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Quietly incredible

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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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Sail Lake Taupō - Quietly Incredible on NZ's only electric yacht

Enjoy the peace of our quiet, zero-emissions 100% sustainable electric yacht. No fumes and no noise. Enjoy the Māori rock carvings at Mine Bay and listen to old legends and engaging stories. Sit back, this is relaxing, informative and fun - 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
  • Explore the Maori 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.

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 hen's do's, corporate events to private parties, a scenic cruise is a unique and authentic experience that is sure to be remembered. BYO or use our bar.

Kakariki.  12 metre Pacific Catamaran

Make the boat your party boat 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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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 - support the future of travel.

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 listen as Māori legends are brought to life. Discover the masterful artistry of Matahi Whakataka-Brightwell and his vision of his great ancestor Ngatoroirangi. This is contemporary Maori Art, years in the making, full of history and significance. You may even see a Taniwha.

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

"Why we highly recommended this trip."

Feb 2023 couples

"We got more than we expected"

Feb 2023 couples

"Sooo good"

March 2023

"I looked hard at the options"

March 2023

"Book this tour"

April 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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