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Phantom Sailing

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Public Wharf, Russell, New Zealand
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A wonderful experience - Thank You Rick and Robin

We booked this as a chance to go sailing and we are glad we chose to go with Rick and Robin on... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2016
Mark W
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Racing around the Bay of Islands!!

I totally agree with all the comments made by earlier reviewers - forget the bigger tours and join... read more

Reviewed November 26, 2016
JCHendo
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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A day out on Phantom gives you a chance to get away from the crowds. This is adventure, relaxation and scenic beauty all in one with the personal atmosphere created by your hosts, Rick and Robin. Enjoy a great home cooked lunch amongst the beauty of the islands on this great owner- operator boat.
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Public Wharf, Russell, New Zealand

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Reviewed December 1, 2016

We booked this as a chance to go sailing and we are glad we chose to go with Rick and Robin on Phantom who welcomed us aboard and made us feel at home. Both of them are highly experienced sailors and gave us an unforgettable...More

Thank Mark W
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2016

Such a sweet review and glad you enjoyed Matauri Bay. Love sharing beautiful Northland! thanks for choosing Phantom.

Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

I totally agree with all the comments made by earlier reviewers - forget the bigger tours and join Rick and Robin on their lovely racing yacht "Phantom" you cannot but enjoy your time aboard. Rick and Robin are the perfect hosts as well as both...More

Thank JCHendo
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2016

Thanks so much for your review - great comments and observations. Glad to have had you aboard!

Reviewed November 26, 2016

I have sailed many times but have to admit to some trepidation this morning with a forecast of 35 knot winds. Rick immediately put our fears to rest simply by his obvious confidence and experience. Which was well founded as we had a fantastic day...More

Thank AndrewH233
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2016

Thanks Andrew for this wonderful review. Just reading this makes us relive that great sail. Glad you could join us - thanks for choosing Phantom!

Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Quite simply a small group, a beautiful boat with truly nice and knowledgeable hosts Rick and Robin. They both made everyone feel at home, giving some of the more experienced guests the opportunity to sail the vessel and help with the sails as part of...More

Thank Steve O
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2016

Thanks Steve for your very kind words. Glad you had such a fine day and want to say thanks for choosing Phantom!!

Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

We were lucky to have a day of marvellous weather but I would sail with Rick and Robin in a storm. Every moment onboard you can feel how much they love what they are doing and how much experience they have. The food was really...More

Thank GuenterD1980
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2016

Thank you for your review. That was a great day with wonderful conversation and sailing. The magical Bay- can't get enough of it and the different people that come aboard make every day a new adventure. Thanks for choosing Phantom!

Reviewed November 6, 2016

Sailing without motors, just the whoosh of the boat through the water, so relaxing........ and Rick and Robin gave us their intimate knowledge of the area etc making for a throughly enjoyable time...add in the beautiful food, great beach and walk it was just a...More

Thank gayle2708
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2016

Thanks Gayle. We think a day on the water is pretty magical and we never tire of it. So lovely to read your review and we thank you for your kind words.

Reviewed November 5, 2016

We had a super day of sailing with Rick and Robin today. It was our first time sailing and they made it so enjoyable. There were just 8 guests on the boat so it was friendly with lots of room to move about. They were...More

Thank Djtvet
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2016

So wonderful to read this review. We have a great day sailing our boat and meeting folks from everywhere. So glad you came along!

Reviewed November 4, 2016

We struggled to decide between the Phantom and the Tucker for our sailing experience in Russell, but ultimately chose the Phantom because it only takes about ten passengers and other reviewers raved about their experience with Robin and Rick. We had an awesome experience on...More

Thank Brad H
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2016

Thanks Brad! So glad you joined us. Lovely to sit and chat and share a fantastic day on the Bay. Thanks for choosing Phantom!

Reviewed October 26, 2016

I recommend Phantom to anyone who wants a real, human experience when enjoying Russell and sailing. This isn't a tour.. this is an invitation to get to know Russell, its culture, its history and its treasures. Rick and Robin share their passion, their life and...More

Thank Skye2524
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2016

How lovely to read your review - thank you so much. We do love what we do and appreciate those very thoughtful comments. Cheers!

Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Definitely one of my favourite days I've had here in NZ. Rick and Robin were such lovely and hospitable hosts. They certainly know their way around a boat and have loads of experience. We were made to feel at home as soon as we stepped...More

Thank HaydenC1994
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2016

Thanks so much for writing this review. Wasn't it great to have you young "kids" on the boat that day. We enjoyed it so much and loved meeting you guys. Thanks for coming aboard!!

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Diane P
May 4, 2016|
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Response from Robin B | Property representative |
Hi Diane, Thanks for getting in touch. We resume operating on the first of October. Regards, Robin and Rick
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Response from malia15 | Reviewed this property |
The cruise ship should shuttle you in to Russell's wharf and the Phantom leaves from there, so it should be easy! You do need reservations on the Phantom as they only take a maximum of 10 people.
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mkf122014
June 10, 2015|
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Thank you for your inquiry. The trip aboard Phantom starts at 10am from Russell and returns at 4pm. We serve lunch on board, the cost is $110per person and payment is made in cash. We take a maximum of 10 passengers - the... More
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