From November until Easter experience sailing on a tall ship on the ‘R.Tucker Thompson’ through the spectacularly beautiful Bay of Islands. Many visitors have said that it has been the highlight of their holiday…and not without good reason. Choose from either a full day sailing or for those with not so much time to spare enjoy a relaxing late afternoon sail through the inner bay around the area of Paihia and Waitangi.
A day sailing trip on the R.Tucker Thompson is one of the few opportunities to go sailing on a working tall ship, in one of the most spectacularly beautiful parts of New Zealand, the Bay of Islands. With the wind behind us, this is one of the most environmentally friendly way to see the Bay; you can be sure your carbon footprint is minimal.
N.B. Our Sailing Trips operate 12 th November 2019 to 29 th April 2020
Prices: Adult: $159 per person – Child $79.50 Per person includes morning tea, lunch and ferry transfer; infants under 5 go free (no meals included)
Departs: Paihia via ferry 09.30am/ Russell wharf at 10.00 am sharp.
Returns: Returns Russell wharf at 3.30 pm/ Paihia via ferry 4.00 pm
Our Day Sailing Trips depart from Russell and the price of the ferry which runs approximately every 20 minutes between Paihia and Russell is included in your ticket. So for an excellent sailing trip join us on this uplifting journey, take the helm, hoist the sails or climb the rigging, enjoy freshly baked scones from the galley whilst relaxing on our spacious deck and enjoy a lunchtime swim in one of many sheltered bays. Our friendly and knowledgeable crew will share stories of this stunning region and you will be served a delicious barbecue lunch on board.
Prices: Adult: $67.50 per person – Child $33.75 Per person includes ferry transfer from Paihia if required and shared antipasto platter.
Departs: Paihia via ferry 03.30 pm/ Russell wharf at 4.00 pm
Returns: Returns Russell wharf at 6.30 pm/ Paihia via ferry 7.00 pm
For a perfect way to end the day join our 4pm Afternoon Sundowner Sailing trip enabling you to experience this unique tall ship adventure through the inner Bay of Islands. We run scheduled trips on Fridays, Sundays and Wednesdays and will offer them on other days for groups of 25 or more.
This short sundowner sail on board the tall ship R.Tucker Thompson is perfect if you don’t have time for a full day in the Bay but still want a unique tall ship experience. Departing from Russell wharf at 4.00pm, the trip is a relaxing sail through the inner bay around the area of Paihia and Waitangi.
The R.Tucker Thompson also caters for up to 47 for private functions and wedding guests, so for a wedding you will never forget cruising the beautiful Bay of Islands, let our friendly crew take care of all of your needs for your special day.