How to find us
We depart at 10am from the Russell wharf. Our guests either come directly from their Russell accommodation and some may take the passenger ferry from Paihia – a lovely 15 minute crossing of the bay.
What to bring
Sunscreen, hat, swimsuit, towel and camera, warm clothes and you’re ready to have a great day.
Yes, we do see dolphins, we see them most days, however, we do not harass them, we do not target them and we definitely do not swim with them. All studies have shown this to have a negative affect on dolphin behaviour.
We do not offer kayaks on Phantom. We offer a sailing trip with great food and the beauty of the Bay of Islands. Boats that carry kayaks offer a minimum time for their use, shared amongst large numbers of guests on board.
Weather and cancellation
Please call our freephone number the day before. We are always up to date with weather forecasts and if the weather is blowing a gale and we feel that it would not make for an enjoyable day, we might cancel and you would have a full refund.