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Sail Barbary - Eco Sailing to the Maori Rock Carvings

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

Highlights

  • NZ’s only commercially operated electric – zero emissions. Silently cruise or sail
  • Help the captain by taking the wheel, or helping to hoist the sails
  • Soak up stunning scenic views and enjoy a refreshing swim
  • Learn about the ecology and the cultural history of the carvings
  • BYO or purchase refreshments on-board

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 and 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).

Please be at the boat 15 minutes before we sail.

**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.

 

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

Location

  • Meeting Point: We are located at Berth 9 &10, Redoubt St, Taupo Boat Harbour. You can access the Boat Harbour from Ferry Road (off Lake Terrace) or Redoubt Street. Free parking and public toilets are available at the Boat harbour.

Notes

  • ***Important Information***

    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.

  • Children Age 15 years and under (including infants).

Available Bookings from September 22 to September 28

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Tue 22 Sep
Wed 23 Sep
Thu 24 Sep
Fri 25 Sep
Sat 26 Sep
Sun 27 Sep
Mon 28 Sep

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$39.00
  • Child$12.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$24.00
  • Child$12.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.00
  • Child$12.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$34.00
  • Child$12.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$39.00
  • Child$12.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$34.00
  • Child$12.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$49.00
  • Child$12.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$34.00
  • Child$12.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.00
  • Child$12.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$24.00
  • Child$12.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.00
  • Child$12.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.00
  • Child$12.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$32.00
  • Child$12.00

3spaces priced from:

  • Per person - 5.00pm$44.00

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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hongl1 from New Zealand wrote on 19 July 2020

Great experience

Nice chill experience:). Should come on summer again:)

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Prakash from New Zealand wrote on 15 July 2020

Fantastic Eco Yacht Experience

It started on time, the guide was very friendly and explained us the importance of the place. I suggest everyone to experience it. Thanks

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Timaru Wolfgramm from New Zealand wrote on 14 July 2020

Amazing

Loved the tour, was a beautiful day. My children thoroughly enjoyed their time being on the boat. Absolutely enjoyed the sail

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Yasmin from Argentina wrote on 08 November 2019

Amazing!

The day was perfect, no so cold, no so hot, and when we returned the wind stopped, so we could enjoy the beginning a beautiful sunset in a quiet lake! Such an peaceful evening! The captain was very kind and fun! He let us jump and swim in the lake!

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Carissa Te Rongomau Pearce from New Zealand wrote on 29 September 2019

Experience to remember

Had a lot of fun, skipper was very knowledge about the area and maori carving. They had bathroom facilities, hot beverages, biscuits and warm ponchos for the ride out. Was a beautiful experience that I will not forgot any time soon. Thank you so much.

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From Sail Barbary - Eco Sailing to the Maori Rock Carvings

Thank you very much for your kind review. I am delighted you enjoyed the biscuits and hot drink.

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