5 star rating: Highly Recommended 30 Reviews

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  • Location: Paihia or Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
  • Duration:  6 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on R. Tucker Thompson including BBQ Lunch. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Beautiful day. Wonderful trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This was a great trip. Crew were very friendly, hospitable and fun. Even though there was no wind on the ride out, we had a great time. I highly recommend this trip to anyone in the area.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Fabulous, brilliant crew.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Excellent day experience not to be missed. Very friendly staff

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Excellent way to see and experience a very special place

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

Crew were fantastic and friendly, BBq lunch was excellent as was the trip itself.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

Was a wonderful day on the water. The old style boat is beautifully maintained and many enjoyed climbing the rigging and sitting way out on the bowsprit. Had a lovely swim to shore when we moored for lunch and the BBQ chicken was delicious. We saw killer whales, fairy penguins, lots of dolphins and many sea birds. A great day out!

Isobel M
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

Amazing. Great views and a chance to help sailing the ship. Very friendly and knowledgable crew. Lovely lunch. Was great to know the profits go to running trips for young people who could not afford to go otherwise.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the day

Karen Y
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

Fantastic day on the water - great stop. Able to put up most of the sails on the day. Skipper and staff were so obliging. BBQ lunch was good.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

Great family day out. The crew really made a big effort for the children, even giving them fake pirate tattoos. From the views to the food and private beach swimming this is definetly a bay of islands must do. Thank you to all the crew

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Best thing we did in New Zealand...good weather helped!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

We went on this tour as a family of five (parents plus three young adult sons). All of us thoroughly enjoyed the day, and even learned some things along the way. The crew was very warm, welcoming, and knowledgeable. We could not have asked for a better way to explore the Bay.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

This tour is possibly the best experience one could have in N Z. We can recommend it for all ages.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

On March 29, 2013 our cruise ship arrived at the Paihia Wharf. After taking the ferry to Russell Wharf, we boarded the R. Tucker Thompson for a wonderful day. The morning started out cool so the scones with strawberry jam along with tea or coffee was a welcome treat. Those who wanted to be involved raised and lowered the sails and took the helm to steer the ship. After taking a dinghy to one of the islands, we returned to the aroma of BBQ. One of the hands on board had made BBQ chicken, potato salad, and a green salad, which was served with some delicious bread. Liquid refreshment was available for purchase. There was opportunity to climb the mast (tethered of course) and swim if we desired. I booked my trip through Viator and not only enjoyed my cruise, but realized it benefited a not -for-profit trust that takes young people on a weeks sailing voyage, which helps them develop confidence, leadership and teamwork. A great time and the opportunity to help others. What more could you ask....and reasonable too?

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Tour code: 3203_1B

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