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Phantom Sailing

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Address: Public Wharf, Russell, New Zealand
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A day out on Phantom gives you a chance to get away from the crowds. This...

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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Robin and Rick - Great Hosts at the Bay of Islands

We were on a cruise ship and booked a day of sailing with Robin and Rick on our day in the port of the Bay of Islands. They were lovely hosts and experienced sailors. We had a... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2016
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Los Angeles, California
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2016

We were on a cruise ship and booked a day of sailing with Robin and Rick on our day in the port of the Bay of Islands. They were lovely hosts and experienced sailors. We had a magical day with beautiful scenery, perfect weather, a show put on by the local dolphins, and a great homemade lunch made by Robin.

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

Thanks Carol for coming aboard and taking the time to write this review. It was a lovely day and a great sail; thanks for choosing Phantom. More 

Marlow
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Two great days out with Rick and Robin on their Yacht Phantom. Boat sails beautifully. the destinations were fantastic with great swimming. The hosts were knowledgeable friendly and extremely competent sailors. Can't wait to come to NZ again for another wonderful days sailing.

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

Great to have you aboard and thanks so much for writing this review. More 

Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 29 February 2016

Robin and Rick were fantastic hosts on the Phantom Yacht; their knowledge of the Bay of Island was excellent. The sailing was wonderful and the location where we stopped for lunch and a cool swim was spectacular.

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming on board and what a lovely review to read. More 

Pasadena, Texas
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

I had the most wonderful day sailing with Rick and Robin. Their expertise in sailing was quite evident. We had a full six hours of sailing with docking at Captain Cook's Island. Some swam and others hiked the hill to the top. Robin cooked us a delicious lunch. I felt like a personal guest instead of a customer. Rick and... More 

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review. We really do love what we do and alway seem to have a great day at the "office". Thanks for choosing Phantom. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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57 reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2016

We chose to sail on "The Phantom" as not only did we get a day of sailing but there was only a maximum of 10 guests. Rick and Robin were welcoming, competent and informative. Robin prepared and served a vegetarian frittata for lunch and to my surprise my husband not only took a piece but ate it all with enjoyment.

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

I know! How 'bout eating that frittata! Thanks so much for coming aboard and so glad you had a great day! More 

Hillsdale, New Jersey
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Reviewed 27 February 2016

We were fortunate to meet and spend the day with Robin and Rick. Two of the nicest people we have ever met. Warm, friendly, anxious to please. I can see we would be friends if we lived in the area. Just an aside - Robin and Rick knew we were on our way to Fiji and emailed us to make... More 

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

Thanks for writing this review! It was great to spend the day with you and make new friends! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Fabulous day, fabulous company. Amazing lunch, taken to magnificent lagoon. Thank you robin and Rick for a sensational day.

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

Wasn't that a great day!! Thanks for choosing Phantom! More 

Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Wow. What a day. Chugged out of the bay, then under way and sailing. Pulled up in a lovely sheltered bay for a swim, explore and lunch. Great sail back. Fantastic. Small group of people. Just lovely. Pity we cant go again tomorrow. Now back to work unfortunately.

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

Hey, loved meeting you guys and spending the day on the boat with a group of fantastic folks. Thanks for coming aboard! More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 22 February 2016

We picked this sailing experience as the owners only take 10 passengers and it was recommended by the place we were staying at in Russell. We left the wharf at 10.00 am along with people from the USA, Canada and then us from Australia. We did sailing around the islands and then at 12.20 pm we were dropped off at... More 

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

Thanks for coming on board and also for taking the time to write a review. More 

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Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

We were welcomed on board by our hosts Rick and Robin and immediately felt like we were going for a days sailing with friends and that vibe continued for the rest of the day. Everything was so relaxed. The lunch made by Robin, was great. If you want an unique, interesting and fun kiwi experience then a trip on the... More 

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

Always love to read a review that shows how comfortable and relaxed a day out on Phantom can be. We do love our jobs and appreciate you coming on board! More 

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