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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 weeks ago

This was my last day in NZ after 6 months. I was really in doubt if I should book it or not, because of the price. I'm SO happy I finally decided too book this trip. It was one of the best experiences in NZ!!...More

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

Kia ora and we're so delighted that you didn't get put off by the price.... we think it's actually pretty good value for what you get so we appreciate your feedback. And even better that it was one of your best experiences - our aim...More

Reviewed April 19, 2018

When I told the Captain I’d watched the Onedin Line he was only too happy to hand the steering of this magnificent tall ship over to me. What an experience and one that I will never forget. It’s a fabulous ship and the Captain and...More

Thank Bopeep1947
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2018

Thank you for your kind words, and also for choosing to sail with us. We appreciate your feedback and we'd love to see you on a return visit - believe it or not, we have had people who sailed with us on their honeymoon then...More

Reviewed April 15, 2018

Had a absolutely brilliant day on the R Tucker Thompson. Staff were very knowledgable and happy and helpful. Hubby was able to climb the rigging, go out to the front of the ship and also had a turn sailing the ship. The little island that...More

Thank Gill T
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2018

Kia ora and thank you for your review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your day sailing with us and glad that your husband made the most of the opportunity!

Reviewed April 10, 2018

My husband and myself had such a good time. It was a gorgeous sunny day, you could help to haul up the masts, climb the rigging to the top and pretend to be a deckhand. We went ashore by dinghy for a swim or a...More

Thank Joan W
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review. We always say that the Tucker is suitable for any age, little babies can join their parents, young kids can have fun and certainly the grandparents can join in too. We are sorry you left your cap...More

Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

We joined the crew and motored out of Russell at 10am with perfect weather. The crew were fantastic and served up scones and coffee which were delicious. We had a tour around the beautiful Bay of Islands before stopping off at one of the islands...More

Thank philipgibb
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Kia ora and thank you for your feedback on your day sailing with us. We are so fortunate to have the lovely Bay of Islands to share with our guests and we are very glad you enjoyed your day.

Reviewed April 6, 2018

Had a great day out sailing on the R Tucker Thompson. Full marks to our Skipper and all the crew for their hard work and dedication to all on board. Great coffee and scones and a fabulous lunch on board after our shore excursion. The...More

Thank Rob C
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Thank you for your kind feedback. Our crew do work really hard to make sure that everyone has a fantastic time and we appreciate their efforts in sharing the ship with our guests.Thanks for the recommendation, kia ora!

Reviewed April 6, 2018

It's a very nice way to discover the Bay of Islands - the crew is very friendly and the food and drinks are excellent. You get to do different activities: help them hoist the sails, climb up the mast, go swimming and if you're lucky...More

Thank vanessa_werder
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Kia ora and we are glad you had a good day out on the water. We can't promise dolphins unfortunately but they are always a bonus when they come by!

Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

From start to finish this was the best thing we have done our trip.. The crew were fantastic and the views breathtaking.. The climb to the top of the huge hill was tough but worth it. Just amazing..!!

Thank EmineNc3
RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Kia ora and thank you so much! It is our goal to make our sail the best day of anyone's holiday and we you appreciate letting us know. Well done on doing the hill climb, just means you have a good appetite for lunch!

Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful day out on the 'Tucker Thompson'! We were very lucky with the weather and enjoyed everything from the nice crew to the tea and scones, the great lunch and getting involved in the onboard activities, like setting sails and climbing around...More

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RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

We are thrilled that we were one of the highlights of your holiday - it's what we aim to achieve. The weather has been "interesting" this summer and there has been quite a lot of variety, from beautiful sunshine to high winds and rain. Thank...More

Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

A really exceptional day out in the Bay of Islands on a gaff-rigged schooner with loads of atmosphere. Brilliant crew and skipper, very prepared to assist you in climbing the rigging, taking a turn at the helm and generally getting involved in sailing this lovely...More

Thank David H
RTuckerT, Front Office Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

Kia ora, We are so glad you enjoyed your sail with us! Our hard-working crew love sharing the good ship with passengers from all over the world - thank you for your feedback, we will pass your comments on to the crew!

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B7819KDlynnm
July 21, 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
July 31, 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
October 7, 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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