R. Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust
The R. Tucker Thompson is an iconic tall ship based in the Bay of Islands. Operated as a social enterprise, we run tourism sailings over summer, with profits used to fund youth development voyages over winter. Do join us!
Bay of Islands Sailing
The best day of any holiday in New Zealand!
Youth development voyages
Venture into the unknown and change your life forever!
Kiaora from the Tucker! Today was business as usual on board the good ship. 0700 wake up, swim, brekky and chores done, we went ashore for a walk along Urupukapuka Island. Everyone had a go on the mega swing set we found on a tree and after a look at the pa and the...read more
We woke to the beautiful landscape of a calm morning in Whangaroa Harbour today. After our swim, duties and breakfast, a few trainees feeling under the weather so everyone else pitched in to raise sails and head south. Not much wind so we motor-sailed with Nesta at...read more
Another action packed day on the R. Tucker Thompson! First in the water this morning was Jack, very tactical with a quick jump in and straight out into the shower. Chores and breakfast done, we then made a packed lunch in preparation for the day ahead. As we motored...read more
Kiaora friends and family, today has been a busy day! 7am wake up for the morning swim this morning and Ethan was the first in the water, closely followed by Mikaira. Swim done, chores completed and breakfast eaten we hoisted the anchor and made our way out of the...read more
Kiaora friends and family of the R. Tucker Thompson. A windy and wonderful start to our voyage. After saying goodbye and giving a last hug to families we set sail and headed out into the bay. Trainees were introduced to the ship with an orientation while lunch was...read more
Today was a day full of laughter excitement and fun. We began the day with a 0700 wake up, the normal morning swim, James being first in the water, then straight into duties, followed by a warmly served breakfast. We completed a drill on what to do in flooding with...read more
John F Kennedy
We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch, we are going back from whence we came.