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
After a beautiful night being lulled to sleep by gentle rolling in Mahinepua Bay it was a leisurely start this morning. Well almost ! The 7 am swim was a shock to some but not as bad as being woken by the bell rung by Bligh, who has claimed this job as his own. Codi and Willow led the charge into the tide. It’s still uncertain whether this keenness was due to the chocolate at stake or the desire to beat the queue for the hot shower on deck.Read More
Greeting’s Landlubbers! Our lovely skipper let us sleep in until 04:30 this morning. After raising some sails and a hot chocolate we set off to the Cavalli Islands. After watching a magnificent sunrise, we dropped the anchor, completed our chores and had a nice breakfast. Our trainees then went snorkeling and came back with a nice sized Crayfish!Read 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