Corporate Charters

The R. Tucker Thompson is the perfect platform for a range of business activities. Whether it is team building for individual staff members or a fun activity for a conference, we can provide options for your organisation.

Leadership and team building

The ship has been used for Leadership and team building activities since the 1990s. Whether it is a multi-day voyage or a single day on board, we are able to develop activities that improve confidence, provide practical team building opportunities as well test leadership abilities. Sail training is an international recognised technique for personal and professional development and has been used for decades. We can cater to small groups of up to 10 for multi-day voyages and groups of up to 47 on day sailings.

Alternatively our 3-day Discovery Voyage  is ideal for people looking for a training opportunity with a difference.


Conferences and events

For a special event with a difference, chartering a tall ship takes it to the next level! We can offer a full day sail in the Bay or an evening sail after your conference. We can carry up to 47 passengers and have a licensed bar on board. Our regular menus are tasty and simple but we are able to modify things or accommodate your caterers if you prefer.

It’s a great day out for social clubs, or a fun sailing after a day in a conference.


Our classic day sail in the Bay departs from Russell Wharf at 10.00 and returns at 15.30.

Available 15 November until Easter, we can take up to 47 passengers in total.


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays


Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday


Per additional hour


Morning tea & lunch per person


Ferry return


Staff Leadership Training 

We’ve been building confidence, developing leadership and fostering teamwork with kids for over 15 years. Let us do the same for your people.

Our proven programmes with youth are equally applicable for adults. For middle managers or members of a leadership team, this experience will teach them about working with others, challenge their thinking, and test their ability to deal with the unexpected. It’s leadership in action and provides both personal and professional development in a unique and spectacular setting. Most importantly the voyage brings people together to work for a common goal in a way which is hands on and practical. This is not a Princess Cruise, this is about overcoming challenges!


Per voyage (up to 10 places)