Sundowner Sailings

A perfect way to start your evening

A perfect way to end the day !

This short Sundowner sail on board the tall ship R.Tucker Thompson is perfect if you don’t have time for a full day in the Bay but still want a unique tall ship experience. Departing from Russell wharf at 4.00pm, the trip is a relaxing sail through the inner bay around the area of Paihia and Waitangi.

Scheduled trips are run on Friday and Sundays but from Boxing Day until the first weekend in January, these sailings are offered daily. Outside of those dates, you can charter the ship for your evening sailing. 


Adults NZ$67.50, Child: NZ$33.75, includes your return ferry transfer from Paihia if required and shared antipasto platter; infants under 5 go free (no food included). Use your ferry ticket early and enjoy an afternoon in Russell before your sailing, or stay on for dinner at one of Russell’s great restaurants.


Key features of the sail

  • Free ferry transfers to Russell on any ferry
  • Shared antipasto platter
  • Licensed cash bar on board for local wines and beers
  • Chance to take the helm, help hoist the sails or rid the bowsprit
  • Plenty of room to relax

Sailing starts 13 November 2020

Sailing times:

3.30 pm Paihia (via Bay Belle)
4.00 pm Russell Wharf

5.45 pm Russell Wharf
6.00 pm Paihia (via Bay Belle)

NB: Times shown are latest departure times, ferry tickets transferable so earlier and later ferries can be taken if required.

top-ranked-awardViator top rated

塔克 汤普森帆船航行(R. Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust)

Cancellations & Refunds

Bookings may be changed for another day up to 24 hours prior to sailing. Cancellations for bookings less than 8 people will be accepted up to 48 hours prior to sailing without penalty. Cancellations for larger groups and whole ship charters will be only accepted 14 working days prior to sailing between October and May. If the above conditions are not met, the R.Tucker Thompson reserves the right to charge up to 50% cancellation fee.

If for any reason the ship does not sail on the day (due to bad weather or any other reason) then the next alternative day will be offered. If for some reason the alternative day does not suit, all payments will be refunded in full.