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Phantom Sailing

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Public Wharf, Russell, New Zealand
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Great experience

We had a great day on Phantom with Rick and Robin. The small group on the boat made for a very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Conor H
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Wow! A must do in the Bay of Islands

Rick and Robin are absolutely amazing! Not only are they well traveled and supremely entertaining... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
VacaNationATX
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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 the islands on this great owner- operator boat.
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“delicious lunch” (25 reviews)
“frittata” (15 reviews)
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Public Wharf, Russell, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day on Phantom with Rick and Robin. The small group on the boat made for a very personal experience. Rick and Robin were very knowledgeable with regards to all aspects of the Bay of Islands. The homemade lunch was delicious! Would...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Rick and Robin are absolutely amazing! Not only are they well traveled and supremely entertaining, they took us on a beautiful sail with an incredible lunch to boot. The boat is wonderfully maintained and a great size to hold a small group. The only thing...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We joined Rick and Robin for this sailing trip 4 years ago on our last trip to Russell. It was just as wonderful this time as the first time. Lunch was delicious! Thoroughly enjoyed the company and a real pleasure to be on such a...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely couple - proper sailors - delicious lunch and a great day out. We swam, hiked to the top of one of the islands and enjoyed getting to know each other. Would highly recommend this trip (and I was travelling solo for the weekend) Sarah

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic experience sailing with Rick and Robin on their 50 foot racing sailboat. We felt calm and secure with our crew as they easily handled a brisk wind getting to our secluded lunch stop. Rick regularly repositions boats from the US to New...More

Thank Chris M
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

The four of us (2 x couples) had planned to take one of the mainstream catamarans that motor far and wide around the Bay of Islands. We're so glad we didn't. Much better, we found the gorgeous classic yacht Phantom, with its very laid-back and...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Five star all the way, thanks to Rick & Robin. Delightful hosts with a 100’ Sloop. Homemade buffet lunch included. Would love to do it again! Thanks you guys!

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Thanks Chip !! Lovely to meet you and hope you do come back. Great to have had you aboard Phantom.

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

We had a great time sailing with Rick and Robin. They are wonderful hosts, great sailors and the whole experience was friendly and relaxed. We sailed around the bay, stopped at an island for a walk and a swim, had a lovely homemade lunch on...More

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Thanks for your lovely words Monica and thanks for coming aboard Phantom!!

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Rick and Robin were wonderful hosts. They were friendly and informative. Everything was prompt, we were able to swim and explore on one of the islands. Rick is an expert sailor so we were in good hands for the day.

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

What a very nice review to read - thanks and thanks for choosing PHANTOM!

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

A beautiful experience exploring the islands from the sea. Rick and Robin make an exceptional team. The natural beauty of the islands mixed with their sailing ability and great hospitality.

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Thanks Martyn and Jane for this lovely review. enjoyed meeting you and having a perfect day out - thanks for choosing Phantom.

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Diane P
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
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
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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