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“What a wonderful way to spend a day” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of R. Tucker Thompson

R. Tucker Thompson
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$106.93*
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Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch
Ranked #1 of 49 Tours in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
London, United Kingdom
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“What a wonderful way to spend a day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

A day spent on the R Tucker is a day in heaven. Sailing across the magical Bay of Islands with dolphins frolicking nearby. A stop on an uninhabited island for a swim followed by a delicious barbecue lunch. Then a lazy sail back to Russell. Magic

Visited January 2013
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RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Kia ora from the sunny Bay of Islands and thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We're glad you enjoyed your day sailing on the Tucker and great that you saw dolphins!
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“What a wonderful way to start our honeymoon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

We did a late afternoon sail but wished we'd had time for a full day sail. The staff were brilliant (particularly with children, by our observation) and all very passionate about the boat and the area. Definitely a must do in the Bay of Islands and great value for money.

Visited February 2013
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RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Congratulations on your nuptials and glad we were able to be part of your memories! Next time, hopefully you can manage the full day sail, but in the meantime enjoy the rest of your honeymoon.
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Paihia, New Zealand
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“Glorious trip on Tucker”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

Bill and I went on the Tucker Thompson last Thursday and we had the most amazing and fun day. Bill got to steer and fulfilled an ambition, we both went swimming off the ship, made friends, and the lunch made by Yani was very tasty, especially the potato salad, which was perfect Yani!!
Steve, the skipper and Cedric the "mate" where good fun. Well worth a trip, steer, climb the rigging, hoist the sails, swim, or do nothing the choice is yours! We are going to do this again.

Visited February 2013
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RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Kia ora and thanks for sharing your experience on the Tucker through Trip Advisor and it's great to know you'd like to do it again! We'll be heading off on our youth voyages before too long, but back again next season.
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Melbourne, Australia
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“On the wind of the tall ship sails”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

Wanted a unique experience for our all too short visit to Bay of Islands. We'd booked for the trip prior to departing Melbourne. Day was overcast and breezey perfect for a sail under full canvas.
we experienced it all, assisting with the raising of the sails, getting soaked when sailing into the high seas.But the most special of all was the pod of dophins that joined us for as we sailed along and then, just as we were coming into the bay to anchor for lunch we were priviledged to encounter a pod of Orcas together with babies! Even the crew, Sophie, Kylie etc were blown away by this, said it was truly rare! And on the note of the crew, one word - exceptional - their knowledge, friendliness and tenthusiasm. This is a real 'must do' when visiting Bay of Islands.

Visited February 2013
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RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
It sounds like a pretty amazing day! We'd love to take the credit for it all but have to acknowledge Mother Nature for putting on a very special treat for you all. Thank you for your kind words about the crew, we all love what we do and it's a privilege to share the ship with others!
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London, United Kingdom
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“Awesome day out !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

Was an awesome day out , would recommend to anyone . The sailing staff were fantastic and the food was superb . A never to forget experience .. Go on you know you want to .. !! :)

Visited February 2013
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RTuckerT, General Manager at R. Tucker Thompson, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Kia ora and thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We're very glad you enjoyed yourself on board the Tucker!
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