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

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    What to Expect
    Make your way to the Russell wharf and board the tall ship R. Tucker Thompson, a working Northland schooner that has sailed the world. If departing from Paihia, you’ll take the 30-minute Fullers Bay Belle Ferry across to Russell (round-trip ferry ticket included if selected at booking). 

    Embark on a 5.5-hour sailing tour through the Bay of Islands, and enjoy the New Zealand tradition of morning tea with freshly baked scones and Devonshire tea brewed in the galley. You can take the helm, help set the sails or just catch the breeze on the spacious deck while you listen to tales from the crew about the tall ship's adventures at sea.

    Your skipper anchors the R. Tucker Thompson in a sheltered cove at lunchtime. Step ashore at one of the bay’s secluded islands or swing from the yardarm and splash into the water for a swim. With all this sea air and activity you'll have a hearty appetite, taken care of by a tasty barbecue lunch cooked on board. 

    Then climb the rigging to keep a lookout for fairy penguins, dolphins and seabirds on the return to Russell.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Russell Information Centre, End of the wharf Russell, Russell 0202, New Zealand
    Duration
    5h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Cruise on board the "R. Tucker Thompson" tall ship
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • BBQ lunch
    • Wet weather gear (if required)
    • New Zealand's Goods and Services Tax (GST)
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Please talk to us about any physical disabilities. We try hard to accommodate all travelers!
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 47 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    My wife and I took this day trip and it exceeded all expectations: Friendly crew and skipper; Excellent lunch. Fresh on deck and with very generous portions; Allowed to climb the rigging to the crow's nest - with good safety harness provided - but very exciting; Given a good
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    Response from RTuckerThompson, General Manager at Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch
    Responded 11 May 2019
    Kia ora We love your enthusiasm! Thank you for sharing all that positive goodness - our crew work hard to make your day special, it sounds like they succeeded!
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    This is a very special and unique experience. Conventional tourist boat trips are like riding on a bus in comparison. Sailing on the Tucker is like going back to a time when the world was a great adventure, interacting with the wind, connecting with the wildlife of the sea on
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    Response from RTuckerThompson, General Manager at Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch
    Responded 11 May 2019
    Kia ora Thank you for sharing your experiences, it sounds like you've had a grand old time on the Tucker - we're always happy to see repeat passengers and love that you're telling visitors about us! Once again, thank you.
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    Exceeded my expectations. Well worth doing, great value, great crew!!! Fun, Friendly and well informed. Would do this trip again in a heartbeat. Wonderful food.
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    We had a perfect day sailing on the R. Tucker Thompson! Special thanks to the fabulous Captain Wayne and his great crew for making sure we had the best of times! We loved the professional, yet laid-back atmosphere! Guests chose between relaxing the whole way or getting their
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    Response from RTuckerT, General Manager at Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch
    Responded 12 Mar. 2019
    Kia ora and this is such a lovely review which we will share with our crew. We really appreciate your kind words and it's wonderful that it was a highlight. Our goal is to create lifelong members for everyone that comes sailing with us so hopefully you will have happy memories for a long time. We are one month away from our youth voyages so thank you for supporting the cause by coming sailing with us.
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    Magnificent!!! The ship, crew, sea and landscape was one of the highlights of our 3 week journey. A must do!
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    Response from RTuckerT, General Manager at Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch
    Responded 12 Mar. 2019
    We are delighted that we were a highlight of your three week trip. Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. Kia ora!
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