R. Tucker Thompson Sundowner Sail

A perfect way to end the day!

R. Tucker Thompson Sundowner Sail

Adult ($ nz)


Child ($ nz)



1 hr 45 min


This short Sundowner sail on board the tall ship R.Tucker Thompson is perfect if you don't have time for a full day in the Bay but still want a unique tall ship experience.

Tour description

Departing from Russell Wharf at 4.00pm, the trip is a relaxing sail through the Inner Bay around the area of Paihia, Waitangi and the Black Rocks. Enjoy an antipasto platter with a glass of wine* as the sun starts to set.

*Bar charges not included

Sail on the tall ship R. Tucker Thompson
Shared antipasto platter
Licensed cash bar on board with local wines and beers
Free ferry transfers to Russell on any ferry


Built from 1970-1985, the R. Tucker Thompson’s design is based on the halibut schooners of the North West American coast. With a lofty rig of varnished oregon spars, Kwila decks and bulwarks and brasswork features, she looks the part of a 19th century working ship: purposeful and square-shouldered, but fast enough to out-run the law!

The R. Tucker Thompson is operated by a not-for-profit trust which is a registered charity. All income derived from tourism sailing activities is used for her maintenance, as well as providing a contribution to help Northland youth access sail training voyages.

You can learn more about the R. Tucker Thompson at tucker.co.nz


Useful Info


    End of Russell Wharf. Ferry travel from Paihia to Russell is included in your fare.


    Please note the R. Tucker Thompson does not operate between April and October.


    Adult $67.50 | Child (5-14 years) $33.75 | Infant (under 5) FOC

  • EAT:

    Includes an antipasto platter with drinks available for purchase.


SUNDOWNER Sail (WeD, fri) Departs Returns
Russell 4:00 pm 5:45 pm

Available from November 2021

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