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
Kiaora koutou. It was a still night in Paroa Bay last night. We all got up early this morning to see the dolphins swimming around the ship. By the time the sun had risen enough for our morning swim, they had gone, but there was no hesitation to get in the water, despite the chill. Everyone has learned to get straight in, and not linger in the cold morning air, then the hot shower is your reward. This morning it was Kylie and Cassy first in.Read More
Its been a stunning day in the Bay today. The trainees had their first taste of the morning swim, with Te Haerenga Mai (Wowo) making the first splash. The hot shower on deck was well received after the swim, as it was quite nippy with the slight southeasterly.Read More
Kia Ora Whanau, a great first day aboard the ‘good ship’ has been enjoyed by all. Our new sailors have been getting to know each other and are exploring the ship, they have climbed the rig, the bowsprit and had a swim at Palm tree bay. After a scrummy soup and scone lunch we set sail and sailed a lap of the islands. Tim and Chance are showing confidence aloft and Mandy was the first to brave the water with Wowo following behind. Ebony and Breanna took turns steering the ship and thanks to Captain Steve’s guidance we missed all the islands !! There has been plenty of laughter and fun on our first day, tomorrow can only be better. Ma te Wa, Po Marie Whanau.Read More