Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on R. Tucker Thompson including BBQ Lunch

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  • Location: Paihia or Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3203_1B
What more charming way to explore the peaceful waters of the Bay of Islands than by tall ship? Sail away aboard the replica of a 100-year-old schooner, and spend the day exploring some of the secluded bays and resplendent beaches in the Bay of Islands Maritime Park. Your 6-hour tour departs from Russell Wharf, or take an included round-trip ferry there from Paihia.
Set sail aboard the R. Tucker Thompson for your 6-hour cruise from Russell, with the option to ferry there from Paihia aboard the Fullers Bay Belle (if selected). 

Enjoy Devonshire tea freshly brewed in the galley each morning, and help set the sails, take the helm or just lie back on deck and relax. You’ll hear tales of the ship's exploits from the professional crew; this vessel has sailed the world, but today will explore the more tranquil seas of the Bay of Islands.

At lunchtime, the skipper anchors in a secluded bay. Step ashore at a private beach, go swimming or try swinging from the yardarm (a horizontal timber mounted on the mast). With all of this sea air and activity, you’ll have worked up a hearty appetite — taken care of by a tasty barbecue lunch cooked on board.

Keep an eye out for abundant marine life, including whales, penguins, dolphins and other species in the maritime park. In the late afternoon, you’re returned to Russell to disembark (or take the return ferry back to Paihia).

Please note: This seasonal tour operates between November and mid-April.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Russell
OR
Paihia
Departure Time:
9:30am Paihia
10am Russell
Duration:
6 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
The cruise concludes at the original point of departure

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Departing Paihia
Code: PAIHIA

Departing from Paihia. Includes return Fullers Bay Belle Ferry across to Russell. The R.Tucker Thompson leaves Russell wharf at 10.00 am sharp, returning at to Russell wharf at 4.00 pm.

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Departing Russell
Code: RUSSEL

Departing from Russell. The R.Tucker Thompson leaves Russell wharf at 10.00 am sharp, returning at to Russell wharf at 4.00 pm.

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Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on R. Tucker Thompson including BBQ Lunch

Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on R. Tucker Thompson including BBQ Lunch

Inclusions:
  • Morning tea
  • BBQ lunch
  • Live commentary on board
  • Cruise on board the "R. Tucker Thompson" tall ship
  • Roundtrip "Fullers Bay Belle" ferry tickets (if Paihia option selected)
  • Wet weather gear (if required)
Exclusions:
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • There is an opportunity to go swimming on this cruise, so please remember to take your swimming costume, towel and sunscreen.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Vicki L, June 2015

Fantastic, the scenery, the meal and the staff were brilliant. Just a shame that it was so still on the day so we didn't travel far.

Reviewed by: Christine A T, May 2015

Absolutely fantastic. Beautiful boat, lovely crew and a stunning location. What more could you want?

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Tour code: 3203_1B