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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 & 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.

Duration: 150 Minutes (approx.)

3.30pm: 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.

Duration: 150 Minutes (approx.)

6.30pm: Sunset Maori Rock Carving Scenic Cruise with Free pizza & up to 3 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.

Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)

 

Meeting Point: Berth #14, 65 Redoubt St, Taupo Marina

Adult 9.30am Sail $39.00
Child 9.30am Sail $29.00
Adult 6.30pm Sail $69.00
Adult Afternoon $54.00
Youth Afternoon $44.00
Child Afternoon $39.00
Infant $5.00

Notes

  • 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 September 15 to September 21

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult 9.30am Sail$32.68
  • Child 9.30am Sail$29.00
  • Infant$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult 9.30am Sail$32.68
  • Child 9.30am Sail$29.00
  • Infant$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult 9.30am Sail$32.68
  • Child 9.30am Sail$29.00
  • Infant$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult 9.30am Sail$32.68
  • Child 9.30am Sail$29.00
  • Infant$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult 9.30am Sail$32.68
  • Child 9.30am Sail$29.00
  • Infant$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult Afternoon$37.47
  • Youth Afternoon$44.00
  • Child Afternoon$39.00
  • Infant$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult Afternoon$37.47
  • Youth Afternoon$44.00
  • Child Afternoon$39.00
  • Infant$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult Afternoon$37.47
  • Youth Afternoon$44.00
  • Child Afternoon$39.00
  • Infant$5.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult Afternoon$37.47
  • Youth Afternoon$44.00
  • Child Afternoon$39.00
  • Infant$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult Afternoon$37.47
  • Youth Afternoon$44.00
  • Child Afternoon$39.00
  • Infant$5.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult Afternoon$37.47
  • Youth Afternoon$44.00
  • Child Afternoon$39.00
  • Infant$5.00

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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Leanne Paterson from New Zealand wrote on 05 March 2019

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Great time

Great people great time

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Great review ;) - thank you for that Leanne

Huy Bao Tuong Nguyen from Australia wrote on 13 August 2019

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Great tour!!!

My wife and I really enjoyed the cruise!!! I highly recommend this tour to anyone coming to Taupo for holidays.

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Weis from New Zealand wrote on 28 July 2019

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Calm morning sailing

9h30am is the perfect time to sail with the captain of the fearless. We were alone one the lake just enjoying the sunbath on the calm water. Dave is always keen to give your informations and tips about New-Zealand and the Taupo lake surroundings. It's really nice for couple as the peacefulness adds a romantic dimension to the sailing. Dave is also a wind hunter always trying to chase the wind to sail which is awesome. Maori Rock carving are really impressive as you can spend hours looking for different faces and figures around the rocks. Hot drinks and snacks are also for free on the boat on the way back ! We warmly recommend this chill and cheap experience. Thank you again Dave.

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From Sail Fearless - Lake Taupo & Maori Rock Carving Cruise

We have to thank you for this great review. We are so pleased to hear we could give you a lovely experience. And yes, Dave always tries to sail as much as possible. It is his passion and he loves to show the customers this calm and most relaxing way to travel. 🙂 All the best Dave & Jess

Eesha from New Zealand wrote on 23 July 2019

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Very very nice experience

Wow great and also very welcoming atmosphere. Thumbs up

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Hi Eesha, it makes us happy to hear you liked the trip and the atmosphere. We always try to create a relaxed time on board. It is not just about the carvings but the whole experience we would like to give you. 💕 Cheers Team Fearless

Vikash from New Zealand wrote on 23 July 2019

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Perfect choice

Very good and had a very good time. Staf was very good and good comms

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Thank you for coming sailing with us and taking the time to write a review. Happy travels Team Fearless

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