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Tall Ship Sailing Adventure With Lunch

Northland, Bay of Islands - Show on map
R Tucker Thompson

Tall Ship Sailing Adventure With Lunch


  • Get involved and help set the sails or take the helm
  • Island stopover for a swim and walk ashore
  • Delicious BBQ chicken and salads for lunch

Ever wanted to sail onboard a tall ship? Become part of the crew for a day and help set sails, climb the rigging, ride the bowsprit or simply relax and let our friendly crew look after you! Enjoy the stunning scenery around the beautiful Bay of Islands on board a tall ship.

What's Included?

  • Return ferry transfer to Russell (from Paihia)
  • Morning cream tea of scones, cream and jam
  • Lunch of BBQ chicken, salads and bread (vegetarian option available)
  • Island stopover and chance to go ashore or swim
  • Available between 1st November - 19th April (excluding Christmas Day)

Operated by a Charitable Trust with profits going towards youth sailing programmes. This tall ship has a unique history and our aim is to ensure that those who come sailing with us, whether on a day sail or across an ocean, become friends for life. There are plenty of opportunities to climb the rigging, head out on the bowsprit and ride the waves or take the helm and steer the ship. Our friendly crew have harnesses and will show you the ropes – literally!

Session Length

  • This experience is seasonal, available from November - April only (excluding Christmas Day)
  • Depart from Russell at 10am (Paihia from 9.30am) and return to Russell at 3.30 (Paihia at 4.30pm)
  • The trip is approximately 5.5 hours in duration
  • To avoid disappointment, please book in advance as this experience is extremely popular in December and January


  • Adult: 15 years old and over
  • Child: 5 to 14 years old


  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

The ship can take a maximum of 47 people but usually sails with an average of 25 to 35 people.


This experience is occasionally affected by the weather. Should your experience be cancelled you will be rescheduled by the provider.

Dress Code

Casual and comfortable clothing is recommended. Passengers are encouraged to bring their own water bottles they can refill aboard.

Other Info

Please advise the crew if you have any specific medical conditions that might affect your ability to go sailing. A BBQ lunch is provided - please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking. There is a cash bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase.

This experience takes place at Bay of Islands, Northland. Departures from Paihia and Russell.

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