Tallship R Tucker Thompson

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This review was selected by Jane Hindle of Tallship R Tucker Thompson on Sat 10 Mar, 2018.

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Judith Johnston

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

The adventure on the R Tucker was the best day of our holidays. The crew were fun and friendly.....everything about the day was great.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Tallship R Tucker Thompson responds:

Thank you for your feedback, we're glad it was a highlight of your holidays!

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Judith Johnston

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

The adventure on the R Tucker was the best day of our holidays. The crew were fun and friendly.....everything about the day was great.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Tallship R Tucker Thompson responds:

Thank you for your feedback, we're glad it was a highlight of your holidays!

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Rodney Turner

Ranking: 10/10

Great friendly crew, passionate about what they do for the kids. I will never forget my time at the helm.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

Tallship R Tucker Thompson responds:

Thank you so much for your kind words. We're delighted you enjoyed your sailing with us.

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Livia and Dave

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Nice day sailing! It was cool to help sail the boat!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

Tallship R Tucker Thompson responds:

Glad you enjoyed the experience!

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Miroslav Bazala

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

I did the morning/afternoon trip and it was fantastic. I booked on a last moment to ensure the weather would be great and it was one of the highlights of my holiday in NZ. Something I will never forget, something that stands out and above. Even the way how other explorer boats treat Tallship R Tucker Thompson makes you feel you are being part of something special, perhaps even legendary.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Tallship R Tucker Thompson responds:

Kia ora and thank you for your review. We aim to create memories so it is wonderful to thing you will take these home with you. We've had plenty of people who have returned 20+ years after sailing with us the first time, so hopefully you will do the same :)

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Sivram SD

India

Ranking: 10/10

The team at R Tucker Thompson was very courteous from Day 1. The entire process from smooth from the time of booking.! Loved the experience. Very different from a traditional cruise.
The stop-over at the island was picturesque.!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2015

Tallship R Tucker Thompson responds:

Thank you very much for giving us your feedback - so pleased that you loved your experience with us, kia ora!

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Liz Ferguson

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

I had an absolutely fantastic time on the Tallship. The crew were professional and friendly, willing to teach for those who wanted to learn and willing to let those who wanted to relax do just that. I think everyone had a chance to do what they wanted to do and have their desired experience. I chose to climb the rigging, help hoist the sails, and use the rope swing to splash in the water, all of which were incredibly fun. The lunch was incredible and I had a thoroughly enjoyable day. Thanks to everyone on the crew!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2015

Tallship R Tucker Thompson responds:

Delighted you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for your review, kia ora!

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Jamie McArthur

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Great day spent cruising around near Russell. Captain and crew were fantastic, very friendly. Laid back atmosphere was great and food was excellent.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2015

Tallship R Tucker Thompson responds:

Glad you enjoyed your day with us!

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Nina Helmling

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent way to discover the Bay of Islands - enjoy a day of real old style sailing on the Tucker, great crew and swimming.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Yasmin Anweiler

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

We had booked the day trip around the Bay of Islands. Well organized, beautiful ship, friendly crew, tasty food (both the scones and the lunch), wonderful trip, a stop at Roberton Island, good weather - all around a perfect day!
Amazing dialect of Dave, the skipper. We had a lot of fun!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Matt Coubrough

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely afternoon sail from Russell. Passenger ferry tickets from Paihia and back were included. Booking staff were helpful regarding weather and happy for us to postpone by a day when a summer squall hit on the day we'd originally planned to sail.

Our theatrical and piratical captain was entertaining and the crew were helpful.

I was able to participate in all parts of handling the ship whilst my partner preferred to simply sit back, relax and enjoy the cruise.

Yummy snacks were provided and drink was available to purchase on board. Just wish it could have lasted longer - will have to consider the full day sail next time.

It's also great to be doing an activity where you know the proceeds go towards giving kids an opportunity to experience the challenges and joy of sailing a tall ship.

Capped off with a sea shanty from the captain at the end!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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June & Bill Chester

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Wonderful day sailing around the Bay of Islands, Bill steered the ship for a while, the crew were fantastic, and the food was yummy. Had so much of a good time that we are booking again next week!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Tallship R Tucker Thompson responds:

Good for you! Hope you enjoyed your second sailing as much :-)

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Nadine and Jan

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

2 hour afternoon sailing cruise at Bay of Islands. Excellent trained people, very experienced - it was amazing!!!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Tallship R Tucker Thompson responds:

Thank you for your feedback. Glad you had a good time!

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Jaqi_Gary

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

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A days adventure on the High Seas is something everyone HAS to do. From climbing the rigging (up to Lower Tops) to clambering to the end of the Bowsprit. An amble on an Island, a BBQ onbard with swing into the sea to cool off ... many many memories.
To Be Repeated ... If you are in the Bay of Islands DO not miss this amazing experience

TY to the Superior Staff-Crew

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Tallship R Tucker Thompson responds:

Glad you had a great time, will pass your message on to the crew! Hope to see you again sometime :-)

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Peter Hart

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Superb, involving, relaxed, great experience.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

Tallship R Tucker Thompson responds:

Thank you for sailing with us Peter :-)

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Sebastian Hol

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

A great trip with very friendly people. MUST DO experience! Money goes to projects working with children who are taken for sailing trips in the off season to learn social skills and team work.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

Tallship R Tucker Thompson responds:

Kia ora Sebastian, thanks for your review and so glad you had a great time. We've had a busy winter with youth voyages (check our website for blogs) and appreciate your support!

