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.
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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
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
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
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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