Catch the breeze and set sail for the day from Russell on board the unique tall ship "R. Tucker Thompson", built in the tradition of 200 year old schooners. She has sailed the world but these days you get the opportunity to join her and her crew to explore the stunning Bay of Islands. A day out on board is fun for all the family young and old! There's plenty of opportunity to help set the sails, ride on the bowsprit even climb the rigging. For the less adventurous, then relax while our crew do the work. You will also enjoy the Devonshire tea freshly baked and brewed in the galley each morning At lunchtime the vessel anchors in a secluded bay. Step ashore, take a swim or try swinging from the yardarm. With all this sea air and activity you'll have a hearty appetite - taken care of by a tasty barbecue lunch cooked on board. The ship is spacious and comfortable and the friendly crew makes it a personal experience. It’s often voted as the best day of any holiday. Operated as a not-for profit charitable trust, profits from tourism activities are used to support youth development and leadership programmes over the New Zealand winter.