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Phantom Sailing

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Public Wharf, Russell, New Zealand
+64 800 224 421
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A magic way to spend a day on a great boat

Welcome to a wonderful day out with real sailors,sailing a real boat. Rick and Robin lived on the... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
Nigel B
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Best way to spend your day at the bay!

Rick and Robin are wonderful hosts that treat you like old friends catching up for the day. We... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
jeninpink70
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Mangawhai, New Zealand
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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)
“delicious lunch” (20 reviews)
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Public Wharf, Russell, New Zealand
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+64 800 224 421

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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...More

Thank Nigel B
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Thanks Nigel for your review. Great to meet you guys and share some stories. Thanks for coming aboard!

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...More

Thank jeninpink70
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

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.

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...More

Thank Silvia C
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

It was an amazing day on the bay and thank you so much for coming aboard and writing such a lovely review. Cheers!

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...More

Thank goleon
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

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!

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...More

Thank liveitup2015
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Wow, such a great review - you said it all. Thank you so much for your feedback!!!

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

On a glorious day we had a sail (6 hours) on Phantom. Rick and Robin are welcoming hosts, on their lovely schooner. The best way to explore the Bay of Islands. Perhaps a bit more information (history, geography, geology) would have been useful and made...More

Thank periaq
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

So glad you enjoyed the day on our lovely sloop Phantom. Wish you would have asked a bit more of what you wanted to know as we love talking about the area and often read comments about how much knowledge our guests have gained. Thanks...More

Reviewed 11 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....More

Thank Dean C
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

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

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...More

Thank Johannes M
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

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

Reviewed 25 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,...More

Thank Ian K
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2017

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!

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Reviewed 22 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...More

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2017

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

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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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