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!
Choose your adventure
Nau mai haere mai, Welcome on board!
For 35 years the R. Tucker Thompson has been creating memories for people who come sailing with us. We are a Qualmark Gold experience with 5 star ratings on Tripadvisor. We’re a not for profit Charity so funds earned from sailings go to support taking young people on life changing voyages. Do join us!
Adult: NZ$ 159, Child NZ$ 79.50
includes morning tea, lunch and ferry transfer
Infants under 5 go free (no meals included)
Short on time? Why not join us on our Sundowner sailing.
Departs: 4.00 Russell Wharf
Returns: 5.50 pm Russell
Includes: Ferry transfers from Paihia to Russell return, shared antipasto platter. Cash bar available.
Adult: NZ$ 67.50, Child NZ$ 33.75
includes shared antipasto platter and ferry transfers from Paihia
Infants under 5 go free
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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.