The R. Tucker Thompson is an iconic tall ship based in the Bay of Islands. Operated as a social enterprise, they run tourism sailings over summer, with profits used to fund youth development voyages over winter.
On this trip we got to see the Bay of Island in the most environmentally friendly way possible. We had the chance to take the helm, climb the rigging (scary), take a swim, and just relax.
And to know that our money was going to youth trips teaching the next generation this beautiful skill of sailing!