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Quietly incredible

Sail with us
for a unique and authentic experience

True Kiwi experience
Taupō's hidden wonders
Local history and culture
Sustainable & eco-friendly

Daily Sail to the Māori Rock Carvings

Don't miss this unique and authentic experience.

Cruise the sparkling waters of Lake Taupō on NZ's only commercial electric yacht or our all-weather catamaran and discover its natural wonders and hidden mysteries. Since 1982.

No noise no diesel fumes - it makes a real difference while you enjoy the Maori Rock Carvings.

Sails Daily - great value 2.5 hour Scenic Cruise & Māori Rock Carvings.

Day Cruise 10:30am and 2:00pm

Cruise includes a complimentary or hot chocolate, tea, or coffee. Licensed & BYO



Evening Cruise 5.00pm Spring and 7.30pm Summer

Cruise includes complimentary snacks, wine, beer or cider or hot cocoa, tea, or coffee. Licensed & BYO.

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Charters on Taupo's premier yacht or catamaran

Barbary II - a classic Kauri ketch

Explore Lake Taupō aboard the quietly incredible electric eco-yacht. Make the most of your next event or special occasion with a unique sailing experience. From daily cruises, corporate events to private parties, a scenic cruise is a unique and authentic experience that is sure to be remembered.

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Kakariki.  12 metre Pacific Catamaran

Enjoy a magnificent cruise tailored to your every need including trout fishing, clay bird shooting, barbeque, stand-up paddle board, swimming and even a biscuit towed behind the boat. BYO or licenced. Always fun! A roomy catamaran catering to 24 passengers.

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Sail Lake Taupō - Quietly Incredible

Enjoy the peace of our quiet, zero-emissions 100% sustainable electric yachts. No fumes and no noise.
Enjoy the Māori rock carvings at Mine Bay and listen to old legends and engaging stories.
Sit back and relax or get involved and learn to sail.

Discover our Lake Taupō, don’t miss this must-do experience.

What you’ll experience:

  • A truely unique and authentic sailing experience
  • Learn 'our story'. A journey to sustainability from 2010.
  • Spectacular adventure - Explore the hidden bays of Lake Taupō
  • You'll get up closet the carving with no noise or diesel fumes - it really makes a difference!
  • Sustainable Sailing on our Eco-friendly yacht, no fumes, no noise, no pollution
  • Highest rated activity or best of the best on TripAdvisor with the Travellers choice award 2019, 2020 and 2021 and Certificates of Excellence since 2012 - over 1000 reviews
  • Māori culture at the Mine Bay rock carvings and discover their amazing story
  • Sailing with wind or silent motoring with our eco-friendly electric engines
  • Explore the culture, history, and sustainability of the region
  • Enjoy a complimentary bevvy or BYO drinks and nibbles
  • Qualmark Gold - Tourism NZ's highest award guaranteeing quality of experience, service and tiake or sustainability.
  • Your safety comes first

No wind? No problem.

Our electric-powered yacht can do it all. When the wind is up it’s smooth sailing… you can help hoist the sails or take the wheel. If it’s calm, our quiet eco-friendly engines make sure you continue your journey.
No noise, no fumes, no fuss.

Taupō’s must-do

Experience Lake Taupō from a unique perspective. Take a leisurely sail and enjoy the sights and peaceful sounds of the lake as you cruise along, without the distraction of traditional diesel engines. Set sail and enjoy one of Lake Taupō’s premier experiences.

Inspiring Māori Culture

Journey to Mine Bay and gaze, awestruck, as Māori legends are brought to life. Discover the masterful artistry of Matahi Whakataka-Brightwell, creations years in the making, and marvel as they reach out to touch the sky, full of history and significance.

Trip Advisor Reviews: Travellers Choice award 2020 and 2019. Over 1000 reviews

"Book this tour"

April 2021

"Enjoy Taupo on the yacht"

July 2021

"Best Taupo activity"

July 2021

"Was such an amazing experience"

2 August 2021

"Maori Rock Carvings Eco Sailing Taupo with an excellent skipper"

8th August 2021

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Clean, Pristine, and Green

Our yachts let you immerse yourself in the experience without the distracting rumble of a motor or the smell of noxious fumes. Skim the surface under the sustainable power of the wind, or the gentle thrust of our eco-friendly electric engines.

Who said volcano?

Explore the sparkling waters of the Taupō caldera, created by the huge Oranui eruption almost 27,000 years ago.

Still active, the caldera cradles the tranquil waters of the largest lake in New Zealand. This is Taupō Moana, our great ‘inland sea’.

Come explore her shores and uncover the mysteries of her volcanic past.

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