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Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Perfect for all ages and skill level
Free snacks included
This late afternoon sail is an excellent option for visitors wishing to enjoy a special experience before their evening meal. Step on board Northland’s iconic tall ship the R. Tucker Thompson for a relaxing sail in the inner Bay. Get involved and help us hoist the sails, then once we are underway, sit back and relax as we pass around a shared antipasto platter. Enjoy a drink from our cash bar and experience the beauty of a traditionally rigged vessel under sail. If you're adventurous, there's time for you to grab a harness and climb up the rigging. For the more romantically inclined, head out to the bowsprit and create your own memories. Operating on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, this short 2-hour experience departs Russell Wharf at 4pm, returning shortly before 6pm. Light finger food is included and a cash bar is available, so enjoy a glass of wine while the sun goes down - the perfect way to start your evening. Ferries to Russell are included in the ticket price so why not head over early and spend an afternoon discovering this historic village and dine in one of the many excellent restaurants after your sail.
Cruise the Inner Bay on board the "R. Tucker Thompson" tall ship
Shared Antipasto Platter
Wet weather gear (if required)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Paihia Maritime Building or Russell Wharf
If you are staying in Paihia, please come to the Maritime Building to pick up your free passenger ferry tickets by 3:15pm. You will need to be on the 3:30pm ferry at the latest to meet the ship. If you are staying in Russell, come down to the wharf by 3:50pm.
The ship leaves Russell at 4pm and returns just before 6pm.