Trip Planner: South Pacific / New Zealand / North Island / Northland Region / Bay of Islands / Paihia / R. Tucker Thompson
Sail on a tall ship with R. Tucker Thompson. During your experience, you can help set sails, ride on the bowsprit, and even climb the rigging. If you'd rather just relax, sit back with some cream tea and a BBQ lunch and let the crew do all the hard work. This ship is operated by a charitable trust and member of the Northland sustainable tourism charter. Check the website for more info. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Paihia holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the R. Tucker Thompson and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Tours to R. Tucker Thompson
Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $109
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sundowner Sailing BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $46
Duration: 2 hours
R. Tucker Thompson Reviews
We visited in April and did the two hour round the bay adventure. It was lovely - enjoyed it so much I'm bringing my Aussie family back to Paihia for Xmas to show them everything it has to offer. more »
This was a relaxing 2 hour cruise with scenic views of the Bay. You could just sit and absorb the atmosphere, or choose to be more adventurous and help hoist sails, climb a mast or venture out on the ... more »
FANTASTIC ADVENTURE ! We had a 2 week holiday in NZ a few years back and my wife organized a cruise on this schooner for one of our adventures. A very enjoyable lunch including ice cold beers was provided on the ship at no extra cost. We also stopped along the way at a couple of islands to explore the coastline. It was fun to paddle to the shore in a little dinghy. The staff on board looked after everybody very well. It was a unique experience for us landlubbers and a real fun day !
Best day we had during our two months in New Zealand! We saw 17 dolphins too!
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