We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

R. Tucker Thompson

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Book In Advance
Tours from R. Tucker Thompson tend to sell out - travellers recommend booking in advance!
347
All photos (347)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent92%
  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tall ship”(75 reviews)
“scones”(44 reviews)
“day sail”(30 reviews)
About
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
Closed Now
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Contact
Marsden Road | Maritime Building, Paihia 0241, New Zealand
Website
+64 9-402 8430
Call
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience R. Tucker Thompson
from US$107.14
More Info
from US$44.93
More Info
Reviews (568)
There are newer reviews for R. Tucker Thompson
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
534 results
Traveller rating
495
35
3
1
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
495
35
3
1
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews tall ship scones day sail sailing ship rope swing potato salad bbq chicken crows nest captain tim morning tea sailing experience friendly crew new zealand great fun recommend this trip great company beautiful island
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
51 - 60 of 534 reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2018

It's a very nice way to discover the Bay of Islands - the crew is very friendly and the food and drinks are excellent. You get to do different activities: help them hoist the sails, climb up the mast, go swimming and if you're lucky...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank vanessa_werder
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Kia ora and we are glad you had a good day out on the water. We can't promise dolphins unfortunately but they are always a bonus when they come by!

Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

From start to finish this was the best thing we have done our trip.. The crew were fantastic and the views breathtaking.. The climb to the top of the huge hill was tough but worth it. Just amazing..!!

Thank EmineNc3
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Kia ora and thank you so much! It is our goal to make our sail the best day of anyone's holiday and we you appreciate letting us know. Well done on doing the hill climb, just means you have a good appetite for lunch!

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful day out on the 'Tucker Thompson'! We were very lucky with the weather and enjoyed everything from the nice crew to the tea and scones, the great lunch and getting involved in the onboard activities, like setting sails and climbing around...More

Thank ChristineS5503
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

We are thrilled that we were one of the highlights of your holiday - it's what we aim to achieve. The weather has been "interesting" this summer and there has been quite a lot of variety, from beautiful sunshine to high winds and rain. Thank...More

Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank David H
RTuckerT, Front Office Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

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!

Reviewed 27 March 2018

Sailing on the R Tucker Thompson was truly one of our most memorable travel experiences ever. It was a beautiful day for sailing, and we saw so many colorful sailboats in the bay with us. This tall ship was beautiful and the captain and crew...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Sharon H
RTuckerT, Front Office Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Kia ora Sharon, Thank you very much for your thorough review - it offers a vivid picture of your experience aboard the good ship. We appreciate your comments (and will pass them on to the crew)! The cruise ship does charter the ship on many...More

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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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!

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 42 nearby hotels
The Waterfront Suites - Heritage Collection
474 reviews
.18 km away
Ala-Moana Motel
70 reviews
.19 km away
The Bishop Selwyn
15 reviews
.24 km away
Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
594 reviews
.25 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 68 nearby restaurants
Letz Cafe
159 reviews
.10 km away
GREENS Paihia
956 reviews
.14 km away
Cellini's Ice Cream and Espresso
192 reviews
.09 km away
Charlotte’s Kitchen
909 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 78 nearby attractions
Paihia Harbour
1,083 reviews
.05 km away
Skydive Bay of Islands
393 reviews
.02 km away
Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours
1,605 reviews
.02 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
B7819KDlynnm
22 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
1
Vote
Soni B
1 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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.
0
Votes
Pratik S
8 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
0
Votes