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R Tucker Thompson Day Sail

Full Day

Price from £76 per person

Experience the Bay of Islands as they did in Captain Cook's time by sailing on board this special historic ship with a unique history that was built in Northland by Northlanders. Become part of the crew for a day and help set the sails, climb the rigging or ride the bowsprit. Or simply relax and let the friendly crew look after you. At lunch go for a swim, or head ashore and explore one of the many beautiful islands in the bay.

The R Tucker Thompson is a 19th century Tall Ship. She is a 28 metre (85 foot), gaff rigged, square tops'l schooner. Gaff rigged means that her mainsail has four sides; square tops'l refers to the two square topsails.

The trip includes a morning cream tea and delicious BBQ lunch. Cruise concludes at approximately 3.30pm, at Russell Wharf.


Months: Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar
Days: Daily
Duration: 1 Day

Ex Paihia:
Ends: 16:00

Ex Russell:
Ends: 15:30
Does not operate on Christmas Day (25 December)