R Tucker Thompson

R Tucker Thompson

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.

On the Full Day Sail, be as active as you like – take the helm, help set the sails, ride the bowsprit and climb the rigging – or simply relax while the crew command this impressive ship as she sails across the Bay. During your sail, the crew will share some of the rich history of the area with you. Step ashore and explore a secluded island or take a swim while your barbeque lunch is prepared.

During the Late Afternoon Sail, take in the views as the ship sails across the sheltered waters of the inner harbour. 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
  • Island stopover (Full Day Sail)
  • Full Day Sail includes barbeque lunch
  • Late Afternoon Sail includes antipasto platter

Available late October to the end of April


29 Bayview Road, Paihia