Sail with us
for a 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
Sails Daily - great value 2.5 hour Scenic Cruise & Māori Rock Carvings
Day Cruise 10:30am, 2:00pm, 5.00pm
Cruise includes a complimentary or hot chocolate, tea, or coffee. Licensed & BYO.
Evening Cruise 7.30pm (summer)
Cruise includes complimentary snacks, wine, beer or cider or hot cocoa, tea, or coffee. Licensed & BYO.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
"This is such a peaceful, leisurely way to enjoy the lakes and check out the Maori rock carvings."
9 February 2021
"A fabulous way to start our weekend in Taupo. Kerry was fabulous. We were on the 5pm sailing and it was perfect. We met some awesome people on board. :)"
14 February 2021
"Beautiful experience, one of the best things we’ve even done. Our captain was awesome, keep us safe the entire journey."
15 February 2021
"Loved it! Gentle sailing but brilliant to be on the water and hear all the local knowledge and history."
"Excellent trip, second time doing it and again no disappointments.. Pete was a great skipper with lots of knowledge and a great sense of humour :)"
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.
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.
We are operating and taking bookings as usual under Level 2 from 27 February 2021.
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