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Address: Public Wharf, Russell, New Zealand
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+64 800 224 421
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A day out on Phantom gives you a chance to get away from the crowds. This...

A day out on Phantom gives you a chance to get away from the crowds. This is adventure, relaxation and scenic beauty all in one with the personal atmosphere created by your hosts, Rick and Robin. Enjoy a great home cooked lunch amongst the beauty of the islands on this great owner- operator boat.

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Best Sailing Ship in the Bay

Had the most amazing day with my partner and my family on this fantastic sailing ship the Phantom. Robin and Rick are the most perfect hosts, and also very accomplished sailors... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 February 2016
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lancashire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Had the most amazing day with my partner and my family on this fantastic sailing ship the Phantom. Robin and Rick are the most perfect hosts, and also very accomplished sailors. We sailed along with pods of dolphins joining us on our way out of Russell, anchored off Robertson Island for a swim and lunch. Robin and Ricks knowledge of... More 

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

Thanks for writing this. We always say it's a great way to spend the day with the family and having lived on the boat, as a family, we get what you mean. Thanks for choosing Phantom! More 

Nassau, New Providence Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

We drove up to Russell on spec, hoping it might be possible to stay there. Collette at the information office was really helpful and took time advising us on where to stay and what to do. (She also has a lovely West Highland dog - Rascal.) We were originally thinking of a trip to the Hole in the Rock, but... More 

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

Thanks for that!!! You covered it all, including our favourite dog! More 

Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

Rick and Robin's day cruising in the Bay of Islands was just as described in their website and as shown in their video. They were skilful sailors, and enthusiastic hosts. Lunch was delicious. The short trip ashore on Motuarohia while they prepared lunch on board allowed some wonderful views from the lookout. Some swam ashore, others Rick ferried in by... More 

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

Thanks Peter for this review and for choosing Phantom. that was a great day on the water and it sounds like you enjoyed it as much as we did! More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

As soon as we stepped onto the Phantom it was like we had known Rick and Robyn for years, their friendly manor and rapport with guests is a dream and from the get go we knew we were going to have a great day. With high expectations we set off and this trip did not disappoint on any level. Lovely... More 

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

Great to read your review Polly. Was great to meet you and share the day. thanks so much for coming aboard! More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

We spent the day on the Phantom and had the most amazing day. I highly recommend this trip. We had a perfect day. Light wind and sunshine with a few clouds in the morning and then the wind got up in the afternoon and we were flying along The boat is plenty big enough for the amount of people they... More 

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

Thanks Steven. That was great to read - as always, when our guests are happy and relaxed on board. Thanks so much for choosing Phantom! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

We were desperate to get out on the water in the Bay of Islands and what a breath of fresh air it was aboard the Phantom with Robin and Rick. The welcome was friendly, the atmosphere relaxed - it felt like being with old friends on their boat for a day of sailing, delicious home-made lunch and swimming in the... More 

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

Thanks Matt and Gabe for coming aboard. It was a pleasure to meet you, and wasn't that a fun day?! Thanks for writing this review of your day on board and happy to have provided a great experience. Best of luck to you both. More 

Tewantin, Australia
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51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

What a day sail. Robin and Rick gave us such a great day on Bay of Islands Cloudy morning , Absolute sunny by noon. Wonderful sail to a lovely bay for swimming and going ashore, followed by an excellent lunch. Great Hospitality and would recommend this as the No 1 day sail in Russell. Nice company on board made a... More 

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

You're very kind to write such wonderful words. glad to have had you aboard and provided a good memory of the Bay of Islands. Thanks for choosing Phantom! More 

Canada
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Sailed all day with Robin and Rick.. They are so relaxed laid back, offer great conversation and delightful lunch. A beautiful way to explore the bay of islands area. Price was right as well and they only do small groups, max 10 people which is wonderful!,

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

Your review really reflects what we try to do and why we love our jobs. Thanks for coming aboard! More 

Canberra
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Had a great day sailing in bay of islands. Wonderful hosts who love sailing but also make u feel u are sailing with friends....the only way to see this beautiful bay! The only downside- ended too soon!

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

Thanks for writing this review. One of the best things is that WE get to do it again!. Thanks for choosing Phantom. More 

Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Rick & Robin have sailed the world and yet give their kindness and generous hospitality on board their 52 foot sailing boat without tiring and always being interested in each of their guests. The day was great with a wonderful mix of sailing within the beautiful Bay of Islands on a fast and responsive sailing boat and outstanding yet unassuming... More 

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

Hi Philip, We couldn't have had a lovelier day with you ! and thank you so much for your kind words. What a fantastic day it was - all the elements - the people, the weather, the sailing - perfect. Thanks for coming aboard. More 

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