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R. Tucker Thompson

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Come sailing on Northland’s own tall ship! You can help set the sails, ride on the bowsprit, climb the rigging, or alternatively you can relax while our crew does the work. Morning cream tea and a delicious BBQ lunch are included. The ship is a...more
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Marsden Road | Maritime Building, Paihia 0241, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Incredible relaxing sailing experience in the Bay of Islands! I would highly recommend this tour to anybody, families with children and people of any age. The crew of four is highly professional, competent, delightful and extremely courteous. The lunch served on the boat was delicious,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A totally unforgettable day, so relaxing and yet so exciting. The overall experience is enhanced by the good works done by the crew and company. The very knowledgeable and fun crew filled us in on local and national history including personal family involvement. By far...More

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RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're so glad you had an unforgettable day - we also think our crew is fun (and hardworking) - and they always go 110% to make you day special. Thank you for joining us aboard!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great day out. We were among the paying passengers on a day sail, together with a group of young trainee sailors, who were great company. Our fare subsidised winter sailing training courses for young people from the area.The crew, led by Captain...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DeborahT_12
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Kia ora and thank you for your kind feedback and recommendation. This was obviously the day when we invite our former sail trainees to come back to spend a day with us, something we like to do to keep their relationship with the ship. We're...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crew were friendly and fun, made to feel very welcome and safe. Well keeped vessel and sailed nicely. Plenty to get involved in or do nothing and enjoy the views. Climb the last for spectacular views and if feeling brave jump or swing from the...More

Thank Snips91
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your comments - we are glad you felt welcomed - that is exactly how we want our passengers to feel - and it sounds like you had a great day on the water! Kia ora!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent an amazing day on the deck of Tucker Thompson. We ecommend this activity with fully confidence.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Maciek H
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora and thank you very much for your recommendation. It is appreciated and all profits go to a good cause.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our two hour afternoon. My husband is always up for a challenge so it was to the top he went with two other intrepid sailors Thanks to Wayne and the crew for a really neat time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LynAC
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback and glad you enjoyed your sail. Well done to your husband too, kia ora!

Reviewed 1 week ago

A true sailing experience on this fantastic tall ship. We were able to lend a hand and climb the rigging too. Sailing around the Bay of Islands from this beautiful ship was amazing - stopping at an island to explore, BBQ lunch etc. Would recommend...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PMP54
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your recommendation and we are very pleased you enjoyed your day with us. We appreciate you have a choice of activities so thank you for joining us, kia ora!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great day out on a really nice ship, very friendly and helpful crew and surely the best way to experience the Bay of Islands!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RichardG1766
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora and thank you for your feedback. Our crew really do enjoy sharing the ship with others so they can enjoy her too!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time, great crew, great food and nice sail. All and all an amazing experience. Recommened the sail to tourist and locals.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 26jlat
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora, We're glad you enjoyed your sail with us! Your recommendation is appreciated. All the best.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful day sailing great crew , captain Wayne let us climb the rigging, steer the ship etc. BBQ lunch and swim from the ship at a private beach. Excellent day thoroughly recommend it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pamelacP7944FC
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It sounds like you had a very enjoyable day aboard the Tucker - we're glad you took the opportunity to try new things with the help of our awesome crew - they love sharing the ship with visitors!

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B7819KDlynnm
22 July 2018|
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Response from RTuckerT | Property representative |
Kia ora and thanks for your enquiry Aubrey. I'm sorry, but we don't have a sunrise sailing (no wind!) and our Sundowner sailing is just two hours from 4.00-6.00 pm. Our day sail is 5.5 hours, from 10.00 - 3.30 pm. Over those... More
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Soni B
1 August 2017|
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Response from RTuckerT | Property representative |
Sorry no, it is the one day we do not sail. We sail on Boxing day and Christmas eve but we like our crew to be able to spend their day with family on Christmas day.
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Pratik S
8 October 2016|
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Response from RTuckerT | Property representative |
Yes the other answers are correct. We depart from Paihia (via passenger ferry at 9.30 am and the ship leaves from Russell at 10.00 am. So it is generally better to come to the Bay the evening before. There is plenty of... More
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