The R.Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust runs life changing adventures for young people aged between 13 and 18. They take place between April and November and are a suitable activity for those who are undergoing the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award. If you are...Read More
Come sailing with us - for an experience you won't forget!
Regardless of age or ability, the R.Tucker Thompson has created memories and friends for thousands of travellers over the years. Throughout the New Zealand summer, she provides the opportunity for visitors to the Bay of Islands to experience a working tall ship with her own unique history.Find out more
The R.Tucker Thompson provides life changing experiences for youngsters of all ages, from our 7-day youth development voyages through to our Russell Kororāreka field trip which is ideal for school groups of all ages.Find out more
The R. Tucker Thompson is operated by a not-for-profit trust which is a registered charity. All income derived from our tourism sailing activities are used for her maintenance, as well as providing a contribution to help Northland youth access the sail training voyages.Find out more
It was a beautiful sunny morning, with a gentle breeze that greeted our sail trainees joining us for this voyage. They hailed from all points across Tai Tokerau – from Kaitaia in the real far North, Hokianga in the West, Kaikohe in the mid North, Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands, further south from Whangarei and south east from Ruakaka. All were welcomed on board and off they set, looking nervously back at their whanau, friends and siblings waving back to them from the shore. Off for 7-days of adventure at sea.Read More
Greetings from the good ship to thy land lubbers …… This morning we were greeted by liquid sunshine as we went for our morning mineral spa to wash thy sleepy eyes then it was straight into chores and breakfast our usual morning routine.
Then we got ‘Little Tuc’, our rowboat, into the water and raced around the mother ship in teams of two. The trainees battled each other for the fastest time Breanna and Clayton claiming victory with a time of 01:17
Kiaora everyone!!! We have had another great day today onboard the good ship. Cramming in as much as possible while the weather is good, everyone is getting right amongst it!
We have travelled far and wide around the bay today, out to the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’ for a bit of a ride through in the dingy, the swell giving an exhilarating ride through and stirring up the sea enough to see schools of trevally and kingfish feeding, a fantastic sight.Read More