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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

All said already in other votes. Truly exciting day. And above all you are doing the right thing as booking with Tucker Thompson contributes to the development of a youth program which runs in winter times.

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

Kia ora and thank you for taking the time to add your feedback on TripAdvisor. It's much appreciated and thank you for your support for our programmes.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today my husband and I went on a sailing trip on the majestic tall ship. The trip to the beach was fantastic as was the food on board. The crew were fabulous and very inclusive allowing the passengers to experience what it’s like to sail...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank marni0153
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora and thank you for your review of your day sailing with us. Our crew work hard to make sure everyone has a good time, so thank you for choosing to sail with us.

Reviewed 13 December 2018

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
Thank grazia_2125
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora and thank you for your generous feedback about your day with us. Yes we make the scones on board and they are a traditional recipe from the Edmonds Cookbook which has been in print for over 100 years. We like to keep things...More

Reviewed 12 December 2018 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

Thank johnmA6257QU
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

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 10 December 2018 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 12 December 2018

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 10 December 2018 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 13 December 2018

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 9 December 2018

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 10 December 2018

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

Reviewed 5 December 2018 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 10 December 2018

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

Reviewed 4 December 2018

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 10 December 2018

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 4 December 2018

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 10 December 2018

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

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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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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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