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R. Tucker Thompson

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Marsden Road | Maritime Building, Paihia 0241, New Zealand
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Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing Experience
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Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch
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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 member of the Northland Sustainable Tourism Charter and operated by a charitable trust. Profits from day sails are used to develop youth in Northland.
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Marsden Road | Maritime Building, Paihia 0241, New Zealand
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We joined the crew and motored out of Russell at 10am with perfect weather. The crew were fantastic and served up scones and coffee which were delicious. We had a tour around the beautiful Bay of Islands before stopping off at one of the islands...More

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RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora and thank you for your feedback on your day sailing with us. We are so fortunate to have the lovely Bay of Islands to share with our guests and we are very glad you enjoyed your day.

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A really exceptional day out in the Bay of Islands on a gaff-rigged schooner with loads of atmosphere. Brilliant crew and skipper, very prepared to assist you in climbing the rigging, taking a turn at the helm and generally getting involved in sailing this lovely...More

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Kia ora, We are so glad you enjoyed your sail with us! Our hard-working crew love sharing the good ship with passengers from all over the world - thank you for your feedback, we will pass your comments on to the crew!

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Soni B
1 August 2017|
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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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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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TraceyWilson1958
31 January 2016|
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Kia ora Tracey, sorry for the delay in responding to this question. We are actually doing maintenance at that time and over winter (April to November) we run our youth development voyages, which is what we use our tourism... More
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