Taupo's Best
Sailing Experience


Eco Sailing

New Zealand's only two commercially operated electric yachts

Things to Do in Taupo: Lake Taupo Cruise

Imagine sailing Taupo aboard a classic sailing yacht – NZ’s only two commercially operated electric yachts and floating cinema!

Join the locals on a unique 2.5 hour Lake Taupo cruise to the extraordinary 14-meter high Mine Bay Maori 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 white yachts
  • Experience sailing Taupo at its best (and quietest!)
  • B.Y.O. (Bring Your Own) for food & beverages
  • Sailing to the iconic Maori Rock Carvings since 1983
  • Marvel at the 14-meter high Maori Rock Carvings
  • Eco-friendly – no fumes, no noise, no pollution
  • Unique Kiwi boat cruise at awesome prices
  • NZ’s only floating cinema
  • 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, 2.00pm and 5.00pm (Nov-Mar only) 2.5 hour sailings to the Mine Bay Maori 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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Added Value Specials

10.30am & 2.00pm cruises include a

complimentary beverage and a Sail Barbary Postcard

Evening Cruise Specials

5.00pm (summer only) cruise include a buffet-style selection of pizza, a glass of wine/beer/soft drink and a Sail Barbary Postcard


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Summer Charters

Prompt payment discounts

available for advance bookings!

BYO food and beverage option available.

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Create the perfect mix of fun, relaxation

and adventure

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