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R. Tucker Thompson

#2 of 52 Tours in Paihia
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Address: Maritime Building | Marsden Road, Paihia 0241, New Zealand
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+64 9-402 8430
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Tue 08:30 - 17:00
Wed - Mon 08:00 - 17:00
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Come sailing on Northland’s own tall ship! You can help set the sails,...

Come sailing on Northland’s own tall ship! You can help set the sails, ride on the bowsprit, climb the rigging, or alternatively you can relax while our crew does the work. Morning cream tea and a delicious BBQ lunch are included. The ship is a member of the Northland Sustainable Tourism Charter and operated by a charitable trust. Profits from day sails are used to develop youth in Northland.

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US$ 109.61*
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Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch
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US$ 47.82*
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Afternoon Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing Experience

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Fantastic experience!

The whole experience is just fantastic! The crew and captain were really accommodating and helpful. They are happy to let you help with the sails and will patiently teach you how... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole experience is just fantastic! The crew and captain were really accommodating and helpful. They are happy to let you help with the sails and will patiently teach you how to do things. Or you can choose to sit back and enjoy the homemade scones and tea or coffee. You also get the chance to climb up the mast... More 

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RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this review

Kia ora and than you so much for your lovely review. We're delighted that you enjoyed the tall ship sailing experience and made the most of your day out. We appreciate you joining us for the day! More 

Levin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

"more rum, more rum, more rum for the pirates." but only if Captain Tim fine tunes his cunning plans. Tall ships race January 7th, and the whole day devoted to sailing in the stunning Bay of Islands, a new concept for the day, well received. Well worth the trip up from Levin. Thanks R Tucker Thompson and her crew.

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RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the race - it's been 10 years since we last joined the race and Captain Tim decided that it was about time we did it again! And all the crew cried "arghhhh!!" which seemed to mean yes. Hope you made it to the hangi afterwards! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked as a family group with two children (boys aged 11 and 6) and we couldn't have asked for a better experience for cruising the beautiful Bay of Islands. You could help with raising and lowering the sails, steering, climbing the rigging (almost to the top of the main sail mast) or climb out onto the bowsprit at the... More 

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Thank skimhop
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this review

Kia ora and thank you very much for taking the time to provide your feedback. We're delighted you enjoyed your day on board our good ship and especially pleased that your two boys gave everything a go. Hopefully they will remember their experience in years to come with fond memories. We are so fortunate to be able to take our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best day ever. Thanks to the crew of the R Tucker Thompson big shout out to Nathan, Ethan, Alex, Wilson and our captain Sarianna for showing us around the Bay of Islands, it was such a beautiful day. Delicious cream scones and tasty chicken and potatoe salad. Enjoyed climbing the rigging, aeeing the dolphins, steering the ship, jumping into the... More 

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RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this review

Kia ora and thank you for your lovely review. We're so glad you and your whanau enjoyed your sail with us and gave everything a go - that's awesome, tumeke!! We love to share our good ship with our guests and it gives us pleasure when others enjoy her as much as we do. We look forward to seeing you... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a relaxing way to see the beauty of The Bay of Islands. Ethan assisted me onto the ropes on the bow and assured me that I would be OK. I am not young. Thank you Ethan, it was a magic experience . The crew were all so pleasant and helpful. Would thoroughly recommend this experience.Liz

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RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this review

Kia ora and thank you so much for your lovely review on TripAdvisor. I will pass your feedback on to Ethan who will be delighted with your comments. Ethan is one of sail trainees who volunteered with us over summer last year and this year is doing some volunteer and some paid work. He is a really nice young man! More 

Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the day trip with two friends. Plenty of hands-on opportunities for those who want - from climbing the rigging to handling the helm - just as advertised. We had about half the number of passengers they can take, which made it especially comfortable. Capt. Tim and crew, Eloise, Ethan and Alex, made sure everyone got to do what they... More 

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RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this review

Kia ora and thank you for taking the time to provide your review on TripAdvisor, and we are delighted that you enjoyed your day sail with us. It has taken a bit of time for the water to warm up this year so only a few hardy souls braved the water before Christmas. Kia ora! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have done the full day trip of the bay on the R Tucker years ago. It was a great day. This year I had done a full day sail on a smaller vessel, Ghunga 2, so the early evening sale was a bonus trip & a chance to thank my host. The wind tends to pick up in the... More 

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RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this review

Kia ora, thank you so much for coming back on board our good ship and trying our late afternoon sailing. Our crew love sharing our ship with our passengers and explaining how we run our youth programmes over winter and I hope your host enjoyed the experience as well. We hope to see you back again in the future! More 

York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoy our day on the R. Tucker Thompson! It is a beautiful boat; the crew was super friendly and helpful; lunch was delicious. A climb in the rigging and shelling on the beach at our stop added to the fun. Our thanks to the crew! It was an all around great experience and I'd recommend it highly if you're... More 

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RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we're glad you enjoyed your day sailing with us and the island stopover. We very fortunate to have the perfect location for sailing, in the beautiful Bay of Islands so it has been our pleasure to share the day with you. Kia ora! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I quite enjoyed my evening sail. The captain was very knowledgeable and the crew was very experienced and professional. Great view if you climb the rigging.

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RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this review

Kia ora, thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your short sail with us. Sounds like you managed to climb the rigging, congratulations! More 

Beaumaris, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went out sailing on this ship in Bay of Islands in NZ. What a wonderful time we had. They harnessed me and helped me to walk to the front and climb over the boom for a "Titanic" experience. It was exhilarating and thank you to Ethan for his help. The crew and captain were so friendly, you could climb the... More 

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RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this review

Kia ora and thank you so much for sharing your experience. It takes a bit of nerve to don the harness and venture out on the bowsprit or aloft so well done! We'll pass your feedback on to Ethan. More 

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