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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 22 March 2018 via mobile

This was an amazing experience for myself and two boys. The crew were all fantastic and couldn’t have been more helpful. The boys enjoyed climbing up to the topsail boom and along to the front of the bowsprit. When we stopped at one of the...More

Thank chrisjcherry
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Kia ora and thank you so much for your kind review. We're thrilled that it was one of your highlights and we were delighted to have you on board. Best wishes for the rest of your holiday.

Reviewed 21 March 2018

Joined the boat at 4pm for a charter for our group of 35 people. Lovely day for sailing ----cloudy but very calm. Found a large pod of Dolphins and stayed and watched these for a good 20mins. Then served a very nice lunch followed by...More

Thank Trisha826
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Kia ora and thank you for your review. I gather from your comments that you were doing a special charter with your group so the day was a little different to the normal scheduled day sail. I'm glad you enjoyed your day and also saw...More

Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

The R. Tucker Thompson is a first class operation. The crew is terrific - friendly and competent sailors who bend over backwards to make sure everyone enjoys the day. Tea and scones in the morning was great (one of the crew even took some out...More

Thank SandyDBoulder
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Kia ora and thank you so much for your kind feedback. Our crew take real pride in sharing our good ship with passengers, and I have shared your review with them. We're glad you enjoyed your sail in the lovely Bay of Islands with us.

Reviewed 19 March 2018

We are looking to do this in Feb next year when we arrive from a cruise ship- how easy is it to get from ship to departue point and back again in time ( ship is in dock from 7am - 6pm.Thanks ( cruise ship...More

Thank alicrumble
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Kia ora, thank you for your query. The answer entirely depends on what time your cruise ship arrives in the Bay and departs (yours looks fine) as they all vary. However if the cruise ship is offering the tour, it means that they have already...More

Reviewed 14 March 2018

The captain and crew of this ship gave us a wonderful trip! We only had a day and really wanted to see the Treaty Grounds. We did the two hour afternoon wine and cheese out and back. You can climb the rigging and go out...More

Thank Blythe R
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Kia ora and we are delighted you found time to do our late afternoon sailing, it's exactly the reason why we decided to offer it. And perfect that you were able to round the day off with dinner at the Duke!

Reviewed 9 March 2018

We had a lovely day sailing on the R Tucker Thompson Tall Ship in the Bay of Islands. We were impressed to discover it is run as a charitable trust, using proceeds from tourism to fund youth development voyages over the winter months. I believe...More

Thank OBwan49
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Thank you so much for your feedback and yes, we use the tourism funds to help offer subsidised places for the local Northland youngsters over our winter voyages. It's been great we have been able to not just employ crew who were former trainees but...More

Reviewed 7 March 2018

Perfect day for sailing. Staff was awesome...even accommodated gluten free diet. Spent an hour at a small island for swim& short hike. Very fun day

Thank Natalie Y
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Kia ora and thank you for sharing your experience on board. We're glad you had a great day, and happy to include GF options, we have quite a few guests who need to avoid gluten.

Reviewed 6 March 2018

Great crew and a really good day out Really recommend this Slightly annoying that beer etc was extra but good cause ....More

Thank charles1208
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Glad you enjoyed your day out with us. We do advertise that is a cash bar and we have toyed with the idea of including a free drink but there are a number of logistical issues with this, so to keep things simple that's how...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018

Pleasant 2 hours with a great young crew. The wine was sub-standard but everything else was superb. Well worth doing.More

Thank Douglas F
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Kia ora and thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry you felt the wine was not up to standard, we support our local vineyards by serving local produce so they might not be of the highest quality but we like to give you a taste...More

Reviewed 2 March 2018

We loved our day on this beautiful old schooner. The staff were professional and welcoming. We were invited to get involved with the rigging and sail hoisting and off we went. Morning coffee and warm scones was a welcome treat, then we sailed towards a...More

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RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Kia ora and thank you very much for your feedback. So glad you had some perfect weather and obliging dolphins. Sometimes the boat does get full for no particular reason and can be very empty the following day - we wish we understood why!! We...More

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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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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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