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Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch provided by R. Tucker Thompson

Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch

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Overview
Top off a trip to the Bay of Islands with a sailing adventure aboard the “R. Tucker Thompson.” You can help hoist the sails on this tall ship, a replica of a 100-year-old schooner. It’s ideal for exploring the bays and beaches of the maritime park. Catch a complimentary ferry from Paihia to Russell and enjoy a barbecue lunch provided on board.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Russell Booking and Information
    The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
    We provide free ferry transfers to and from Paihia to Russell
    See address & details
  • 1
    Paihia Harbour
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 2
    R. Tucker Thompson
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Russell
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • You'll end at
    Russell Booking and Information
    The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
    We provide free ferry transfers to and from Paihia to Russell
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Sail aboard the "R. Tucker Thompson" tall ship
  • Bay of Islands ferry included from Paihia to Russel
  • BBQ lunch served at a sheltered cove: ideal for swimming
  • Operated by a charitable trust that supports youth development
Important Information
Departure Point
Russell Booking and Information, The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
Duration
5h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Cruise on board the "R. Tucker Thompson" tall ship
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • BBQ lunch
  • Wet weather gear (if required)
  • New Zealand's Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
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Additional Info
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Please talk to us about any physical disabilities. We try hard to accommodate all travelers!
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 47 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kevin D wrote a review Feb. 2021
20 contributions2 helpful votes
A day out on the R Tucker Tompson was awesome. The crew, lead by Captain Steve made the day fun and informative. Although I wasn't brave enough to go up the mast, many did and had a blast. Stopped at an island for lunch and a swim before heading back joined by a pod of dolphin.
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Response from Traveler27937026835, General Manager at Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch
Responded 4 days ago
Kia ora We're so glad you enjoyed your time aboard - the nice thing about this sail is there is something for everyone, lots to be enjoyed from the deck too! Thank you for joining us and for the kind feedback.
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Diane wrote a review Feb. 2021
4 contributions
Fantastic day out with a fun, friendly and informative crew. We had a go helping hoist the sails, climb rigging and even took the helm! Very much recommend this trip.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from RTuckerThompson, General Manager at Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback and recommendation. We are delighted you enjoyed your sail with us, kia ora!
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_lindy101nz wrote a review Feb. 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand7 contributions1 helpful vote
I went on this cruise as a single person and enjoyed every minute. Interaction was encouraged but I diidn’t feel I had to . The crew were fantastic - really kind people who clearly love what they do. The best part of the experience is knowing that young people of Northland may
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Response from Traveler27937026835, General Manager at Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch
Responded 1 week ago
Kia ora and thank you! We like to keep things natural and organic aboard so people are comfortable and enjoy their time with us. We appreciate your support!
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Robin P wrote a review Feb. 2021
7 contributions1 helpful vote
We left the wharf at Russell at 10.00am on R Tucker Thompson, an 85-foot gaff rigged topsail schooner, in a strong southerly breeze. The crew soon had the sails up and we were sailing out of the bay between Paihia and Russell bound for one of the 144 islands that make up the Bay
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Traveler27937026835, Front Office Manager at Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for the positive feedback. The Tucker team are so pleased your enjoyed your day. Your support is appreciated.
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Michael P wrote a review Feb. 2021
4 contributions5 helpful votes
Well organised and very friendly, professional sailing cruise on a two masted classic small sailing vessel. Commentary, historical anecdotes and banter were interesting and good humour. Morning tea/coffee and delicious cream and jam scones and the a very tasty lunch. Stopped at
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Traveler27937026835, General Manager at Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch
Responded 4 weeks ago
Kia ora We're glad you enjoyed the cruise and meeting our crew! We certainly appreciate your kind feedback!
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About the operator

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By: R. Tucker Thompson
LandC46
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An absolute highlight of our stay
Everything was great! We considered ourselves fortunate that there were only 13 passengers (4 crew) on our two hour
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craigyoung2019
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Great experience
Great experience. make sure you take the opportunity to help hoist sails and rigging. Was a good windy day so we go
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Karaskar
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THE Most amazing day out!
Our family trip on the R Tucker Thompson was possibly the most fantastic thing we did all year! The crew are wonder
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Greenynz
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Tall ship sailing
Absolutely fabulous. Excellent value . Non profit organisation With proceeds used for education of northland childr
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nicmack
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Amazing ship, crew, views and service
This a must do experience on a beautiful ship with a friendly crew! The fruit and cheese platter was divine too.
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Pgalore2k
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Amazing way to see in 2021
We had the most amazing day aboard the R Tucker Thompson and were blessed to sail with Russ himself. What a wonderf
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PK040
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Fantastic Summers Evening
A truly wonderful way to spend the evening. Fantastic views, climb the rigging and take the wheel. Then nibbles and
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Major_Tomron
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Awesome
Climb the rigging is so much fun, captain is funny as well, nice cruise, so relaxing, definitely recommended
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DanaLogan
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a Splendid Day on the Bay
An excellent day sailing the Bay of Islands from Russell. The crew was knowledgable, safety first, skilled, friendl
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Kiwifeather
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Great for families
We are a family of 5 with three kids ranging from 12 to 4 and had a fabulous day sailing on the R Tucker Thompson.
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CruiseFan15
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Great day on the water
We booked the R. Tucker Thompson as a cruise excursion from RCCL's Ovation Of The Seas. We had a great time on thi
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jmgreeneyes1966
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A must do experience
We sailed on the R. Tucker Thompson. It was such an amazing time. The master and crew were so welcoming and engagin
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Hurry1956
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Best day of our 20 day tour of New Zealand
We had the best experience ever on the R Tucker Thompson as the day was sunny and the seas smooth. We were able to
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Bloubliu
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Fabulous day!
We enjoyed spending the day onboard the R. Tucker Thompson schooner in the Bay of Islands. First, it is a wonderful
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cocok419
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Paradise!
Let R Tucker Thompson show you the paradise that is New Zealand. A trip to the north island is not complete unless
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Key Details
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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