From November to Easter, cruise on the ‘R.Tucker Thompson’, a tall ship, across the wonderfully scenic Bay of Islands. Many guests have stated that it was the highlight of their vacation…and with good cause. Choose between a full-day sailing adventure or a quiet late-afternoon cruise in the inner bay near Paihia and Waitangi.
A day sailing tour aboard the R.Tucker Thompson is one of the rare chances to sail on an operating tall ship in one of New Zealand’s most magnificently gorgeous areas, the Bay of Islands. With the wind at our backs, this is one of the most environmentally friendly ways to explore the Bay; your carbon impact will be low.
N.B. Our Sailing Trips operate 1 st November 2020 to 29 th April 2021
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 ferry ride between Paihia and Russell is included in the price of your ticket. Therefore, for an amazing sailing adventure, accompany us on this exhilarating adventure, take the helm, raise the sails, or climb the rigging, relax on our vast deck with freshly made scones from the kitchen, and have a midday dip in one of the numerous protected coves. Our pleasant and knowledgeable staff will share stories about this beautiful location and will feed you a delectable BBQ meal 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
Join our 4pm Afternoon Sundowner Sailing tour for a fantastic way to conclude the day. You’ll get to enjoy this unique tall ship voyage across the inner Bay of Islands. We do planned trips on Fridays, Sundays, and Wednesdays and will accommodate parties of 25 or more on other days.
This short sundowner sail aboard the tall ship R.Tucker Thompson is ideal for those who lack the time for a full day in the Bay but still want to experience a unique tall ship experience. The voyage, which departs from Russell wharf at 4.00pm, is a leisurely sail along the inner bay, passing past the areas of Paihia and Waitangi.
Additionally, the R.Tucker Thompson can accommodate up to 47 guests for private gatherings and weddings. For a wedding you will never forget while cruising the gorgeous Bay of Islands, let our friendly crew take care of all of your special day’s needs.