SAVE 10% on Adult tickets.
Plus extra inclusions in your 2.5 hour cruise!

Things to Do in Taupo: Cruises & Boat Hire

You haven’t seen Taupo until you’ve seen it from the water!

Looking for things to do in Taupo? Sail Barbary’s Lake Taupo cruise offers make for great family, staff and mates’ days out – no experience necessary. Experience a 2.5 hour Taupo boat cruise you won’t forget. Marvel at the Maori Rock Carvings and scenery from our restored eco-friendly yachts.

Lounge on the spacious decks, sailing across Lake Taupo and learning about the region’s history! The Sail Barbary crew have outfitted NZ’s only commercially operated electric yachts with comfortable seating and warm ponchos for those stormy, adventurous days on the water. You can even bring your own picnic, snacks and beverages on our unique Lake Taupo cruises.

Why not give your friendly Captain a hand? On Sail Barbary’s Kiwi boat cruises you can help hoist the sails and take a turn at the wheel. If conditions allow, you can go for a swim near the Maori Rock Carvings or simply relax.

Sail cruises with Sail Barbary are among the top things to do in Taupo for all ages, without noise or pollution. From families and locals to backpackers – with comfy seating, music surround sound entertainment system, movie screen, bathroom facilities, galley and BYO (Bring Your Own) food and beverage option you’re bound to experience the trip of a lifetime.

Locally owned and operated for over 30 years, we have a range of authentic Kiwi sail cruise options, ranging from Maori Rock Carving cruises and movie cruises to yacht charter and party on the lake options. Spots are snapped up fast, so choose your Lake Taupo cruise below and book now!

Eco Sailing

New Zealand's only two commercially operated electric yachts

SPRING SPECIAL - Save 10% on adult tickets

Adults only $44 (normally $49) on 10.30am and 2.00pm cruises

Your 2.5hour cruise includes:

A glass of Kiwi Mulled Wine or Kiwi Hot Chocolate

Free Drink/10% Discount Voucher for Dixie Browns Restuarant

20% Discount Voucher for Taupo DeBretts Hot Springs

Chocolate Fish Candy & A Sail Barbary Postcard

(valid till 30/11/18) 

Evening Cruise Specials

5.00pm (summer only) cruise includes:

a buffet-style selection of pizza, a glass of wine/beer/soft drink and a Sail Barbary Postcard

(valid Nov – Mar)


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Private Charters - save up to 30%

Save up to 20% with prompt payment discounts available for advance bookings!*

Or layby your cruise now for later in the year with 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 payments!*

BYO food and beverage or catering options available.

*conditions apply 

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Create the perfect mix of fun, relaxation

and adventure

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