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R. Tucker Thompson

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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...more
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Marsden Road | Maritime Building, Paihia 0241, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Captain Wayne and his crew were terrific- friendly, knowledgeable, professional and accommodating- even let me climb to the top of the mast! The ship is beautiful as is the scenery- a great way to spend a day in the bay of islands!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BuzzHofford
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora We're glad you enjoyed your experience on a working tall ship - the crew love showing off the ship and watching visitors discover the beauty of the Bay of Islands! Thank you for your review, we'll pass on your feedback to the crew!

Reviewed 3 days ago

We chose the R Tucker Thompson so we could enjoy a quieter cruise around the Bay of Islands, and to enjoy the peaceful magic of an old-style sailing ship. We were blessed with beautiful weather and our Valentine's Day cruise more than lived up to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Andy H
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia ora and we are glad you had a nice romantic experience for your Valentine's day sail. We have been so fortunate to have some wonderful weather of late and our crew love to share the ship and Bay with our guests on board. Thank...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had an absolute ball on the R Tucker Thompson. From chilling with a few drinks, stopping at an island for a short hike and swim, to climbing the fore mask, swinging off a rope into the water and climbing out to the “plank” I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia ora and thank you for your lovely review! We're so glad your day exceeded expectations and that you made the most of your day on the water with us. We'll pass the feedback on to the crew, they will appreciate it. We should actually...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We booked this in February and the whole day was wonderful. The crew were delightful Wayne Dahlia,Nate and Ethan. The morningtea was nice and lunch all served up for you after atrip to the beach . Sailing back under sail was. A peaceful and relaxing...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Cathy M
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia ora and thank you for your lovely review. we are very glad you enjoyed the day will us and there was a nice breeze to fill the sails in the afternoon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the fourth time we have done this trip. As always it was marvellous. The weather was perfect, the crew and Capt. Tim were very efficient and helpful. The scones and jam at mid morning were delicious as was the lunch provided after our...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Wow, we really appreciate that you come sailing with us so regularly! We are so glad you continue to enjoy sailing with us and thank you so much your support. Kia ora!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We joined the R Tucker Thompson and her illustrious crew for a 'romantic' cruise around the Bay of Islands on this splendid wooden sailing ship. A brilliant day unfolded under perfect conditions. Chugging out as winds too light for sailing, Mitch conjured up some lovely...More

Thank marvelmartin
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are glad your romantic day proved to live up to your expectations. We've had some brilliant sunshine in recent weeks so the breezes have on occasion been light. Thank you for your kind review, it is appreciated - kia ora!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took this day excursion. Ship was a unique way to the the bay of islands. Staff was outstanding. Food was good. Don’t miss it

Date of experience: February 2019
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RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for for your kind feedback and we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the experience and our manaakitangi when you visited the Bay of Islands. We love to share this special place to our guests. Kia ora!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was very fun. They have yummy snacks included on the sail. The sights were beautiful. The crew was young and eager to help. A portion of your ticket cost goes toward a youth program they have, which is great. You can climb the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora and and thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are fortunate to have the beautiful Bay of Islands as our playgrounds and it is a pleasure to share it with you. We appreciate the support of our youth programmes,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

An enjoyable experience and a good cause ie helping the young people learn to sail the ship, Kia ora Captain and crew!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kiaorakoe
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora and thank you for your kind message. we appreciate your support for what we are trying to achieve! Mauri ora.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did this as a last evening in Russell activity. Loved it! The crew were young, friendly and worked well (and hard) as a team. Was a great way to relax and see Russell and surrounds from a leisurely perspective.

Thank Amanda B
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Our short evening sail is just a taster so we are very happy you enjoyed your sail with us. We appreciate you taking the time to write your feedback, kia ora!

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B7819KDlynnm
22 July 2018|
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Response from RTuckerT | Property representative |
Kia ora and thanks for your enquiry Aubrey. I'm sorry, but we don't have a sunrise sailing (no wind!) and our Sundowner sailing is just two hours from 4.00-6.00 pm. Our day sail is 5.5 hours, from 10.00 - 3.30 pm. Over those... More
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Soni B
31 July 2017|
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Sorry no, it is the one day we do not sail. We sail on Boxing day and Christmas eve but we like our crew to be able to spend their day with family on Christmas day.
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Pratik S
7 October 2016|
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Response from RTuckerT | Property representative |
Yes the other answers are correct. We depart from Paihia (via passenger ferry at 9.30 am and the ship leaves from Russell at 10.00 am. So it is generally better to come to the Bay the evening before. There is plenty of... More
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