Special events and sailings

Kiddies Pirate Sail


About the sail

A light hearted 2-hour sailing on board the R. Tucker Thompson!

Saturday 21 January, 4-6 pm

Dress the youngsters up as pirates and enjoy a special Pirate sailing on board Northland’s own tall ship. Let your inner pirate go wild and get creative for this fun filled sailing. It’s a chance to “argh!” and “shiver me timbers” while the youngsters can have some fun and play at pirates.

The sail includes a Tucker tattoo for the youngsters, and for the adults a cash bar will be available on board.

Go on, indulge your inner pirate!



Only 5 places left!

To avoid over booking please contact us by phone to reserve your places and we will then advise how to make payment.

If you have missed out and would still like to sail, email us to register your interest. If there is sufficient demand, we will attempt to schedule another sailing in February.

To err is human, to arr is Pirate!


Annual Tall Ships Race


Tall ships Race – Saturday 6th January 2018 (TBC)

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Join the R. Tucker Thompson at the annual Tall Ships Race! A light-hearted festival of sail between classic boats and tall ships departing from the historic village of Russell at 1200. Be part of the atmosphere of this special day and afterwards, join the crews of all the boats for the prize giving and afterwards enjoy the traditional Russell Boat Club Hangi. With two bands playing, it’s a party night you won’t want to miss out! Book early as this date fills up fast!


Key information

There will be NO island stopover and shore trip as we will be racing

  • Departure is 11.00 (not the usual 10.00 sailing) ex Russell)
  • Price: $149 per adult, $74.50 child
  • Includes morning tea and lunch
  • Email reservations@tucker.co.nz or