Chuffed’s office is open 9:00 to 4:00 New Zealand time, Monday to Friday, to help with your queries.  Call 07 571 1950

A day sailing on R Tucker Thompson is one of the few opportunities to go sailing on a working tall ship, in one of the most spectacularly beautiful parts of New Zealand, the Bay of Islands.

With the wind behind you, this is one of the most environmentally friendly ways to see the Bay; you can be sure your carbon footprint is minimal. Better still, with profits made from tourism going to support youth development, your day out is going to a good cause.

Your day sailing includes:

  • Freshly baked scones and cream tea from the galley
  • Chance to take the helm, hoist the sails or climb the rigging
  • Island stopover in sheltered bay (relax, swim, or explore ashore)
  • Delicious BBQ lunch served on board
  • Licensed cash bar on board with local wines and beers
  • Share stories with the friendly crew
  • Free ferry transfers to Russell on any ferry

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Part of Chuffed’s mission is to use gift giving to support New Zealand’s most unique experiences through the fallout of Covid-19. Not only is the R Tucker Thompson a world class visitor experience, it is also a not-for profit trust which runs youth development voyages which offers life changing experiences to young New Zealanders aged 13-18, so you can feel great in the knowledge that not only you are having an amazing day on the water, but choosing this experience allows a kiwi teenager to do the same!

Day Sail on Historic Ship

8 Hours

$299 NZD

Sailing on a classic tall ship, depart from Russell & spend the day enjoying the beautiful Bay of Island waters, with fresh lunch included.

Experience provided by

R Tucker Thompson

Important Information
  • Operates between the beginning of November and Easter holidays.
  • Sailing times: Departs Paihia 9:30am Via passenger Ferry, or Russell Wharf at 10am. Returns Russell Wharf 3:30 or Paihia Via Passenger Ferry at 4pm
  • All safety equipment provided
  • Dress for the weather conditions on the day

Get $10 off Chuffed

Sign up to Chuffed and get $10 off your first Chuffed Experience Gift Box.

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.