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Sail Barbary - Eco Sailing to the Maori Rock Carvings

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Step aboard and join us for a sail on New Zealand's only commercially operated electric yacht–zero emissions, no noise or fumes

Step aboard and join us for a sail on New Zealand's only commercially operated electric yacht–zero emissions, no noise or fumes

Highlights

  • Quietly incredible. A unique and authentic experience
  • 2.5 hours of fun and relaxation
  • Soak up the scenic views, sun and enjoy a refreshing swim
  • Learn about the ecology of the lake, the cultural history of the carvings and volcanic rock
  • BYO or purchase refreshments onboard
  • Ultimate quality sailing experience with up to 18 seats available

As we silently cruise out to the carvings on crystal clear water you will be able to view the spectacular scenery from the comfort of your seat.

Our experienced skippers will inform you about the ecological, historical, spiritual and cultural significance of the area as you sail out to the 14-metre high Maori Rock Carvings in Mine Bay. These carvings are only accessible by water. Sail barbary will take you right up close for the perfect photo of Ngatororangi carved into the rock face.

On the trip home, you can jump into the deep blue freshwater lake for a swim or your captain will gladly show you the ropes and you can help hoist the sails or even take a turn at the wheel!

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: Day Cruise - 2.5 hours includes free tea, coffee, hot chocolate, discount vouchers and a postcard

2.00pm: Day Cruise - 2.5 hours includes free tea, coffee, hot chocolate, discount vouchers and a postcard

5.00pm: Evening Cruise - 2.5 hours includes free tea, coffee, hot chocolate, free wine or beer, discount vouchers and a postcard

7.30pm: Sunset Cruise - BYO or bar. All the above inclusions plus music from your playlist. Summer only.

Adult $55.00 (Day Cruise)
Adult $65.00 (Evening & Sunset Cruise)
Child $32.00 (Day Cruise - Aged 0-15 years)
CHild $35.00 (Evening & Sunset Cruise - Aged 0-15 years)
Family $174.00 (2 Adults + 2 Children. 10.30am and 2pm only.)

What's included

  • 2.5 hour cruise
  • Tea, coffee, hot chocolate
  • Amusing commentary and sustainability information
  • Swimming option on all trips
  • Sailing instruction
  • BYO or fully licenced bar

Duration

  • Allow 2.5 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Berth 9
  • Redoubt Street
  • Taupo Marina.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • ***Important Information***

    Please note: there must be 1 adult ticket purchased for every 2 child tickets for safety reasons.

    When purchasing a child's ticket please include the ages of all children in the notes section.

    Proof of age may be requested upon check-in at the skipper's discretion.

    We reserve the right to transfer passengers to an alternative boat should weather conditions or other circumstances require it. This will not alter the tour route or inclusions - only the boat will change.

    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. If you are travelling from out of town please call to confirm your trip.

  • Pet friendly: dogs on a leash please - call to confirm.

    Eco-friendly: 100% sustainable travel.

    Family Pass: 2 Adults + 2 Children, 10:30am and 2pm departures only. $156 value if tickets are purchased separately - discounts are shown from this rate.

Available Bookings from 14 Jul to 27 Jul 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Child$26.00
  • Family$145.00

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  • Adult$36.00 Less than 6 at this price!
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  • Adult$36.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$32.00
  • Family$145.00

  • Adult$36.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$26.00
  • Family$145.00

  • Adult$55.00
  • Child$32.00
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  • Adult$36.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$26.00
  • Family$145.00

  • Adult$36.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$32.00
  • Family$145.00

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  • Child$26.00
  • Family$145.00

  • Adult$36.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$32.00
  • Family$145.00

  • Adult$36.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$26.00
  • Family$145.00

  • Adult$36.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$32.00
  • Family$145.00

  • Adult$36.00 Less than 6 at this price!
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  • Family$145.00

  • Adult$36.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$26.00
  • Family$145.00

  • Adult$36.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$26.00
  • Family$145.00

  • Adult$36.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$26.00
  • Family$145.00

  • Adult$36.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$32.00
  • Family$145.00

  • Adult$36.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$32.00
  • Family$145.00

  • Adult$36.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$26.00
  • Family$145.00

  • Adult$36.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$32.00
  • Family$145.00

  • Adult$36.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$26.00
  • Family$145.00

  • Adult$36.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$32.00
  • Family$145.00

  • Adult$39.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$26.00
  • Family$145.00

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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Brooke Sawers from New Zealand wrote on 21 January 2022

Awesome experience!

Was an awesome activity to do while in Taupo, highly recommend! Boat guide (forgot his name) made the experience memorable, thank you!

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Najwa Nabihah from New Zealand wrote on 10 January 2022

Fantastic and enjoyable

The view of lake is magnificent from the sailboat and the captain is very friendly and entertaining the passengers.

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irinaz from Singapore wrote on 12 October 2022

Great peaceful cruise

Really loved the trip. The boat is really nice, comfortable and quiet so it's a very peaceful cruise over the lake. The scenery is stunning. The boat captain and his daughter were great hosts. Very highly recommend!

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Patrick Thomas from New Zealand wrote on 24 January 2022

Fabulous

It was great being able to sail. We had a picture perfect day. It was amazing the sailor was a lovely man made you feel really comfortable. Enjoyed the rapport with the Captain. We definitely recommend. - Patrick & Neethu

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roisinl from New Zealand wrote on 21 January 2022

Amazing trip

We absolutely loved our trip on the Barbary. Our skipper was informative and funny and seeing the Māori carvings was fascinating. Would 100% recommend.

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