Experience the Bay of Islands the old-fashioned way with a cruise on the R. Tucker Thompson, a traditional gaff-rigged schooner with her own unique history.
Be as active as you like - take the helm, hoist the sails, climb the rigging or just relax with a cold drink while the crew command this impressive ship as she sails across the Bay.
Sail on the tall ship R. Tucker Thompson
Island stopover with opportunity to take a swim
Includes morning tea & barbeque lunch
Informative and entertaining commentary throughout
Free ferry transfers to Russell on any ferry
ABOUT THE R.TUCKER THOMPSON
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