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Phantom Sailing Bay of Islands provided by Phantom Sailing

Phantom Sailing Bay of Islands

Phantom Sailing Bay of Islands
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Recommended by 100% of travellers
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Free cancellation
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 219048P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Duration
5h 30m
Departure details
  • Russell Booking and Information, The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand Come to the Russell Wharf and look for the good looking red boat at the end of the Wharf on the left hand side (from the village).
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Departure details
  • Russell Booking and Information, The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand Come to the Russell Wharf and look for the good looking red boat at the end of the Wharf on the left hand side (from the village).
Duration
5h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
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MauiEva
Makawao, Hawaii52 contributions
My husband and i spent a lovely day sailing on the Phantom with skipper Rick and his wife Robin. He is a remarkably experienced sailor and they have lived aboard their boat for 30 years. She made a delicious home made lunch of quiche, cheese and fresh baked bread, carrot sticks, orange slices and a plum tart. Oh so yummy! Robin said that the secret ingredient is that everything tastes better while sailing in the fresh air sea air but I think the secret ingredient is love. We stopped for a drop off on the beach of a beautiful small island where we could swim and/or hike up a hill with gorgeous views. My husband, who is an experienced sailor also was able to take the helm for our sail back to Russell. I highly recommend sailing with Rick and Robin; you will feel refreshed, relaxed, and well taken care of.
Written 21 February 2020
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So glad you enjoyed your day with us!
Written 23 February 2020
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Andrew J
London, UK1 contribution
I am returning satisfied client of Phantom Sailing. I thoroughly enjoyed this tour, experienced hosts Robin & Rick augmented by perfect weather and interesting mix of guests aboard. The best days sailing in perfect waters in capable hands - thoroughly recommend
Written 13 February 2020
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Great seeing you again Andrew - great compliment when someone comes back on another trip and brings along other friends or family - look forward to another visit in a few year’s time!
Written 22 February 2020
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Alex McLeod
3 contributions
Our family of 4 had a super fun day sailing aboard the Phantom. The Bay of Islands is the perfect spot to do something like this and the Phantom Yacht, helmed by Rick, Robin and Jackson maximised relatively lower winds to give us a great sailing experience. It was a memorable day including a stop at a beautiful island and homemade lunch. Money well spent!
Written 22 January 2022
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Victoria
2 contributions
Friends
Our trip on Phantom was phenomenal, a real highlight of our Northland trip. We were made to feel fully welcome aboard Robyn and Rick's vessel and got to appreciate the beautiful interior of their living quarters... a little insight of how living on the boat would be. Seeing the beauty of Bay of Islands, from the water is a must. Robyn and Rick's expertise and passion for sailing is apparent and you can choose to be as involved as you please. We sailed over to a beautiful bay and Rick's interest and knowledge about local sea life and its preservation was clear. At the bay we swam the stunning lagoon and there was an opportunity to take a hike too. We were surprised with a spectacular visit from a pod of dolphins who came to the bay to feed. Just AMAZING!! Back on board we had a delicious lunch. The home . baked bread and slice were yummy. Thanks Robyn. The sail back gave us opportunities to relax and chat. It was just fantastic to hear about some of the adventures Robyn and Rick have shared traveling around the world. We were recommended this trip by friends and will definitely be back. Thank you so much for.a beautiful day. Vic and Nat.
Written 16 January 2021
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Wow! you've said it all - thanks for coming aboard Phantom!!
Written 21 February 2021
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simone g
1 contribution
Everything was superb!!
From the morning sailing to the afternoon chill on the boat.
Rick, Robin and their son Jackson are a lovely family full of sea experience.
The lunch was unbelievable with the kawahi catched by Rick and cooked by Robin.
An experience unforgettable!!
Written 5 January 2022
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Thanks Simone! great having you on board.
Written 22 January 2022
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Kyle B
4 contributions
Friends
An incredibly warm and welcoming experience, with a thoughtful and delicious lunch provided using some local ingredients. Robin and Rick really make you feel woven into the experience and looked after. Both have excellent cultural competence and deep knowledge of the area. The lagoon they take passengers to is stunning, and includes an historic pā site. Snorkeling gear is provided if you want it. There was never any pressure to do anything you didn't want to do; it was a very relaxed yet exciting adventure - great for anyone and everyone! Highly recommended.
Written 20 December 2020
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Thanks Kyle for this lovely review. We had such fun with your group and thank you so much for coming aboard!
Written 7 January 2021
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Darrin Alexander
Porirua, New Zealand2 contributions
A wonderful day out in the beautiful Bay of Islands with amazing hosts and Phantom owners Rick and Robin. A sumptuous lunch on board and entertaining and informative conversations capped off an awesome day - thanks so much and we highly recommend this sailing adventure. Best wishes, Darrin and Susan
Written 13 May 2021
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Many thanks for this lovely review and for joining us on Phantom!
Written 22 January 2022
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erikapearce_nz
1 contribution
We had an awesome day out with Rick and Robin and highly recommend them if you are looking for an authentic way to experience the beautiful Bay of Islands. Phantom is a beautiful boat with a real homely feel. Lunch was excellent and beautifully prepared. We were with only one other couple and it felt like we were out with friends rather than on a commercial charter. If you are looking for a down to earth experience, with great hospitality, this is definitely one to make time for!
Written 11 February 2021
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Thanks Erika for this lovely review. Was so nice to meet you and share the day. Thanks for choosing Phantom!
Written 21 February 2021
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Jct27
Te Anau, New Zealand1 contribution
Couples
Sailing in the Bay of Islands on the Phantom was an amazing experience. We enjoyed wonderful weather and got to explore Roberton Island on our journey. Rick and Robin go above and beyond to ensure guests are comfortable and feel like family. Since the group was small (10 people total) the experience felt less "touristy". The homemade lunch was delicious as well.
Written 8 January 2021
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Loved your review - says it all! Thanks for choosing Phantom!
Written 21 February 2021
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Jenna
Wellington, New Zealand7 contributions
This was one of our favourite activities we’ve done after 5+ years of living in New Zealand. Rick and Robin made us and the 3 other guests feel right at home, and regaled us with entertaining stories from their decades of sailing together. We went to a beautiful beach with an amazing view of the surrounding islands, topped off with a refreshing swim before lunch. Lunch consisted of delicious home cooked, locally sourced foods including our favourite...garlic bread!

