Air New Zealand Activities

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 better way to explore the peaceful waters of the Bay of Islands than by the "R. Tucker Thompson" tall ship. This replica of a 100 year old schooner looks just like a working ship of the 18th century and you can spend the day onboard exploring the bays and beaches of this beautiful Maritime Park.

Catch the breeze and set sail for the day from either Paihia or Russell on board the unique tall ship "R. Tucker Thompson", built in the tradition of 100 year old schooners by local Northlanders. She has sailed the world but today will explore the somewhat calmer seas of the Bay of Islands with you on board.

Help set the sails, take the helm or just lie back on deck and relax. Hear tales of the ship's exploits from the crew. Enjoy the Devonshire tea freshly baked and brewed in the galley each morning.

At lunchtime the vessel anchors in a secluded bay. Step ashore, take a swim or try swinging from the yardarm. With all this sea air and activity you'll have a hearty appetite - taken care of by a tasty barbecue lunch cooked on board. Return to either Paihia or Russell this afternoon.

If departing from Paihia you will need to take the regular ferry (departs every 20-minutes) to Russel wharf to meet the tall ship R. Tucker Thompson. Note return ferry pass is included.

Please note: The Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on R. Tucker Thompson does not operate in the winter season between May to October


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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Russell
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Paihia
Departure Time:
9:30am Paihia
10am Russell
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: 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.

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Tour code: 3203_1B