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“delicious lunch”(23 reviews)
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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...more
Public Wharf, Russell, New Zealand
+64 800 224 421
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All reviews wonderful hosts delicious lunch frittata other guests home made new zealand beautiful bay of islands sailing experience bread great conversation wonderful sailing personal experience small group plenty of space deserted beach lunch stop recommend this trip
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Rick and Robin are the BEST hosts! So personable and full of great stories. You’re truly missing out if you do not book a sailing trip with them aboard the Phantom boat! The lunch is definitely one of the highlights, Robin made us homemade cookies...More

Thank Ashton T
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a wonderful day we had on the Phantom with a passionate couple Rick and Robin. They had a knowledge about the area and great sailing skills.The boat was also their home for many years. We were only 5 passengers on the boat. A...More

Thank Michal B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a perfect day with Rick and Robin, who are wonderful people with incredible stories to tell. We got really lucky, because we were the only guests this day (which was no reason to cancel the trip, shorten it up or whatever). The boat...More

Thank Stefan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most amazing day out on Phantom with Rick and Robin. They are both incredible hosts, who make it a truly personalised experience. When other cruises say small group, they may mean over 25 people, but with 9 on our cruise (max of...More

Thank reviewer091
Reviewed 17 April 2018

This was a day to be treasured. Orcas, squalls, sun, great food and a glass of something chilled. And, of course, Rick, Robin and the Phantom - such friendly and confident hosts making the whole day go, well, like a breeze, I guess. Skip the...More

Thank editionsofyou
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Rick and Robin are amazing hosts. We booked last minute and had a wonderful day on the water with them. Stunning homemade lunch by Robin hit the spot. Couldn't recommend this trip more, highlight of our trip to the North Island, well worth the 8...More

Thank ozadventures2017
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Incredible day out on the water with a welcoming couple and beautiful sailing boat. It was so peaceful and relaxing and the food was really delicious. We had such a good day and would definitely recommend it.

Thank Venetia H
Reviewed 8 April 2018

We arrived in Russel towards the end of March hoping to have a sailing trip in the Bay of Islands with our family including 2 young children. We were lucky enough to book a day out on the Phantom where the weather was perfect. We...More

Thank Philip T
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Thank you to Robin, Rick & Jack for the most blissful, relaxing day out on the water in the Bay of Islands on their boat which is also their home. It was like being treated as friends for the day as we were made to...More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We had such a special day out on the water on Phantom. We wanted a relaxing trip, in an intimate environment, and Rick and Robin did not disappoint. We were two of a total of ten lovely people from various parts of the world and...More

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Diane P
5 May 2016|
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Response from RobinB690 | Property representative |
Hi Diane, Thanks for getting in touch. We resume operating on the first of October. Regards, Robin and Rick
28 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 RobinB690 | 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