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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 17 December 2009

The R Tucker Thompson is definitely a perfect way to see the Bay of Islands. We went for a sailing trip in mid-november in perfect weather conditions. You're sailing out on this 2-mast tall ship, the crew will deal with setting all the sails but...More

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RTuckerT, Executive Trustee at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2009

Glad you enjoyed your day on the R.Tucker Thompson and thank you for your feedback.

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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Great day all round. Weather was superb and the skipper and crew excellence. Steamed out to small cove with great beach then under full sail came back to harbour. Daughters climbed to the top of the rigging. Great tasting scones for morning tea and excellent...More

Thank Peter H
RTuckerT, Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Kia ora and thank you for taking the trouble to write a review. We can't take credit for the weather sadly, but are happy that you enjoyed our crew's efforts and the food we prepared for you. We'd love to have you back again!

Reviewed 5 January 2018

The tickets include transport by passenger ferry to the boat the boat is beautiful there is plenty of room for everyone to sit comfortably the staff are great very friendly and helpful.Your belongings are stored down stairs for safety reasons and you are allowed down...More

1  Thank Mark M
RTuckerT, Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you for your feedback about your day sailing with us and we really appreciate you taking the time to write about your experience. We do actually have quite a few of couples that bring babies and toddlers on board, as they can take them...More

Reviewed 4 January 2018

Fantastic day out, well organised from the booking process through to the moment we set foot back on dry land at the end of an exhilarating day. The staff on the desk in Paihia were helpful and the captain and crew on board were so...More

Thank Lizhoof
RTuckerT, Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review - particularly as the staff on the desk in Paihia was worried about that rain (which was not forecast) and how you were all getting on! It's great to hear that you had such a good day...More

Reviewed 3 January 2018

Did a short afternoon trip on this ship with relatives from the UK and it was a great and different way to spend a couple of hours in the sun. The crew were very informative especially the skipper who was friendly and an experienced hand...More

1  Thank Vicki D
RTuckerT, Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you and we appreciate your feedback. The late afternoon sail is a nice option for those that don't want a day sail and gives you a taste. Hopefully you come back again another time and try out the full day sailing!

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful day and a great way to support the work done by the charity. The vintage sailing boat is spectacular, the skipper fun and the crew brilliant. We had a great day and thought the whole thing offered very good value for money.More

Thank Bansteadboy
RTuckerT, Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Kia ora and we are so glad you had a great day and we really appreciate your support! We know we are not the cheapest sailing experience in the Bay but keeping a tall ship in top condition doesn't come cheap, nor do our youth...More

Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Everything about the day on the water was absolutely top notch. From the staff at the ticket off, through to the crew on the day - right down to the scones was fantastic. I cannot recommend this enough for any age - plus it's a...More

Thank Craig B
RTuckerT, Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Kia ora and thank you so much for your kind words. We like to think that there is something for everyone on board and we appreciate your support.

Reviewed 28 December 2017

You sail on an 8 masted schooner, leaving at 10am from Russell wharf and returning at 3.30pm. You get to pose on the foremast as in the Titanic, steer the vessel, and climb the masts if you want to. They provide morning tea/freshly brewed coffee,...More

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RTuckerT, Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Kia ora and thank you for your kind feedback. Actually we only have 2 masts but we must have had all the sails up! We're glad you enjoyed your sail with us.

Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

It was an awesome trip....excellent crew...highly recommended.... we will do it again...Thanks crew for your help....

Thank TARUN G
RTuckerT, Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Kia ora and delighted to hear that you had an awesome day with us. We'd love to have you come back again!

Reviewed 28 December 2017

I only had time for a brief visit to the Bay of Islands and was so glad that I spent it on the R Tucker Thompson - it was both a nice cruise on the bay plus the experience of sailing on a tall ship,...More

Thank Robert M
RTuckerT, Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

It is so lovely to hear this was the highlight of your visit to the North - we're really pleased! It's difficult with so many things to chose from and we really appreciate that you decided to sail with us, kia ora!

Reviewed 27 December 2017

What an amazing day of sailing we had in New-Zealand with the Tucker R. Thompson and crew! It was a lot of fun and we also got to climb the railings on board. Wow, just wow. The company is an foundation and with the money...More

Thank MichaelSloot
RTuckerT, Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback about your sail with us and we're pleased you enjoyed your day. Your support does indeed go to a good cause and is appreciated, kia ora!

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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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