Taupo's Best
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Eco Sailing

New Zealand's only two commercially operated electric yachts

Eco Sailing

Things to do in Taupo: Lake Taupo Cruise

Imagine sailing Taupo aboard a classic kauri sailing yacht – NZ’s only two commercially operated electric yachts and 100% emissions free!

Join the locals on a unique 2.5 hour Lake Taupo cruise to the extraordinary 14-meter high Mine Bay Māori Rock Carvings. Sailing Taupo’s beautiful bays, Sail Barbary’s two electric yachts offer one of the best eco-friendly things to do in Taupo. The perfect mix of relaxation, fun and adventure at an awesome price! Soak up the sun or roll up your sleeves; you can take the wheel, help hoist the sails or just sit back and enjoy the view. Sail Barbary is nothing like your run-of-the-mill Lake Taupo cruise; our eco-friendly yachts offers year-round water activities the Kiwi way. Decide which sailing cruise you like best and secure your spot for Sail Barbary’s next Taupo sailing.

Barbary’s Boat Cruise Highlights

  • Top-rated things to do in Taupo on TripAdvisor
  • Two beautifully refurbished classic kauri white yachts
  • Experience sailing Taupo at its best (and quietest!)
  • B.Y.O. (Bring Your Own) for food & beverages
  • Sailing to the iconic Māori Rock Carvings since 1983
  • Marvel at the 14-meter high Māori Rock Carvings
  • Eco-friendly – no fumes, no noise, no pollution or unburnt fuel on the surface of the lake
  • Unique Kiwi boat cruise at awesome prices
  • Fun in any season (warm ponchos available)

You can even make one, or both, of our two eco-sailing yachts your own for the day or evening. Check out our unique options for classic boat hire Taupo.

Click the “BOOK NOW” button below to view Sail Barbary’s current availability for daily 10.30am, 2.00pm5.00pm or 7.30pm (evening cruises in summer only) 2.5 hour sailings to the Mine Bay Māori Rock Carvings.

You can choose to book online and receive immediate confirmation of your reservation, or Sail Barbary can also accept credit card payments over the telephone.




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Summer Cruise Specials

10.30am and 2.00pm day time cruises include:

A complimentary non-alcoholic drink

A Sail Barbary Postcard

Evening Cruise Specials

5.00pm and 7.30pm Summer Only cruises include:

Buffet-style selection of pizza

A glass of wine/beer/soft drink

A Sail Barbary Postcard

(valid Nov – Mar only)


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BYO food and beverage or catering options available.

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Create the perfect mix of fun, relaxation

and adventure

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