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Sailing in The Bay of Islands
Charter the ship
If you want to build your own adventure, then you can charter the ship. Let us create an amazing experience for a few hours, a full day or overnight too. Talk to us about your special request.
Youth Development Work
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Bay of Islands Sailing
Sailing on the R.Tucker Thompson leaves a lasting impression to be cherished for years. The Bay of Islands is a magical place and to experience a great Tall Ship on your visit will create memories for a lifetime.
An excellent day sailing the Bay of Islands from Russell. The crew was knowledgable, safety first, skilled, friendly, and adventurous. Included - a lovely lunch, coffee, tea , scones... read more
Our ship only had 8 passengers but it was a very fun experience. Our captain Tim (CapTim), was very welcoming and knowledgeable about the surrounding area and loved to joke... read more
We are a family of 5 with three kids ranging from 12 to 4 and had a fabulous day sailing on the R Tucker Thompson. The crew were so... read more
We booked the R. Tucker Thompson as a cruise excursion from RCCL's Ovation Of The Seas. We had a great time on this tall ship even though the day... read more
We sailed on the R. Tucker Thompson. It was such an amazing time. The master and crew were so welcoming and engaging. They would answer any questions that you had.... read more
Salty Dogs on the good ship
Join the newly formed singing group the Salty Dogs on their inaugural performance on board the R. Tucker Thompson. Regulars Larry and June Jacobsen are joined by songstress Maria Turner, and they promise to turn our Friday Sundowner Sail into a fun occasion.