Tall ship sailing adventure in the idyllic Bay of Islands. Gift experience to excite any child or teenager. The R.Tucker Thompson is spacious, with plenty of room on board to relax, read a book and soak up the sun (but don't forget your sunblock!). If you fancy something more energetic, then the crew will show you how to set the sails and you help sail the ship. If you really fancy adventure, then ride the bowsprit or climb the rigging, then swing off the rope for a lunch time swim. At lunchtime, we'll find a sheltered cove and you can head ashore, have a swim or stay on board and have a drink. When you get back, we'll serve you a delicious BBQ lunch, tender barbequed chicken on a delicious salad and french bread. We have a licensed bar so you can enjoy a drink with your lunch before setting off for an afternoon sail. (Not included in this gift). If you are musically inclined, feel free to strike a few chords on the ship's guitar…. we've even got a chess board if you fancy a game. Our friendly crew will make you feel at home and share tall tales with you about past voyages. Then kick back, and experience the awesome feeling as the wind fills the sails and we sail home. Operates from November through early April each year.