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Phantom Sailing

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Public Wharf, Russell, New Zealand
+64 800 224 421
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Superb sailing day

We were on the first trip of the season and have had a fantastic day. Rick & Robin made us welcome... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
From Ship to Tender to Shuttle to Ferry to Phantom ... and Back

We anchored at Bay of Islands, our first port of call aboard Radiance of the Seas, just after 9:00... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Stacy B
Cedar Park, Texas
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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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“delicious lunch” (20 reviews)
Public Wharf, Russell, New Zealand
+64 800 224 421

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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

1  Thank Stacy B
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 31 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
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Welcome to a wonderful day out with real sailors,sailing a real boat. Rick and Robin lived on the boat for 18 yrs,so know it intimately,move around her with ease, and make everyone on board feel totally relaxed and safe. Watched with interest as a couple...More

Thank Nigel B
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Thanks Nigel for your review. Great to meet you guys and share some stories. Thanks for coming aboard!

Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Rick and Robin are wonderful hosts that treat you like old friends catching up for the day. We sailed for a few hours (and caught lunch!), touring the islands, anchored at Robertson Island for a hike and swim, then back on board for one of...More

Thank jeninpink70
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

How lovely to read this review. Very nice to have had you onboard - it does feel like friends so very glad you felt that way. That was another special day in the Bay.

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

What an amazing day out on the water! We loved every minute, from sailing out on the lively waves to mooring in a peaceful bay for beautiful views, swimming in a lagoon, and an excellent lunch on deck. Rick and Robin are wonderful hosts and...More

Thank Silvia C
Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

It was an amazing day on the bay and thank you so much for coming aboard and writing such a lovely review. Cheers!

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Questions & Answers
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
29 November 2015|
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.
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