Step aboard and join us for a sail on New Zealand's only commercially operated electric yacht–zero emissions, no noise or fumes
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!
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.
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.
All prices are shown in NZD ($)
Thank you very much for your kind review. I am delighted you enjoyed the biscuits and hot drink.
Thanks for the review, great photo of you both.
You two look like you enjoyed yourselves! Thanks for coming out on our eco yacht. We use the electric when mother nature cant provide the wind.
Thank you for your review. I am please you enjoyed your experience. You look toasty warm :)
I am so delighted that you enjoyed the trip. I often say the carvings are like the icing on the cake as the sailing is an experience in itself. Its great your 7 year old enjoyed his chocolate fish and hot chocolate, great photos.
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