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Phantom Sailing

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Address: Public Wharf, Russell, New Zealand
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A day out on Phantom gives you a chance to get away from the crowds. This...

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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Awesome way to see Bay of Islands

My sister and I had a brilliant day aboard the Phantom. Rick and Robin are highly-experienced sailors, down to earth and warm, engaging hosts. My sister and I joined them on a... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

My sister and I had a brilliant day aboard the Phantom. Rick and Robin are highly-experienced sailors, down to earth and warm, engaging hosts. My sister and I joined them on a beautiful summer's day along with 8 other guests from all over the world. Robin introduced the group to each other and built a friendly atmosphere from the start.... More 

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

Such a lovely review to read. Thank you so much!!! you said it all. More 

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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Rick and Robin are the best! We had a lovely day trip with delicious food (Robin really is a great cook) and a wonderful sailing experience with Rick as Captain (we even learned how to do some sailing knots). If you are up for a relaxed day on the sea with great people, this is the couple to go to!... More 

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

So nice to have had you guys on board and to read such a wonderful review - thanks very much!! More 

Mayfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Brilliant day afloat! Rick is a highly-experienced skipper, Robin a superb baker and lunch maker, and Yacht Phantom is as sound and solid as you can get. So off to the beach we went, seeing penguins, stingrays and dolphins including a baby. Lunch on board, a swim ashore, climb the hill for a total panoramic view, topped with a surprise... More 

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

Thanks so much Ian. Was so nice to meet you and Livvy and hope you enjoy your own summer sailing together. Hope to see you again! More 

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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We had the loveliest day today with Rick and Robin!! They are amazing hosts: cheerful, with a deep knowledge and respect of the Bay and the food Robin made for us was outstanding :) Plus, just 10people on the boat so plenty of space to sunbathe and relax. We had a truly wonderful time on the Phantom!

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

Thanks so much for coming aboard Phantom and writing such a sweet review; so glad you had a "wonderful" day! More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

We just had a fantastic day out on the Phantom Yatch in the Bay of Islands. The sailing was great. Just the right combination of thrills when all the sails were up and relaxation when we headed closer to the Islands. Rick and Robin were attentive hosts with lots of interesting stories. With only ten passengers it is a much... More 

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

Thanks Guy for coming aboard and sharing our day. Hope all goes well for you and really do appreciate your kind words! More 

Weldon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

A day on Phantom with Robin and Rick is the highlight of our trip to NZ so far. Very friendly and knowledgeable hosts who are great company too. Lots of information about the islands and seeing the bay by sail is so much better than a crowded motor boat. The swim from the boat to the island with lagoons is... More 

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

Thanks Jeff for writing such a lovely review. Very nice to have had you aboard to help us show off our Bay of Islands! More 

Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Rick & Robin orchestrated a most memorable day of seeing the Bay of Islands from their 50 ft sailboat. Knowledgeable & genuinely friendly, they provided a fantastic day of gliding across a calm sea with full sail to stop off on a small island to explore, hike & swim while they prepared a wonderful lunch. I highly recommend this trip.

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

Thanks for coming aboard and writing this sweet review - rewally appreciate youir recommendation. More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

sailing means slowing down, using wind and water to move from one place to the other. we highly enjoyed the day in the bay with Rick and Robin, great hospitality, we learnt a lot about sailing and New Zealand in general. having Orcas around the boat for more than half an hour was one of the top highlights in our... More 

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

Wow! how lovely to hear that a day on Phantom was a highlight for you. (we get to do it everyday!!!) Thanks for coming aboard. More 

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Reviewed 1 February 2017

We had such a lovely day sailing around the Bay of Islands on Phantom, a 50’ sailboat. We chose Phantom deliberately for our day sail (after a recommendation from Tiki Tiki Ora owners Mark and Angelique) because we wanted a more intimate experience than the commercialized large group tours. The owners of Phantom - Rick and his wife Robin -... More 

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

Thanks Shauna for coming on board. Was so nice to have a relaxing day together with good conversation and get to know each other. Thank you for this lovely review. More 

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

This was such a lovely way to spend the day out on the water around the bay of islands. Very personal service from Rick and Robin who obviously love what they do and treat everyone like a friend as part of your sailing experience. We had perfect weather for sailing out of Russell, great scenery as you sit back and... More 

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

Thank so much for writing this review. So nice to read that our guest appreciate a great day in the bay "Phantom-style". More 

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