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Webb & Muckelt

England

Ranking: 8/10

Good day sailing on Tallk Ship including good lunch. Supports sailing activities for local youngsters; you help to sail the boat and can climb rigging etc. Bay of Islands: out of Russell or Paihia.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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kiwifrenchy

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

What a day ! Definitely in the top 3 activities you can do in NZ ! The crew is just fantastic, really fun and friendly and you go to an isolated part of the Bay Of Islands (where you're not surrounded by big charter companies) towards a magnificent beach !
The boat itself is a beauty and sailing is just so relaxing, you can even grab a harness and climb the mast to get a 360 degrees view ! There's also a high probability that you'll see dolphins ! Just an awesome day and adventure !

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

Tallship R Tucker Thompson responds:

Kia ora and thanks for your lovely review. Hope to see you back sometime....

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Uwe Henze

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Sail on an old two-mast ship. If you want, you can assist the crew, eg climbing up the mast and getting the sails. Good BBQ on board for lunch. Take the opportunity and go swimming in lovely bays.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Walter Peters

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent cruise and service.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Natascha Rachel

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very beautiful area, sailing is a good way to explore the bay. The old style schooner is stunning. Staff very friendly. They do a BBQ on board and you visit a small island where you can swim or snorkel.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in April 2011

Tallship R Tucker Thompson responds:

Thank you for your review, Natascha. We are glad you enjoyed your sailing with us! Fair winds from the R.Tucker Thompson crew.

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Sallypea

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

If you do only one thing in North Island, book a trip with R Tucker Thompson, not only is it a great day out, it is for a good cause. The Bay of Islands is beautiful and seeing the area from this stunning tall ship is the best way to do it. Lovely friendly crew, yummy lunch, dolphins, and hands on sailing if you want to. Would love to do again and would recommend to everyone! I have been travelling in NZ for 5 weeks (North and South) and I would rank this as my best experience overall.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Tallship R Tucker Thompson responds:

Thanks so much for your great feedback Sally, it is much appreciated. And thanks for recommending it to everyone on your travels ;-) Hope your 5 week stay in New Zealand has created lifetime memories for you!

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hayesad

Costa Rica

Ranking: 10/10

Great day viewing the Bay of Islands from a whole new perspective. Great trip and staff. Getting the tourists involved with the sailing was a plus.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Tallship R Tucker Thompson responds:

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback - glad you had a good time!

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Simon Vallis

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Very well organised and staff could not have been more helpful and informative.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Tallship R Tucker Thompson responds:

Thanks Simon, glad you had a good time and hope to see you again :-)

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TexasStarrs

United States

Ranking: 10/10

This was the most awesome day trip. We were on a cruise from the US to Australia via New Zealand and booked this as a shore excursion. The crew was excellent, the lunch was very good. We had so much fun and plan to book this trip again on our next visit to Bay of Islands.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in November 2008

Tallship R Tucker Thompson responds:

We look forward to seeing you back again in the Bay!

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Colin Morbey

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent day out. Run by a charity to assist young NZ. Good crew, passengers encouraged to become involved in sailing.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Sandy Doodson

England

Ranking: 10/10

A wonderful day out, very friendly crew, made us all feel part of the boat. Run as a charity for youngsters (for your ref., we are heading towards our 70's).

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Helmet Paula

Austria

Ranking: 8/10

The crew was very engaged and very friendly, social project.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Amanda McCaig

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

This was a fantastic trip. The crew were wonderful - even providing a surprise birthday cake for my daughter! It was a simply glorious experience we will never forget. The Captain let my daughter take the helm for quite some time - which made it even better.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in March 2008

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elisabethk

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent tour, good lunch and cream tea, very competent and friendly crew. A wonderful experience!

Reviewed about 10 years ago

Tallship R Tucker Thompson responds:

Very glad you enjoyed your trip with us!

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StefanGermany1

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice trip on a great boat but no animal views.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

Tallship R Tucker Thompson responds:

Animal views? Could you please explain what you were looking for?

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SabineGermany

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

It is a very nice way to experience the Bay of Islands.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

Tallship R Tucker Thompson responds:

thank you for coming sailing with us!

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gerrys

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Late afternoon sail in the bay of islands. More than fantastic. Great crew, great concept + even better that your money goes to a good cause.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Jessica Jobmann

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great trip on sailboat, good food on board (barbeque) Wonderful experience, seeing the Bay of Islands from a different angle.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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KathM

England

Ranking: 8/10

Good day, nice ship & crew. Got to steer ship. Nice lunch on board.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Jasmin

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great trip around the Bay of Island (Russell) with a traditional pirate sialing ship. Breakfast, lagoon stop & lunch included.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Simon

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Captain seemed unsure - rest of the crew were just great - love the boat.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

Tallship R Tucker Thompson responds:

Simon, was it Sam (Male) or Chris (Female) who was skipper?

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Karen Mc

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

just had the most amazing day out on the R Tucker Thompson. Our kids loved it, they were kept busy and happy the whole day. If you are looking for an activity that kids, and parents, would enjoy, then this is the one. A must do for the Bay of Islands. Not cheap, but worth it 100%, and money raised supports the opportunity for other less privileged kids to do it.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

Tallship R Tucker Thompson responds:

Thanks Karen, glad you enjoyed yourself. We have a number initiatives for kids that we try and make affordable, so check out our school field trips on the website for your kids' school. $25 for 4 activities, including a sail! Rgs Jane

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felix

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice sailing ship.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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steve beart

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

this is the way to get a day to always remember. we spent the day aboard and did the lot, upi the rigging , steering , sleeping , eating diving of swinging off ropes swimming to the island....okay i was knackered when i got there but i survived.... and just sailing ... it was really fantastic and we would head straight there again . please do it it is awesome.
steve

Reviewed about 11 years ago

Tallship R Tucker Thompson responds:

We love people like you - the crew get to have a day off ;-)

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Rudi

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Loved it

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in March 2007