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Sail Barbary – Eco Sailing to the Maori Rock Carvings

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...

Highlights

  • Embark on an amazing eco sail cruise with Sail Barbary - unmatched and unrivalled since 1983
  • Discover the iconic Maori Rock carvings on board electric yachts with zero emissions, no noise or fumes
  • Get the opportunity to help the captain by taking the wheel, or helping to hoist the sails!
  • Soak up stunning scenic views and enjoy a refreshing swim
  • Free pizzas and beverages on some departures, BYO or purchase refreshments on-board

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!

 

Departures:

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.

Adult $49.00
Child $29.00
Per person - 5.00pm $54.00

Notes

  • Cancellations by the customer with less than 24hours notice will not be refunded. Tickets are non-transferable - please check your departure time and date are correct before proceeding to check out. All departures are subject to demand, minimum numbers, lake and weather conditions.
  • Children Age 15 years and under (including infants).

Available Bookings from June 26 to July 02

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10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$33.00
  • Child$29.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$39.00
  • Child$24.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$39.00
  • Child$25.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$35.00
  • Child$24.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.00
  • Child$24.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.00
  • Child$25.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$39.00
  • Child$29.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$39.00
  • Child$24.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$39.00
  • Child$25.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.00
  • Child$24.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$39.00
  • Child$25.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Paul from United Kingdom wrote on 28 August 2017

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Great day out

We had a fantastic experience on the Barbary. The weather was great, the commentary from the skipper was great, we were offered a hot drink and a thermal poncho for if it got cold. The carvings were amazing and well worth the trip to see.

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Louise from Australia wrote on 27 April 2018

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Fabulous outing

Really enjoyed our trip. Skipper was very knowledgeable about the area and it was amazing listening to all the facts and stories he had to tell. A trip worth while

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From Sail Barbary – Eco Sailing to the Maori Rock Carvings

Hi Louise, thank you for your review! Awesome to hear you enjoyed your trip with us and the stories that were told on board! Hope to sail again in the future! Thanks again, The Sail Barbary Team

D from Australia wrote on 24 April 2018

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Waves...

Never got to see the carvings due to windy weather however a sail of a lifetime and well handled by the skipper. Would do it again except on a calmer day so we got to see the carvings.

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From Sail Barbary – Eco Sailing to the Maori Rock Carvings

Hi there, thank you for review! We're so pleased to hear you got in a sail of lifetime! But again, we're sorry you didn't get to see the carvings! We're looking forward to sailing with you again on a calmer day and showing you the carvings! Many thanks, The Sail Barbary Team

Laura from United Kingdom wrote on 20 April 2018

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Entertaining, relaxing... amazing!

A wonderful yacht journey with a fabulous host who kept us all relaxed and smiling. She was informative and the whole experience was an absolute dream! Highly recommended!

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From Sail Barbary – Eco Sailing to the Maori Rock Carvings

Hi Laura, thank you for your review! It is awesome to hear you enjoyed the trip with us, we're pleased you got to relax and learn a thing or two while being on board! Wicked photos too!! Thanks again, The Sail Barbary Team

Deepak Salaria Rosita Valai from New Zealand wrote on 14 April 2018

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Awesome trip and Captain

Loved it. It is worth it.

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Hi there, thank you for your review! It is awesome to here you loved it! Many thanks, The Sail Barbary Team

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