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Sail Fearless - Lake Taupo & Maori Rock Carving Cruise

Discover the spectacular Maori Rock Carvings aboard a pirate-themed vessel "Sail Fearless", as you embark upon the best sailing experience on Great Lake Taupo...

Highlights

  • Enjoy an intimate, small group cruise on Lake Taupo to the iconic Maori Rock Carvings
  • Journey aboard a pirate themed vessel, "Sail Fearless" with knowledgeable captain
  • Soak up spectacular views over Lake Taupo, Te Kopua and Acacia Bays
  • Jump in the water and have a swim - the longest swim stop of any other company!
  • Enjoy free pizza and beverages on some departures - or purchase light refreshments on-board

The iconic Maori Rock formations at Mine Bay have long been hailed as some of the most celebrated contemporary Maori artworks in New Zealand, attracting locals and visitors alike from all over the world.

Get away from the big crowds and enjoy an intimate cruise aboard our unique, pirate-themed vessel "Sail Fearless" led by local expert - Captain Dave, as we take a thrilling journey on Great Lake Taupo to discover this fascinating cultural landmark.

Prop up a bean bag or snuggle under some blankets and have your camera at the ready to capture some of the most breathtaking views around, taking in the popular Te Kopua and Acacia Bays en route. If you're game, try your luck at giving the crew a hand hoisting the sails or even taking a turn at the wheel!

You will be in awe upon reaching the Maori Rock Carvings embedded in the towering cliff face looming 10 meters high above. Only viewable from the water, these dramatic works are some of the largest rock art of their kind in the world and will be sure to impress!

To top off the experience, you can cool off as we take a stop for a swimming break - the longest swim stop out of any company on the lake!

 

Daily Departures And Inclusions:

9.30am: Maori Rock Carving Scenic Cruise at our Early Bird Special price! Light Refreshments can be purchased from the cheapest bar on the lake or you can also bring your own light refreshments for your convenience.

Duration: 150 Minutes (approx.)

12.30pm: Maori Rock Carving Scenic Cruise with Free pizza & 1 glass of Beer, wine or non-alcoholic drinks. Light Refreshments can be purchased from the cheapest bar on the lake or you can also bring your own light refreshments for your convenience.

Duration: 150 Minutes (approx.)

3.30pm: Maori Rock Carving Scenic Cruise with Free pizza & 1 glass of Beer, wine or non-alcoholic drinks. Light Refreshments can be purchased from the cheapest bar on the lake or you can also bring your own light refreshments for your convenience.

Duration: 150 Minutes (approx.)

6.30pm: Sunset Maori Rock Carving Scenic Cruise with Free pizza & up to 2 glasses of Beer, wine or non-alcoholic drinks. Light Refreshments can be purchased from the cheapest bar on the lake or you can also bring your own light refreshments for your convenience.

Is the sunset trip you are looking for not available anymore (Fearless sunset trip stops operating on the 9th March)? Please check availability on our second yacht Kindred Spirit (sunset trip ends end of April) > Book Kindred Spirit

Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)

 

Meeting Point: Berth #25, 65 Redoubt St, Taupo Marina

Adult 9.30am Sail $39.00 (15 years +)
Child 9.30am Sail $29.00 (5-14 years)
Adult 6.30pm Sail $59.00
Adult $49.00
Youth / Seniors $44.00 (15-17 yrs & 60yrs +)
Child $39.00 (5-14 years)
Infant $5.00 ((0 - 4 years))

Location

  • Meeting Point: Berth #25, 65 Redoubt St, Taupo Marina

Notes

  • Sailing trips are subject to minimum numbers, lake and weather conditions.

    Please let us know in advance if you have medical issues. The skipper has the last call on check in to decide if the trip is suitable regarding medical issues due to health and safety.

    People failing to show up for check in will not be refunded.

    In some situations, with advance notice and with payment of a transfer fee and potential extra costs (food, price difference, depending on the trip), we might be able to transfer you to another trip. We reserve the right to upgrade passengers to our other sailing yacht Kindred Spirit should weather conditions, demand or other circumstances require it. No extra costs will apply. The trip at 9.30am or 12.30pm might be postponed by 30min in such circumstances.

  • Child Age is 5 - 14 years inclusive (not applicable for 6.30pm cruise).

    Youth Age is 15-17 years and is applicable for the 12.30pm & 3.30pm Sail.

    Infants 0 - 4 years can be purchased for $5 per person upon checkout.

Available Bookings from December 24 to December 30

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Thu 24 Dec
Fri 25 Dec
Sat 26 Dec
Sun 27 Dec
Mon 28 Dec
Tue 29 Dec
Wed 30 Dec

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult 9.30am Sail$23.40
  • Child 9.30am Sail$29.00
  • Infant$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult 9.30am Sail$23.40
  • Child 9.30am Sail$29.00
  • Infant$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult 9.30am Sail$23.40
  • Child 9.30am Sail$29.00
  • Infant$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult 9.30am Sail$23.40
  • Child 9.30am Sail$29.00
  • Infant$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult 9.30am Sail$23.40
  • Child 9.30am Sail$29.00
  • Infant$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$39.00
  • Youth / Seniors$44.00
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$39.00
  • Youth / Seniors$44.00
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$39.00
  • Youth / Seniors$44.00
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$39.00
  • Youth / Seniors$44.00
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$39.00
  • Youth / Seniors$44.00
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult 6.30pm Sail$49.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult 6.30pm Sail$49.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult 6.30pm Sail$49.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult 6.30pm Sail$49.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult 6.30pm Sail$49.00

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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debbie-leeh from Australia wrote on 02 March 2020

Brilliant

We had such an awesome time on this tour!! Relaxing, fun and just an all round awesome experience. You get really close to the carvings and can swim from the boat when out there. Pizza and beer gets a big tick as well. 😁😁

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Sonia from Taiwan wrote on 26 February 2020

Best activity on this trip!

On the Sail Fearless, Captain Sarah kept introducing and chatting with everyone along the way, professional and humorous! My boys also tried to sail for the first time. Have to take a boat or canoe to see the magnificent and beautiful Maori rock carvings. Many friends at the swim stop on the return trip have jumped into the lake. It is a very fun trip and definitely recommended!

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Chtistian Bergmann from Germany wrote on 16 February 2020

Perfect Sunset Cruise

We had a wonderful sunset cruise with pizza, wine and lots of fun. Best part was the maori carving rock and the cooldown in the water in that beautiful lake. We had the best sunset during our world journey on lake taupo while sailing in this vessel. Next time definitly again. Christian and Carolin from Germany

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jodyj from New Zealand wrote on 16 February 2020

Loved it⭐️

A beautiful boat to go and see the carvings, the swim was divine, it was a gorgeous hot day, the skipper was fantastic - we all loved it! Will definitely do this again next time I’m in Taupo!⭐️

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Johanna from New Zealand wrote on 09 February 2020

Excellent cruise

A very nice trip, highly recommended!! The captain is very nice, pizza was yummy. Such a beautiful scenarios!!

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