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Phantom Sailing

#1 of 16 Tours in Russell Features Animals
Public Wharf, Russell, New Zealand
+64 800 224 421
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Amazing trip!

Best sailing trip I could imagine :) The owners were lovely and took care of us the whole day with... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2016
Susanne V
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Robin and Rick - Great Hosts at the Bay of Islands

We were on a cruise ship and booked a day of sailing with Robin and Rick on our day in the port of... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2016
LosAngelesCarol
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Los Angeles, California
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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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“frittata” (12 reviews)
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Public Wharf, Russell, New Zealand
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+64 800 224 421
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Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Best sailing trip I could imagine :) The owners were lovely and took care of us the whole day with amazing food, drinks, stories and information. I would absolutely recommend going on a day trip with the phantom.

Thank Susanne V
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2016

Thanks so much for coming aboard and writing such a sweet review.

Reviewed 12 March 2016

We were on a cruise ship and booked a day of sailing with Robin and Rick on our day in the port of the Bay of Islands. They were lovely hosts and experienced sailors. We had a magical day with beautiful scenery, perfect weather, a...More

Thank LosAngelesCarol
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2016

Thanks Carol for coming aboard and taking the time to write this review. It was a lovely day and a great sail; thanks for choosing Phantom.

Reviewed 8 March 2016

Two great days out with Rick and Robin on their Yacht Phantom. Boat sails beautifully. the destinations were fantastic with great swimming. The hosts were knowledgeable friendly and extremely competent sailors. Can't wait to come to NZ again for another wonderful days sailing.

Thank unity58
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2016

Great to have you aboard and thanks so much for writing this review.

Reviewed 28 February 2016

Robin and Rick were fantastic hosts on the Phantom Yacht; their knowledge of the Bay of Island was excellent. The sailing was wonderful and the location where we stopped for lunch and a cool swim was spectacular.

Thank Eleanor D
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2016

Thank you so much for coming on board and what a lovely review to read.

Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

I had the most wonderful day sailing with Rick and Robin. Their expertise in sailing was quite evident. We had a full six hours of sailing with docking at Captain Cook's Island. Some swam and others hiked the hill to the top. Robin cooked us...More

Thank uhcoogdebi
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2016

Thank you so much for this review. We really do love what we do and alway seem to have a great day at the "office". Thanks for choosing Phantom.

Reviewed 27 February 2016

We chose to sail on "The Phantom" as not only did we get a day of sailing but there was only a maximum of 10 guests. Rick and Robin were welcoming, competent and informative. Robin prepared and served a vegetarian frittata for lunch and to...More

Thank Barbara4068
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2016

I know! How 'bout eating that frittata! Thanks so much for coming aboard and so glad you had a great day!

Reviewed 27 February 2016

We were fortunate to meet and spend the day with Robin and Rick. Two of the nicest people we have ever met. Warm, friendly, anxious to please. I can see we would be friends if we lived in the area. Just an aside - Robin...More

Thank BarbaraSS
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2016

Thanks for writing this review! It was great to spend the day with you and make new friends!

Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Fabulous day, fabulous company. Amazing lunch, taken to magnificent lagoon. Thank you robin and Rick for a sensational day.

Thank tamara s
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2016

Wasn't that a great day!! Thanks for choosing Phantom!

Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Wow. What a day. Chugged out of the bay, then under way and sailing. Pulled up in a lovely sheltered bay for a swim, explore and lunch. Great sail back. Fantastic. Small group of people. Just lovely. Pity we cant go again tomorrow. Now back...More

Thank Paddyatpace
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2016

Hey, loved meeting you guys and spending the day on the boat with a group of fantastic folks. Thanks for coming aboard!

Reviewed 21 February 2016

We picked this sailing experience as the owners only take 10 passengers and it was recommended by the place we were staying at in Russell. We left the wharf at 10.00 am along with people from the USA, Canada and then us from Australia. We...More

Thank Julie B
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2016

Thanks for coming on board and also for taking the time to write a review.

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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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