We can’t recommend this tour enough, unbeatable value for money. Will be bringing our families back when they are able to visit again.
Written 7 February 2021
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Was lovely to have you on board and share one of our great days in the bay. Thanks for your review and for choosing Phantom!
Written 21 February 2021
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robmcguinness2022
robmcguinness2022
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Great day sailing
Rick and Robin are awesome, some of the nicest people you will ever meet and their sailing experience is second to
wonderboy
wonderboy
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Wonderful day on Bay of Islands
Superb small group trip on The Phantom. Rick, Robin and Jack were great hosts with many stories to tell of their sa
wendylaws0n
wendylaws0n
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Awesome Sailing
Great day trip on large 50ft yacht, lovely hosts, very knowledgeable about the local area/history, and wonderful ho
T7087ACchristopherw
T7087ACchristopherw
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Great Trip
Awesome hosts providing an authentic experience and a fantastic feed. Perfect day out, would recommend to anyone.
cathyf305
cathyf305
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Great day out
Had a lovely relaxing day out on the boat. We had zero wind, but still enjoyed the company of our hosts on the boat
ScardyC
ScardyC
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A wonderful day!
We had a lovely day sailing with Rick and Robin. They were super friendly and informative. We had a lovely lunch a
steveiswandering
steveiswandering
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Best day out in forever.
This was such a great day Rick and Robin do an amazing job making us feel so at home. The lunch was all local produ
juleslrichards
juleslrichards
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Fantastic trip
Despite the iffy weather we had a wonderful sailing with Rick and Robyn. Great hosts. Very informative. So much sai
JuzzyNZ
JuzzyNZ
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Warm and wonderful hosts. Loved it.
What a fantastic experience. Could not have been better. Rick and Robin are wonderful hosts, so warm, friendly and
KrisV625
KrisV625
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Beautiful day on the water
Fantastic hosts, Rick and Robin, who each have at least 40 yrs of sailing experience. And made extra special by pod
derekpat2020
derekpat2020
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Excellent Day!
Rick and Robin were the perfect hosts. Knowledgeable sailors with lots of experience. A great boat and a sight-wor
Barbara C
Barbara C
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Fantastic Day on the Bay
This was such a wonderful day of sailing. Weather was perfect, and the crew and the accommodations were exceptional
ianjnicholson
ianjnicholson
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Great day on the water
We really had such a great day on the water (a bad day on the water beats a good day in the office), a friendly, in
Camper30487448285
Camper30487448285
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Just Incredible.
Absolutely amazing experience with amazing hosts. Robin and Rick will do absolutely anything to make the trip the b
hannaholmstrom90
hannaholmstrom90
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Beautiful day in bay of islands
We had a wonderful day on the water! We were genuinely taken care of and would definitely recommend phantom sailing
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