern of the MW and there was plenty of help to board. Steps at the front were for landings. Gabriel and Annette from the Crew were there too.

A dock with people on it with the Milford Wanderer behind them and the tender hanging from the stern. People in the tender, with one person ebing helped to board. The tender at sea with people aboard. As the tender returns to the Milford Wanderer we can see two crew at the prow, by the fixed landing steps.