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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!

Tourism sailings in the Bay of Islands

 

A sail on the R. Tucker Thompson is often voted the best day of any holiday!

 

Youth Development Voyages

 

Our 7-day youth development voyages can be life changing

Weddings and events

Special charters are available for weddings, birthdays and parties

Weather in the Bay

Paihia
11°
Fair
06:3019:45 NZDT
Feels like: 11°C
Wind: 6km/h S
Humidity: 96%
Pressure: 1023.4mbar
UV index: 0
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21/9°C
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Latest Annual report released

Our 2017-18 Annual Report has just been released. It’s a great document which not only provides our financial reports but also information about our sail trainees, our people and the Trust generally. Download it from our website and find out more about what we do!

Pirate ship finds gold!

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.

Tall ships race

The date for this year’s annual Tall Ships Race is Saturday 12th January. The Tucker will be racing so book early to secure your place!

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!

The Sail Training Trust

The R. Tucker Thompson is held in Trust for the benefit of the people of Taitokerau Northland

YTH 1814 Wha ra

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...

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YTH 1814 Toru ra

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...

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Yth 1814- Rua ra

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 info@tucker.co.nz 🙂 Well the trainees found out the daily routine of the Tucker today, as we woke from our slumber,  starting with the...

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YTH 1814 Tahi ra

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...

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Whare opening

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,...

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Our new Whare

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...

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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.

John F Kennedy

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Weather in the Bay

Paihia
11°
Fair
06:3019:45 NZDT
Feels like: 11°C
Wind: 6km/h S
Humidity: 96%
Pressure: 1023.4mbar
UV index: 0
WedThuFri
21/9°C
21/13°C
21/13°C

Weather in the Bay

Paihia
11°
Fair
06:3019:45 NZDT
Feels like: 11°C
Wind: 6km/h S
Humidity: 96%
Pressure: 1023.4mbar
UV index: 0
WedThuFri
21/9°C
21/13°C
21/13°C