Tall ship sailing in the Bay of Islands
Your tall ship sailing adventure starts here!
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.
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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.
A marvellous day. In awe of the skilful and friendly crew (Skipper Ben, ably assisted by Jess, Michelle and Abby) who made it a day to remember. Scones and lunch... read more
Great experience. make sure you take the opportunity to help hoist sails and rigging.
Was a good windy day so we got some good sailing in.
The crew were awesome... read more
Wow... this trip is amazing. We had the best time, the ship was beautiful, Captain Ben and his all female crew were awesome, so friendly and accommodating. The kids (and... read more
An exceptional experience and something we would do again we did a road trip from Christchurch to Northland and this was the highlight. Awesome day out, great crew, exceptional food... read more
Unbelievably fabulous day. Welcoming crew, could do as much or as little as you liked to help with the rigging etc.
We were encouraged to don a harness and provided... read more
We took the sunset cruise with appx 25 passengers. The crew were friendly, knowledgeable and organised.
They served antipasto platters and beverages were available from a cash... read more
Kiddies Pirate Sailing
Youngsters (and their adults) get to dress up as pirates and enjoy a special pirate sailing on board Northland’s own tall ship on a short 2-hour sail from Russell. Let your inner pirate go wild and get creative for this fun-filled sailing.