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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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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... read more

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Reviewed 4 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 dinner at The Duke of Marlborough. Best lamb in NZ. Another Rick and Robyn tip... More 

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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 lunch. I sail a lot and I can say that the Phantom is a great... More 

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Munich, Germany
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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 Sabine, Johanna and Hildegard ;-)

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New York City, New York
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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 people from all parts of the world on our sailing adventure. This is a must-do... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 31 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 and entertaining. That their lunch has been voted the best in the area on sailing... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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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 of other charters picked up their guests and felt very pleased we had made this... More 

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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! More 

Mangawhai, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 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 the best homemade lunches I have ever experienced. Sailed back and spotted dolphins and a... More 

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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. More 

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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 take an interest in all their guests. A surprise visit by dolphins was a perfect... More 

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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! More 

Seattle Wash.
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Reviewed 17 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 was an added and unexpected bonus! If you are planning to see this part of... More 

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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! More 

Killearn, United Kingdom
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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 in Russell I telephoned Rick owners of the Phantom could we come our tomorrow.He said... More 

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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!!! More 

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