R. Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust
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!
The R. Tucker Thompson is delighted to be awarded Qualmark Gold in recognition of the quality of our experience. For the second year in a row, we have undergone the Qualmark assessment under the new criteria, and we have retained our Gold standard.
Bay of Islands Sailing
The best day of any holiday in New Zealand!
Youth development voyages
Venture into the unknown and change your life forever!
Ahoj from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, still, waiting for some breeze, but enjoying the great weather provided. The day began with calm seas, bright sunshine and best morning swim of the year, followed by duties, breakfast and dishes, then up anchor and cross the...read more
Ahoj friends and family of the Tucker Today has been another banger of a day in the bay and beyond! We woke up with the sun again this morning, Paige being the first trainee in the water even jumping in without the ladder down. Then trainees went about their morning...read more
Ahoj from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, ghosting about the Bay in search of some breeze. If you see some please contact us on email@example.com 🙂 Well the trainees found out the daily routine of the Tucker today, as we woke from our slumber, starting with the...read more
Ahoj friends and family of the R. Tucker! We welcomed a new set of trainees on today, waving goodbye to friends and whanau as we set the foresail on our way out of Opua, on to the next adventure. After 6 weeks of maintenance the Tucker proudly headed out into the bay...read more
On Sunday 23 September, the R. Tucker Thompson held the formal opening of their new whare. The weather was fine, and around 100 people gathered at the end of the wharf to join the Tucker whanau for their special day. It was a day that was over 30 years in the making,...read more
Today was a really special day, one that has been over 30 years in the making. It was the first time that we were allowed to occupy our new home which is being built by Far North Holdings at the end of the wharf. A key driver for the new premises was to be able to do...read more
John F Kennedy
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.