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Phantom Sailing

#1 of 15 Tours in Russell Features Animals
Public Wharf, Russell, New Zealand
+64 800 224 421
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As with all these reviews I can only reiterate... Rick and Robyn make the most brilliant captain... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lou C
via mobile
Always perfect. sailing with Robin and Rick

I have spend a day on the Phantom for several times and I was never disappointed. I'm living in New... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
MichaNZ
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Public Wharf, Russell, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As with all these reviews I can only reiterate... Rick and Robyn make the most brilliant captain and hostess. Exceptional day out from beginning to end and the best part of our Bay of Islands holiday. Capped the afternoon off with Kapiti ice creams and...More

Thank Lou C
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I have spend a day on the Phantom for several times and I was never disappointed. I'm living in New Zealand and go there with all my visitors from different countries. Rick is an experienced skipper and Robin a perfect host serving an excellent homemade...More

Thank MichaNZ
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We had a perfect last day in NZ on the sailing boat with a small, quiet and relaxed group. It was like spending the afternoon with some good friends relaxing, swimming and eating some delicious lunch with interesting talks. Thanks, Robin and Rick! Greetings from...More

Thank sabinerottmann
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Rick & Robin were a joy to spend the day with. They have a ton of experience and we felt like we were in great hands sailing around the Bay of Islands. The experience is super intimate, and it was great getting to know other...More

Thank christinagoryeb
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

There are many ways to see the Bay of Islands but to us enjoying a day sailing with just a small group was the perfect way to truly appreciate the area. As many reviews have said Rick and Robin are great hosts. Helpful, knowledgeable, friendly...More

Thank Tuckers73
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Welcome to a wonderful day out with real sailors,sailing a real boat. Rick and Robin lived on the boat for 18 yrs,so know it intimately,move around her with ease, and make everyone on board feel totally relaxed and safe. Watched with interest as a couple...More

Thank Nigel B
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

Thanks Nigel for your review. Great to meet you guys and share some stories. Thanks for coming aboard!

Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Rick and Robin are wonderful hosts that treat you like old friends catching up for the day. We sailed for a few hours (and caught lunch!), touring the islands, anchored at Robertson Island for a hike and swim, then back on board for one of...More

Thank jeninpink70
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

How lovely to read this review. Very nice to have had you onboard - it does feel like friends so very glad you felt that way. That was another special day in the Bay.

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

What an amazing day out on the water! We loved every minute, from sailing out on the lively waves to mooring in a peaceful bay for beautiful views, swimming in a lagoon, and an excellent lunch on deck. Rick and Robin are wonderful hosts and...More

Thank Silvia C
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

It was an amazing day on the bay and thank you so much for coming aboard and writing such a lovely review. Cheers!

Reviewed 16 March 2017

What a great day we had with "Captain" Rick and Robin - they instantly make you feel at home on their lovely yacht. The sailing was incredible, the lunch was enjoyable and the cove where we anchored was a gem. The Dolphins swimming along us...More

Thank goleon
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

We do really enjoy hosting our guests on board and showing them the bay. Dolphins are always a "bonus" that we never get tired of seeing. thank you so much for coming aboard!

Reviewed 16 March 2017

This year my wife and I were back in New Zealand seeing our family and we decided to pay a visit to the Bay of Islands where we had been once before.and had a wonderful day on a schooner called the Tucker Thomson. On arrival...More

Thank liveitup2015
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

Wow, such a great review - you said it all. Thank you so much for your feedback!!!

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Diane P
Do you sail all year round - we are thinking of a trip Sept/Oct this year?
4 May 2016|
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Response from Robin B | Property representative |
Hi Diane, Thanks for getting in touch. We resume operating on the first of October. Regards, Robin and Rick
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105PALMETTO
How to get from cruise ship to sailboat
28 November 2015|
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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.
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mkf122014
We will be in Russell the afternoon of Jan 9 and all Jan 10. Please tell us the terms and times for your tour and if advance booking is necessary.
10 June 2015|
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Response from Robin B | 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
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