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R. Tucker Thompson

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Address: Maritime Building | Marsden Road, Paihia 0241, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-402 8430
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08:00 - 17:00
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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$109.55*
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Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch
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US$47.79*
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Afternoon Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing Experience

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Fabulous day on the water

Such an inspiring day trip, we are so glad to have had the opportunity. The BBQ on board was just perfect for the large crowd... chicken and salads was delicious and plentiful... read more

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

Such an inspiring day trip, we are so glad to have had the opportunity. The BBQ on board was just perfect for the large crowd... chicken and salads was delicious and plentiful, and an ideal menu for preparation in confined space... we will be back again The sail training that operates over winter months is subsidised by the summer crowd,... More 

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

Kia ora, Thank you for your enthusiasm and kind words! I have passed on your message to the crew, they'll be happy to know you found your experience to be inspiring and that you had a fun day on the water! More 

Batemans Bay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such an inspiring day trip, we are so glad to have had the opportunity. The BBQ on board was just perfect for the large crowd... chicken and salads was delicious and plentiful, and an ideal menu for preparation in confined space... we will be back again The sail training that operates over winter months is subsidised by the summer crowd,... More 

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Devon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having seen this ship come in on our first evening in Paihia we were amazed you could go for a day or afternoon sail. Just had to be done. Bit complicated as the clocks changed the day we were due to go and we were unaware of this until ribbing the captain about him being an hour late to pick... More 

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Thank StevesDevon
RTuckerT, Front Office Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this review

Hi! We are so glad you enjoyed your day aboard - and for being more than on time for the cruise (thank goodness you were an hour early and not an hour late)! The crew work hard to make your day special, I will pass on your thanks. Thank you for your kind words and for supporting our youth programmes! More 

Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome experience. Staff super friendly and you can even climb up the masts. Food was delicious. Proceeds go to a fund to make sailing training available to teens.

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

Kia ora and thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for your experience. We are really happy you enjoyed your sail with and thought the food was delicious. Safe travels! More 

Cramlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great way to spend time in the Bay of Islands! - we were on Celebrity Solstice and would thoroughly recommend this activity for the young or old. Once the Sails are up(yes, you are allowed to assist) you can also steer if you so wish - a great photo opportunity and even climb the rigging. We were taken... More 

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

Kia ora, Thank you for the lovely review! We are glad you enjoyed your day aboard our ship we affectionately call the "Tucker" - the crew love sharing her with visitors. We consider ourselves lucky to be able to sail her in such a beautiful location, it sounds like you made the most of your day. Come see us again,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything went as advertised. There were two things that prevented me from giving an excellent. They were the lack of wind and the underwhelming BBQ. The wind wax outside of anyone's control but the BBQ wasn't. We had expected the cooking to take place on a beach with some choices. We were given chicken, salad and potatoes, not the most... More 

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

Kia ora and thank you for taking the time to place your review. We appreciate your recognition that the lack of wind is outside our control, and mother nature has been very unpredictable so far this summer. We are very sorry you weren't happy with your lunch. Can I ask if you were given the impression lunch would take place... More 

Numurkah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Could only do the afternoon sail but it was great. You could help sail the ship or climb the masts or just relax. Beautiful and relaxing afternoon out. Would recommend for all ages. Had a bunch of school girls on board. They had a ball.

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

Kia ora and thank you for your review as well as sharing your experience with the students from Long Bay College. Hopefully you will be able to join us for a full day sail on another occasion! More 

Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a late afternoon sail with the crew and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It was about 2 hours (we didn't have enough time for the full day sail). We had a great time, the crew are professional but fun and everyone who wanted to took a turn on the helm. A sharing plate is complementary and you can buy drinks... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback and we're delighted that you enjoyed your short sailing with us. Hopefully you will have the opportunity to do the full day sail on another visit. Kia ora! More 

Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was recommended by the friend I'm travelling with, he had been on it twice before and each time he has thoroughly enjoyed it so we went again this trip. I loved it, a great activity where you can help if you want with the sailing or, as I did, do little. Great crew who wanted to talk to the... More 

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

We are delighted you weren't disappointed with your experience sailing with us. We like to think that the people who chose to coming sailing with us are the kind of people that will get along with each other and we enjoy sharing the ship with them. Kia ora! More 

Devonport, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although it was a rainy day we had a wonderful time. The boat sailed around islands and came close to many different sea crearures. There was a beautiful chicken bbq , great conversations, and happy faces.

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

Kia ora and thank you very much for providing feedback about your experience. We are so please that you enjoyed your sail with us! More 

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