MFV Tacoma

2020 TUNA CREW READY FOR ACTION

Sandy Point Drive
Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

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MFV Tacoma

As an active 25m seagoing tuna fishing vessel, it has been preserved to its 1950s layout and fittings for all time for everyone to enjoy. The story of how the MFV Tacoma was built and how it was instrumental in the early commercialization of the south Australian tuna in the industry a tour of the boat from pilot house to engine room will bring to life what it was like as a young crew aboard a tuna poling vessel touch and feel the motion of the boat and learn about it’s history tours are for two hours. Twice a year Tacoma takes to the high seas with a crew of adventures to re enact a traditional tuna trip .

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    MFV Tacoma On Board Tour

    Experience life aboard a 1950s Tuna Clipper. Look up to the crows nest high above the deck where men searched for schools of fish. Experience the engine room noise and smell. Sit in the galley where hungry men waited, warmed by an AGA stove. Walk through the bunk house full of stories, crews long gone and lost. Stand in the lofty pilot house amid the chatter of radios, charts and log books of the past. See a poling demonstration and imagine the thrill of real fishing. See onboard information on the Southern Blue Fin Tuna and its life cycle.

    Womens Tuna Poling Trip

    The MFV Tacoma’s annual tuna fishing is an adventure where you can enjoy the thrill of poling a South- ern Bluefin Tuna on board a 84ft wooden tuna clipper in the Southern Ocean & Great Australian Bight. There are very few places in the world left where you can have this experience. We, the Tacoma Preservation Society have recreated a 1950’s tuna-fishing trip. You steam from Port Lincoln to Neptune Island, Rocky Island & Coffin Bay for 3 days and 2 nights looking for live bait and tuna. Dressed in wet weather gear and a safety harness (provided for you) and using bamboo poles you will have the chance of a lifetime catching a bluefin tuna

    2021  Mens Tuna Poling Trip

    There are very few places in the world left where you can have this experience. The MFV Tacoma’s annual tuna fishing is an adventure where you can enjoy the thrill of poling a South- ern Bluefin Tuna on board a 84ft wooden tuna clipper in the Southern Ocean & Great Australian Bight. We, the Tacoma Preservation Society have recreated a 1950’s tuna-fishing trip. You steam from Port Lincoln to Neptune Island, Rocky Island & Coffin Bay for 5 days and 4 nights looking for live bait and tuna. Just imagine, the first night with spotlights hauling in a net of live bait! Then dressed in wet weather gear and a safety harness (provided for you) and using bamboo poles you will have the chance of a lifetime catching a bluefin tuna.

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    MFV Tacoma

    Sandy Point Drive
    Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

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