Experience a tall ship!
Regardless of age or ability, the R.Tucker Thompson has created memories and friends for thousands of travellers. And although the ship is the domain of the youngsters for much of the year, adults get the chance to join in during the New Zealand summer.
Our tourism sailings run from November until Easter, providing the chance for visitors to experience a working tall ship.
You don’t often get the opportunity to sail on a working tall ship, help set the sails or take the helm. But on the Tucker, you are welcome! We have harnesses if you want the challenge of climbing the rigging or climb out on the bowsprit and ride the waves. If you you’d like to relax, that’s fine too – enjoy the delicious food and chat with our friendly crew.
Profits made from tourism activities help us keep the ship in good condition as well as support our youth sail training programmes. We may not be the cheapest day tourism product in the Bay, but we think you’ll agree that it is good value… plus you are supporting a good cause!
Adults $145 (includes ferry transfers Pahia to Russell, morning tea, lunch and sailing)
Child (6-14 years) $72.50 (includes ferry transfers Pahia to Russell, morning tea, lunch and sailing)
Infants (5 and under) go free – no meals included
Sailing daily, departs Paihia at 0930 and Russell at 1000. Book here!Book now