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Phantom Sailing

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Public Wharf, Russell, New Zealand
+64 800 224 421
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Best Boat Trip in the Bay of Islands

We had a fantastic day out with Robin and Rick who were great hosts. Beautiful sailing around the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Harry R
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Awesome Day on a Boat!

Robyn and Rick took us on an awesome sailing trip! We had a great day and met nice people. Only... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dascha D
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A day out on Phantom gives you a chance to get away from the crowds. This is adventure, relaxation and scenic beauty all in one with the personal atmosphere created by your hosts, Rick and Robin. Enjoy a great home cooked lunch amongst the beauty of the islands on this great owner- operator boat.
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“wonderful hosts” (16 reviews)
“frittata” (12 reviews)
“delicious lunch” (20 reviews)
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Public Wharf, Russell, New Zealand
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+64 800 224 421

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic day out with Robin and Rick who were great hosts. Beautiful sailing around the Bay of Islands aboard Phantom. They make a real effort to get you to quieter spots which aren't inundated by the large tourist boats. Rick took us...More

Thank Harry R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Robyn and Rick took us on an awesome sailing trip! We had a great day and met nice people. Only eight passengers make the tour comfortable! A must do in Russel! Robyn is a great cook ;) Do not go with the mean catamarans who...More

Thank Dascha D
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Dasha for coming aboard and making the effort to drive up early to make the trip. We do like to make folks comfortable and glad we chose the best day for you. good luck to you both and thanks for choosing Phantom!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rick & Robin do it all to make your day a great experience - they are there waiting for you, welcome you on board, are ready for a chat any time during the sail, are full of information on the area, and of course sail...More

Thank Carol0798
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great meeting you guys and a big thanks for choosing Phantom and writing your review!

Reviewed 7 October 2017

We were on the first trip of the season and have had a fantastic day. Rick & Robin made us welcome from the start on their beautiful boat. The sailing was superb, other guests were lovely company, the stop at cable bay was brilliant and...More

Thank KatieDerby
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for being there on our first day of the season - it was definitely a good one! and what a lovely review - so nice to start all over again every year!

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We anchored at Bay of Islands, our first port of call aboard Radiance of the Seas, just after 9:00 this morning. We rode in an early tender boat for suite guests to Waitangi Wharf where we boarded a shuttle bus to Paihia Wharf. We arrived...More

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Really, all I can say if WOW! and thanks for such a review and choosing PHANTOM!

Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

As with all these reviews I can only reiterate... Rick and Robyn make the most brilliant captain and hostess. Exceptional day out from beginning to end and the best part of our Bay of Islands holiday. Capped the afternoon off with Kapiti ice creams and...More

Thank Lou C
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review. Our love of the bay of Islands is something we love to share and love to hear that you enjoyed all of our recommendations. Thanks for choosing Phantom!

Reviewed 13 April 2017

I have spend a day on the Phantom for several times and I was never disappointed. I'm living in New Zealand and go there with all my visitors from different countries. Rick is an experienced skipper and Robin a perfect host serving an excellent homemade...More

Thank MichaNZ
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So great when people return to sail with us - that says so much about what we are all about. Thanks for coming back and writing you very kind words!

Reviewed 6 April 2017

We had a perfect last day in NZ on the sailing boat with a small, quiet and relaxed group. It was like spending the afternoon with some good friends relaxing, swimming and eating some delicious lunch with interesting talks. Thanks, Robin and Rick! Greetings from...More

Thank sabinerottmann
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lovely to read such kind words. Thanks so much for coming aboard!

Reviewed 1 April 2017

Rick & Robin were a joy to spend the day with. They have a ton of experience and we felt like we were in great hands sailing around the Bay of Islands. The experience is super intimate, and it was great getting to know other...More

Thank christinagoryeb
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for coming aboard. Great relaxing day with conversation and getting to know new people. thanks for taking the time to write a review!

Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

There are many ways to see the Bay of Islands but to us enjoying a day sailing with just a small group was the perfect way to truly appreciate the area. As many reviews have said Rick and Robin are great hosts. Helpful, knowledgeable, friendly...More

Thank Tuckers73
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We really appreciate your comments and that you chose Phantom - thanks for coming aboard!

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Diane P
5 May 2016|
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Response from Robin B | Property representative |
Hi Diane, Thanks for getting in touch. We resume operating on the first of October. Regards, Robin and Rick
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105PALMETTO
28 November 2015|
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Response from malia15 | Reviewed this property |
The cruise ship should shuttle you in to Russell's wharf and the Phantom leaves from there, so it should be easy! You do need reservations on the Phantom as they only take a maximum of 10 people.
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mkf122014
11 June 2015|
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Response from Robin B | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. The trip aboard Phantom starts at 10am from Russell and returns at 4pm. We serve lunch on board, the cost is $110per person and payment is made in cash. We take a maximum of 10 passengers - the... More
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