Air New Zealand Activities

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

22 Reviews

  • Location: Paihia or Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3203_1B

Reviewed by: colin w, December 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the day

Reviewed by: Karen Y, Australia, March 2014

Fantastic day on the water - great stop. Able to put up most of the sails on the day. Skipper and staff were so obliging. BBQ lunch was good.

Reviewed by: mary c, February 2014

Great family day out. The crew really made a big effort for the children, even giving them fake pirate tattoos. From the views to the food and private beach swimming this is definetly a bay of islands must do. Thank you to all the crew

Reviewed by: vernon l, January 2014

Best thing we did in New Zealand...good weather helped!

Reviewed by: Kristine F, January 2014

We went on this tour as a family of five (parents plus three young adult sons). All of us thoroughly enjoyed the day, and even learned some things along the way. The crew was very warm, welcoming, and knowledgeable. We could not have asked for a better way to explore the Bay.

Reviewed by: alan g, January 2014

This tour is possibly the best experience one could have in N Z. We can recommend it for all ages.

Reviewed by: Marie A, June 2013

On March 29, 2013 our cruise ship arrived at the Paihia Wharf. After taking the ferry to Russell Wharf, we boarded the R. Tucker Thompson for a wonderful day. The morning started out cool so the scones with strawberry jam along with tea or coffee was a welcome treat. Those who wanted to be involved raised and lowered the sails and took the helm to steer the ship. After taking a dinghy to one of the islands, we returned to the aroma of BBQ. One of the hands on board had made BBQ chicken, potato salad, and a green salad, which was served with some delicious bread. Liquid refreshment was available for purchase. There was opportunity to climb the mast (tethered of course) and swim if we desired. I booked my trip through Viator and not only enjoyed my cruise, but realized it benefited a not -for-profit trust that takes young people on a weeks sailing voyage, which helps them develop confidence, leadership and teamwork. A great time and the opportunity to help others. What more could you ask....and reasonable too?

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Tour code: 3203_1B