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Quietly incredible

Sail our Lake Taupō
pure beauty – pure heritage – pure fun

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

Daily Sail to the Māori Rock Carvings

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

Sails Daily - 2.5hr Scenic Cruise & Māori Rock Carvings

Day Cruise 10:30am, 2:00pm & 5.00pm

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

Spring special: 20% off - use Promo code: ECO20

Evening Cruise 5:00pm and 7.30pm (summer)

Cruise includes a complimentary pizza 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 an 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

Let the fresh air revive and invigorate you as the shore recedes and the crystal-clear waters slide quietly beneath you, leaving your cares in their wake.

Admire the sparkle of sunlight across the surface of Lake Taupō, the North Island’s Inland sea, as you take in the scenery from the deck of our eco-friendly yacht. Take in dramatic vistas as they spread before you, the majestic peaks guarding the Taupō caldera rising majestically in the distance.

Enjoy the peace on our quiet, zero-emissions yachts. Experience the cultural significance of the Māori rock carvings at Mine Bay, 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:

  • Spectacular adventure - Explore the hidden bays of Lake Taupō
  • Taupō, your way – Learn to sail or just sit back and soak up the views
  • Sustainable Sailing – Eco-friendly tour, no fumes, no noise, no pollution
  • Lake Taupō must-do – Top rated activity on TripAdvisor
  • Māori culture – Visit the Mine Bay rock carvings and discover their story
  • Reliable cruising – Sail wind or calm with our eco-friendly electric engines
  • Unique perspectives – Explore the culture, history, and sustainability of the region
  • A little something extra – Enjoy a complimentary bevvy or bring your own drinks and nibbles

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 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 2019

"Fabulous experiemce"

20 January 2020


20 February 2020

"Great day with a loved one"

6 March 2020

"Great sailing trip"

5 March 2020

"Enjoy it every time"

3 March 2020

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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.

Now dormant and slumbering peacefully, 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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