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Phantom Sailing

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Public Wharf, Russell, New Zealand
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This was a day to be treasured. Orcas, squalls, sun, great food and a glass of something chilled... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
editionsofyou
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
Fantastic day exploring the Bay of Islands!

Rick and Robin are amazing hosts. We booked last minute and had a wonderful day on the water with... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
ozadventures2017
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Sydney, Australia
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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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Public Wharf, Russell, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

This was a day to be treasured. Orcas, squalls, sun, great food and a glass of something chilled. And, of course, Rick, Robin and the Phantom - such friendly and confident hosts making the whole day go, well, like a breeze, I guess. Skip the...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Rick and Robin are amazing hosts. We booked last minute and had a wonderful day on the water with them. Stunning homemade lunch by Robin hit the spot. Couldn't recommend this trip more, highlight of our trip to the North Island, well worth the 8...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Incredible day out on the water with a welcoming couple and beautiful sailing boat. It was so peaceful and relaxing and the food was really delicious. We had such a good day and would definitely recommend it.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We arrived in Russel towards the end of March hoping to have a sailing trip in the Bay of Islands with our family including 2 young children. We were lucky enough to book a day out on the Phantom where the weather was perfect. We...More

Thank Philip T
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Thank you to Robin, Rick & Jack for the most blissful, relaxing day out on the water in the Bay of Islands on their boat which is also their home. It was like being treated as friends for the day as we were made to...More

Thank Sue L
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We had such a special day out on the water on Phantom. We wanted a relaxing trip, in an intimate environment, and Rick and Robin did not disappoint. We were two of a total of ten lovely people from various parts of the world and...More

Thank Varsha S
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Myself and a friend had a wonderful day with rick and robin on the phantom, sailing in the bay of islands. It really made a difference sailing with a maximum of 10 people and being with such experienced and friendly people. Rick and robin were...More

Thank Emily H
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

My husband and I (two HSPs from Vancouver, Canada) are always seeking out beautiful views and great food that are ideally quiet and peaceful. This sailing trip was the most perfect day ever. If we are ever given the choice between a motor boat or...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

We booked a trip on the Phantom yacht for my husband's 65th birthday and it was a delightful experience. The lunch was delicious and included a fish caught on the trip. We saw dolphins and enjoyed visiting Robertson Island. I especially appreciated the unobtrusive help...More

Thank DW51
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Our day on the Phantom was the best part of our two weeks in the Bay of Islands. Rick and Robin are wonderful hosts who make every effort to make you feel comfortable on their boat and enjoy the day. We saw a playful pod...More

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Diane P
5 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
11 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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