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Northland, New Zealand
Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sundowner Sailing

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icon1 hour 50 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

This 2-hour experience aboard a tall ship in the Bay of Islands offers a gentle sail in the afternoon. Step aboard the elegant 'R. Tucker Thompson' and enjoy an antipasto platter accompanied by drinks available for purchase at the bar. Round-trip ferry transfer to Russell is included.
  • 2-hour tall ship sailing cruise on Bay of Islands
  • Round-trip ferry ticket to Russell included
  • Shared antipasto platter
  • Drinks available at the cash bar
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Cruise the Inner Bay on board the "R. Tucker Thompson" tall ship
Shared Antipasto Platter
Wet weather gear (if required)
Local taxes
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Bay Of Islands , Bay Of Islands, Northland, New Zealand

At the Russell Wharf

4:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
Make your way to the Russell wharf to meet your sailing vessel 10 minutes before departure time. If you are staying in Paihia, pick up your round-trip ferry ticket at the Maritime Building in the late afternoon. 

Then step aboard the R. Tucker Thompson, an iconic tall ship of the Northland. You'll set sail for the inner Bay of Islands while you help an expert hoist the sails. Once underway you're served a shared antipasto platter. Purchase a drink from the cash bar and marvel at the beauty of a traditionally rigged vessel under sail. 

If you're feeling adventurous, there's time to slip into a harness and climb up the rigging. For the more romantically inclined, head out to the bowsprit and create your own memories. Perhaps sip a glass of wine while watching the sunset. 

When your 2-hour cruise concludes, you're free to dine in one of the many restaurants in the historical village of Russell and return by ferry to Paihia at your leisure.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Paihia Harbour
Paihia is a bustling tourist town in the Summer - lots of restaurants, eateries, shops and beaches. Spend as long as you want there.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
R. Tucker Thompson
Location where folks book with the Tucker and other attractions, there's a nice souvenir shop and restaurant as well.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Russell
This it the town the ship leaves from - plenty of history, shops and cafes to interest many of our passengers.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 47 travelers
  • OPERATED BY R. Tucker Thompson
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sundowner Sailing?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sundowner Sailing?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sundowner Sailing.

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Magic
Darryl_W
, Mar 2022
It was an amazing trip on the Harbour. Being able to help with the sails and climb the rigging was a great experience. To Wayne and the crew thanks for everything, especially bringing us back to Paihia when the ferry was canceled. Magic.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Magic it is! Thank you for the review, we love going above and beyond for our guests.
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Entertaining
Craig
, Feb 2020
We enjoyed the whole trip it was something new for us both climbing the rigging and steering from the helm also the crew on board made the whole trip a great and friendly experience would recommend it for anyone staying in the area next time will do whole day trip
star-5
great experience!
Isabelle F
, Nov 2019
The crew was lovely and we still sailed even if there were only 3 of us! I never leave reviews but this time I am because it was a highlight of my trip to NZ. Merci!!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Kia ora and we really appreciate you taking the time to make the review. We're thrilled it was the highlight of your NZ visit. We will sail with only 3 because we believe having chosen to sail with us, you deserve to come sailing... à bientôt
star-5
Fantastic sailing with the captain
Jill_L
, Nov 2019
We had a wonderful time on the Tall Ship sailing. The captain was so nice and let my husband steer the boat and help with other sailing opportunities. He was extremely friendly and his crew was awesome. We would recommend this tour to anyone. This was the best tour we did while we were iin New Zealand visiting from the states.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Kia ora and thank you very much for your kind review. We're delighted that it was your best experience, it's our hope that we provide special memories for our guests so thank you for sharing.
star-3
booked to sail to hole in the rock...
Darryl_C
, Mar 2018
booked to sail to hole in the rock , but Captain said wind was not from right direction , a bit disappointed , only sailed across harbour and back , a bit tame and boring , crew were friendly and cheerful , trip was over too soon . Darryl and Xian
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Really great afternoon, lovely crew and...
Sally A
, Jan 2017
Really great afternoon, lovely crew and a change to help them a little too.

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