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R. Tucker Thompson

Marsden Road | Maritime Building, Paihia 0241, New Zealand
+64 9-402 8430
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Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch
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US$45.32*
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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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+64 9-402 8430
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1 - 10 of 430 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We boarded the ship at Russell Wharf at about 10.00am and motored out of the harbour. There were only 13 passengers onboard so people mixed very easily. Coffee and scones were served early in the trip. After about an hour or so there was sufficient...More

Thank Neil M
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Thank Solitair
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Afternoon sailing trip was an unforgettable experience, for the more adventurous you have the opportunity to climb the rigging whilst underway or you can just sit back and enjoy some quiet drinks and enjoy the ride, suitable for solo's young families and couples of all...More

Thank Shanrocketraccoon777
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So glad you enjoyed your short sailing with us and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Kia ora!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got to do it all. Boat trip to the cute little town of Russel for coffee, sail to a deserted island, tea and scones on board, hang out on the bow sprint and see dolphins piloting at the now of the boat, climb the...More

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

You've made us very happy to hear that your sail was the highlight of your time in New Zealand, that's what we aim for! And sounds like you had the perfect day if the dolphins came to say hello as well - it's a real...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m 68 years old and I’ve done lots of interesting, enjoyable things, but I’d put this 2-hour trip on the R. Tucker Thompson on my list of “top travel experiences.” Some reasons: first, the story of how the ship was built, initially by R. Tucker...More

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

Kia ora and thank you so much for you genuine and lovely feedback. It makes us feel really good to know that you understand our "kaupapa" (or purpose) and appreciate what we are trying to achieve. We'll pass your feedback on to our crew and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the all day sail, including lunch. Perfect! Windy so we needed jackets. Stopped at one of the islands for lunch, we were able to explore, climbing to the top for a great view. Highly recommend this trip as something different and fun!

Thank cmvz_72
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora, thank you for your review and sounds like there was plenty of wind for a good sail! Appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback.

Reviewed 24 July 2017

We took the evening trip with drinks, etc. The crew are terrific and we took a turn at the helm, helping with sails, etc. The only downside was that the weather was grey and overcast so we did not get to see the sunset. There...More

Thank Gadabouts95
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you for your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed the sail. It's a pity we can't guarantee the weather, we do usually enjoy afternoon breezes, but thank you for sailing with us. Kia ora!

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

One of the highlights of the NZ trip! A true 3 mast working sailing ship, very educational and hands in whilst at the same time enjoying sea, sun and awesome scenery. Staff cook a great BBQ whilst you snorkel or explore a beautiful island. What...More

Thank tonyivo8
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

We are so delighted that sailing with us was one of your NZ highlights. We love to share our ship and what we do with others, and we greatly appreciate this feedback, kia ora!

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful trip not to be missed. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our day on the tall sailing ship. Fantastic friendly crew and a delicious lunch. I climbed up the rigging and enjoyed the fantastic views. Moored up and explored an island....More

Thank Theblondespider
RTuckerT, Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Kia ora and thank you for your kind feedback on your day on our good ship. We are so glad you enjoyed your day out with us, well done for climbing the rigging!

Reviewed 23 April 2017

Wow-my husband and I could not have asked for a better day or more fun aboard the R. Tucker Thompson. We met so many fun people and enjoyed a day on the water. Climb the rigging and enjoy the view from above, take a hand...More

Thank bethboff
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

We're delighted that you enjoyed your sail with us and it was a highlight for your visit to the Bay. Sounds like you gave everything a go which is awesome! Thank you for taking the time to add your photos and review here, kia ora!

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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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TraceyWilson1958
31 January 2016|
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Response from RTuckerT | Property representative |
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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