Step aboard the Barbary for Taupo's most iconic cruise across the pristine waters of Lake Taupo to the renowned Maori Rock Carvings - a must-see attraction...
If you love adventure, magnificent scenery and the opportunity to kick back and relax with a touch of Kiwi Culture, then Sail Barbary is absolutely for you.
Unmatched and unrivaled since 1983, Sail Barbary is New Zealand's only commercially operated electric yacht fleet – with two classic white sailing yachts, zero emissions, no noise or fumes and complete with relaxing furnishings and seating for ultimate comfort!
You'll soak up stunning views over Lake Taupo as the cruise begins before Taupo's 14-meter high Maori Rock Carvings take your breath away! A true testament to the skills and knowledge of local Maori that were passed through the generations, and possibly the largest of their type in the world, these carvings are a must-see attraction, only accessible by boat.
If you want a little action pumped into your cruise, your captain will gladly show you the ropes and you can help hoist the sails or even take a turn at the wheel! In summer you can have a swim, so make sure to bring your swimwear and towel!
You're guaranteed amazing photo opportunities as you experience one of life's postcard moments - silently cruising stunning Lake Taupo with the mountains reflecting back at you from the water. To top it all off, we are licensed or you can BYO (Bring Your Own) food and beverages. Things really couldn’t get more Kiwi.
Reduce your travel miles and make the ethical choice to experience eco travel at its best. We're equipped for all conditions so you can enjoy sailing at its best. Sail Barbary - We don’t promise the best cruise on the lake, we deliver it!
10.30am & 2.00pm Departures: Your 2.5 hour cruise includes a complimentary beverage and a Sail Barbary Postcard.
5.00pm Departure (summer only): Your 2.5 hour evening cruise includes buffet-style pizza selection*, a glass of Wine/Beer or Soft Drink, and a Sail Barbary Postcard. You can even BYO (Bring Your Own) prepared Food & Beverages (R18 for alcohol).
**The buffet-style pizza selection is a range of pizza flavours including vegetarian. Unfortunately we cannot cater to dietary requirements – however you are welcome to bring your own food with you.
*Please Note: There must be 1 Adult ticket purchased for every 2 Child tickets for safety reasons.
Meeting Point: Barbary Sailings depart from Berths 9 & 10, Redoubt Street, Taupo Boat Harbour. You can access the boat harbour from Ferry Road (off Lake Terrace) or Redoubt Street (opposite Countdown). Free parking available at the boat harbour.
All prices are shown in NZD ($)
Thank you very much for your kind review. I am delighted you enjoyed the biscuits and hot drink.
Thanks for the review, great photo of you both.
You two look like you enjoyed yourselves! Thanks for coming out on our eco yacht. We use the electric when mother nature cant provide the wind.
Thank you for your review. I am please you enjoyed your experience. You look toasty warm :)
I am so delighted that you enjoyed the trip. I often say the carvings are like the icing on the cake as the sailing is an experience in itself. Its great your 7 year old enjoyed his chocolate fish and hot chocolate, great photos.
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