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A day out on Phantom gives you a chance to get away from the crowds. This is adventure, relaxation and scenic beauty all in one with the personal atmosphere created by your hosts, Rick and Robin. Enjoy a great home cooked lunch amongst the beauty of...more
Public Wharf, Russell, New Zealand
+64 800 224 421
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All reviews wonderful hosts delicious lunch frittata other guests home made new zealand bread wonderful sailing sailing experience great conversation personal experience beautiful boat plenty of space deserted beach small group recommend this trip perfect weather
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Rick and Robin made our stay in the bay of islands very unique. We felt heartly welcome and safe during a spectacular day trip. They showed us beautiful beaches and Robins lunch was just delicious.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My experiences with Phantom sailing have been outstanding! I went both eight years ago and today and I can say that this charter made my trips. Rick and Robin are so kind and worldly. I highly recommend.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lilliansopinion
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rick and Robin were absolutely delightful. It's clear that they care greatly about providing a personalized experience with good food, good people, and beautiful scenery. Set sail with 8-9 other passengers. Delightfully small compared to all the other massive boats going out in Bay of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mrjdart
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our favourite day on our whole trip. Rick and Robin are excellent hosts. We were joined by just 4 other couples of different nationalities and we all had a fantastic time. I booked this prior to our trip. We were blessed with great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank EastCoastBrit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Robin and Rick were that great combination of really professional but sooo relaxed. Their yacht Phantom is a throughbred. We felt treated to be allowed out on the water with these two explorers who’s travelling tails are infectious. They looked after my gluten free diet...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank addis0ns1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our day trip on the Phantom far exceeded my expectations! Rick and Robin were wonderful hosts, and really made us feel welcomed aboard their 50' sailboat. We had a fantastic lunch made by Robin, a swim in chilly water (!) and a beautiful excursion on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank megsterbear
RobinB690, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review and your recommendation as well as a big thanks for choosing Phantom!! We really enjoy playing host to folks who lovely and appreciative people - you make it so easy! cheers R&R

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a magical day sailing on the Phantom! Rick and Robin are wonderful hosts on their classic racing boat. We sailed to Stingray Cove on a remote island and, after swimming in turquoise waters and barefoot hiking across soft grass, we enjoyed Robin's delicious,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DaveL63
RobinB690, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for writing this review Dave. So nice to have had you guys on board and get a chance to have that great sail to one of our favourite bays. Thanks for choosing Phantom!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rick and Robin are the BEST hosts! So personable and full of great stories. You’re truly missing out if you do not book a sailing trip with them aboard the Phantom boat! The lunch is definitely one of the highlights, Robin made us homemade cookies...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ashton T
RobinB690, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow! thanks to you lovely honeymooners. Fun getting to know you on board and fascinated by the "droning" - thanks for that. Hope you get back this way again soon! Cheers R&R

Reviewed 6 November 2018

It was a wonderful day we had on the Phantom with a passionate couple Rick and Robin. They had a knowledge about the area and great sailing skills.The boat was also their home for many years. We were only 5 passengers on the boat. A...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michal B
RobinB690, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for choosing Phantom!! What a way to start the season - lovely people and some good conversation to go with a beautiful day and peacefully sailing through the bay. Thanks for your review!! Cheers R&R

Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

We had a perfect day with Rick and Robin, who are wonderful people with incredible stories to tell. We got really lucky, because we were the only guests this day (which was no reason to cancel the trip, shorten it up or whatever). The boat...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stefan B
RobinB690, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wasn't that a lovely day!! Sometime having just two on the boat is just what you want and offers a wonderful friendly and relaxed trip and getting to be old friends. Thanks for getting us out there!! R&R

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Diane P
5 May 2016|
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Response from RobinB690 | Property representative |
Hi Diane, Thanks for getting in touch. We resume operating on the first of October. Regards, Robin and Rick
29 November 2015|
Response from malia15 | Reviewed this property |
The cruise ship should shuttle you in to Russell's wharf and the Phantom leaves from there, so it should be easy! You do need reservations on the Phantom as they only take a maximum of 10 people.
11 June 2015|
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Response from RobinB690 | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. The trip aboard Phantom starts at 10am from Russell and returns at 4pm. We serve lunch on board, the cost is $110per person and payment is made in cash. We take a maximum of 10 passengers - the... More